Archive | Healing letters

One Brave Thing – 10 ways to make writing personal letters easier, and more

Here are my 10 things: Get a really nice pen. One that feels good in your hand and glides across the page. Pick one with the color you like best. Gel pens come in all sorts of lovely colors.  I prefer black ink. Always. Find your signature color and stock up. Get some nice paper. […]

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How To Write a Letter

I’ve been looking at old primers on letter writing, everything from Emily Post’s treatise on notes and short letters to a 19th century guide to writing letters to The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation’s Letter Writing Lesson Plan, all of which give a fascinating look into letter writing etiquette of the past. The rules give insight into […]

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Healing through Intention – If you could say something to someone you lost, what would it be?

  In one of my favorite books, The Intention Experiment, Lynne McTaggart tells countless stories about how our intentions shape the world we live in.  One of the most fascinating of the narratives was about an experiment, the results of which were published in the British Medical Journal in 2001. Dr. Leonard Leibovici was out […]

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The Healing Power of Writing and Time Travel

For years studies have shown the negative health consequences of repressing emotional upset. The notion of keeping a stiff upper lip at all times and/or glossing over details that seem too difficult to address can wreak havoc with not only mental but also physical health. Sometimes emotions resulting from events are buried so deeply that […]

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