“We tell ourselves stories in order to live.”
― Joan Didion, The White Album
“What the story teaches is that there is always another story and other stories have always been possible.”
Arthur W. Frank, The Wounded Storyteller
… as expressive writing enhances emotion regulation, it can play a key role in brain and immune physiology (Petrie, et al., 2004, Pennebaker, 2014).
…benefits of expressive writing come from identifying, labeling, and integrating negative emotions into the broader context of one’s life. (Baddeley & Pennebaker, 2011; de giacomo et al. 2010; Pennebaker & Evans, 2014; sloan & Marx, 2009)