Why Everyone Should Try Journaling at Least Once During Their Cancer Journey By Maud Purcell in Coping Magazine
Do you wrestle with unrealized dreams, relationship issues, or lack of clarity in any area of your life? If so, you aren’t alone. Struggle and confusion are part of the human condition. One of the best kept secrets, however, is that the answers you seek may lie within you – right here, right now.
I’m delighted to share with you an ancient practice that can bring renewed clarity, purpose, and joy to your life, despite the challenges you may be facing as a cancer survivor. All you need is a pen, a notebook, and the willingness to write without censor.
The recognized tradition of journaling dates to at least 10th century Japan. But ancestral writings found on the walls of caves might also be considered a kind of journaling, chronicling, or storytelling. Leonardo da Vinci journaled copiously to record his treasure trove of ideas, while U.S. presidents have kept journals for posterity.