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Welcome to my site! This was formerly my Stress Reducing Strategies site and though I still like to offer strategies for healthier living, it's time for me to shake things up a bit.
(Please read my About Diana page for more information about my life changes.)
When you read the blog posts and articles here, I hope to make you think in a different way.
Perhaps my life, my experience and my thoughts will help you to live a better, happier, healthier, or in some way, more meaningful life.
Thanks for coming and please, visit often.
Feel free to share your thoughts with me as I share mine with you.
It’s not that I didn’t know about Hope. It’s always been a part of my life and I am even using the word in the tag lines for the benefit I am planning. But after I wrote about my fear last week, and got it off my chest (I hope I didn’t depress or scare [...]
My trainer tells me that I am thinking too much. She says this after she shows me a new exercise, one that involves the core, the legs, the butt, the….everything. She has, of course, made this look easy, but I am not fooled. There is a lot going on. And yet, she is right. I [...]
Yesterday I was a trafficked human being. I am from Guatemala and I only speak Cathikel and a little Spanish. Juan, the wonderful man I fell in love with, speaks both English and Spanish. We met in Guatemala. He was so nice and my family loved him. He wanted our wedding to be in the United [...]
Reprint of “I am so fucking sick of teaching our daughters not to get raped” from http://www.laughingmom.com
This is Google’s cache of http://www.laughmom.com/2013/03/i-am-so-fucking-sick-of-teaching-our-daughters-not-to-get-raped/. It is a snapshot of the page as it appeared on Mar 19, 2013 14:24:02 GMT. I am so fucking sick of teaching our daughters not to get raped Trigger warning* I’m talking about rape and I’m fucking pissed off.. Never take a drink from anyone or let your drink [...]
Every one is different. And everyone is the same. We all have goals from simple to complex. It can require a variety of techniques to achieve your goals, and the way or ways that work for you, may not work for someone else. I am always making changes, tweaking habits and thinking about goals.This is how I [...]
“We’ll be Friends Forever, won’t we, Pooh?’ asked Piglet. Even longer,’ Pooh answered.” ― A.A. Milne, Winnie-the-Pooh I don’t know what made me do it, but her name popped into my head and I typed it in on Facebook. And there she was. The girl who had ruined my life in grade school. I attended St. Sebastian [...]
“Human Trafficking Bill Resurrected in Congress” (Reprinted Article from Women’s Media Center, www.womensmediacenter.com)
Amplifying Women’s Voices, Changing the Conversation By Mary Ann Swissler | February 15, 2013 Human trafficking is the fastest growing business of organized crime, according to the FBI. This week the Senate took care of the unfinished business of reauthorizing legislation to combat the crime of trafficking, including services for domestic victims. Now it’s up to the [...]
A woman learns from a very young age that she is vulnerable. Most of the time she is taught safety skills and given advice, though, unfortunately, many young girls are not safe in their own homes. However, I am veering off from my point. Abuse is a topic for another day. As a I used [...]