Honesty is the best policy. Or is it?

Recently I was asked to leave a Facebook group because I posted a two star review on an author’s book on Amazon. The administrator of the group had very valid reasons for asking me to leave as he considers his group a support group and he felt that my review...

When You Feel Like Giving Up

This morning at 4am I woke up from one of my nightmares that happen now and then. I have no idea what the dream was about, but I woke up sobbing my heart out, and a sense of complete and utter dread that overwhelmed me and left me gasping for air. I lay there trying...

Who Defines Your Success?

  My life is a success! It’s not defined by what you think is success, but by what I think of as success. My life is not a success because I have a stable income, or own my own house, drive a fancy car or take long expensive holidays whenever the mood takes me....

Who Will You Spend Time with This Year?

As I reflect back on the year-from-hell I noticed that I had cleared a lot of relationship clutter from my mental closet. I reluctantly released those relationships that were draining me and causing me pain. I say reluctantly because they are people I care about, but...

Don’t be your own worst enemy!

The voices you hear in your head telling you that you are worthless, ugly, useless and will never achieve success are not those of your friends, family or enemies. Someone may have said it to you in the past or treated you like sewage or ridiculed you. They may have...

All it takes is three words

During October this year I had a major falling out with someone over an incident involving my son. In my rage and indignation I vomited my disgust out on Facebook. This is an excerpt of what I posted at the time. “What kind of woman leaves a child behind at...

A letter addressed to the year 2014

It is sometimes suggested that you write a letter to yourself as a younger person, letting the younger ‘you’ know what became of their dreams, hopes and aspirations. I cannot see the point of that. That young, idealistic and naive Diana is long gone. What is left is...
A Fire Walk? Are You Loco?

A Fire Walk? Are You Loco?

‘Loco’ was just one of the adjectives that I received today after posting some photos on Facebook about the fire walk I did last night. So why did I do it? At the beginning of the year I went through a very bad patch in my life and I wanted to do something that would...
I have a Plan. Do You?

I have a Plan. Do You?

A few months ago I made a decision that I needed to setup multiple streams of income and they needed to be done fast. The goal is that in 10 year’s I have multiple sites or businesses that are generating revenue without too much day-to-day work being involved....
Authenticity has a price

Authenticity has a price

Last week I wrote a blog post that detailed a very painful part of my life (R.I.P. Doormat Diana). My decision to write it was to help me be authentic to myself and hopefully help just one other person who was going through a similar situation. In the post I used very...
R.I.P. Doormat Diana

R.I.P. Doormat Diana

Have you ever noticed that when your life gets flushed down the toilet in one area, all the other areas of your life tend to follow eagerly into the sewer system? I have been through some really tough times throughout my life but the experience where I had my heart...
You Honour People by Allowing Them to Rescue you.

You Honour People by Allowing Them to Rescue you.

We have all heard the expression “It is more blessed to give than receive”.  The reasoning behind this is the person doing the giving receives something of far greater value back. It could be a feeling of being needed and wanted that so many of us desire. It could be...