Here is the rationale and impetus for starting this BLOG

Extract from abstract:

“Research shows that writing a personal diary is a valuable therapeutic means for relieving emotional distress and promoting well-being, and that diary writing during adolescence helps in coping with developmental challenges. Current technologies and cultural trends make it possible and normative to publish personal diaries on the Internet through blogs—interactive, online forms of the traditional personal diary…. Results showed that participants maintaining a blog significantly improved on all measures. Participants writing about their difficulties in blogs open to responses gained the most. These results were consistent in the follow-up evaluation.”

The Therapeutic Value of Adolescents’ Blogging About Social–motional Difficulties

Boniel-Nissim, M and Barak A (2013), Psychological Services, Vol. 10, No. 3, 333–341