Do you want to reduce stress, lower your blood pressure, boost your immune system, or just feel happier? All you need to do is pick up a pen. The Writing Rx is a warmly written, research-based guide for achieving the measurable physical and mental health benefits of expressive writing in your own life. Eichenmuller provides current evidence to support each of her accessible, easy-to-follow activities in a variety of genres, from journaling to memoirs to creative writing.
Quite simply, The Writing Prescription is a joy to read even before you pick up your own pen and put words to paper. — Dr Jane Park Cutler, PhD, MSW
No matter what your current relationship with writing and language is, this book will nurture and encourage you. — Michael Glaser, PhD, Poet Laureate of Maryland, 2004-2009
I’ve always found writing to be a therapeutic activity. Now I have the scientific studies to back up my theory. — Cindy L. Freeman, Author
Ann Eichenmuller is the author of two novels—Kind Lies and The Lies We Are. She is an award-winning essayist and travel writer whose work has been featured in All at Sea, Chesapeake Style, Chesapeake Bay, and Motorhome magazines. A former Maryland educator, she received the Washington Post’s Agnes Meyer Award for Excellence. She has a B.A. in English and an M.A. in Humanities. Ann is a certified diver, private pilot, and something of an adventurer who counts sailing her boat to the Bahamas with husband Eric and their children as her favorite accomplishment.