Guest post: Words are tools of healing by Vivienne Tuffnell

I was honoured to be asked to write the Foreword for Vivienne Tuffnell’s latest book, ‘Depression and the Art of Tightrope Walking, and today she is guesting over on ‘let’s talk!’, writing about the healing power of words – both reading and writing them. Viv was the inspiration behind the title of the book I edited in 2012 ‘Dandelions and Bad Hair Days’and wrote two essays and a poem for that book. Do take a look at her work and let me know what you think about words as therapy…..

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41Z6WYh-WXL._UY250_Our thanks today to our guest blogger, writer and poet Vivienne Tuffnell, author of a number of wonderful novels, including Strangers and Pilgrims, The Bet and one of our favourites, Away With the Fairies, all dealing with the human condition in a mystical and spiritual way. Her short story collections are full of mystery, with supernatural elements and a deep questioning of what it means to be human. She has written and spoken of her own struggles with depression and has just published a fabulous selection of her prose pieces from her popular blog Zen and the Art of Tightrope Walking. These essays challenge, question and nourish the spirit, offering support to others in mental and emotional distress. Depression and the Art of Tightrope Walking is available from Amazon in paperback and on Kindle.

Just words

No one listens to me.
But then I have nothing to say
I have not…

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One Response to Guest post: Words are tools of healing by Vivienne Tuffnell

  1. Pingback: “The door we never opened”- how poetry heals past and present for a better future. by Vivienne Tuffnell | No more wriggling out of writing ……

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