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August 21, 2007

Writing and Healing Ideas

One Year of Writing and Healing currently contains 44 ideas for writing and healing, numbered 1 through 44. You can click on any of the numbered ideas below to see the full writing idea. You can also look at the writing ideas in context by visiting Year at a Glance and looking at each month in turn.

MONTH ONE: CREATING A HEALING PLACE

1. Designing a Healing Retreat

2. Freewriting

3. The Body as a Healing Place

4. The Easiest Writing and Healing Exercise Ever


MONTH TWO: GATHERING RESOURCES

5. A Shopping Spree

6. Discovering Needs and Desires

7. Has Writing Ever Changed Your Life?

8. Buy a Box


MONTH THREE: FINDING A HEALING LANGUAGE

9. The Mystery of Language

10. Conjuring New Images and Metaphors for Healing

11. A Scavenger Hunt


MONTH FOUR: WRITING THROUGH GRIEF

12. Falling Apart

13. Lifelines

14. Considering a Package

15. Listing What Remains


MONTH FIVE: DISCOVERING FORM(S)

16. A Walk on a Strange Street

17. Steps for Making a Written Collage

18. The Things We Carry


MONTH SIX: FIGURING OUT THE GOOD PART

19. The Good Part in Other People's Stories

20. Finding a Benefit in Adversity

21. Meanwhile

22. Once Upon a Time


MONTH SEVEN: A NEW PERSPECTIVE

23. What If the Moon's a Balloon?

24. Deciding Who to Bring on the Train

25. A Memo at Your Breakfast Plate


MONTH EIGHT: HEALING AS A QUEST

26. Figuring Out Where One Is on the Map

27. What Am I Here For? (part one) ///// What Am I Here For? (part two)

28. Consulting with the Wizard of Oz

29. A Title for Your Quest

30. Choosing Chapter Titles


MONTH NINE: TWO STEPS FORWARD/ ONE STEP BACK: WRITING IN THE FACE OF RESISTANCE

31. Writing a Letter of Resignation

32. Keeping a Process Journal: A Long-Term Solution to Writer's Block

33. Imagining Refuge

34. The Next Step

35. My Favorite Piece of Writing Advice from Natalie Goldberg

36. A Letter for Breaking Through Resistance


MONTH TEN: WRITING AS PART OF A HEALING CONVERSATION

37. A Conversation with a Companion

38. I've Always Meant to Tell You: A Different Kind of Mother's Day Greeting


MONTH ELEVEN: PRACTICING REVISION---AND CREATION

39. Changing the Plot

40. A Clean Copy

41. Reading to Discover What You Most Want to Write

42. Making Peace with the Body


MONTH TWELVE: WRITING ABOUT GOALS AND DREAMS

43. Imagining the Future

44. Rest Hour