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Diana Raab

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Diana Raab, PhD is a memoirist, poet, essayist, blogger, and speaker who presents workshops in writing for healing and transformation. She has a PhD in Psychology with a concentration in Transpersonal Psychology and a research focus on the healing and transformative powers of memoir writing. Her educational background also includes health administration, nursing and creative writing.

Diana teaches two courses on “DailyOM: Write. Heal. Transform: A Magical Memoir Writing Course” and “Therapeutic Writing.”

She’s an award-winning author of ten books, over 1000 articles and poems, and editor of two anthologies, "Writers on the Edge: 22 Writers Speak About Addiction and Dependency," and "Writers and Their Notebooks."

Her two memoirs are "Regina’s C
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Diana Raab I'm working on my third memoir, and also some individual poems.…moreI'm working on my third memoir, and also some individual poems.(less)
Diana Raab I get inspired by reading other writers who I love. I also go hiking and do needlepoint.
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WRITING FOR BLISS is NOW AVAILABLE!

Writing for Bliss is NOW AVAILABLE on Amazon, Barnes and Noble and wherever books are sold!

Thank you for your interest in my book!

Blissfully yours,
Diana

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Diana Raab Many psychotherapists suggest writing healing poems. In my latest Psychology Today article, I share a few tips on how to get started.


message 17: by Diana

Diana Raab I believe that the world can do without religion, but cannot do without spirituality — whether it takes the form of writing, mindfulness, compassion, or smiling throughout the day. Read more of my blogpost at Boomer Cafe.


message 16: by Diana

Diana Raab In general, writing can help us make sense of the events in our lives, and in my latest BrainSpeak blogpost, I discuss how confessional writing can provide a respite from hiding behind a veil of secrets.


message 15: by Diana (last edited Jul 15, 2015 03:51PM)

Diana Raab Is it Psychosis or a Spiritual Emergency? I explore the experience of a spiritual emergency and how, if managed and treated under supervision, it can be life changing and offer the individual a deeper sense of passion, wisdom, love, and zest for life. Read here on Psychology Today.


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Diana Raab Becoming empowered means facing your deepest thoughts and feelings and understanding that at times they may feel uncomfortable, but they could eventually become your guide and your path to happiness. In my latest Psychology Today article, Finding Your Power Through Writing, I discuss how writing can help you on that journey.


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Diana Raab This is the time of year when I reflect a lot about my father and his influence on my life. I also think about all those who were not as lucky as I was to have had such an amazing role model. In my latest Psychology Today article, I discuss articles and statistics that have saddened me regarding the crisis of fatherhood and I suggest ways to honor lost fathers.


message 12: by Diana (last edited Jun 05, 2015 02:46PM)

Diana Raab In the writing workshops I teach, I advocate that writing can save your life. Using my own life as a compass, I suggest that when navigating difficult waters, we all need something to turn to—whatever tempers our stress levels. For some people, it might be exercise; for others it might be talk therapy. But for writers like myself, it’s about cracking open the journal or turning on my computer to create a story. Checkout my latest Psychology Today article to learn how to use writing to transform yourself.


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Diana Raab A recent birthday celebration reminded me of the importances of goddesses in our lives. We are different goddesses depending upon where we are in the life cycle. Athena, for example, puts career first, Hera puts marriage first, Artemis is the goddess of the hunt and saves other women and Aphrodite is the sensual lover. The wise woman arrives later in life. In my latest Psychology Today article , I discuss goddesses, their origins, and their roles.


message 10: by Diana (last edited May 27, 2015 11:21AM)

Diana Raab Maintaining healthy physical and emotional health is vitally important in all aspects of life, especially when it comes to breast cancer. In my latest Huffington Post article, I share my personal journey with breast cancer and I share some positive steps to avoid it.


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Diana Raab In my latest Psychology Today article, Communication From Boardroom to Bedroom, learn how about why communication between the sheets is as important as it is in professional settings.


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Diana Raab Being self-aware leads to a deeper knowing, and ultimately, to self-realization which in turn results in a sense of wholeness and quite possibly, is the key to happiness. Checkout my BrainSpeak blogpost to learn Six Essential Self-Awareness Strategies.


message 7: by Diana (last edited Apr 23, 2015 11:59AM)

Diana Raab Spiritual seekers have the ability to change themselves and the world around them. Learn about how following the path of self-discovery can transform your life in my latest Psychology Today article, Spiritual Seekers: The Backstory.


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Diana Raab Ever wonder why psychologists have favorite poets and poets have favorite psychologists? Checkout my latest Psychology Today article, Love Affair Between Psychology and Poetry, and learn why!


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Diana Raab Checkout my latest article on Psychology Today, Love, Longing, and Lust: The Pursuit of Happiness.


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Diana Raab Learn How A French Beach Can Change Your Life by reading my latest article on Fab After Fifty!


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Diana Raab Checkout my lasted Psychology Today article called Empowered By Love: Empowering Women, Empowering Humanity.


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Diana Raab Checkout my latest article on Boomer Cafe called The Importance of Intimacy If Boomer's Want to Stay Young.


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Diana Raab What's the difference between love and lust? Read my new article on SW Experts.

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