Thursday, June 26, 2008

It's good for you!


Isn't it funny how we pick and choose among available "expert" studies related to health and well being.

Sometimes I make lifestyle choices because of science but mostly I just tend to to pat myself on the back whenever something I am already doing turns out to be healthy.

For instance, blogging---to quote this week's issue of Newsweek. "My Shrink Says...Blog!"

The article begins, "Why do people write confessional blogs? It's a creative outlet. It's a forum to vent. It's an exercise in exhibitionism. To mental-health experts, though, it's more than that: a blog is medicine. Psychiatrists are starting to tout the therapeutic power of blogging, and many have begun incorporating it into patient treatment."

So, there you go, gentle readers, the health benefits of blogging.

12 comments:

Jayne said...

Well now! No wonder we are all so...ahem... emotionally healthy! Blog on! It *is* good for you!

Beth said...

Jayne, yes--we are empoweing and strengthening ourselves, not just drooling over the keyboard looking at pictures of birds and flowers and bumblebees

Ruth said...

I had another article on a similar theme and have a post started on the benefits of blogging. How nice to hear that something I enjoy is good for me!

KGMom said...

Wooo hoooo--I knew it, I knew it! Yes, validation.
Ahem--sorry for that outburst.

SJ said...

Glad to hear I'm doing something right!

rach :) said...

Add this to the long list of things that would have made me rich if I'd just said them first (and had a degree to back me up!)

beckie said...

Blogging is good for you! Most days you can get a good laugh or two, and maybe cry a little. You feel connected to so many others like visiting with friends over a cup of coffee. And most importantly, I think, you feel a sense of validation when you get comments. Others thinking what you say or offer is worthy. I love this wonderful world of blogging!

Weather Boy said...

I'm just thrilled that coffee is, for right now, considered healthy. Don't tell me if it swings back the other way.

The Texican said...

I am pretty sure some of us should be in therapy, and I'm also fairly sure some who are, have already taken the advice of their shrink and started posting.
Roses are red, Violets are blue, I am psychotic and so am I.

TheElementary said...

Next week they might say it's bad for us, but I say blog away, as much as you like. I suspect only non-blogging people will say it's bad for you ;)

Kathiesbirds said...

Since I've kept a journal for years,this does not surprise me. The thing I didn't expect when I started blogging was the connections with other people. I never knew I would make this many friends! I spend so much time blogging,though. Now that I've read this, I can do it guilt free!

Kathiesbirds said...

I just read the Texican's comment and I'm LAUGHING OUT LOUD!!!!!!!!!!