Di Riddell - Your Voice Matters

Di Riddell

Your Voice Matters - Confidence Beyond 50

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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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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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