I look up to the sky
for stripes of my childhood
but the more I try
to touch the rainbow
the more it pulls away.

Diana Raab, Ph.D., is an award-winning poet, memoirist, blogger, speaker, and author of nine books and over 500 articles and poems. She’s also editor of two anthologies, Writers on the Edge: 22 Writers Speak About Addiction and Dependency, and Writers and Their Notebooks. Raab’s two memoirs are Regina’s Closet: Finding My Grandmother’s Secret Journal, and Healing With Words: A Writer’s Cancer Journey. She is a regular blogger for Psychology Today, Huffington Post and PsychAlive. Raab has been writing since childhood, when her mother gave her a journal to help her cope with her grandmother’s suicide. Her forthcoming book, Writing for Bliss: A Seven- Step Plan for Telling Your Story and Transforming Your Life is due out in 2017 by Loving Healing Press.