Can Writing Lift Us Out Of Darkness?

can writing lift us out of the dark?Yes. Definitely. Writing is a therapeutic tool to take us from the darkness of our tunnels to the light on the other side. Today I’m delighted to be a guest over at Live By Surprise. I’m talking about how writing brought light to my dark, divorce days.

How the heck did I come up with the idea of writing a self help book for economically dependent spouses? Well, I talk about all that too.

In addition, don’t miss my 3 tips for writing about your own experiences. With self publishing so prevalent now, there’s no reason your desire to write a book can’t be done. It’s more accessible than ever.

So pick up your pens and click on over to read Writing Was My Light In The Darkness Of Divorce. Leave me a comment or question over there, too.

I’ll be away from the blog and social media beginning Sunday for a few weeks. I just wanted to let you know so you didn’t think I disappeared down a black hole. My Beau and I are going on a trip. I’m sure I’ll post about it upon our return. Hopefully I’ll have some good pics ๐Ÿ™‚

In the meantime, take away this quote — it’s one of my favorites and seems fitting for us today…

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27 Replies to “Can Writing Lift Us Out Of Darkness?”

    1. It really works, doesn’t it? You’re in the middle of it right now and I’m sure it helps to put your thoughts to others. Thanks, Jane!

  1. From my own personal experience, YES! I’m glad to see you featuring on Live By Surprise, Lisa. I’ll be heading over to check it out. As for your and your beau, ENJOY THE TIME AWAY!


  2. Hi Lisa,

    YES! Writing definitely is therapeutic! I feel when I blog (even for work) it’s such a great medium to get thoughts across in a clear way. I always feel “accomplished” when I write ๐Ÿ™‚

    Great post. Thanks for sharing!

  3. Hi Lisa,

    Writing sure does work! When things get me down or I’m going through a difficult change in my life, writing is therapeutic.

    We all have an interesting story to tell. Heading over to read more…. Enjoy your time away!


  4. I absolutely believe that writing helps us during our darkest hours. It;s a great form of self-expression. I have kept a journal since I was young, and sometimes writing down my thoughts was the only way I could keep from losing my sanity.

    1. So true, Marcia. In your case, humorous writing not only is therapeutic for you but helps all of your readers bring a smile to our face ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Hi Jess, looking back at our writing can really show us growth both in our writing style and life events. Great point!

  5. Love this post Lisa – yes, writing can lift us out of the darkness and most importantly, blogging can help us guide others through the darkness. We can be lights on the path for others. Hope you’re having a wonderful trip!

  6. Writing has been a blessing and a curse for me. It’s led me to wonderful places and to wonderful people – it also has alienated some. Still, it’s the vehicle meant for me to express.

    1. Hi Eli, oh right. You bring up a great point about alienating some. It’s happened to me as well. You’re right though, it’s a vehicle to express and figure out things and while we do that usually other people can relate to our stories (good and bad). Nice to see you, Eli!

    1. Thanks, Charlotte! Absolutely a healthy outlet ๐Ÿ˜€ I love your writing too. I feel as though we’re sitting at the kitchen table over coffee when I visit your blog <3

  7. Ditto with the authorโ€ฆI do believe that writing does lift your spirits up especially when you are able to let go and share.GREAT!!!

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