Let’s just get super real here. I feel like I’ve literally been living inside a cloud of writer’s block for ages. It’s about to be December, and I have written only twelve blog posts this year (excluding this one). For a person who used to blog once a day, averaging just over one post per … Continue reading Decemblog Challenge – 31 December Journal Prompts to Get Me Writing Again!
Life has been crazy these past few weeks, but I am finally getting around to sharing a guest post that I wrote for River-Moose-Reads back at the beginning of April! Click on “View original post” at the bottom of the box below to read the entire article. Enjoy!
5 Benefits of Writing for Mental Health
My name is Talasi Guerra and I am a mental health blogger. Let me clarify that—I am not a mental health professional. Rather, I am an average, every day person who is navigating the ins and outs of life with mental illness.
I have struggled with mental illness for most of my life. Obsessions started at a very young age, and by the time I was fourteen, I had developed an eating disorder. For the next number of years, I was tormented by depression, anxiety, and addictions, until finally, at age 21, I started to make some genuine progress towards recovery.
Since that time, nearly ten years ago, it has been an uphill battle. Fortunately, I have experienced many great successes along the way. Writing has been an essential part of my mental health recovery at every stage. And while I am so…
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There is a box that sits on the shelf in my home office, full of old journals that I have written in over the years. These journals tell the story of my life. They give an account of my journey to grow in faith and character, and the ups and downs of my battles and … Continue reading Learning to Love My ‘Roller Coaster’ Life
Writing is a funny thing. I love writing. In fact, writing is a passion of mine. I have always enjoyed creatively weaving together webs of words that would leave a reader feeling like what they just read was significant—that it really meant something. Not only that, but writing is extraordinarily cathartic for me. It shapes … Continue reading Do Whatever it Takes – A Better Future Awaits