First-ever Expressive Writing Workshop for People with Heart Failure

(Article by Jeff Jurmain, Ted Rogers Centre for Heart Research, "First-ever expressive writing workshop for people with heart failure," January 28, 2020, tedrogersresearch.ca). On Feb. 19th, the Ted Rogers Centre will host its first-ever expressive writing workshop for people living with heart failure. As a non-medical extension of therapy, expressive writing can deliver positive physical … Continue reading First-ever Expressive Writing Workshop for People with Heart Failure

Dec. 29th: One Guiding Word for the Year Ahead

For the past week or so, I've been playing around with words, exploring meanings and synonyms, consulting dictionaries, thesauruses, poetry and other books for the single word that will serve as my guiding intention for 2020. It’s a practice introduced to me by a friend nearly ten years ago, and one I have embraced wholeheartedly. … Continue reading Dec. 29th: One Guiding Word for the Year Ahead

November 28, 2019: A Brief Hiatus

Dear Readers of "Writing the Heart" November 28, 2019 “In Transition (again)” November 28, 2019 by Sharon A. Bray, EdD | Edit Dear Readers, Louise DeSalvo, writing in her book, On Moving (2009), puts it this way:  “The effects of moving are experienced in the body…”  I will attest to that.  My husband and I are packing up our belongings for a … Continue reading November 28, 2019: A Brief Hiatus

August 25, 2019: What Do We Talk About When We Talk About the Heart?

"Are you still writing?" Dr. R. asked as my appointment was ending.  I had admitted, several weeks earlier, that I was struggling with writing this blog. "Oh yes," I said, "both blogs, but it's much easier for me to write the Writing Through Cancer posts than it is for my heart failure site." She laughed … Continue reading August 25, 2019: What Do We Talk About When We Talk About the Heart?