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13 Ways that Writing a Memoir Changes Your Life

Linda Joy Myers, Ph.D.

  1. Writing your deep truths frees you from the past and creates meaning out of chaos.
  2. Re-membering brings all parts of you together again.
  3. Writing with your own voice is empowering, story by story.
  4. Telling your truth frees you from shame and guilt.
  5. Your stories on the page will be different from the ones in your head.
  6. Writing a memoir is a transformational and spiritual path.
  7. Your story can change others’ lives…and your own.
  8. Research proves that writing heals both body and mind.
  9. Creating a narrative where you are the “I” character and the narrator integrates the past and the present.
  10. Integrating who you are and bringing memories out of the darkness changes your brain.
  11. Writing and sharing your story breaks you out of isolation and connects you more deeply with the larger world.
  12. Becoming an author is empowering and inspiring, and frees you from the shadows.
  13. Getting published is a way to move from victim to leader—showing others the way to healing and greater self-esteem.