This week is Mental Health Awareness Week, and today I share a brief message about how I use writing as therapy. All my life I felt odd, alone, always on the outside looking in. Now, I come from a close-knit family, I was loved and supported as a child, and that continued into adulthood. I always had friends. I was never the popular girl at school. I was the geek. I was bullied. But I always knew that I was different, and that I just had to find my place, whatever that may be.
Writing has been my constant source of therapy and support. Throughout my teenage years, I kept diaries of my daily activities. Some of those entries might only have been a couple of sentences scribbled down before I went to bed. But I did them, because I knew that they helped. I still have those diaries, and perhaps one day I will incorporate them into a memoir.
My spiritual journey has progressed hugely during the past ten years or so. I am now completing my training in Reiki 2nd Degree, Okuden. This Japanese energy healing system has brought about great transformation in me as a person, both emotionally and spiritually. Now I plan to share that with my family and friends, and maybe out into the wider world. I will continue to document my experiences, and I would be honoured if you will join me on the journey. Feel free to share your mental health stories. We all have a story. Be proud.
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