Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Tuesday Teaser - Seven Reasons to Read Healing With Words, a Writer's Cancer Journey

Healing With Words: A Writer’s Cancer Journey is written by a nurse, and author of eight books who at the age of forty-seven found her life shattered by a diagnosis with DCIS. Five years later she was diagnosed with another, seemingly unrelated and incurable blood cancer—multiple myeloma. The book is a mélange of reflections, poetry, memoir, journal entries and writing exercises for readers to express their own personal story.

In lieu of allowing cancer to destroy her life, Diana Raab embraced the experience and turned a negative into a positive by creating a memoir and self-help book to help others with a cancer diagnosis. While coping with her loss, Raab found her lifeline to survival was writing about her experience.

Since early childhood, Raab has drawn strength from the practice of journaling. Her journal provided a safe haven and platform to validate her feelings and she teaches others to do the same.

Teaser Tuesday – Seven Reasons to Read Healing With Words, A Writer's Cancer Journey

1) It will motivate you to take care of your health
2) It will remind you how precious health and wellness are
3) It will inspire you to journal
4) It will help you understand the emotional and physical challenges of a cancer diagnosis
5) It is a quick and compelling read
6) It will make you realize the importance of chronicling your own emotional truth and life experience
7) It is uplifting, inspiring and real


Diana M. Raab, MFA, RN, has been a medical and self-help writer and poet for the past thirty-five years. In 2003, she earned her MFA in Writing from Spalding University. Diana is the author of eight books, including her recent memoir, Healing With Words: A Writer’s Cancer Journey and her first memoir, Regina’s Closet: Finding My Grandmother’s Secret Journal which was the recipient of the 2009 Mom’s Choice Award for Adult Non-Fiction and the 2009 National Indie Award for Excellence in Memoir. She’s editor of Writers and Their Notebooks, a collection of essays she compiled by esteemed writers who use journals to inform their work. Diana teaches in the UCLA Extension Writers’ Program. She frequently moderates panels at conferences across the country, with a focus on writing for healing. Diana’s website: http://www.dianaraab.com

blog: http://www.dianaraab.com/blog

to Order: http://www.amazon.com/Healing-Words-writers-cancer-journey/dp/1615990100/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1277146858&sr=8-5

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