February 21, 2018

Can Writing Help Atrial Fibrillation?

My friend, Dr. Ellen Taliaferro, used to be an emergency room doctor. Today she uses her expertise in dealing with trauma to help people use writing to recover from their illnesses and traumas.

I sent her a message the other day saying that maybe wellness writing can not only cure chronic diseases but perhaps even prevent them in the first place. That came from research I’d just read about from Arizona State University that writing can lower cholesterol and give you a healthier heart. Dr. Taliaferro just wrote about writing as a heart-healthy prevention strategy in her blog.

So if writing can relieve stress and give you a healthier heart, can it help with atrial fibrillation, especially afib triggered by stress? Could be worth a try.

Dr. Taliaferro is doing some workshops on Seeking Wellness Story by Story in beautiful Half Moon Bay, CA in April. If you attend, please let us know if it helps your afib.



    Ilive in UK Wish i could been there…good luck Mel keep up the good work. Christine

  2. Kristine,

    Good for you for blogging and for using your blog to talk about your afib. As a result, you’ll be much healthier, I’m sure.


  3. This is an interesting idea and part of the reason I decided to talk about a-fib on both my blogs. Writing helps me get a lot of things out and reduces my stress. I’m guessing it would do the same for others.

  4. Dr. T,

    Thanks for adding the link to more details of the workshop. Wish I could be there, but I have speeches that conflict. Would love to attend one soon. I love Half Moon Bay – it’s gorgeous in the spring.


  5. Mellanie: thanks for sharing information about the workshop with your readers.

    I love this challenge: hop on a plane, come to San Francisco Airport and then make your way out to Half Moon Bay for a great and fun day. Tell all your friends, too, by sending them this link to learn more about the workshop: