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How to gain control of your life and live life to the fullest
Diana Raab Ph.D.
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.
Statistics have shown that more vets die of suicide than in combat. What can we as a society do to help?
Are you feeling stressed with the bustle of your daily life? Maybe it's time for an escape.
Have you wondered what are the benefits of writing? Do you feel better when you write when going through difficult times? Well, studies have shown that writing heals.
Are you wondering why so many people are unhappy? Perhaps part of it has to do with their increased digital connection. Studies have shown that disconnecting may lead to happiness.
September is Suicide Prevention Month, a good time to understand some of the whys of suicide and bring awareness to yourself and your community.
Are you surrounded by people, but still feel lonely? Are there days when you crave solitude? This blog will help you come to terms with it all.
Have you wondered why certain things bother you as an adult? Perhaps they have to do with your wounded inner child. You might consider communicating with him or her.
Do you sometimes ponder what emotional truth is? The fact is that everybody has their own emotional truth, and often it's different. It's important to be aware of your own.
Are you wondering why you're not as happy as you used to be? Maybe it's time to slow down and think about what used to bring you joy.
As we get older we realize that not only are we losing our memories, but the memories of our past become blurry. Here are some tips to help you remember.
The death of Kate Spade has left many baffled. Were there missed messages, and are we privy to any missed messages from our own loved ones?
Has a loved one recently died and you have no idea how to write the eulogy for the memorial? Here are some tips and examples to make the task easier.
Have you always wondered what people mean by shadow work and how you access your shadow? Journaling or writing poetry can be a good way to access and understand your shadow.
Have you wondered why some communities have an increased life span? Well, outside genetics, there are certain characteristics and lifestyles which lend themselves to longevity.
Have you wondered why there's been an increase in teen violence with guns? In addition to increased access to guns, it can also be due to boredom and lack of life passion.
Have you always wondered that if you were a writer, what story you might choose to tell? Today is "National Tell Your Story Day," which might be a good day to ponder your answer.
If trauma is in your history, then you might be more vulnerable during future traumas. There are things you can do to minimize your fear and gain courage
Platonic love is a special emotional and spiritual relationship between two people and is different than romantic love, but can be even more powerful and long-lasting.
Have you ever felt bad when you survived a situation that others have not? Chances are you are experiencing survivor's guilt. Read here to find out more about it.
Many people make New Year's resolutions and find that in a short period of time that they are broken. A better idea might be to make New Year's intentions.
It's not your imagination: Studies have proven that more people get sick and die during the holiday season. Here are some ideas on how to cope.
Are you wanting to do something different this holiday season or perhaps connect wit those who you haven't spoken to in a while? Try crafting a handwritten letter.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the downer things happening in the news?This week is a good time to consider and write about all you have to be thankful for. There's plenty!
Do you feel as if you don't have any quiet time to yourself? Research over the years has shown that having a sacred space that you can call your own is essential to well-being.
In the hustle and bustle of our lives, sometimes it's good to just stop and ponder the reason for our existence. It's also a good grounding exercise.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by all the negative news and the apparent increase in mass murders in the U.S.? While disheartening, it's important to also be mindful of all the good.
Diana Raab, MFA, Ph.D. is an author, speaker, educator, and survivor. She’s the author of nine books of nonfiction and poetry, including the recent Writing for Bliss.