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Writing and Healing: Dignity Therapy — Not Just for the Dying

by Sharon Lippincott on October 9, 2011

Writing and Healing LogoPost #26 – Women’s Memoirs, Writing and Healing – Kendra Bonnett and Matilda Butler

Explorations in Writing and Healing for Memoir Writers

Sharon Lippincott regularly highlights how life writing, especially memoir, is a well-documented healing process. Her discussions never fail to bring new ideas to us. Today, we invite you to read her important article on Dignity Therapy.

Is someone in your family seriously ill? Then consider Dignity Therapy. It may bring comfort to the person as well as your family.

Everyone healthy? Dignity Therapy, as Sharon Lippincott describes it, can be a useful tool at any time in our lives.

Thanks, Sharon. Another useful post.

–Matilda and Kendra

Dignity Therapy

Sharon Lippincott

The ListenerDignity therapy has become a hot topic. This palliative care measure for Hospice and other terminally ill patients was recently covered by NPR, WebMD, USA Today, The Lancet, and scores of similar sites and blogs. [click to continue…]

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Writing and Healing: Double Benefits from Memoir

by Sharon LippincottAugust 28, 2011
Writing and Healing: Double Benefits from MemoirWriting and Healing: Double Benefits from Memoir

Sharon Lippincott shows how publishing our memoirs helps both the writer in healing and also the reader in insights gain and lives changed.

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Memoir Writing Contest: Green by Lynne Rees

by Matilda ButlerAugust 25, 2011
Memoir Writing Contest: Green by Lynne Rees

Women’s Memoirs is pleased to publish Lynne Rees’s award-winning memoir vignette — Green. Lynne’s story won Honorable Mention in our March Memoir Writing Contest.

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Memoir Contest Winner: Army Green by Robin Dake

by Matilda ButlerAugust 18, 2011
Memoir Contest Winner: Army Green by Robin Dake

Women’s Memoirs is delighted to publish Robin Dake’s story Army Green — an Honorable Mention winner in our Reflections on Green Memoir Writing Contest

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Memoir Contest Winner: It’s Not Easy Being Green; But I Like It by Shelley Brungardt

by Matilda ButlerJuly 21, 2011
Memoir Contest Winner: It’s Not Easy Being Green; But I Like It by Shelley Brungardt

Women’s Memoirs is pleased to publish Shelley Brungardt’s award-winning story, It’s Not Easy Being Green; But I Like It.

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Memoir Contest Winner: Make Love Not War by Sarah White

by Matilda ButlerJuly 4, 2011
Memoir Contest Winner: Make Love Not War by Sarah White

Post #106 – Women’s Memoir Writing, ScrapMoir – Matilda Butler and Kendra Bonnett Women’s Memoirs is pleased to present the second of four award-winning stories today. Sarah White is the second of two tied First Place winners in this month’s memoir contest — FOURTH OF JULY category. Earlier today we published the other tied First […]

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Memoir Contest Winner: Elsewhere Cove by Heather A. A. Menzies

by Matilda ButlerJuly 4, 2011
Memoir Contest Winner: Elsewhere Cove by Heather A. A. Menzies

Memoir Contest Winner: Read Heather A. A. Menzies award-winner memoir vignette about celebrating family stories on Canada’s version of July 4th.

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