The Healing Power of Words

July 26, 2016
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We are constantly surrounded by words. Words bombard us through our screens and surround us from billboards, signs, and posters. We usually forget about their presence because words are so ubiquitous to our daily lives. However, words have the ability to influence us. They can inspire us. They can pave a way to knowledge and discovery. Words even have the power to heal. By writing and reading about cancer, those impacted by cancer can gain perspective through self-reflection and find a sense of community through shared experiences. Joining host Kim Thiboldeaux to talk about the healing power of words is Susan Gubar, author of the book Reading & Writing Cancer: How Words Heal.