Writing has been said to have a positive impact on physical well- being. University of Texas at Austin psychologist and researcher, James Pennebaker, believes that writing about stressful events helps you come to terms with them, thus reducing the impact these stressors have on your physical health.
Author Greg Grant found this to be true when he began writing poetry in 2003 to cope with his mental illness. In his new book, “Let’s Fly,” Grant has written poetry through the eyes of a man with Cerebral Palsy. “Let’s Fly” is made up of 58 eclectic poems covering a wide variety of subjects such as parties, mental illness, age, acceptance and prayer.
“I hope this book will display how people who are disabled are capable of the same achievements as everyone else,” said Grant. “I want to inspire others who are living with a mental illness to hold nothing back when chasing their dreams.”
Through “Let’s Fly,” Grant intends to spread acceptance of people with mental disabilities and show how they grapple the same feelings and concerns as those without a mental disability. As readers sift through the various poems they are likely to feel a kinship towards Grant as his poems describe topics everyone can relate to.
“Let’s Fly” is intended for readers of all ages. Grant’s poetry offers valuable morals for young readers, while reminding adults of truths they may have forgotten.
About the Author:
Greg Grant began writing poetry in 2003 to cope with is mild Cerebral Palsy. Grant enjoys writing about good friends, life, love and happiness. Grant is passionate about inspiring others who live with a mental illness to hold nothing back when chasing their dreams. Grant lives in Melbourne, Australia.
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