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Episode Info: Writing love letters to her seven failed relationships was cathartic and a learning experience for author Kamala Chambers. She made each letter, and it's subsequent learned wisdom, into a chapter in her book Road to Love.  Listen to discover how writing made her a better person. Writing Yourself Into a Better Person According to Kamala, writing has helped her become a better person. She reflects on where she's at, and can dissect some things that are tumbling around in her head. And she can get clear on what's really going on. * Usually, we’re not upset about things for the reasons we think we are, and writing unpacks all of that. * When you’re vulnerable, when you put yourself out there, there’s a kind of softening towards you. People understand you more, and are more open with you. * Keeping a journal can be someone’s saving grace because it helps us to understand the dialogue within. And you can look back on your past journaling, and really tap into what you were feeling at the time. It’s like having access to a past you. Why Love Letter Writing? * Love letters are probably the most intimate form of writing there is. You can write about everything from when you first fell in love to where one of you broke the other’s heart. When we fall in love and when we’re in love and when we fall out of love, these are the times in our lives where we grow and develop and learn so much. Writing a love letter to someone you used to be in a relationship with can be amazingly cathartic – because you get to say all of the things you wished you’d said, all the things you wished you’d known. And most of the time, you won't even feel like you need to send it. And much more...   Stacy's Journal Welcome to Stacy’s Journal! In this segment, I let you peek into my journal as I share my thoughts on a topic or resilience resource. Let’s talk about journals here. Kamala mentioned that keeping a journal can be someone’s saving grace because it helps us understand the dialogue within. I never understood that until I started writing myself. It really is miraculous! I encourage everyone to start journaling. When I first started, I had a few doubts. I started during an extremely troubling time in my life. I thought, gee, I’m just going to write negative things. I don’t want that to be a reflection of who I am.Read more »

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