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Creativity and Healing Through Blogging

March 8, 2012

Medical research links creativity with reduced symptoms and improved health. In this second in the creativity webinar series, active bloggers Leigh McGowan and Colleen Schnell discuss their experiences with blogging as a form of creative self-expression. Learn blogging tips and tricks and find out more about the online PH blogging community. This webinar also includes open time for attendees to ask questions and share their own blogging experiences with the group.


At the end of the webinar, the speaker references an email with a word document containing all links from the presentation. You can access that word document here.

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Presenter Information

Leigh McGowan 

Leigh McGowan

Originally from Toronto, Canada, Leigh landed in Los Angeles via New York. Having been an actress and a photographer, she finally found her true passion in writing. The mother of a fabulous 4 year old named Lochlan and the wife of an actor, Leigh started her blog,, as a productive response to her fight with PH.

Colleen Schnell

Colleen Schnell

Colleen was diagnosed with PAH and a congenital heart defect at 9 months old. Since discovering the PHA website, she has become a big part of the PH community. She hosts chats on PHA’s website twice a week, and she is a PHA Mentor. She likes to blog about PH as much as she can as just another way to make people aware of this illness (

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