“Life is sometimes hard. Things go wrong, in life and in love, and in business, and in friendship, and in health, and in all other ways that life can go wrong. And when things get tough, this is what you should do. Make good art.”
- Neil Gaiman
Take your past traumas and current struggles, and transmute them into poetry and prose.
Research shows your brain heals faster when you write your way through pain. Your words may also help others to heal themselves as well.
Take any problem you have and let your words spill out on the page. Be permissive and let them go where they want. Let the words dance, stumble, be “crazy”, make a mess, cry, or anything else.
You’ll notice a sense of emotional release. Stop and savor that feeling. Your brain will network that release more deeply.
Neuroscience confirms that creative writing, where you paint and embellish images with your words, is profoundly healing.
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