Dreams have been described as dress rehearsals for real life, opportunities to gratify wishes, and a form of nocturnal therapy. A new theory aims to make sense of it all.
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How to gain control of your life and live life to the fullest
Diana Raab Ph.D.
Are you feeling confused and unsure about the current state of morality? There is much to learn about the nature of morality, how morals are formed, and their importance in society.
Heading into 2021 with a journal in hand can empower you as you turn the page into the new year.
Are you feeling as if life has gotten too serious lately, and you've lost your joyful and playful side? Here are some ways to get back in touch with your inner child.
Are you frustrated by how different this Thanksgiving is? Our celebrations are tempered this year, but there are ways to maintain a sense of tradition and gratitude.
Are you feeling worn down by the lack of empathy and compassion in the world around you? Being mindful of what empathy is, who has it, and how it can heal will help you cope.
Are you feeling more depressed and anxious because of the pandemic? Many of us are and the reason is that we are social creatures. There are ways to help us feel more connected.
It seems easier for some people to deal with adversity and new situations. Studies show that there are certain personality characteristics and life experiences that contribute.
Studies have shown that babies are born intuitive—however, over the years, this innate skill dissipates. This post offers tips on tapping into your inner voice and intuition.
Summertime is a reminder of the 1967 Beatles song, "All You Need Is Love." In fact, love might be even more important during a pandemic. Here are some ways to offer love to others.
Are you wondering about the trajectory of our pandemic situation? Many people are, and it's clear that we've had to make many shifts to help us cope. Here are some other ideas.
Words of wisdom can help put our lives into perspective.
Is the pandemic filling you with feelings of pessimism? If yes, consider studying the Serenity Prayer as a way to nurture a sense of optimism.
Is the pandemic making you feel lonely and isolated as if you are in a deep, dark hole? You are not alone. We are in this together. And there are self-care strategies to help you.
Has the COVID-19 pandemic left you with a surge of emotions? With the uncertainty of the times, these emotions can best be expressed in poetry.
After a few weeks of the directive to stay in place, are you finding yourself sad and getting increasingly lonely? We are all in this pandemic today. Here's how to cope.
Are you feeling stressed by the shifts in our universe right now and getting used to the new "norm"? Try doing some reflective writing to help you come to terms with it all.
With regard to the coronavirus, are the facts and stories instilling you with fear? Here are a few ideas to help you minimize your fear, while also helping you cope.
The difference between unconditional and conditional love, and some suggestions for cultivating the first kind.
Sometimes the terms get mixed up, but they are really different. For an optimal state of well being, it's important to be both centered and grounded.
Have you thought about writing a memoir, but you're either unsure if you have a story to tell, or if it will help you in any way? This article discusses how writing a memoir transforms a person.
Have you found that you tend to lose your focus during the holidays? Here are some tips on how to reestablish focus in the New Year.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by the chaos and commotion of the holidays? Here are some ways to help you navigate that period.
Are you finding your stress compounded by the loss of a loved one? Here are some creative ideas to help you navigate the situation.
The holidays are a good time to be thankful. One way to do this is to tell those we love about our gratitude, and another way is to engage in gratitude journaling.
Are you feeling as if you've lost your zest for life? Maybe it's time to re-evaluate your life passion and what brings you joy. In addition to journaling, here are some ideas.
There's been a lot of talk about emotional wellness, but do you know what it means and how to be emotionally well? To decide, there are a number of questions you can ask yourself.
Those who have contemplated or attempted suicide often remain under the radar, and suffer a sort of “silent despair.”
Do you feel as if many unfortunate things are happening at once, or that you're having a streak of bad luck? Here's how to navigate times of adversity.
Are there days when you wonder what you're doing here? There are easy ways to figure this out. Try answering a few simple questions.
Have you ever wondered if you can heal yourself or if you are a natural healer? Here are some tips about self-healing and healing others.
Diana Raab, MFA, Ph.D., is an author, speaker, educator, and survivor. She’s written nine books of nonfiction and poetry, including the recent Writing for Bliss and Writing for Bliss: A Companion Journal.