Memoir as Medicine: The Healing Power of Writing Your Messy, Imperfect, Unruly (but Gorgeously Yours) Life Story

Published:  
02/14/2024
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Writing has been medicine for Nancy Slonim Aronie. At nine months old, her son Dan was diagnosed with diabetes. Then, at twenty-two, he was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis. During the years she and her husband took care of Dan, and when he died at age thirty-eight, Aronie could not find the book she needed. So she wrote her memoir.

In teaching memoir writing, Aronie has found that everyone has a story to tell and that telling it is important. Sharing “this is who I am, these are the things that shaped me, this is where I am now” allows a kind of magic and healing to happen. In this podcast she shares how to write through where YOU have been and experience deep understanding, profound healing, and even unexpected joy.

About Our Guest:

Nancy Slonim Aronie is the author of Writing from the Heart: Tapping the Power of your Inner Voice and Memoir as Medicine: The Healing Power of Writing Your Messy, Imperfect, Unruly (but Gorgeously Yours) Life Story. She has been a commentator for National Public Radio’s All Things Considered, and was a visiting writer at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. Nancy wrote a monthly column in McCall’s magazine and was the recipient of the Eye of The Beholder Artist in Residence Award at the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum in Boston, and was recognized for excellence in teaching for all three years she taught with Robert Coles at Harvard University.

She is the founder of The Chilmark Writing Workshop on Martha’s Vineyard and teaches her Jump-Start Your Memoir; Write It From The Heart program at Esalen, Kripalu, Omega Institute, and Blue Spirit in Costa Rica. Her column, “From The Heart” appears biweekly in The Martha’s Vineyard Times.

Learn more about our guest’s work:

chilmarkwritingworkshop.com