I just read this article about My-Linh Le’s path to healing. A child of Vietnamese immigrants, Le grew up in a stressful environment borne of her parents’ trauma from before she was even born. Trauma can be passed down in the genes, and coupled with parental behavior influenced by that trauma affects children causing stress […]
Bella in Fall What I Never Told You is a project about second chances. It’s about having your say, expressing love, gratitude or sorrow by writing a letter to someone you missed the chance of saying something to. Getting things off your chest is a healing thing. Recently I wrote two letters myself. I wrote […]
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 […]
I’m picking up this project after a while away. A wise person recently reminded me that there is a season for everything – so now is the season to pick up where I left off with this project and I hope you will not only follow along, but also participate. I’ve been a letter writer […]
I received this letter from Marcy, who requested that I read her letter and gave me permission to post it here. She received it from a college professor after sending him a note. I am going to frame these words for myself and share them with you as they are beautiful words of inspiration for […]
I’d like to call these two “open letters” since neither came in an envelope. I’d like to say to U.K. writer “S.” that your handwriting is beautiful and your message poetic. I couldn’t help but read it as the letter arrived as a giant postcard.