Diana HC Tan, avid reader and writer specializes in topics related to spiritual direction, personal growth, Ignatian spirituality, ageing, lifestyle, health and general wellness.
Why do you write?
I read and learn much from authors around the world, mostly from the United States and Europe. Thus I write to share knowledge.
Do you remember the first story you ever wrote?
This must be special for me because I do remember the title. It was a wannabe novel titled "Mother's Tears". I was in my early teens and I was inspired by the then-popular Taiwanese love tales. Sadly, I did not complete that planned tear-jerker. :-(
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The exercises in this small guide book have been developed for a general audience. This free guide is meant for beginners who are seeking ways to still the monkey mind and in so doing, get in touch with the inner self.
The tools to become self-aware, to be present, are simple. Your earnestness and commitment to build this practice are all that is required.
This ebook offers writing prompts and suggests what the healing process could be like. Prompts include topics such as relationships, noticing the body, befriending illness and ageing, triggers, writing from images and journaling with Scripture.
One aim of this book is to empower you to write and in the process to heal. Free yourself from the inner critique that says you are not good enough.
How do you recognize God or the Divine in the midst of day-to-day living? How do you connect with moments in daily life that put in touch with the core of your being? Doctors are discovering that slowing down is good for the soul and for physical health.
Spiritual directors may want to suggest this book to their directees who find it hard to build a practice of stillness.