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Di Riddell

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kind, compassionate, confident

Generosity of Spirit

December 30, 2018
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Generosity is a quality, like honesty and patience. When you are showing generosity, you may give away money, goods, time, love or something else.  Beyond that, when you are kind, supportive and gentle it is more than the act of giving, you are showing a generosity of spirit.

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Trust, respect, betrayal. forgiveness

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

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confidence, lookin out, adoption, forced adoption, triplets, self worth

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.

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talk, conversation, made eye contact

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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confidence, speaking out, your voice matters

Accidental Author

June 11, 2018
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I am an accidental author. It never crossed my mind to write a bookMy 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?.

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ages of Di, sulky child, confident woman and compassionate in maturity

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.

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technology, confidence, no confidence, fear, anxiety, can't do it, yes I can

‘I love technology, technology loves me’

May 27, 2018
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Technology, I feel, has this little imp in it that waits for you to ‘feel you are catching on’ and it slips in a challenge and says ‘whamo…see how you like that!’ And then laughs and laughs and laughs.

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Forgiveness, recieving, love, compassion, beyond abuse

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 you physical and emotional issues years even decades later.

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Motherhood, happiness, unconditional love

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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confidence in cooking, creative dinners, cooking is fun

Dinner with a Difference

February 5, 2018
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Dinner with a difference I forgot how much fun hosting a dinner could be. have you ever stopped doing something then remembered how much fun it was?

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