Healing with Words: A Writer's Cancer Journey

Healing with Words A Writer s Cancer Journey Healing With Words A Writer s Cancer Journey is a compassionate and wry self help memoir written by an award winning prolific author nurse and poet who at the age of forty seven found her life shatt

  • Title: Healing with Words: A Writer's Cancer Journey
  • Author: DianaRaab Melvin J. Silverstein
  • ISBN: 9781615990108
  • Page: 332
  • Format: Paperback
  • Healing With Words A Writer s Cancer Journey is a compassionate and wry self help memoir written by an award winning prolific author, nurse and poet, who at the age of forty seven found her life shattered first by a DCIS early breast cancer diagnosis and five years later by another, seemingly unrelated and incurable cancer multiple myeloma The book includes the auth Healing With Words A Writer s Cancer Journey is a compassionate and wry self help memoir written by an award winning prolific author, nurse and poet, who at the age of forty seven found her life shattered first by a DCIS early breast cancer diagnosis and five years later by another, seemingly unrelated and incurable cancer multiple myeloma The book includes the author s experiences, reflections, poetry and journal entries, in addition to writing prompts for readers to express their own personal story Raab s journals have provided a safe haven and platform to validate and express her feelings Raab views journaling to be like a daily vitamin in that it heals, detoxifies and is essential for optimal health Readers will learn to Understand the importance of early cancer detection and how to take control of their own health Discover the power of writing to release bottled up emotions Learn how the process of journaling can facilitate healing See how a cancer diagnosis can be a riveting event which can renew and change a person in a unique way Praise for Raab s Healing With Words One woman s story, beautifully told and inspiring to those for whom journaling will ease a cancer diagnosis Barbara Delinsky, author UPLIFT Secrets from the Sisterhood of Breast Cancer Survivors Time after time, Diana articulates incisively the thoughts and feelings that convey hoped for meaning and encouragement She is a woman who knows

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    About “DianaRaab Melvin J. Silverstein

    • DianaRaab Melvin J. Silverstein

      Diana Raab is an award winning memoirist, poet, essayist, speaker and workshop facilitator focusing on the transformative and healing aspects of personal writing She teaches workshops nationwide and frequently writes on the transformative powers of writing She is the author of 8 books and over 500 articles and poems She blogs for Psychology Today, PsychAlive, The Huffington Post, Boomer Cafe and Elephant Journal.Her latest book is WRITING FOR BLISS A SEVEN STEP PLAN FOR TELLING YOUR STORY AND TRANSFORMING YOUR LIFE Loving Healing Press, Sept 2017.For information, check out her website, dianaraab or Follow her on Twitter dianaraab



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    • From My Blog return return Memoir, educational material, and a journal rolled into one, Healing With Words by Diana M Raab is a deeply moving book to help others go through the process of living with cancer Raab writes from personal experience as a cancer surviour and sadly again as a cancer patient Raab s book is filled with her personal accounts as well as advice about early detection, taking control of one s health care, and writing prompts to get people writing about their feelings rather th [...]


    • Diana Raab bares her soul walking the reader through her physically and emotionally painful journey fighting breast cancer From her initial diagnosis of DCIS ductal carcinoma in situ via mammogram the only way to discover it early through surgeries and recovery, each step of the way is described using her straightforward style combined with her journal entries and poetry written at the time.Diana s powerful poetry reveals the life changing experience she went through in a concise and easy to und [...]


    • With courage and clarity, Diana Raab takes the reader by the hand through her breast cancer experience from initial diagnosis through treatment and recovery in her memoir, Healing with Words Although she offers specific guidelines for women facing breast cancer and the loss of a breast through her own lived experience, her message of hope and taking responsibility for one s health and well being has universal appeal for anyone who has been given a cancer diagnosis Diana s breast cancer was ident [...]


    • I recently finished reading Healing with Words by author Diana M Raab Initially I was hesitant to start this book I lost my best friend Julie to cancer in April of 2006 However, now that I ve finished, I m thankful I did and I feel truly honored to provide my thoughts about this wonderful book Healing with Words is a real look at cancer through the eyes of someone who has experienced and overcome the physical aspects of this life shattering disease Healing with Words is a well written, eye openi [...]


    • I think everyone has been touched by cancer in some way I ve lost a few family members to cancer and there are also a few survivors in my family I m sure I m not alone in that While I ve never had cancer I know what the fighter is going through in their battle Most people have their own way of dealing with cancer, but for those who don t I think this book could be very helpful The book is both a biographical story and a journal I liked the format that it was written in Raab talks about different [...]


    • I looked forward to reading Healing with Words A Writer s Cancer Journey The author, Diana M Raab has experienced both Breast Cancer and Smoldering Myeloma that could possibly turn into Multiple Myeloma Did you know that a woman in United States is diagnosed with Breast Cancer every three minutes as per the American Cancer Society You may well have friends and relatives with it The small book is filled with steps of the author s very personal experiences with cancer, poems that she wrote during [...]


    • Healing with Words is a memoir of a woman s battle with cancer and her struggle to understand and heal her life afterwards Diana Raab is diagnosed with breast cancer at the early age of 47 and manages to beat it, only to be diagnosed with an unrelated and incurable cancer 5 years later Raab comes to use her journaling as a way of healing and validation The book includes several personal journal entries as well as poems that have been written by the author and she has included writing prompts for [...]


    • An Author s Gift to the World.Every deeper energy of my psyche delights in the messages of bravery, hope and sadness in Diana Raab s inspiring book, Healing With Words The intimacy and detail of the writing is such that while reading her book, I felt as though Diana and I were the only two people in the world This powerful book brims with life and wonderful words.I loved the questions asked along the way and since I have not suffered from cancer, I substituted my own struggles and found the expe [...]


    • This book had me crying, laughing, angry, relieved, all rolled into one Diana shares with us her personal journey through her battle with breast cancer She shares such personal details of her life, I feel like she is a dear friend.Her book is also a guide for others, to help them through their own journey, and to teach the art of journaling.Throught the book Diana gives the reader questions to ask and answer in their own journals.


    • Part memoir, part poetry collection, part journaling workbook, Raab shares her own story of having breast cancer through prose and poetry and then invites her reader, through prompts, to write their own experience All author s proceeds for this book go to the Mayo Clinic For satia 2010 11 hea




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