The author of short stories, narrative essays and poems, Minnesota author Louise Mathewson’s work has been published in numerous magazines, journals and anthologies – including the first volume of the bestselling book series, Cup of Comfort. Her new book is A Life Interrupted: Living with Brain Injury.
While Louise has always written about the sacred moments in everyday experiences, today those experiences hold even deeper meaning. In February 2003 she emerged from a two-week coma following an auto-accident in which she suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Though a struggle at first, Louise returned to her writing as soon as she was able. She has since used her writing (and poetry in particular) to help her cope with the physical affects of the accident, recovery from post-traumatic stress disorder, and in the emotional part of her healing process.
Louise was recently interviewed by Kay Adams, best-selling author, speaker, psychotherapist and visionary in the field of journal therapy, for the JournalVerse Ask the Experts podcast radio series. Click the audio player below to listen to the August 2014 interview, and learn more about the therapeutic benefits of journaling at JournalVerse.com, an international learning community for writers and facilitators.
Inspirational speaker Louise Mathewson is available for group speaking engagements. A certified Journal to the Self® instructor who uses journaling as a creative outlet for healing, Louise is also available for workshops and instructing small groups in this method. For more information, please contact Louise's publicist.
We know that Acquired Brain Injury doesn't discriminate based on age, gender or social status. Nor does it discriminate on geographical grounds. Millions around the world are affected by ABI. I am honored and pleased to announce my new role as American Ambassador to Synapse Australia. ~ Louise