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Friday, October 5, 2007

Writing Helps Rheumatoid Arthritis

I've been writing since junior high school when my best friend and I would take a huge notebook and have an ongoing "note" being passed back and forth between classes. Both of us would write volumes about then "so important" things. It was a fun thing until the day one of our teachers took it and began reading it to the class because it was "so important that we had to miss the teaching to write about it."

Oh, the sweetness of remembering those most embarrassing moments of growing up! To have such trivial problems today!

Research shows that journaling or writing makes a difference in the disease activity presented for those with rheumatoid arthritis. This could be why:

"The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium."~ Norbet Platt

So, I guess writing (or typing in my case) has been a good thing for the rheumatoid arthritis that I'm challenged with. Now that I've made the leap to leave the business to focus on me, I'm seeing more and more good things that I'm already doing right. Good feelings always make you feel better, so I expect to have great improvement as I rediscover myself and redesign my life into what currently fits.

More Info: Journal Writing: The Write Treatment

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