This past Friday, I found out some stressful information in my personal life. So after discussing with cousin about it and she asked me over and over, “How do you feel, Helyn? What’s going on in your mind?”

I kept repeating, “I don’t know.”

She finally went and grabbed a few pieces of paper from the printer and handed them to me. She produced a pen moments later. I stared at them, unsure of what to write.

She encouraged me, “You’re a writer, Helyn. I know you can write.”

Finally I gripped the pen and the words began to flow. I wrote down my feelings about the situation and the questions I have. The words poured onto the page and I just let my mind take over.

So if you’re ever feeling stressed or worried or afraid about anything in your life, grab a piece of paper, a napkin, a box, anything and just write.

Write until your hand cramps and your brain turns to mush.