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Di Riddell

Your Voice Matters - Confidence Beyond 50

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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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5 Tips For Writing and Speaking Authentically

August 17, 2017
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      1. Speak and write in your own voice When I started to write and deliver speeches 40 years ago, I worried that what I had to say was not important, that no one would interested and set about copying the style of what I thought people wanted to hear. The result of…

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5 Proven Things To Be More Energised

August 11, 2017
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      Some days I wake up simply wanting more energy and wonder where mine had gone. They are usually the days I have not followed my own advice. Has that happened to you? Are you cringing and thinking ‘Yep, she is speaking to me’. And…did you know that there are energy stealers out…

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3 Tips to Avoid Absorbing Negative Emotions

August 1, 2017
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  Emotions do affect communication between people. We often absorb some of the emotions of the people we come in contact with and we may even experience a change in our own mood even if nothing has happened to us. You may even think what on earth happened that I suddenly feel drained of energy?…

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A Top Tip To Boost Your Confidence On A Down Day?

May 30, 2017
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TIP – Choose one thing, just one thing that makes your heart sing and do it.   This is for the days when you feel the world is against you, you feel tired and weary, you wonder where your confidence has gone just when you need it. If that is you today, stop for a…

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It Is Just NOT That Important

May 21, 2017
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  I was having coffee with a girlfriend recently we were talking and laughing about how we get upset over things that we think at the time are  important. Have you got things now that you look back on and think…why did I think that was important? We giggled, notice how good you feel when…

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Di's Evolving

May 18, 2017
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  A question popped up in another group this morning ‘How have you evolved?’     It got me thinking of my journey, what I used to think and how I think today. Some of the ways I have evolved through confidence, resilience and working on me are:  I lacked confidence, now my quiet inner…

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When It Feels Like Life Is Falling Apart…And It's Mothers Day.

May 13, 2017
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    We have this ‘societal norm’ that all is calm, peaceful, happy and loving on Mothers Day. And it can be, in fact it is wonderful when that happens…however it takes a special kind of confidence to speak out… when it is not happening. I am here to tell you it OK to reach…

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Putting Things In Perspective

May 11, 2017
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  I know, I know you always have things in perspective, it is the other one who doesn’t. Right? Many of us can can delude ourselves for just so long before the cracks begin to appear. It is often  our nearest and dearest who gets to point it out. My nemisis for years after I was…

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What changed my way of thinking?

May 10, 2017
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  One incredible moment in time became the catalyst for my new life. I realised a woman’s total package goes way beyond anything I had ever dreamt. Beyond the physical, it stretches to embrace the emotional, spiritual and shadow sides.   If I have learned one thing from my quietly confident self, it is to…

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