We all harbor secrets. Some are big and bad; some are small and trivial. Researchers have parsed which truths to tell and which not to.
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How to gain control of your life and live life to the fullest
Diana Raab Ph.D.
When feeling emotional, have you ever considered writing a poem? For National Poetry Month this April, you might want to start. Here's why.
Are you a person who instills hope and healing in others? Are there women in your life who instill hope and healing? This month might be a chance for you to honor them.
Are you carrying a secret that you always wanted to write about? Well, now is as good a time as any to take pen to paper.
If you're in the helping profession, or just naturally help those in need, you may be a wounded healer.
The beginning of a new year is a prime time to make a commitment to become more self-aware, as well as set intentions that are in line with our life's purpose.
Did you ever wonder if surviving from the diagnosis of breast cancer is enough, or can you transcend to another level and improve your life in many different areas?
Suicidal thoughts have increased during the pandemic. These strategies could help keep people safe.
Having difficulty focusing both at work and home? It's not unusual during this time. The good news is that there are tips to help to gain focus.
Using our intuition can help us navigate life's journey.
It's easy to lose hope during challenging times, but here are some tips.
If you are a therapist, have you ever wondered how to incorporate poetry into your practice? This post can help you kick start the process.
Even during a pandemic, there are ways to tap into your sensuality with yourself and with others.
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.
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.