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About Diana Raab

Diana Raab, PhD, is memoirist, blogger, speaker, and award-winning author of 10 books, and numerous articles. She often writes and speaks on writing for healing and transformation. Her latest books are Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Program for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life and Writing for Bliss: A Companion Journal. Explore her books and Conversation Cards for Meaningful Storytelling.
Latest Posts | By Diana Raab
Mothering Yourself Can Be a Nourishing Experience
1 month ago

Mothering Yourself Can Be a Nourishing Experience

By  •  Lifestyle

It’s easy to think of May as a month to honor mothers; however, there are those who were born to moms who did not want them, those they were estranged from, or mothers who’ve passed away. For these individuals, Mother’s Day can be a time…
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Happy National Poetry Month: The Healing Power of Poetry
2 months ago

Happy National Poetry Month: The Healing Power of Poetry

By  •  Lifestyle

When I was six years old, at sleepaway camp, I wrote my first poem and sent it to my parents in a letter. I was extremely homesick, so writing those words helped me express and release those feelings. The form of my poem was different from those…
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Honoring Women’s History Month: Anaïs Nin
3 months ago

Honoring Women’s History Month: Anaïs Nin

By  •  Lifestyle

March is Women’s History Month, and there are so many women to honor who’ve carved an important place in history. This month, I choose to highlight someone whose writing has personally changed my life: writer Anaïs Nin…
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Celebrating the Month of Love
4 months ago

Celebrating the Month of Love

By  •  Lifestyle

Whether you believe in “Hallmark Card” holidays like Valentine’s Day or not, the month of February, also known as the Month of Love, is a good time to think about someone you love, either alive or passed. But instead of sending flowers…
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January Is National Journaling Month
6 months ago

January Is National Journaling Month

By  •  Lifestyle

I’ve been journaling since the age of 10, when my mother gave me a journal to help me cope with the death of my grandmother, who’d been my caretaker. Little did I realize that my mother’s seemingly simple gesture would set the stage…
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How Storytelling Can Bring Families Together During the Holidays
6 months ago

How Storytelling Can Bring Families Together During the Holidays

By  •  Family

Like many others this year, my husband and I will not be traveling across the country to celebrate the holidays with our family. Instead, our plan is to have a small gathering of family members who live nearby, whom we’ve been…
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The Art of Writing Creative Eulogies
7 months ago

The Art of Writing Creative Eulogies

By  •  Lifestyle

The holiday season is often marked by the loss of loved ones, so it’s a good idea to be prepared for the inevitable. I am a well-published writer, so it seems that when a close friend or family member dies, I’m asked to write the eulogy.
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Breast Cancer Can Happen to Any Woman – Can You Be a Survivor?
8 months ago

Breast Cancer Can Happen to Any Woman – Can You Be a Survivor?

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, which, for me, is another reminder that it’s been more than two decades since my diagnosis in 2000. Back then, one in five women was affected. Today, the American Cancer Society claims…
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Have You Lost Your Inspiration During the Pandemic?
9 months ago

Have You Lost Your Inspiration During the Pandemic?

By  •  Lifestyle

For some people, the pandemic has been a lesson in dealing with isolation. For others, it’s offered valuable alone time for reflection. For me, the silver lining has been that even after more than six decades on this planet…
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7 Techniques for Fostering Self-Awareness in Your 60s
10 months ago

7 Techniques for Fostering Self-Awareness in Your 60s

By  •  Mindset

From an early age, I often spent time jotting down feelings, musings, and motivations about myself and others. Being self-aware was my way to feel more empowered in a household that was often chaotic. Writing helped me make sense…
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