When Chris from Old Cove Road reached out to me via email to ask if he could share my blog post, How to use your smartphone like a hammer, on his website, I was utterly flattered. So, I went on his website to find out why my article was worthy of being shared, and as I browsed through, his podcast episode titled Write for Your Life caught my attention. In the episode, Chris explores the necessity of telling our stories, writing being one medium, to break down the stigma and misconception surrounding mental health and mental illness.
I loved the idea: write for your life.
I have mused about the importance of writing for self-exploration in previous posts. Good writing can help a person discover their voice, and our voice defines our authenticity, which in turn defines our influence.