Posted by : Mystee Thursday, September 2, 2010

Summary from GoodReads:

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 what it is to live fully in the face of mortality. She will add value to the life of every person who reads this book. Healing With Words resonates at a spiritual level for me." --Sena Jeter Naslund, author of Ahab's Wife and Abundance: A Novel of Marie Antoinette Author's proceeds from the sale of this book donated to benefit the Mayo Clinic Foundation Learn more Another inspirational book from Loving Healing Press HEA039031 Health & Fitness : Diseases - Breast Cancer SEL501000 Self-Help : Journal Writing MED058160 Nursing - Oncology & Cancer

My Review:
"How did I get here?"
Diana Raab asks in her memoir book of her struggle {and victory} with breast cancer.

In this book Diana shows us the power of healing through words. She kept a journal of her life during cancer. Getting it all out there is something even therapy can't do for you. After all, when are you most honest? When no one else will see what you really feel. In that, you almost cure yourself of your struggles in what goes on with you and around you. {try it, journaling is great, I have my kids do it all the time for a little tension release}

Healing With Words is about so much more than fighting cancer. It's about your struggle through life, the twists and turns and the "why me?" It's about dealing with feeling brought on by certain happenings in your life, identifying them and dealing with them.

This book is an enlightening read of what someone with cancer is going through. If you've had cancer, haven't had cancer, know someone who has or have never encountered anything to do with it. This book is still a must read. It opens your eyes to a new world of what someone is actually going through, in their own words. My twelve year old daughter will be reading this next. I feel it has some great things in it that I hope reading it will help her carry with her.

**There's also a glossary of terms in the back of the book as well as some wonderful places to go for cancer support, information and more.**

RATING: ♥♥♥♥♥

Pages: 175

Review copy of this book provided by the author/publisher in exchange for a fair and honest review. In no way did the provision of the book affect the outcome of my review.

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  1. This sounds like a sad but wonderful book. I'll be looking this one up.


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