I'm supposed to be grading papers...

...and I have been, but I also picked up this book via Interlibrary Loan, Writing as a Way of Healing: How Telling Our Stories Transforms Our Lives, by Louise DeSalvo. She writes,

"What, though, if writing weren't such a luxury? What if writing were a simple, significant, yet necessary way to achieve spiritual, emotional, and psychic wholeness? To synthesize thought and feeling, to understand how feeling relates to events in our lives and vice versa? What if writing were as important and as basic a human function and as signifcant to maintaining and promoting our psychic and physical wellness as, say, exercise, healthful food, pure water, clean air, rest and repose, and some soul-satisfying practice?" (6)


  1. I am exploring this topic: writing and healing. It is complex and simple. The complexity is realizing and uncovering those hurts, once uncovered it may be that the healing comes almost naturally.

  2. Lori, DeSalvo's book is well worth the time. I highly recommend it!


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