Writing is a great opportunity to privately express myself. I can journal words not another living soul reads.
There is great freedom in this practice. My language forms a bridge from ideas swimming around in my head to concrete language on paper. I like to use a pen and paper when writing.
Yet, sometimes if I am at the beach, I will use my iPhone to capture ideas in my notes section. Whatever form the writing takes helps me. When I write I am able to integrate the ideas that I write with the emotions I am experiencing about the subject.
Letter writing may be a lost art for many. I remember learning to write letters in school as a child. Now I text and write emails. I cannot remember the last time I sent someone a letter for personal reasons. I do send a birthday card occasionally.
Yet, a letter provides me with an opportunity to express important words that help me heal.
Please watch this video by Janet Childs about expressing grief by writing a letter: