Secret-keeping Affects Your Health
Tears are words that need to be written.
- Paulo Coelho
The Biochemistry of Writing
Tips To Get Started
1. For 10-15 minutes a day each day for one week, write down the thoughts and feelings that you have about an event from your past (or that are still present) that troubled (or troubles) you and touches you deeply.
2. If appropriate, the event should be something you haven’t spoken to others about in great detail.
3. In your writing, write about what happened, what you felt about it then, and how you feel about it today.
4. Don’t censor what you write. This practice isn’t about getting the details right; it is about getting the lingering toxic effects out!As simple as this sounds, the surprising truth is that the results can be powerful, especially when you combine this practice with other gut-healthy practices. And, if you do find yourself already feeling better, then by all means, keep the practice going! Happy and healing writing...