New Self-Help Book For A Positive Future

“Writing Your Way to Healing and Wholeness” offers a map from one’s past to successful, fulfilled present!

Robin B. Dilley, PhD releases ‘Writing Your Way to Healing and Wholeness’ that explores one’s past to understand their actions and launch their way to a positive and fulfilled future with her new self-help book. “Writing Your Way to Healing and Wholeness” (published by Balboa Press) expounds on the power of journal writing in addressing issues and inspires readers to tell their own success story.

Writing Your Way to Healing and Wholeness” provides reflective questions and writing pages that help readers dig deeper into the themes in their life. It is a book for the curious; with a hands-on approach designed to take the reader into the heart of their childhood and lead them on the path out to a healthier lifestyle in the present.

“Everyone has a family with good and bad traits. Identifying those messages is the first key to integrating and resolving present day bad habits that you have been wanting to ditch for years,” Dilley points out. “I want readers to experience their own resilience and celebrate their strengths moving forward with hope and courage.”

Engaging and thought-provoking, this book discovers “more of who you are and freeing you to become who you want to be,” highlighting how change becomes essential to growth. “Writing Your Way to Healing and Wholeness” is a map from the past to the present.

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About the Author
Robin B. Dilley, PhD, the author of “In a Moment’s Notice: A Psychologist’s Journey with Breast Cancer” and is currently working on “Breast Cancer: Emotional Support A-Z,” is a licensed clinical psychologist with 35 years’ experience. She studied and practiced psychotherapy for many years earning a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy and proceeded to earn her doctoral degree from Union Institute in 1992. During her journey with breast cancer, she fell in love with the spiritual practice of walking the labyrinth and became an advanced Veriditas Labyrinth facilitator as recently as 2015. She also practices the importance of meditation to improve health, reduce stress and usher in happiness. In her free time, Dilley’s passion to write, whether it be as a professional blogger or author, has opened avenues for her to reach others searching for personal empowerment, healing and growth.

Coping With Breast Cancer

Breast Cancer Recovery RiverBy: Dr. Robin Dilley, Licensed Psychologist

The last blog spoke about the messenger who falls asleep by the river.  I broke it down to five parts and of course I could not really do any part of it justice in the appropriate guidelines for a blog.  So here is a list of the five parts (each part an intricate part of our journey with Breast Cancer).
The significance of the river

  • The Messenger who falls asleep
  • The Strange Character that switches the message
  • The King’s unconditional love
  • The King’s Mother’s Wisdom

I touched on each of these briefly.  For the next five installments, I am going to hang out here for a while because each piece seems to have great significance to our breast cancer story.  This is Breast Cancer awareness month and the heart of our journey seems to rest in this section of the Miller’s Daughter.

The messenger falls asleep by the river.  The messenger could fall asleep anywhere, but here is carrying the grand news of the birth of the King’s first born son and he falls asleep by the river.  River’s and water often to have spiritual significance.  Last time I mentioned Moses’ in the basket down the river to the Princess and baptism.  There are many other powerful river (water) stories.  A river is like a metaphor of our life.

  • When you are the bend in the river you cannot see what is around the bend until you get past it, and then you can be pleasantly surprised or startled into fear depending on what you see.
  • A river is often beautiful flowing evenly, singing a gentle but invigorating song from the depths of its dance.
  • A river is often a mirror of our emotions.  If things are going well the river is serene, enjoyable, and inviting.

However, if a hard rain has fallen the river is muddy, swirling in anger, and foreboding.
Coping with breast cancer is like coping with a might river inside of us.  The emotional storm rocks the shores of our core-self breaking over the safe boundaries and invading our very sacred inner spaces.  The river floods our psyche and leaves debris behind for us to clean up.  In its murky and muddy waters the fears, anger, sadness and disbelief dwell.
It is in the depth of these murky waters that the messages in our brains get garbled and unruly.  What once felt like a child now feels like a freak, half dog-half human.  It is terrifying at the bottom of this murky river.  Will the storm pass and peaceful waters flow again?
One way that you can use this blog entry to help you move through those murky emotions that you may be experiencing is to journal about them, attend gently and compassionately with each emotion as if it is a precious member of your inner garden.  Of course, you are angry, afraid, overwhelmed and sad (some of the time).  The goal is to acknowledge each feeling, breath into it deeply and let it go.  Do this as often and as long as it takes for your mood to begin to clear the muddy waters.  And like the messenger, get up and move on with journey.  The message changes with our individual emotional storms let it flow and take good care.

Dr. Robin B. Dilley, author of In A Moment’s Notice: A Psychologist’s Journey with Breast Cancer is a licensed psychologist in the State of Arizona. Her eclectic practice allows her to cross diagnostic barriers and meet clients in their need assisting them to respond to life in healthy and empowering ways rather than react to life’s circumstances.

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