In The Story You Need to Tell—Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, and Loss to Transform Your Life, author Sandra Marinella creates a beautiful illustration of how writing truly can heal. She honestly shares her own profound healing journey, and she shares stories of her students and their journeys through pain to healing through writing. From these anecdotes of her high school and college students to her work with veterans and cancer patients, she illustrates the power and profound changes that can occur for people willing to commit to using writing as a healing tool.
The most important part of the writing process is to DO IT. Marinella teaches and guides us through the process. Follow her guidance; find a comfortable spot to write, bring your water, tea or coffee and write as “often as much as you dare. Give it your best.” This is an authentic journey showing how writing can change us.