Di Riddell - Your Voice Matters

Di Riddell

Your Voice Matters - Confidence Beyond 50

Inspiration & Grace

The Naked Truth… NO HAIR!

   ‘I hate my hair’…how many times have you heard that from someone with a beautiful head of hair?  Yes, I admit that over the years I have uttered those words. We really do identify ourselves by our hair. Why is that? We look in the mirror every day and see that crowning glory, we…

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Was I Inspired?….Yes I Was!

  What is inspiration to you? Is it… Stimulation of the mind or emotions to a high level of feeling or activity? Appreciating the skills of others? Being positively impacted by another’s story Last week I was MC for an Inspiring Nambour Women‘s event.  This is  a part of the Inspire Australia network started by Paul Timms in Brisbane. The amazing Leeann Butler-Sanders http://www.justdivinefashions.com.au/  has run with the…

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Inspiration…Never Judging A Book By It's Cover…

Two things stood out for me last week when I was MC for the Inaugural Inspiring Nambour Women Event. Firstly…’never judge a book by it’s cover’ and secondly ‘like attracts like’. ‘Inspiring Australia’ is a not for profit organisation that encourages local people to step up and share their stories. It is communities being inspired…

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'Thank You'… 2 Of The Most Powerful Words

  In today’s fast paced world have you noticed how pleasantries like ‘thank you’ and ‘please’ are slipping  away? Have you said ‘it’? Have you said ‘thank you’ to someone today? I am saying thank you to the amazing networker Terri Cooper http://www.terricooper.com.au/  for inviting me to an event this morning that sparked this blog…

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Fire and Flames Within & Without

This morning a post on Facebook by the wise gentle and amazing Janet McGeever http://www.theconsciousheart.com got me thinking, then moving. I have been procrastinating about my next blog as I share the journey of recovery in my body and my mind. My last blog was just prior to surgery. A few days back I posted…

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Wide-eyed With Weeping to Wisdom…

  Today it was my privilege to address a group of girls who I have the utmost admiration for. Are they out there… had it easy… or had no problems? Noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo they are not! These girls happened to fall pregnant due to a variety of circumstances and had to leave school without completing their education.…

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It touched my heart …. you could just feel it!

  What did? The confidence, openness, support,  encouragement, inspiration and motivation I saw and felt at a Toastmasters meeting this week.   It is about how we see it… Yes I am passionate about this organisation. I have seen it transform people’s lives, provide them with the skills to improve  their professional and personal lives,…

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4 Words That Changed My Life

Only 4 you say!     What were they?     Come and join Toastmasters!     WHAT I screeched..are you out of your mind … me … stand and speak in front of  a group NOT ON YOUR NELLIE!  Not interested.. not going to happen…NO, NO, NO!   Next thing…there I was…dumbfounded as I knew I would be,…

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