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Di Riddell

Your Voice Matters - Confidence Beyond 50

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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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self confidence, self esteem, overcoming fears, mature women , confidence beyond 50

The Gift of Confidence After The Ravages Of Rape

January 27, 2018
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The gift of confidence after rape is pure beauty. Calm, peace and forgiveness leave a special touch on a woman.

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happy, confident, loving, kindness, compassion

Transforming ANTS into PETS

January 14, 2018
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ANTS Automatic negative thoughts structures converetd to PETS positive enhancing thought structures

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Wisdom, confidence, advice, learning,

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 gift….…

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hearing, listening, Toastmasters, communication

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 introduce myself and how scary it was to admit my confidence was at an all-time low which was affecting how I communicated and lived. 

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kindness, OK, listen, encourage

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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self reflection, self love, self belief

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 jumped…

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self belief, self esteem,self confidence

Reconnecting with an old friend, I didn't realise she was my best friend

August 24, 2017
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  She was somebody I had known for a long time, we chatted often and I was grateful for her advice. She was wise and gentle, she directed me with thoughts and ideas. Sometimes I listened, sometimes I didn’t. When I didn’t, I know now that it would have served me better if I had.…

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