This link is to a New York Times article that describes how writing — and then rewriting — your personal story can lead to behavioral changes and improve happiness.
Expressive writing, along with its many health benefits, can also help you with a life-course correction.
Below is an excerpt from a letter by Ruth Crocker, author of Those Who Remain to James Pennebaker, co-author of Expressive Writing: Words that Heal, regarding the helpful insight she received after reading Expressive Writing: Words that Heal.
“There is no question that this process of digging into the story and looking for my personal “truth” was immensely restorative. When I found your book, I felt such synchronicity with the process you describe that I had to share my pleasure with you.
Thank you for sharing your discoveries of the amazing impact that writing can have on healing from loss.”