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About Diana Raab

Diana Raab, PhD, is a memoirist, blogger, speaker, and award-winning author of 9 books, and over 500 articles. She often speaks on writing for healing and transformation. Among her books are Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Program for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life, and Writing for Bliss: A Companion Journal. Visit her at http://dianaraab.com.
Latest Posts | By Diana Raab
Celebrating the Month of Love
3 weeks 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
2 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
3 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
4 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?
5 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?
6 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
7 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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The Importance of Meaningful Conversation at Any Age
8 months ago

The Importance of Meaningful Conversation at Any Age

By  •  Family

As an only child who grew up with a quiet and introverted mother and a father who worked very long hours, there wasn’t a great deal of meaningful conversation in my household. In fact, being raised on TV dinners made the meals…
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In Honor of the Men in Our Lives – Our Fathers and Grandfathers
9 months ago

In Honor of the Men in Our Lives – Our Fathers and Grandfathers

By  •  Family

In May, I wrote about honoring our mothers and grandmothers, so it’s only fair that this month I discuss fathers and grandfathers, as we typically think of June as a time to honor the male figures in our lives…
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Honoring Our Mothers and Grandmothers with a Letter
10 months ago

Honoring Our Mothers and Grandmothers with a Letter

By  •  Family

When we think of the month of May, many of us think about celebrating our mothers and grandmothers. Because I was born on Mothers’ Day many moons ago…
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