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Write Your Story, Improve Your Health

The benefits of writing about yourself
Post published by Richard Taite on Jan 28, 2015 in Ending Addiction for Good

"Getting people to come to terms with who they are and where they want to go is a result of expressive writing according to James Pennebaker, a psychology professor at the University of Texas. He found that students who wrote for about 15 minutes every day about important personal issues, had fewer illnesses and visited the student health center less. He believes that expressive writing can help influence a positive “life course correction.”

Read more: https://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/ending-addiction-good/201501/write-your-story-improve-your-health


Some benefits:

"Draw close to God and He will draw close to you." James 4:8.  Put your relationship in writing and see it grow.

Personal growth-- Helps you better understand life experiences. Helps you take a bird's eye view of how you handle these experiences. Journal writing gives you the tools to freely express yourself without judgment. You can explore all aspects of your life like spirituality, relationships, and career, to name just a few. 

Reduce stress -- Writing about the stressful events of the day can help you let go of the stress they caused. Getting it down on paper and out of your head is a great stress reliever. You can say anything you want and not be worried what others will think. It's a great tool for letting go!

Problem solving -- Writing down all the pros and cons of a problem you are faced with can help in finding the solution. Once every point of view is on paper you can view it with a new perspective. You can bring all aspects together and better see your alternatives more clearly.

Healing -- You can heal past hurts by recalling them and taking an objective view which will allow you to let them go. Keeping a journal can show you patterns in your personal life that have resulted in negative events. Using your journal in therapy is a great way to make progress in healing relationships and letting go of the past.

Enhance intuition -- By looking back in your journal you can see where you had insight about something before it happened. You can read between the lines so to speak and see that your inner voice was speaking to you. You will gain trust in your own first impressions.

"I am a Surrendered Believer in Jesus Christ with Free Will and I CHOSE Surrender (Intelligent Delegation) in my victory over, “Recreational Chemical Abuse, my weekend, "False Idols."
"I chose DIRECT health assertive Christ Driven Behavior (CDB) instead of DISPLACED behavior in order to regain control over feeling helpless, powerless, trapped and lacking control. I changed my, "Thinking," and God changed my life."
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There is no reason why anyone with any hurt, habit, or hang up cannot be helped. The Person-God partnership simply needs to be more powerful than any hurt, habit or hangup.

Behind everything you do is a THOUGHT.

Every BEHAVIOR is motivated by a BELIEF.

Every ACTION is prompted by an ATTITUDE.


With respect to behavior, life is about, emotions, beliefs, thinking and control.

"A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."Proverbs 29:11 (Displaced Behaviors)

"Do not be conformed by this world but instead by the renewing of your mind." Romans 12:2 (Direct Behavior)

When you think and empower yourself and surrender control to God, when you Intelligently Delegate Control to God (2 Corinthians 12:9-10),

God returns that control to you with a, “Helper," the Holy Spirit, (John 14:16) a form of Reciprocal Innervation.

You regain control: "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control.

No longer are you subject to corrupted displaced thinking but instead are transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans 12:2).

This is where science and scripture intertwine, where Christ Driven Behavior brings, values, control, cause, character and purpose driven behavior, the fruits of the spirit Galatians 5:22-23 .

“If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” 2 Corinthians 5:17.


Proverbs 29:11 "A fool vents all his feelings, But a wise man holds them back."

Romans 12:2: Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind.

2 Corinthians 12-9:“My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.”

John 14:16: "He will give you another Helper, that He may abide with you forever—"

Philippians 2:13: "for it is God who works in you both to will and to do for His good pleasure."

Galatians 5:22-23 "the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, long suffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control.

Ephesians 4:22-23 "...put away the old person you used to be. Have nothing to do with your old sinful life. It was sinful because of being fooled into following bad desires. Let your minds and hearts be made new."

Life is about finding Purpose. When you have a, "Global Purpose," in life, healthy direct assertive thinking and behavior follow.

Change your thinking, change your life!

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