Writing to Save Your Life: How to Honor Your Story Through Journaling

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Hazelden Publishing, 2001 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 245 pages
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Michele Weldon understands the healing power of words. Written words. Words that come from deep within ourselves. Unedited thoughts. Uprooted recollections. Unsettled feelings.


She introduces the process of "scribotherapy" as a method of using one's own words to honor life's difficulties and blessings. It is a regimen Weldon expertly practices and shares in this instructive and very entertaining book--offering essays, exercises, and encouragement to awaken the writer in you.

  

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Review: Writing to Save Your Life: How to Honor Your Story Through Journaling

User Review  - Megan - Goodreads

Overall there were some really good insights and exercises for writing and I enjoyed her essay examples. I think the formatting wasn't the best; each chapter was broken down into sections when they didn't really need to be. Read full review

Review: Writing to Save Your Life: How to Honor Your Story Through Journaling

User Review  - Pia Bergqvist - Goodreads

Journaling is such an important tool for me to stay present and intentional in my life. This is a great resource to deepen the practice of journaling for mental health. Read full review

Contents

Introduction
1
Writing Is Talking on Paper
17
Igniting Your Power
29
Focus on the Big Idea
43
Everyones a Critic
53
Quiet Down
65
Open the Door
77
With or Without Noodles
89
Getting Where You Need to Go in Your Writing
145
Just Get It Out and on the Paper
159
Beyond the Superficial
169
Take the Dare
179
Check Out the Flip Side
191
Lessons Learned
203
Honor Your Story
215
Enjoy the Music in You
227

Whats So Funny?
99
Honesty Is the Only Policy
113
Take a Break
123
Your Best Tools
133
Afterword
239
About the Author
245
Copyright

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About the author (2001)

An award-winning journalist for more than two decades, Michele Weldon writes regularly for the Chicago Tribune and her work has appeared in hundreds of major newspapers and national magazines. Her first book, "I Closed My Eyes", has been translated into French, Spanish, and Dutch. In 2000, Weldon earned the International Women's Peacepower Media Award for nonfiction as well as the Individual Courage Award from Rainbow House in Chicago.Her work has appeared in two anthologies, Joyce Carol Oates: Conversations with Joyce Carol Oates in 1989 and Belly Laughs and Babies in 1997. Weldon has appeared as a guest on TV shows on NBC, ABC, and BBC as well as on several local network and national cable stations. She has been a featured guest on more than ninety radio stations across the country and in Canada.She is a lecturer at her alma mater, the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where she has taught at the graduate and under-graduate levels since 1996. Weldon gives Writing to Save Your Life workshops in Chicago and around the country and is a frequent keynote speaker to local and national groups.Living in the Chicago area with her three sons, Weldon serves on the board of directors of Sarah's Inn, a domestic violence services agency in Oak Park, Illinois, and is a member of Children's Memorial Guild, a fund-raising arm of the medical center. She is a member of the Journalism and Women Symposium as well as the Association for Women Journalists.

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