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5 Tips for Inspiring Mindful Writing

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by Diana Raab Emotions can run amok during the busy holiday season. Mindful writing can help bring some respite into your life, and can also help you uncover your authentic voice and inspire the writer inside you. Most of us write mindfully, in that we’re writing what we’re feeling at the time we’re writing. Being […]

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Five Reasons to Try Writing for Wellness

by Diana Raab, Ph.D. October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and a good time to think about writing for wellness. A lot of research has been done on the healing power of expressive writing and how it reduces stress and strengthens the immune system. When you write down your deepest thoughts about a stressful event, […]

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Creating Your Writing Style: 5 Ways to Find Your Voice

by Diana Raab, Ph.D. Remember when your mother used to say, “It’s not what you say, it’s how you say it”? Well, that statement is all about voice. Your voice conveys your attitude, mood, and relationship to life. Your tone is the voice readers hear when they’re reading, and your voice affects how the reader […]

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Confession is Good For the Soul: 7 Ways to Stimulate Confessional Writing

by Diana Raab, Ph.D. “Confession is good for the soul in the sense that a tweed coat is good for dandruff—it is a palliative rather than a remedy.” — Peter De Vries A few years back, I presented a workshop at the West Hollywood Book Festival called “Confessional Writing.” It was very well attended; in […]

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The Power of Mindfulness – How it Helps Addiction Treatments

by Mel Mardle In health circles and rehabilitation centers alike, the buzzword is mindfulness. Whether employed in yoga sessions, meditation or alone, ‘being in the here and now’ has proven to wield plentiful benefits, in numerous large-scale studies. Mindfulness is simple; it begins with being more aware of what is occurring in the present moments, […]

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Six Essential Self-Awareness Strategies

by Diana Raab, Ph.D. Becoming self-aware is a key ingredient for undertaking any form of personal writing, whether your genre of choice is journaling, memoir, essay, poetry or memoir. Being self-aware leads to a deeper knowing, and ultimately, to self-realization which in turn results in a sense of wholeness and quite possibly, is the key […]

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Infographic: Why Your Body Wants You to Meditate!

BrainSpeak has been publishing articles on the benefits of meditation for quite a long time – we are big fans. Among the many health benefits you may notice from meditating regularly are lowered blood pressure, pain, and anxiety levels along with greater immunity, creativity, and happiness. Recently Ghergich & Co., producers great visual content, teamed […]

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Eight Ways to Nurture Poetry During April

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by Diana Raab, Ph.D. April is National Poetry month and if you have not written a poem since grade school, this might be a good time to try. If rhyming intimidates you, don’t worry, because modern day poetry has very little rhyme. Narrative poetry is the type most akin to memoir writing because it is […]

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Supercharge the Manifestation Power of Your Mind!

By Ilchi Lee (Editor’s note:  This article describes a practice that was created by Ilchi Lee and used by students around the world. Chim Shun, who is also a contributor to BrainSpeak, uses this practice with her students daily.  She highly recommends it to all who are interested in expansion!) Have you heard all of […]

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Mindfulness Can Increase Your Happiness Set-Point!

Mindfulness is becoming a very common word, but what is it? Psychology Today tells us that it is “a state of active, open attention on the present. When you’re mindful, you observe your thoughts and feelings from a distance, without judging them good or bad. Instead of letting your life pass you by, mindfulness means […]

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