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Di Riddell

Your Voice Matters - Confidence Beyond 50

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Who Remembers black and white photos and TV?

February 4, 2019
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I do… both of them. Having a little trip down memory lane – do come with me. Remember when black and white photographs and early TV were considered the best? Remember when colour photos and colour TV were introduced? How excited we all were? Remember how black and white photos and black and white TV…

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beauty, nature, confidence in traveling

What Does Your Social Media Voice Say?

January 16, 2019
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Does it paint the world as rosy, rosy, rosy? Does it paint the world as blue, blue, blue? Are you somewhere in between? Or are you squirming quietly in your chair? Learning the art and surviving caravanning is part of my life right now. You know, you see pictures of people’s travels (that includes mine)…

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Ideas… where do you get your best ideas?

January 1, 2019
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Ideas and challenges are like a bus, there will always be another one.  A phrase, image or paragraph I see is what sparks my thoughts. Today was no different. This morning I read my ‘stars for 2019’ in the local paper… it was very relevant and the soap analogy jumped right out at me.  …

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Generosity of Spirit

December 30, 2018
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  Hi there, what pops into your mind when you think of generosity? This phrase has been floating around in my head recently and I felt the need to share my thoughts. Generosity is a quality, like honesty and patience. When you are showing generosity, you may give away money, goods, time, love or something…

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You can HEAL from Betrayal and LOVE your LIFE again

August 14, 2018
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If you are dedicated to improving the quality of your life and cultivating more happiness and peace – then KEEP READING this email. I have a HUGE surprise for you, that I think you’re going to love…..AND its 100% free, as a GIFT from me, simply because I think you’re worth it.     Have…

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An Experiment of Separating Triplets Through Adoption

June 25, 2018
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Nature versus nurture In the 1980’s a psychologist took on a macabre experiment of separating triplets placed for adoption.  Only he and the adoption agency were in the know. None of the three adoptive parents was told their son had 2 brothers, that in fact, they were triplets. The psychologist has now passed away. I…

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What Did We Do Before Technology – on the lighter side

June 20, 2018
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Every second Thursday I am thrilled to be part of a 3UA Writing for Pleasure Group. We are led by Margaret Hede an amazingly compassionate and supportive lady. Each fortnight we have a topic, write on it and share in the group. I am amazed at how one topic can take so many different twists. It is…

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Accidental Author

June 11, 2018
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I am an accidental author. It never crossed my mind to write a book.   My background was nursing, writing especially writing creatively was not part of the job description. 40 years ago I joined Toastmasters and began writing speeches. Most of those for 5-7mins. Not exactly committed writing is it? Yet reading has always…

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Dianna, Dianne and Di

June 8, 2018
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What’s in a name? ‘Sticks and stones will break your bones but words will never hurt you’.  have you heard those words before? My guess is a resounding yes. True words don’t break bones, but they can have a massive negative impact on a person for days, years or decades. When I was 4, it…

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‘I love technology, technology loves me’

May 27, 2018
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‘I love technology, technology loves me’ That was my chant for years as I said the words over and over, and there were rivers of tears to accompany it. Gradually they grew less and I improved. At this moment I am a part of a 3 UA group Writing for Pleasure , this week out…

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