The Story You Need to Tell
To be totally honest, every single book I have read from New World Library this year has been the perfect book at the perfect time. The Story You Need to Tell: Writing to Heal from Trauma, Illness, or Loss by Sandra Marinella, MA, MEd was no exception.
Long before attaining my certifications as a yoga and meditation teacher, I have used writing as an outlet for most all of my life.
Passionate about creative writing (and creative nonfiction in particular—telling true and sometimes quite vulnerable tales), I began my studies in meditation and yoga to better learn to deal with the difficult emotions rehashing old stories can stir up.
Reading this book was genuinely a joy as someone who primarily associates as a writer interested in healing mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
I know from personal experience how powerful the process of writing is—how incredibly healing it can be to transform challenging circumstances and find resiliency by embracing our stories.
This book is raw, honest, and provides great prompts to spark the writer within all of us.
For anybody remotely interested in telling their stories, writing, and healing, I absolutely recommend this uplifting book.
I also highly recommend listening to the lovely Kim Corbin's podcast featuring the author of this great book. Hearing writers speak about their process, their life experiences, and their inspiration is delightful to me, and these two ladies are simply wonderful.