Diana Raab

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Diana Raab
Diana Raab
Diana Raab
BornBrooklyn, New York
OccupationAuthor, Poet, Blogger, Speaker
NationalityAmerican
CitizenshipAmerican
Alma materCortland State University
Spalding University
Sofia University (California)
GenreMemoir, poetry, nonfiction
Website
www.dianaraab.com

Diana Raab is an American author, poet, lecturer, educator and inspirational speaker.[1]

Early Life[edit]

Diana Marquise Raab was born in Brooklyn, New York of two immigrant parents.[2] She received her B.S. from Cortland State University [3]in Health Administration with a minor in Journalism. She received her R.N. degree from Vanier College in Quebec[4], Canada and took her licensure in French. In 2003, she earned her MFA in Writing[5] from Spalding University's low residency program in Kentucky. Raab was a medical journalist for 25 years.[6] She has a Ph.D. in Psychology with a concentration in Transpersonal Psychology from Sofia University[7] (Formerly The Institute of Transpersonal Psychology) in Palo Alto. Her research [8]involved the transformative and healing aspects of memoir writing.

Career[edit]

Research[edit]

Raab received her Ph.D. in Psychology with a concentration in Transpersonal Psychology. Her dissertation/thesis abstract, Creative transcendence: Memoir writing for transformation and empowerment. This narrative inquiry examined the transformative and empowering dynamics of writing a memoir in connection with transcendent and pivotal experiences, particularly the experience of a certain loss, and the relationship between Maslow's theory of metamotivation (of self-actualized individuals) B-(being) creativity and D-(deficiency) creativity, and the writing of a memoir.[9]

Teaching[edit]

Raab lectures and facilitates workshops in memoir, poetry, and writing for healing and transformation, including a UCLA Extension,[10] UCSB Extension[11], Santa Barbara Writers Conference[12], New York Open Center[13], 1440 Multiversity,[14] and Hugo House.[15]

Writing[edit]

She is a regular contributor to Psychology Today,[16], Thrive Global.[17], PsychCentral[18], and Wisdom Daily[19].

Her work has appeared in journals and anthologies includingThe Writer, Yoga Journal[20], Mind Body Green,[21] Well Being Journal, Rattle, Black Fox Literary Review, New York Spirit,[22] The Washington Post,[23]

Awards[edit]

Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Plan for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life.

Healing With Words

Writers and Their Notebooks

Dear Anaïs: My Life in Poems for You

  • 2009 Next Generation Indie Award for Poetry[27]
  • 2008 Reader Views Annual Literary Award Non-fiction/Poetry[28]

Regina's Closet: Finding My Grandmother's Secret Journal

  • 2009 Mom's Choice Award Gold Recipient (Adult Non-fiction)[29]
  • 2008 National Indie Excellence Award (Memoir)[30]

Bibliography[edit]

  • Raab, Diana. Writing for Bliss: A Companion Journal. Loving Healing Press. (2019). (ISBN 978-1-61599-427-4 paperback)
  • Raab, Diana. Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Plan for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life. Loving Healing Press. (2017). (ISBN 978-1615993239)
  • Raab, Diana. Lust: Poems WordTech Communications (2014). (ISBN 978-1-62549-058-2)
  • Raab, Diana. Listening to Africa: Poems. Antrim House Books (2012). (ISBN 978-1-936482-18-4)
  • Raab, Diana. Writers on the Edge: 22 Writers Speak About Addiction and Dependency., co-editor. Foreword by Jerry Stahl. Modern History Press. 2012. (ISBN 978-1-61599-108-2)
  • Raab, Diana. Healing With Words: A Writer's Cancer Journey. Loving Healing Press (2011). (ISBN 978-1-61599-010-8)
  • Raab, Diana. Writers and Their Notebooks, Editor. Foreword by Phillip Lopate. The University of South Carolina Press (2010). (ISBN 978-1-57003-866-2 softcover; ISBN 978-1-57003-865-5 hardcover)
  • Raab, Diana. Your High Risk Pregnancy: A Practical and Supportive Guide. Hunter House. (2009). (ISBN 978-0897935203)
  • Raab, Diana. The Guilt Gene: Poems. Plain View Press (2008). (ISBN 978-1935514398)
  • Raab, Diana. Getting Pregnant and Staying Pregnant: Overcoming Infertility and Managing Your High Risk Pregnancy. Hunter House (1991, 1999, 2009). (ISBN 978-0897-932-387)
  • Raab, Diana. My Muse Undresses Me. Pudding House Publications (2007). (ISBN 158-998-5354)
  • Raab, Diana. Regina's Closet: Finding My Grandmother's Secret Journal. Beaufort Books (2007). (ISBN 978-0-8253-0575-7)
  • Raab, Diana. Dear Anais: My Life in Poems for You. Plain View Press (2008). (ISBN 978-1-891386-41-1)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Diana M. Raab" The Huffington Post. Retrieved October 24, 2012.
  2. ^ kingsley. "Biography". Diana Raab. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  3. ^ Raab, Diana (January 1, 2010). Healing with Words: A Writer's Cancer Journey. Loving Healing Press. ISBN 9781615990108.
  4. ^ Raab, Diana (January 1, 2010). Healing with Words: A Writer's Cancer Journey. Loving Healing Press. ISBN 9781615990108.
  5. ^ "Diana Raab Joins Board of Trustees". Antioch Santa Barbara. April 2, 2015. Retrieved February 25, 2019.
  6. ^ "Interview with Diana M. Raab" Archived November 14, 2012, at the Wayback Machine Reader Views. Retrieved October 23, 2012.
  7. ^ "PQDT Open". pqdtopen.proquest.com. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  8. ^ "PQDT Open". pqdtopen.proquest.com. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  9. ^ "PQDT Open". pqdtopen.proquest.com. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  10. ^ "Diana Raab" Archived April 22, 2014, at the Wayback Machine UCLA Extension. Retrieved October 23, 2012.
  11. ^ "The Diana and Simon Raab Writer-in-Residence Series". Interdisciplinary Humanities Center UCSB. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  12. ^ "Diana Raab". Santa Barbara Writers Conference. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  13. ^ "Diana Raab, MFA, PhD". Open Center. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  14. ^ "Diana Raab". 1440 Multiversity. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  15. ^ "The Writer's Notebook [Diana Raab]". Hugo House. Retrieved February 23, 2019.
  16. ^ "Diana Raab Ph.D." Psychology Today.
  17. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on November 7, 2017. Retrieved November 2, 2017.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  18. ^ "Diana Raab, PhD | Psych Central". psychcentral.com. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  19. ^ Daily, The Wisdom. "Diana Raab". The Wisdom Daily. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  20. ^ Raab, Diana. "Articles by Diana Raab". Yoga Journal. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  21. ^ "Diana Raab on mindbodygreen". mindbodygreen. Retrieved February 26, 2019.
  22. ^ "New York Spirit".
  23. ^ "Books" July 13, 2012 The Washington Post. Retrieved October 24, 2012.
  24. ^ "SELF-HELP: MOTIVATIONAL". American Book Fest.
  25. ^ "Adult – Leisure, Parenting, How-To" Archived August 14, 2012, at the Wayback Machine 2011 Mom's Choice Awards. Retrieved October 23, 2012.
  26. ^ "Eric Hoffer Book Award Winners" Archived November 4, 2012, at the Wayback Machine The Eric Hoffer Award. Retrieved October 23, 2012.
  27. ^ "Winners and Finalists of the 2009 Next Generation Indie Book Awards" Archived August 9, 2012, at the Wayback Machine Indie Book Awards. Retrieved October 24, 2012.
  28. ^ "UCLA Success Story".
  29. ^ "Mom's Choice Award Press Release" (PDF).
  30. ^ "UCLA Success Story".

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