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The Power of Words

Photo by  Aaron Burden  on  Unsplash . It has been proven by science, empirical evidence, and personal experience - writing heals. I don't know the exact mechanism through which our brains engage in said activity, and then slowly starts rewiring itself to get us to a better place than we were in when we started. But, all I know is, it does. A few years ago I read the book "Option B" by Sheryl Sandberg, and through verifiable research, she demonstrates the immense power writing can have, especially once it becomes a habit. But, for me, it is not only writing that has a transformative power, it is also reading, speaking, listening, and engaging with language and with words. Language is powerful. Words are powerful. They can build up and they can destroy. Through reiterative use, words can shape entire societies and generations. A simple word can mark our identity and quite literally define our future. I've been obsessed with words ever since I can remember. I've bee