Notes from An Alien

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Writing Can Do WAY More Than Tell Stories . . .


Writing for Health Benefits

Image Courtesy of Mateusz Stachowski ~ http://www.freeimages.com/profile/mattox

If it’s possible to “run into someone” on the Internet, I just ran into Rachel Grate, an English and Gender & Women’s Studies dual major at Scripps College, a writer, a runner, and feminist.

She blogs over at AustenFeminist and also writes for other publications.

I bumped into her on the WebSite, Arts.Mic, where she published the article, Science Shows Something Surprising About People Who Love to Write.

I should point out that the writing doesn’t have to be creative fiction…

Let me share a few excerpts:

“No matter the quality of your prose, the act of writing itself leads to strong physical and mental health benefits, like long-term improvements in mood, stress levels and depressive symptoms.”

“…researchers found that just 15 to 20 minutes of writing three to five times over the course of the four-month study was enough to make a difference.” [check out the full article for the research links…]

“…participants were significantly more likely to have fewer illnesses and be less affected by trauma. Participants ultimately spent less time in the hospital, enjoyed lower blood pressure and had better liver functionality than their counterparts.”

“It turns out writing can make physical wounds heal faster as well.”

“Even blogging or journaling is enough to see results.”

There’s a lot more information in the full article and I encourage Writers, Readers, Publishers, and other Humans to go check it out :-)
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