Why I Write

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I think the reason I write is to get better at solving problems. Research says that people who write well are excellent problem solvers. Journaling research in particular shows that writing can help the writer cope with trauma. My wife is an MFT and she often uses journal therapy for her patients. Why? Because it works, both in research and in the real world where she works with real people.¬†As an educator, I teach my students¬†how to take on writing prompts quite often all year long. I give them tricks and ways to organize their thoughts but ultimately, the highest grades go to the students who can process … Read the rest