My interest in writing and healing began, as such things often do, when I experienced it personally. I began writing every day during medical school as a way to try and maintain my sanity, and I’ve been exploring connections between writing and healing ever since.
In the fall of 2009, I left my medical practice to work as a high school English teacher. I’ve had the good fortune to land at an Early College in North Carolina, where I now teach high school sophomores and juniors and am learning a lot about writing and the teaching of writing and also about how to create spaces in which fruitful writing can happen.
I’ve stayed with this whole writing and healing project—letting it get dormant for a while and then coming back to it again, over and over—because it still seems relevant to me—and unfinished—as if there’s more to be done with it—as if it’s a subject that I’m not yet finished with. I invite you to join me in continuing to grow this project. I welcome your comments, your feedback, and your suggestions here or via Facebook page (new) or simply via email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
I thank all who have contributed to this work–in a myriad of ways–and I hope that, perhaps in some small way, this work will be of benefit for you and for all who come across this site.
As an experiment, I’m also, as of June 2016, going to be directing new posts to a Facebook page I created here. If you’d like to follow new posts from Facebook, you simply need to choose the Like button AND then use the dropdown menu to manage news feed and notifications.