“Dear Diary” Series: A Walk Through Healing

diaryMany of us, at some point in our lives, have written down our thoughts in a diary or a journal. Maybe you were in elementary school and  your mom gave you a diary to share your hopes and dreams in it. Perhaps, you began writing in a journal after going off to college to document your exciting adventures and trips. But, whatever the reason for journaling, those who dedicate themselves to writing can find it to be a very rewarding and helpful experience.

According to Dr. James Pennebaker, author of  Writing to Heal, he states, “When we translate an experience into language we essentially make the experience graspable.” This can be helpful when we experience trauma and can write down our feelings in order to process through the situation in our minds to get to a place of healing.

In our new upcoming blog series, Dear Diary, a woman shares her struggles, questions, and experience as she walks through life after abortion.  Through the upcoming weeks, you will see a story of courage, strength, and perseverance as she documents her thoughts and feelings. It is my hope as you read through these diary entries, you will be able to see the transformation as she processes through post abortion stress while seeking help at Restore.

If you or someone you know has experienced an abortion and is looking for healing, we are here to help. Please call or text Restore at 630-599-0043 for more information about our compassionate and nonjudgmental post abortion support program.


Nguyen, T. (2015). 10 Surprising Benefits You’ll Get From Keeping a Journal.  Retrieved from https://www.huffingtonpost.com/thai-nguyen/benefits-of-journaling-_b_6648884.html.