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Memoir and The Legacy of Mental Illness

  I spoke with Victoria Costello, author of A Lethal Inheritance at the National Association of Memoir Writers member teleseminar. about the legacy of mental illness. Those of us who come from families with hidden or diagnosed mental illness feel “Other,” the ghosts of our legacies chasing us in our dreams, making us shrink down in our waking life. In…

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The Power of Writing to Heal — Excerpt from The Power of Memoir

        Forgiveness means letting go of the past.                                                                                                                 –Gerald Jampolsky For as long as I can remember, I’ve been interested in healing. As I grew up, I learned that I was the third daughter in my multi-generational family to be abandoned by a mother, and I was desperate to break a pattern that I’d seen cause…

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Memoir Writing Workshops and your Creative Journey

  By the time you read these words, the “I” that wrote them will have forgotten what it was, though the it lingers on, haunting the paper, unheard until you happen across it and your energy field activates it. –Margaret Atwood We write into the unknown, we launch ourselves onto tiny rafts of words so lacy and insubstantial that we…

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Writing as Healing–A Series

Writing and Healing, and Dr. James Pennebaker’s Studies Part One—Introduction In this series, I’m celebrating the research that started being publicized in the late 1990s about how writing helps to heal the body and the mind, and celebrating my books on this subject. One of them is a decade old! And my recent book, The Power of Memoir just passed…

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