Very good piece on The Love We Make blog entitled: "WHY WE SHOULD WRITE."
For many years I have told many people that writing is a very important adjunct to therapy and to one's growth process. Mary Cavataio describes her own process in grappling with the writing experience in her piece beautifully. Definitely worth reading.
Here's an excerpt:
"We should write because humans are spiritual beings and writing is a powerful form of prayer and meditation, connecting us both to our own insights and to our higher and deeper level of inner guidance. We should write because writing brings clarity and passion to the act of living. Writing is sensual experiential, grounding. We should write because writing is good for the soul."