Women’s activism is not new. On January 20, 1869, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, a women’s-rights activist, became the first woman to testify before the United States Congress. And on January 21 of this year, women united following the inauguration of our new president, a man who has shown utter disrespect toward women. These women came together… Read more »Learn More
Diana Raab, Ph.D.
Blogs by Diana Raab, Ph.D.
Much of what I will share here is from my forthcoming book, Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Plan for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life, which will be released in September 2017. As the author of two full-length memoirs and many personal essays, as well as being a workshop facilitator for writing for healing,… Read more »Learn More
“Confession is good for the soul in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff—it is a palliative rather than a remedy.” ~Peter De Vries A few years back, I presented a workshop at the West Hollywood Book Festival called “Confessional Writing.” It was very well attended; in fact, by the time we… Read more »Learn More
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… Read more »Learn More
Whether you are a seasoned or emerging writer, the start of a new year is a good time to become self-aware. Being self-aware stimulates the mind-body connection. It is also a way to monitor what works in our lives and what does not. Self-awareness can also lead to positive thinking. In doing so, self-awareness can… Read more »Learn More