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9-16-13 Updates from Diana

Welcome to my ThoughtsbyDiana site. I am again making changes in my life, my work and how I help people.


I will be taking Coaching Clients after a break of almost a year. I am doing this for two reasons: I miss it and there are people I need to help. Very simple. I will only have time for a few clients, but if you need me, call.

I am going to continue along this new direction my life is taking: I will help those who cannot help themselves---those people who are trapped in the vicious, horrible world of Human Trafficking, also referred to as Modern Day Slavery.

I will be writing my blog (Which I have taken a vacation from this summer), writing articles, and I will continue to work on my novel.

I hope to keep you entertained, informed and inspired. Thanks for the visit! Come back often!

What is Happiness?

| August 7, 2014 | 0 Comments

Did you ever stop to think about what happiness and being happy really means? My updated and revised edition of Happy on Purpose Daily Messages of Empowerment and Joy for Women will be available at the end of this month (or sooner) so of course, I have been thinking about the whole “happiness thing” a […]

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Take Responsibility

| July 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

July 18th When you were a child, many decisions were made for you and maybe they weren’t always the best. You may have had some challenging and very painful experiences. But as an adult, it is time to take responsibility for the choices you make every day. Everything that has happened to you as an […]

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Six Steps to Happy, Healthy Living

| July 10, 2014 | 0 Comments

You want it all. You want to look great, feel great, be great–and why not? That would be wonderful! But when you don’t feel good or accomplish everything you set out to do, it’s discouraging and stress-inducing. I believe we have reached a saturation point. We live in a busy world where things move very […]

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Maybe the “Liar” Wasn’t Lying!!!!

| June 23, 2014 | 2 Comments

I remember, a long time ago when my kids were very young, I was discouraged about my writing. I had absolutely no time left in my schedule to write. I had gone to a meeting of book writers in Pittsburgh, and an author spoke about how she wrote her children’s books amidst the hectic world […]

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“Reader Beware” Tips from Michele Simon (Experience Life Magazine,

| June 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

I read this article  in Experience Life Magazine (May 2014), and felt it was important to share. These are great tips that we should all pay attention to in our quest for accurate nutrition information. And by the way, this is a FANTASTIC magazine!! Here is the exact article: Given the widespread industry influence on […]

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It’s too Stressful to Reduce My Stress!

| May 22, 2014 | 0 Comments

First things first. Do not make reducing your stress one more thing on the to-do list. If you know you are under stress, you need to address it with love, realism and gentleness. Here are just a few of the ways that stress can manifest itself in your life: Weight Gain/Weight Loss Sleep problems Alcohol […]

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Let Go of Resentments: It’s a Choice

| April 21, 2014 | 0 Comments

Let Go of Resentments “Resentment is nothing more than compulsive attachment to a set of memories.” –Eknath Easwaran, spiritual teacher and author  When we let go of resentments, a whole new world opens up to us. It is as if a door swings opens and another way appears, leading to a more peaceful internal place. […]

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A Simple Message About Saying No…and Yes!

| February 18, 2014 | 0 Comments

February 18th Do you feel as if you are always giving in, often compromising and never quite taking a firm stand?   Happy Action: Don’t worry about how you will do it. If you had your way, what would you say NO to? Write it down. Remember, saying no to one thing is saying yes to […]

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Freaking Out About Winter? 10 Mood Changers to Help You Through It

| February 9, 2014 | 0 Comments

Everyone I  talk to is freaking out, at least a little, about winter. People are tired. I think that is the worst part. It’s so tiring. Everything is a bigger deal than it should be. In this part of the country, we have been getting way too much snow, rain, and low temperatures. Everything is a hassle. […]

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Tips for the New Year

| January 11, 2014 | 2 Comments

You did not get where you are overnight. You didn’t suddenly wake up with habits and routines and likes and dislikes…These things all came about over the passage of day, months and years. You cannot expect to change habits or develop new healthy habits overnight. When you start with small changes, little steps, you are […]

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