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So Far, So Good
[4 Nov 2012 | No Comment | 1,238 views]

A man is falling off a tall building. As he passes the 100th floor , he says “It’s 99 floors to the ground, but, so far so good”. Now, that’s an optimist! And that’s what we are- optimistic. After several meetings on our own we’ve added new members, hopefully more will follow after some expected publicity.
Two of our newest exemplify our expanded membership, now beyond a focus on Cancer. One is currently receiving Chemo treatments, the other attends meetings with [ … ]

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Different Cover, Same Book
[16 Oct 2012 | No Comment | 1,386 views]

They recently closed the doors of the Cancer Support Community-Delmarva in Salisbury, MD. because of lack of funding. Six members of our Writing For Wellness group wanted to continue meeting and continue to heal. We also decided to open up membership, no longer limiting our membership to Cancer survivors and caregivers. Anyone who wants to heal through writing will be welcome. Time will tell whether we succeed without sponsorship.
In our local library’s winter catalog of events there will be a [ … ]

Changing Priorities, Class in Session, Class Reports

Senior Citizens Enroll in Writing for Wellness at California University
[30 Aug 2012 | No Comment | 1,492 views]

by Joan
Smith
  I began teaching the Writing for Wellness class as part of Senior University at
California State University, Long Beach at the Leisure World campus with much
trepidation. My concern was that I was not a trained teacher and was unsure
whether or not I could do it. After a couple of sessions there, I moved the
class and have been teaching it on the college campus. My students have ranged in age from 55 to 85, and have included both men and women. While [ … ]

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Life Lessons by Maria Naraki, WFW student at Cal State Long Beach
[28 Aug 2012 | No Comment | 1,332 views]

Life’s Lessons
Be kind, loving, and patient with myself:
As a child I was taught to do for others, that is, take care of others’ needs and neglect my own. I now realize that I need to take care of myself first, if I am to have love and patience to take care of others.
Forgiveness:
Forgiveness was a word I did not understand before. Forgiveness does not mean the wrong that was done to me is okay. No! Forgiveness is releasing myself from [ … ]

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Laguna Niguel author shares story of couple who housed wolves
[11 Jul 2012 | No Comment | 1,420 views]

THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER, June 18, 2012
LAGUNA NIGUEL – Julie Davey of Laguna Niguel has written new mystery novel, “Cry Wolf, a psychological thriller.” She is also the author of “Writing for Wellness: A Prescription for Healing,” which was published in 2007.
Fullerton College, where Davey taught writing, recently established a journalism award in her honor. The first Julie A. Davey Excellence in Journalism Award was presented in May, during an awards ceremony at the college.
Davey discussed her love of writing [ … ]

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