- Why is a story so powerful and effective?
- What is Expressive writing?
- How did you cope with the depression that you were going through?
- What steps did you take to try to overcome or heal your Cancer?
- What are these 5 logical stages of writing and healing?
These are just some of the question I asked Sandra Marinella my guest for this session of My Seven Chakras.
Sandra Marinella is an award-winning writing teacher and author from Chandler, Arizona. She has taught thousands of students and presented hundreds of writing workshops. Her articles have appeared in The English Journal, The Arizona English Bulletin, and Seventeen. When she discovered she had breast cancer, she rewrote her personal story and began working on “writing to heal” with cancer patients and veterans.
Her new book, The Story You Need to Tell–Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss – shares her life-changing journey and these inspiring experiences.
Inspiration Quote – “The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.” – Nelson Mandela
Alternative Practice – Expressive writing.
Action Step – We can transform our stories. We have the power to break our silence and we have the power to find our way forward and to rewrite and change our lives to be better lives.
Major Life Lesson – I think we can overcome. I think we will get knocked down and I think there is absolutely no question that if we keep the faith, if we keep our hope, if we find our words, our voice, break our silence, then we can move forward. We are resilient people.
- Best Advice – Follow your bliss – Joseph Campbell.
- Personal Habit – Meditative prayer and personal writing with reflection.
- Book Recommendation – Man’s Search for Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl.
Learn more about Sandra at www.storyyoutell.com
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