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How to gain control of your life and live life to the fullest
Diana Raab PhD
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.
Have you ever thought that activities, such as writing, can lead to bliss?
Do you find that there's a voice inside of you that seems like negative self-talk? Is it hindering your creativity or affecting your success? It might be your monkey mind at work.
Have you always wanted to write about your intimate experiences or fantasies but didn't know where to start? Here are some suggestions and tips on how to begin.
Are you feeling a bit off this week? Are strange things happening to you and your loved ones? There's a chance that this might be an effect of the upcoming lunar eclipse.
Are you trying to get to a deeper level with your personal relationships? Do you want to know how to become a better listener?
Is listening to the news making you feel pessimistic and gloomy? Expressing gratitude to your loved ones or engaging in gratitude journaling can be lead to happiness and wellbeing.
The body remembers more than we think. We might be amazed what we'd learn if we listened to its messages.
If you are like most Americans and have moved an average of eleven times, have you wondered where your home is? When you get down to it, home is where your heart is.
Do you feel that in your personal and professional life that you are busy doing too many things you don't like to do? Maybe you need a reminder of how to tap into your passions.
Did you ever suspect someone was lying to you, but you didn't have evidence? This article discusses why people lie and offers a checklist in identifying a liar.
Have you felt less grounded and centered lately? While these different, some of the self-help tools to ground you and bring you back to center are similar. Read more for tips.
Do you feel that time seems to be going more quickly as you get older? If yes, there are a few things you can do to slow down time. Most of the suggestions focus on mindfulness.
Have you ever wonder if empathy is learned or innate? This article will show you that empathy can be learned and in fact, is in high-demand now. Also included are journaling prompt
Do you feel as if your boundaries are blurred or sometimes invaded? Personal boundaries are highly-individualized and your body can provide the answers you might need.
Have you always wanted to write a poem, but don't know how to begin? Do you have a secret or confession to write about? April as National Poetry Month is a good time to start.
Do you feel as isolated from people and their stories? Do you have difficulty telling stories? Here are some reasons why sharing stories unites us, and how to tell a story.
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.