People Who Love to Write

Have seen different blogs talk about benefits of writing and on the Arts.mic website they talk about James W. Pennebaker who has been conducting research on writing for healing for years at the University of Texas at Austin. “When people are given the opportunity to write about emotional upheavals, they often experience improved health,” Pennebaker writes. “They go to the doctor less. They have changes in immune function.”

Why? Pennebaker believes this act of expressive writing allows people to take a step back and evaluate their lives. Instead of obsessing unhealthily over an event, they can focus on moving forward. By doing so, stress levels go down and health correspondingly goes up more

Arts.mic is an interesting website

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