Ok, I think it's safe to say that winter is finally here! The time to get cozy and warm in your homes; watching movies or catching up on your "books I'd like to read" list. Whatever you do to make the cold and dreary winter season pass by just a little bit faster, ensure that you are keeping a good balance of healthy lifestyle choices and activities! And what a great time to tap into your own unique creative vibe or to start up a new hobby or pastime... journaling!!
This season's book club pick is "Birth Your Story" by Jamie Fleres. This is an amazing book that shows you that reflecting on and processing past experiences through story writing and journaling is a transformative avenue for recovery and for personal growth.
Before some of you snicker and roll your eyes over the suggestion of journaling, let it be known that there is tremendous research into the benefits of creative writing. It can boost your IQ, your emotional intelligence, your memory and your ability to concentrate. It can improve your creative flow and your communication skills. Most importantly, it sends you on the path of healing, of celebration, of growth and resiliency.
Yes, this book does focus primarily on writing birth experiences; however, the methodology and tips could easily be transferred towards other life experiences. The concept of sitting with, reflecting upon and finding the courage to transform a negative and/or traumatic experience into something that you can gently reintegrate back into your life is hard work; but work that is totally worth doing. For you, your family and for this world. We all need healing.