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Journaling: What Is It and How to Use It for Healing?

After publishing a blog post about how writing can help with our healing from trauma and pain, I was invited to join an online summit to talk on this topic. Since I have had several people contact me, wanting to know more about journaling for healing. I, therefore, decided to write more about this technique. …

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How to Use Writing as a Healing Tool for Trauma and Pain

Trauma and pain can take their toll on our health and well-being. In the aftermath of my traumatic event, I have had to deal with both physical and mental injuries. Writing has helped me enormously in my recovery and it is something I have been recommending to others since I embarked on my healing journey. …

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5 Ways to Love Yourself on Valentine’s Day and Every Day

When was the last time you bought yourself some flowers or wrote a letter to yourself? Do you appreciate yourself as much as others? Are you talking to yourself with such softness, kindness and compassion as you talk to your loved ones? And I am not talking only about some self-love acts on Valentine‚Äôs Day, …

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Writing and PTSD: How Writing Is Helping Me to Cope With PTSD – PTSD UK Guest Blog

If you have followed me for a while you will know that I was diagnosed with PTSD after my accident. You may also know that it was after the accident that I returned to my passion, writing. And recently I have shared my story of how writing has helped me to cope with PTSD on …

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Finding Gratitude After a Serious Injury and Healing PTSD Through Writing – MatChat Wellbeing Podcast

I was recently invited to make a guest appearance on a podcast. The host of the MatChat Wellbeing Podcast, Mina Blair, is an author, podcaster and yoga teacher. Every week she offers words of encouragement and empowerment to her listeners. She discusses relevant topics with her guests. Mina is a wellbeing advocate, just like myself. …

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