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Writing Letters: A Therapeutic Process

Writing letters becomes a therapeutic process for the writer, and many emotions which were suppressed or buried, start to come through the ink.

The expression becomes deep, thoughtful and heartfelt at the same time.

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Good personal writing can encourage a real connection and brighten someone's day, be it a birthday day card, snail mail, a text message or a work email. 

When done right, it feels like someone is really noticing you.

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Letter writing is thriving

Letter writing - by hand - is linked with mental health benefits.

Letter-writing may seem like a lost art form. However, during the initial quarantine and beyond, statistics showed an increase in sales of notecards and writing papers. TikTok's hashtag #pen...

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Gratitude promotes wellbeing

Gratitude, the feeling of being thankful, is known to increase wellbeing, with studies showing that it:

  • Protects from stress and depression
  • Makes relationships more fulfilling
  • Promotes better sleep
  • Increases mental toughness
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