Posts by Diana Raab

Diana Raab, PhD, is a memoirist, blogger, poet, and award-winning author of nine books, and over 1000 articles and poems. She frequently writes and speaks about healing and transformation. She teaches two courses  on DailyOM. She blogs for Psychology Today, Wisdom Daily, and Thrive Global and many others. Her latest books are Writing for Bliss: A Seven-Step Program for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life, and Writing for Bliss:  A  Companion Journal. Visit her at: dianaraab.com.

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How Illness Can Be Lonely and What to Do About It

“I wish I could show you, when you are lonely or in darkness, the astonishing light of your own being.” ~ Hafiz of Shiraz

When we think of illness, we don’t usually equate it with loneliness; however, there seems to be a huge connection between the two conditions.

The fact is, when dealing with health challenges, we are most connected to our bodies: we are one with ourselves. Even when we have thoughtful and caring loved ones in our inner circles, these individuals can never truly understand what we’re experiencing on a physical, psychological, and spiritual level.

Illness is …