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The Surprising Benefits of Writing Love Letters

We are conditioned to use technology to communicate our innermost, sensitive and subtle feelings. Technology is fast, effective and instantly gratifying. Another plus is that we don’t have to spell, use proper grammar and can select from a wide range of free graphic images, even use sound effects to facilitate the message! However, I come from a long line of letter writers and I think that when we opt for the quick fix, we lose something special in the process. Writing is as important to learning as reading. In fact, sometimes we learn more when we write because writing compels us to really think on a deeper level. When we write a love letter, we help ourselves sort out our relationship without pretense, and not just our connection to another person, but our inner-connection as we clarify our core value system. The love letter we write to another is really a barometer of how we love ourselves

In a love letter we are able to:
With that said, I feel better already for having written to you. Now, you might say that I write books and articles, so writing a little love letter is no big deal for me; while for you, it might require a bit more initial effort. And you are right! Here are some instructions for writing a love letter. The more love letters you write, practice makes perfect. Beyond that you will discover how deeply you can love while you sort out what it is exactly that you love. What you find out my surprise you! Opening up your heart, making yourself vulnerable, is sexy.

Here are some tips for writing a love letter and creating an intimate bond:
Debbie Mandel, MA is the author of Changing Habits: The Caregivers' Total Workout and Turn On Your Inner Light: Fitness for Body, Mind and Soul, a stress-reduction specialist, motivational speaker, a personal trainer and mind/body lecturer. She is the host of the weekly Turn On Your Inner Light Show on WGBB AM1240 in New York City , produces a weekly wellness newsletter, and has been featured on radio/ TV and print media. To learn more visit: www.turnonyourinnerlight.com

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