Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Healing With Words: A Writer's Cancer Journey - Blanket Blog Tour
October is the month when our attention is drawn to breast cancer. Pink is everywhere. But breast cancer needs to be in the forefront every month of the year. Diana Raab has had her own battle with this disease, and as a writer, she has written her personal story to help enlighten and encourage others. The author says, "There are a number of messages I have taken from the cancer journey, but for me, the most important one is that the diagnosis of cancer should be considered a turning point that sets you free to fulfill or examine dreams that can no longer wait...In spite of everything, I try to wake up every morning happy to be alive and with joy in my heart." Diana has given us a book that not only enlightens, but encourages us to write our thoughts and express our feelings through journaling. This book is a "must read" for every woman.
I wrote today's post as part of the WOW-Women on Writing Blanket Tour for
Healing with Words: A Writer's Cancer Journey by Diana M. Raab, MFA, RN
(http://www.dianaraab.com/). The book includes Diana's experiences, reflections,
poetry and journal entries, in addition to writing prompts for readers to
express their own personal stories. A survivor of both breast cancer and
multiple myeloma, Raab views journaling to be like a daily vitamin--in that
it heals, detoxifies and is essential for optimal health.
Diana, the author of eight books, spent 25 years as a medical and self-help
writer before turning to poetry and memoir. She teaches creative journaling
and memoir in UCLA Extension Writers' Program.
If you comment on today's post you'll be entered to win a copy of Healing
with Words: A Writer's Cancer Journey. To read Diana's post about breast
cancer and a list of other blogs participating in Diana's Blanket Tour visit
The Muffin. http://www.wow-womenonwriting.com/