Journaling

Some people are not comfortable sharing feelings in a group or do not find talking helpful. You may find painting, sculpture, music or other creative outlet more useful. Many people find journaling to be very helpful in providing a structure for expressing feelings. You can write in a notebook or diary; weekly, daily or several times a day. The important thing is to take the grief that lies within and move it away from us, take some of the pressure off.

Here are some examples of how people journal:

  • What I wish we’d done or hadn’t done.
  • What I wish I had or hadn’t said.
  • What is most difficult for me now.
  • Feelings at the beginning and end of each day.
  • Letter to a loved one.
  • Special memory.
  • Ways in which my loved one will continue to live on in my life.
  • Special ways I have for keeping my memories of my loved one alive.
  • What I miss most about my loved one or our relationship.

You may also choose to include:

  • Drawings or other visual materials such as dreams, fantasies, symbols or diagrams that are useful in clarifying or expressing your ideas.
  • Illustrations from magazines or newspapers that capture the thought or image you are writing about.
  • Personally meaningful quotations you may have read or heard.
  • A section to help you to brainstorm

Find a Doctor

Find primary care physicians and specialists.

Events

Feb. Runner's Injury Screenings

Is an injury or pain interfering with your running goals? Come to one of our FREE runner's screenings for assessment and appropriate treatment.
» More

March 12: Free Quit Smoking Session at NWH

Come to a FREE quit smoking information session that will help you begin taking those important steps toward a goal of tobacco-free living.
» More
News

2015 Top Docs List

More than 30 Newton-Wellesley affiliated physicians made Boston magazine's annual list recognizing some of the area's best doctors.
» Learn More  

Hospital Ranked #11

US News and World Report has ranked Newton-Wellesley Hospital 11th in Massachusetts.
» Learn More