Lux Thinking Aloud

Write Your Feelings

8:00 AM

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
-Maya Angelou

Write your feelings.

Turn your feelings into stories, poetry, or a simple write up.

Writing is an effective therapy for me. It speeds up healing of old and hurt feelings. Writing helps me get my much needed closure and keeps me at peace with myself.

Writing helps me clear my mind. When I see my thoughts written down, I get a clearer vision of things so I know what to do next or what to stop.

Thus, the birth of my other blog Dear You,. It used to be for my own personal venting out and writing therapy.

Fast forward to today, I've made Dear You, a venue for unsent letters. Anyone with something to say to someone can send in their letters and I will publish it.

I know how difficult it is to bottle up your feelings. It can be risky to your physical health as well.

So don't.

I want to help you.

Don't keep your feelings to yourself. At the same time, don't lash it out to the world.

Just write your feelings.

Write with abandon. Write with all you have and all you are.

You'll be surprised as to how light you'll feel afterwards.

I'll be waiting for you.

Send your unsent letters through the contact form at the right side bar of this page. See Write for Dear You, for guidelines. 


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  1. I need to sit down and write that letter... I agree that it helps you Luxe... if I write it, I will send it to you ... xox

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  2. Heading to your other blog now. This is a great idea, Lux... Oh how one can turn their emotions into a string of beautiful words..

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  3. What a beautiful way to heal! Bless you with this anointed plan!

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  4. Writing helped me over my first heartbreak so much and I started blogging when I felt helpless over my son's illness. Great post #candidcuddles

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  5. I write my feelings down on paper or canvas before starting a painting - the feelings are eventually covered up with paint but I know I got the "junk" out.

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  6. Hi, Lux!

    I agree that it is both powerful and therapeutic to put your thoughts, dreams, goals and unresolved conflicts into written form. It is also a great idea to have a blog that allows people to express things they have kept bottled up inside, letters that were never written but perhaps should have been for the sake of closure. I hope your site is a success, dear friend Lux!

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  7. You are so right! Writing can be incredibly beneficial, in many ways. (I have kept a diary for years.) Your project sounds very interesting.
    Wishing you a happy new week!

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  8. What a nice post!!! I also heal my soul in this way. I love writing and reading, both help me to calm me in bad situations. Wishing you a lovely week and thanks for trying to help others, liuba x

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  9. That's a good idea.

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  10. Such a great initiative! I love it! Thanks!

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  11. Interesting idea! I'm sure you'll get plenty of takers.

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  12. Writing is such a powerful thing! It's amazing what it can do for a person. I adore that Maya Angelou quote!! Thanks so much for sharing with #candidcuddles & for your continued support of my linky x

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  13. What a fantastic idea need to own a letter over to you!!! Thank you for your idea #candidcuddles

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  14. It's a so lovely idea and, you know, it's so difficult to tell what we feel... Thank you :)

    xoxo
    www.bellezzefelici.blogspot.com

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  15. I envy your ability to write down your feelings! I admit that I feel much better when I do it but I just can't keep up with it!

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  16. Writing down your feelings is such a great way to get over things, document your life, and really get your feelings out if you find they are bottled inside. It's really a great form of therapy that I try to exercise. Beautiful post.

    Kia / KTS
    www.houseofkts.com

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  17. I started journaling this year and I agree with you, it definitely helps to write it out!

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  18. Absolutely amazing idea, I've tried and work! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely day!
    xx
    cvetybaby.com

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  19. That sounds like a lovely idea. Forgive me for not stopping by sooner. Your page freezes on Google Chrome and never loads, so I had to download another browser (Safari) to see it.

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  20. Ted Dekker said that he writes to figure out life. And that really resonated with me! I love this idea of a place to submit letters. Thank you for sharing it today.

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  21. Lovely post.
    http://www.thestylegalaxy.com/

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  22. I know I am a slow-processor but when I write my way through, I seem to process more fully and allow God to work through the whole thing! What a powerful concept, and gift, to offer to collect and publish letters like this!

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  23. Lux, I found you today at #TestimonyTuesday - I have already clicked over to your new sight -what a wonderful idea and a way to help others heal! so awesome to find your post today.I'm heading back over to Dear You to read some more.

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  24. Great Idea Lux, thank you!

    kisses <3

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  25. Writing is great help. I love it. sometimes banging it out on a keyboard helps me to release the frustrations that are tied up in my heart.

    thanks for your love for others
    thanks for how you give, share and care
    thanks for being you!

    Marie
    @spreadingJOY
    spreading-joy.org

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  26. Me too, Lux!
    If I didn't write about my feelings, then I think I'd have been carted away in a straitjacket long ago! LOL
    A truly fabulous read, my friend.
    Thank you so much...xoxoxo

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  27. Lovely post! I am new follower GFC and hope you can follow me too) xx

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  28. Very cool. I love that. I often find I write injustices and my hurt feelings into my stories. It's such a great way to vent, and journaling is an awesome way to gain clarity from our experiences. Looking forward to the upcoming letters!

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  29. Just check out the new blog and must say i love the idea.Am going to be a frequent there
    Kisses dear

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  30. Beautifully said. I myself started my blog to feel some emptiness and I do not regret it! I am writing about it here: https://thefrenchiemummy.com/2016/06/14/am-i-only-a-stay-at-home-mum/ #sharethejoylinky

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  31. So many have unsaid things that need a place to be spoken. You provide a great ministry by giving them this space. Glad to be your neighbor at #coffeeforyourheart.

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  32. Lux, this is such a beautiful and purposeful idea! I love it, and I hope people take those bold steps forward to share their vulnerable feelings with you and all of us. It IS healing to let it out.

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  33. What a truly lovely, and empowering idea.

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  34. what a great idea!! It helps to write things down.

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  35. Really interesting idea! Thanks for sharing : )

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  36. Wonderful idea! I have been writing my feelings since I was a child and is still a big part of how I process.

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  37. Oh WOW!!! What an amazing avenue of healing and therapy! Going to visit this right now:) Praying for you and those who share, that God will do a great work of healing and bless overwhelmingly in the process!

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  38. Dear Lux, I agree so much ... writing feelings down helps! Sometimes I've written letters that I never put in the mail. Just writing was enough to resolve the situation. Great post! Hope you have an excellent weekend!

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  39. Great blog lovely!I love the variety of topics you write about!I'm now following you on GFC #140. Please follow back so we can support eachother & keep in touch! xo from Italy,
    Sonia Verardo
    http://www.trenchcollection.com/

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  40. Writing is great therapy. When you are VERY angry at someone, it is good to write it all down - - - then burn the letter. Never send it for you will regret doing so. Feelings are expressed on paper often better than kept inside. How wonderful is a letter of praise and love that inspires and encourages. Thank you for sharing your awesome post with us here at Tell me a Story.

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  41. That's a great initiative! I will be sending a couple of letters your way in the near future.

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  42. I'm one of those writer people who find solace in writing down their feelings too. I always end up writing a lot of poetry when I get emotional and it actually does help me feel better. And I hope the results aren't too bad either.

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  43. Great concept. Don't know if I have the guts to share. We'll see! ;-)

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  44. Fantastic idea. Good luck with 'Dear You', Lux.

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  45. Beautiful post. Thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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  46. Great post- I also find writing very therapeutic and it helps me process things. I love the Maya Angelou quote too.

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  47. What a beautiful idea! I used to write out all of my feelings as letters to God growing up. I so wished I had kept them to be read as an adult!

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  48. I'm with you. Writing my feelings down is the way I cope with much of life, and seeking guidance through God's Word. A blessing to follow you this week at Holly's!

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  49. What a great idea. I do agree that by writing our feelings, it brings healing. Praying your other blog will help many release what they've been afraid to share. Have a blessed week.

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  50. Writing is definitely good therapy. This is a brilliant idea!

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  51. Hi Lux. This is a good reminder to get your feelings out on paper. I have chosen this as one of my featured faves from last week's Thursday Favorite Things Linkup. I will be featuring you on my site this Thursday.

    Shellie
    www.thefabjourney.com

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  52. I will definitely have to look into this. I will be checking out your other blog soon. I used to journal and have gotten out of it. I spend so much time trying to develop/maintain my blog that I don't have time for other things. My post are my writings, but I need to get back into journaling. I wanted to let you know that I appreciate you always coming over to visit, read, and comment on my post. I am not able to respond to your comments. I'm only able to plus 1 it to let you know that I appreciate it. :) ~Lowanda

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  53. How wonderful of you to give others a place to vent! Sometimes for me it is still easier to push all that stuff down inside and try and forget about it. There have been so many times I have wanted to do a post on AmaraLand about Mother's Day and how for me it brings forth terrible emotions. But when I start to think about putting it all on paper it just depresses me. I get down for days until I can shake it off. Maybe someday. Still a wonderful thing you are doing!

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  54. Lux,
    What a great idea! I am praying for God to use this new venture for great things! It was so great to see you at Moments of Hope this week! Thank you so much for sharing this opportunity and for sharing HOPE!
    Blessings and smiles,
    Lori

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  55. Awwggh! I love this.. Thank you for sharing.. This line struck me though.. "Write with Abandon" #Deep

    I am off to Dear You right away :D

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  56. I agree that writing heals wounds that time can not. I started writing and it helped me to come out from darkness. Loved your post. I'll sure send you letter when I'll write.
    http:gbnavapara.blogspot.in

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  57. You're a giver Lux

    This idea is a fantastic opportunity for hearts to heal. Anything to encourage thinking is good for the soul. It is one of my long range goals to encourage people to think and dream again. 'Dear You' is giving others a safe place to practise this unutilized tool.

    'Looking in' has become a seldom place to rest for people these days. Thinking, reflection and discovery are extremely powerful in pointing to the right road at the junctions in life.

    Thank you for being a giver, thank you for caring about the deeper things that people really need. There's too much sugar and not enough meat in writing and it's people like yourself that help to turn that trend around.

    I hope it hits the roof and I encourage people to use it and discover themselves again.

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