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The Healing Power of Writing — Our MBC Life

So if you’re wondering what to listen to next in your podcast collection, check out Our MBC Life’s episode on therapeutic writing. I want to thank Victoria Goldberg and Lisa Laudico for their efforts, which inspired me to write more, both poetry and posts. It’s the two halves of my brain in constant battle for

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Crossing Lines: writing eases the loneliness of disease

There’s a peace in solitude yet an anguish in loneliness. I suppose the imposition of solitude with cancer feels the loneliest of all. At that very moment you need all the support you can find, you find yourself isolated even in large crowds. No one can understand whose life is without disease. Dis-ease. Taken apart the word disease explains exactly what causes our loneliness. It’s not being at ease in our own bodies turned against the souls who resided within.

And then there’s my cancer…

We never know how high we are Until we are asked to rise And then if we are true to form Our statures touch the skies Emily Dickinson from poem 1176 Happiness: an illusive inner state to those of us with terminal illnesses. Each happy moment rolls into the next, yet we drive through life

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