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How to gain control of your life and live life to the fullest
Diana Raab PhD
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.
Do you feel as if you want more eureka moments? Sometimes they arrive spontaneously, but other times they can be inspired by following a few simple suggestions.
Have you always run from dark or gloomy subjects? Perhaps the month of June is a good time to talk or write about them as a way of healing. Here are some writing prompts to help.
Some activities need more time than others, but practicing breathing exercises can be done anytime.
Are you at a time in your life when you're reflecting on your accomplishments, what life means, and what your future holds? Talking and writing therapy can help your examination.
Have you ever wondered what the difference is between emotional truth and just plain truth? Read here and find out more.
Have you often wondered what inspires poets to write poems? Or why you can relate to some poems, but not others? Learn why poetry can be healing and transformative.
Do you find that your inner critic is stopping you from doing what your heart is telling you to do? There are things you can do to put your inner critic aside. Here are some tips.
Does the idea of sending emails seem to be mundane and not as interesting as sending a letter? February might be a good time to try writing a letter to a loved one.
Have you wondered about those who engage in spiritual bypassing? This post is a summary of John Welwood's work and other musings.
For many, the holidays can be quite stressful, but it's also a good time to take time for yourself. You might want to consider journaling or writing your experiences and feelings.
Research has shown that having gratitude can lead to happiness.
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.