Entries tagged with “Writing”

The Empowering Gift of Memoir

An interview with Rebecca Walker

The Story of You: Writing as a Tool for Self-Discovery

How do you get started on this journey of writing for self-discovery? Word by word.

The Stradivarius in the Spruce: Writing Heals

Let writing be your liberator. There may just be a violin trapped within you, just waiting to emerge.

The Stubborn Gladness of Elizabeth Gilbert

Before Eat, Pray, Love was a movie and a travel tour, it was a memoir by the award-winning writer Elizabeth Gilbert, whose story of losing and finding herself resonates with just a…

The Wrong I Needed to Write

In the last two issues of S&H, I’ve written two articles. This is the one that was trying to get out…

The Zig Zag Life with Natalie Goldberg

Rabbi Rami talks to Natalie Goldberg about discovering her practice, how writing is meditation, and her latest book The Great Spring.

Toolbox: Writing Well

Create sacred space for crafting your own personal journaling practice with these finds from S&H.

Transform Your Life One Morning at a Time

This now classic practice is much more powerful if you choose the right God

Untangling the Gems of Your Story

Try these lessons to get started on a writing process in earnest.

What is Your Super Power?

About a year ago, I was leading a creative writing class and I gave the students this prompt: “If you could be a superhero with one power, what would that power be?” Instantly, sni…

What’s on Your List?

Do the items on your list reflect your true self?

Write Your Memoir in a Flash

The big advantage of thinking small.

Write Your Own Self-Compassion Proposal

Compassion is a virtue. But what if, by inborn instinct or after diligent learning and practice, you attain this virtue—deeply feeling and expressing compassion for others o…

Write Your Vision of World Peace

Change your perspective with this writing exercise

Writing a Letter of Forgiveness

An adapted excerpt from Tiny Buddha’s 365 Tiny Love Challenges by Lori Deschene

Writing and Healing: A Journaling Guide

Create a link between writing and healing. Journaling allows you to ask questions for self-inquiry and growth. “Writing creates a physical release. It benefits wellbeing, lowers blood pressure, improves sleep, decreases doctor’s visits, boosts memory, and increases self-awareness.”

Writing and the Art of Observation

Writers are nothing if not observers of life. Crafting the words is important, but without our observer self we are only typists. As observers we quiet our minds and let our senses…

Writing Letters: A Spiritual Practice

Looking for a new practice to calm the mind and connect with others? Try writing an old-fashioned letter.

Writing Oneself Out of Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (FMS) is a debilitating mix of pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, and depression that is resistant to treatment. Part of the difficulty in treating the millions of Amer…

Writing Practices to Inspire You When You're Stuck

These three books offer guidance in getting words on the page, so you can benefit from the healing power of writing.