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Di Riddell

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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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3 Secrets to Forgiveness

May 23, 2018
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Have you ever heard the phrase ‘forgive them’ then thought NEVER, NEVER EVER! Holding onto that unforgiveness can cause us physical and emotional issues years even decades later. Do you think that person who did you wrong is sitting thinking about it? Not likely, they have moved to some other mischief, and you are left…

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The Joyous Imperfection of Motherhood.

May 11, 2018
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  Oohh how I knew it all! how I thought I knew it all. What an amazing Mum I was going to be.     Suddenly you realise that motherhood does not come with an instruction manual. When I ponder on this, I would probably have bypassed it anyway – like who… reads a manual?…

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Dinner with a Difference

February 5, 2018
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  Let’s start with a question… Have you ever not done something for a while, then when you do it you remember how much pleasure it gave you?   I did! It was hosting a dinner party. It’s so long since I did that. For some crazy reason I stopped entertaining after the death of…

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The Gift of Confidence After The Ravages Of Rape

January 27, 2018
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Have you ever been sitting in a cafe and watched a confident woman walk towards you, she stands tall and straight, she walks at an easy flowing pace, she has a lovely smile on her face – she just looks confident and comfortable in her own skin. She owns the space around her. Have you…

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Transforming ANTS into PETS

January 14, 2018
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  Now this is not first thought when I find ants, pets indeed! What next?  And as a child ant study was not one of my pastimes. This morning I was having a delightful discussion with Michael a retired pastor and we were talking about our reactions to people and situations as a result of…

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Could it be called Future Wisdom?

November 21, 2017
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  I Remember Being Told That…. Don’t touch a hot stove – well before I could reach the stove top How to keep a job… years before I applied for one Advice on marriage… years before I started dating The value of loving yourself …years before I understood what it meant That confidence was a…

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No one NEEDS Toastmasters

November 16, 2017
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  I am so often asked about Toastmasters, why I joined, why I stayed…especially now it is 40 years own the track. This is a great time for me to reflect on my personal journey, a time to remember how scary it was to walk in that room, how scary it was to stand and…

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Have You Asked Someone Today… R U OK?

September 14, 2017
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    Ladies there times in life when life gets overwhelming, times when life seems to throw everything at you, times when you wonder will you through it. It might seem you have the weight of the world on your shoulders.     This is the time that you look after you with love and…

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Reflections and Insights on Three Things Louise Hay Taught Me

August 31, 2017
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  Today as I reflect on Louise Hay and my personal journey, I am very grateful for this woman who positively impacted the lives of many people. I bless you Louise for your powerful presence and contribution. In fact I popped over to my bookcase to see what I had there, the 3 titles that…

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