I recently read, in Scientific American, about the therapeutic value of blogging.
Scientists (and writers) have long known about the therapeutic
benefits of writing about personal experiences, thoughts and feelings.
But besides serving as a stress-coping mechanism, expressive writing
produces many physiological benefits.
Research shows that it improves
memory and sleep, boosts immune cell activity and reduces viral load in HIV patients, and even speeds healing after surgery. A study in the
February issue of the Oncologist reports that cancer patients who
engaged in expressive writing just before treatment felt markedly
better, mentally and physically, as compared with patients who did not.
Well we shall see!?