All posts tagged: writing and the brain

Friday Web Finds

As a follow-up to yesterday’s post, here are a couple of interesting articles about the brain and writing: The Origin of Language and the Ancestral Need for Stories Just looking at nature can help your brain work better, study finds I can’t believe it’s Friday already, the days just went by so fast this week! Work and a late summer road trip has kept me from responding to comments and visiting other blogs. Hopefully come Sunday I will be able to catch up. Thankfully, I have been able to continue with my writing practice. Writing daily on my journals have allowed me to keep balance in my life. I came across this feature story, Writing to Heal that encourages writing about the turbulent times in our lives. Some journal writers lament that their journals have become places where they rant. Meet Dr. James W. Pennebaker, who has spent 20 years encouraging people to rant. Pennebaker says ““When people are given the opportunity to write about emotional upheavals, they often experience improved health, They go to the doctor less. They have changes …

How Writing Affects the Brain

I first saw this infographic as a reblog on Suzanne Joshi’s blog, Musings on Life and Experience. I knew I wanted to feature the infographic in my blog and surfed the web for information on who created the it, but all I found were several blogs that featured the same infographic, and none of the blogs gave credit to the creator. So, I am posting this infographic with the hope that the information it contains are true… it’s so interesting and puts a framework on the writing process…explains how writers can influence others…why writers should avoid using cliches…and why writing is similar to meditation. You’ll have to press Ctrl and the + sign on your keyboard to magnify the graphic.  Reposted from Lifehack