The Healing Powers Of Keeping A Journal (And How To Stick With It)

January 20, 2015 1:21 PM

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Get an injection, down those pills, and follow your M.D.'s advice to the letter: These are all pretty familiar forms of medicine. But if you want to enhance those healing powers, you might also consider something as simple as picking up a pen.

Studies suggest that expressive writing (as in, the kind that begins "Dear diary...") can offer some very real health benefits -- among them, helping wounds heal faster, reducing stress and fatigue in cancer patients, and easing the symptoms of conditions such as asthma, rheumatoid arthritis and irr...

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