Writing as a Way of Healing

By Louise Desalvo,

Book cover of Writing as a Way of Healing: How Telling Our Stories Transforms Our Lives

Book description

In this inspiring book, based on her twenty years of research, highly acclaimed author and teacher Louise DeSalvo reveals the healing power of writing. DeSalvo shows how anyone can use writing as a way to heal the emotional and physical wounds that are an inevitable part of life. Contrary to…

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Why read it?

1 author picked Writing as a Way of Healing as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

Writing, journaling, writing my memoir and play, and writing morning pages (handwriting three pages as soon as I wake up) have all contributed greatly to my healing.

DeSalvo's book has helped me again and again when I get stuck and need a boost to get back to writing. Most pages have highlights I've made in blue marker that jump out at me, reminding me to write, such as "recover the person or self we lost." Amen! 

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