Coping skills & self-soothing · Writing

Journal like your life depends on it

The pen is mightier than the sword, and considerably easier to write with. --Marty Feltman. Mental health providers encourage their patients to keep journals.  Sometimes it's almost obsessive.  We journal!  Everyone should journal!  Write like you're fighting for your life! But why do we write?  I guess it's because the empty page is a place… Continue reading Journal like your life depends on it

Mood and anxiety · Uncategorized · Writing

Writing your way out of depression

"I believe that words are strong, that they can overwhelm when what we fear seems more awful than life is good."  --Andrew Solomon, The Noonday Demon Writing as a weapon Depression is an evil companion.  It challenges us with a duel to the death but takes away the very weapons we need to fight back:… Continue reading Writing your way out of depression