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The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss by Sandra Marinella
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“Journal writing gives us insights into who we are, who we were, and who we can become.”
Sandra Marinella, The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss
“In facing our shattered life stories, we must reach deep inside our pain -- for it is here that we can break our silence and find our new voice.”
Sandra Marinella, The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss
“Writing is a beautiful way to let out pain. When you put your story out there, you release it. Once it is no longer buried or stuck within you, you are free to move forward.”
Sandra Marinella, The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss
“Our brains allow us not only to create our personal story of self but to edit, interpret, and find meaning in what we are creating.”
Sandra Marinella, The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss
“Stories are the way we see ourselves.”
Sandra Marinella, The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss
“We can reframe and recast our lives -- not with lies, not with deceptions, but with the truth of who we are and of who we are choosing to become.”
Sandra Marinella, The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss
“When I look back on my personal story through my journals, it struck me my words had an unmatched power to heal me. To change me.”
Sandra Marinella, The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss
“Your personal writing can heal, grow, and transform your life. Give your words permission to change you.”
Sandra Marinella, The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss
“Experience your pain. Embrace your silence. When the time feels right, find your way back to your words -- and write.”
Sandra Marinella, The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss
“Words allow us to unravel the knot inside and to make sense of our loss, not bury it within. For in our sadness and pain, we can be remade. We can learn how to understand our trauma and give it a container -- a story -- to hold it.”
Sandra Marinella, The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss
“When troubled, we need to burrow down in a comfy spot, find the form of words that works best, and write.”
Sandra Marinella, The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss
“Writing not only helps us make sense of living; it can help transform us.”
Sandra Marinella, The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss
“Writing down the self in a journal holds many benefits for us, so find your unique pattern, discover your practice, and just do it -- write.”
Sandra Marinella, The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss
“Our brains allow us to adapt and change -- to write and rewrite who we are.”
Sandra Marinella, The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss
“Our stories are by nature problem-solving tools, and we are problem-solving beings.”
Sandra Marinella, The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss
“Our lives hang on narrative thread. . . Our world is shaped by the stories we tell ourselves -- what we believe about our lives and what we hold to be true about our world.”
Sandra Marinella, The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss
“Our life-defining stories matter. We need to find them and tell them -- or write them.”
Sandra Marinella, The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss
“Our brains hold the magic that allows us to find our stories and to make and remake our meaning.”
Sandra Marinella, The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss
“Life is beautiful, and my words have allowed me to find and revel in that beauty.”
Sandra Marinella, The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss
“Changing our perspective can empower our understanding of others -- and ourselves!”
Sandra Marinella, The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss
“Changing our perspectives allows us to shift from the mental trap of rumination -- or ruination -- to the empowerment of reflection.”
Sandra Marinella, The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss
“Writing allows us to get the painful experiences out and find a framework in which to understand and live with them.”
Sandra Marinella, The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss
“Our words can lead us down a path of renewal and increased personal fulfillment.”
Sandra Marinella, The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss
“When things happen that are unexpected, unwelcome, challenging, disorienting, or traumatic, we survive, but the storyline we were following is shattered. Untold stories don’t go away; they morph into volatile emotions, into flashbacks and anxiety, into behaviors we don’t understand in ourselves, things we wish we didn’t do — lash out, hide, avoid, get depressed, become lethargic, unable to go on. Untold stories cause ruptures in relationships, ill health, and spiritual or religious crisis, and contribute to a growing sense that our lives are disintegrating into chaos. People full of untold stories — people like you and me — are the ones whom author Sandra Marinella has taught and mentored as she fashioned this helpful book. The Story You Need to Tell is full of tools to fully restory your life; and even more, it is full of Sandra’s understanding, compassion, and guidance.”
Sandra Marinella, The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss
“And similar to writing our stories, sharing our stories holds the same promise of healing -- and connecting us. . . This process, too, will change you.”
Sandra Marinella, The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss
“If we want to write to heal, our words matter -- especially our positive words.”
Sandra Marinella, The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss
“Words make it possible for our thoughts to travel through time and survive us.”
Sandra Marinella, The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss
“Successfully writing our way through our hardships allows us to rediscover and fully experience our creativity.”
Sandra Marinella, The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss
“Our story is the medium we use to interpret our life experiences and make sense of them.”
Sandra Marinella, The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss
“Our writing can transform us.”
Sandra Marinella, The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss

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