Book Review: Healing with Words, A Writer’s Cancer Journey

I’m a big believer in the power of words, as you might have guessed from reading WhereWeGoNow. That’s why I want to share a book with you: Healing with Words, A Writer’s Cancer Journey, by nurse and writer Diana M. Raab.

This book is more than a personal story of one woman’s breast cancer journey. It’s a “self help memoir” written to encourage other survivors to use writing, or more specifically journaling, to express their emotions and reduce stress.

At the end of each chapter of Diana’s story, she includes journal prompts to encourage reflection and response. Throughout Diana’s experience, journaling and creative expression were lifelines and this book offers those same lifelines to the reader.

I found this book to be compassionately and poetically written.The inclusion of her journal entries in each chapter gives a raw and unvarnished view of what it’s like to live through the diagnosis, treatment and aftermath of breast cancer.

If you’re thinking of starting a journal and don’t know how to get started, this is an excellent book to read.

Especially this month, when “awareness” is all around us, take every opportunity to be proactive about your emotional healing. Healing with Words, A Writer’s Cancer Journey, is a very useful guide to creating inspired healing through the power of words.

Survival > Existence,


FTC Disclosure: I received this book for free from the author for this review. The opinion in this review is unbiased and reflects my honest judgment. This review also contains affiliate links that compensate WhereWeGoNow should you make a purchase.

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