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Healing With a Pen: Rebuilding an Imploded Life Through Writing a Book

Healing through Writing a Book, by Kathryn Taylor; photograph of hand holding ben by Rawpixel

Photograph by Rawpixel

When her life was turned upside down, the author learns to rebuild her life and sense of self by channeling her story into a book

I embarked on my writing journey quite by accident. Since then, it has been a long and arduous adventure. Indeed, it is the most difficult undertaking I have experienced since childbirth. And while I had always dreamed of writing, and regularly journaled, I would have readily avoided the circumstances which led me down this path.

I had been divorced from my first husband for thirteen years. I had successfully raised two beautiful and talented daughters and had reached the

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