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A simple list that can change how you think about your day. (& no, it’s not a gratitude list.)

A simple list that can change how you think about your day. (& no, it’s not a gratitude list.)

This Journal post is modeled from a lesson taken from Rawness of Remembering: Restorative Journaling Through Difficult Times. For more information about Rawness of Remembering, please check out http://www.esmewang.com/rawness today. In general, the ever-popular gratitude list has tended to not work for me. If listing the things that you’re grateful for on a daily basis […]

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On rewriting your narrative & telling a different story.

On rewriting your narrative & telling a different story.

Listen to me read the below here:   I discovered the power of rewriting my own story while staying alone in the woods, in a little cottage, with all of the freedom of my days available to me to work on a book. In that solitude, I found myself struggling with depersonalization and derealization—essentially, psychiatric […]

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On restorative journaling & Rawness of Remembering.

On restorative journaling & Rawness of Remembering.

Listen to me read the below here:   I began to work on building the content and site for Rawness of Remembering in Nebraska, early 2015. It seems fitting, then, that this multimedia program and passion project should be going on sale today, open for purchase, at the end of 2015. A year’s worth of […]

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It’s not just about pills and therapy.

It’s not just about pills and therapy.

Listen to me read the below here:   I take medication in the morning, at noon, and in the evening. I speak to a counselor every week. At certain points in my life, I’ve been in therapy three times a week (and daily, if you count inpatient hospitalization.) In the past, I’ve tried over twenty-five psychotropics. […]

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