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Jun 10, 2014 · Leave a Reply

The lost art of letter writing can benefit cancer survivors

By Sheryl M Ness, MA, RN, Manager, Cancer Education Program @smness

When was the last time you wrote a letter on stationery or in a card that you send to someone the old-fashioned way — in the mail?

Sometimes, I feel like we may be losing touch with how important personal connections are. It's so easy to get caught up in using our smartphones and computers to send messages and e-mails that we forget how lovely it is to receive a genuine letter.

Reflect on the last time you received a handwritten letter or card from someone. How special did you feel? Did you keep it in a special place to read again later?

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