Di Riddell - Your Voice Matters

Di Riddell

Your Voice Matters - Confidence Beyond 50

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A Letter to My 2 Mothers with Love, a son gives thanks.

July 5, 2019
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I wrote a letter to my 2 mothers over a decade ago. Both have left this mortal coil, but they each have a place in my heart. A Letter to Two Mothers – a son gives thanks Let me start, mother, by saying that I am in a unique position. Most people only have one…

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learning, pain, sepaeration, adoption, forced adoption

Differences Between Happiness and Joy

June 17, 2019
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Imagine if… you consciously picked and chose where you put your energy – and found that life is not an exhausting hunt for happiness, but a joyful journey.

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She did it her way…and she connected with her audience perfectly!

June 6, 2019
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She did it her way – 2 amazing women who have published and launched their books – different yet effective, powerful and authentic

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Don’t Remember Last Night? Your Victim Will. Truths About Life After Sexual Abuse.

June 6, 2019
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That effects of sexual abuse remain with the victim/survivor for a lifetime. They lose their voice, trust and self -worth,it may end in their taking their life. There is another way…

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Living Life with Confidence, Forgiveness and Gratitude

June 4, 2019
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Our lives are so rich, all-encompassing and intertwined and interconnected regardless of what happens to us.

Are you living your life with confidence, forgiveness and gratitude?

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SILENCE… and LISTENING are powerful words.

May 25, 2019
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Do you struggle with silence between people?
Do you ever regret saying something?
Can you distinguish between saying something of value and saying something for the sake of speaking?
What is the difference for you?

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What Do You Get A 90 Year Old For Her Birthday?

May 24, 2019
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What was I going to do for my Mum for her 90th birthday? After living away for many years, I returned to my home town where Mum was in a retirement village. She had had a hard life and for many years little joy and happiness. I was about to remedy that. For her 84th…

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Has Your Adoption Story Been Positive or an Ongoing Struggle?

May 23, 2019
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Until I started my adoption journey, I did not realise how many people have and are affected by adoption. It affects more than the birth mother and baby. The ripple effects can flow on through decades even generations with extended families.

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A Beautiful Response To ‘Hate Comments’ On A Blogpost

May 22, 2019
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Most people who put themselves ‘out there’ especially on emotional or controversial subjects are likely to attract ‘hate mail’. Yes, initially it hurts, you feel like biting back. That is what trolls want, to know they have upset you, moved you to anger and posting an unguarded response. In the video below is the most…

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Memories of my Uncle Alec on Anzac Day

April 25, 2019
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I was listening to an item on ABC radio while driving. They were discussing how DNA id being used to identify bones from
unknown soldiers in New Guinea from WW11. The bones are breaking down, even crumbling
when handled.
Those words got me thinking about Uncle Alec. He went off to
war as a young man looking very proud in his uniform. There are only two photos
of him after that, taken about 6 months later. He has a very different look.

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