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Scientific American: Blogging is Therapeutic?!

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Blogging–It’s Good for You: The therapeutic value of blogging becomes a focus of study, by Jessica Wapner:

Self-medication may be the reason the blogosphere has taken off. 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 AIDS 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….” (link to full story)

(A lot of us could have told them all this and more – for the price of a cup of coffee! 🙂

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