Words Are Powerful

Words can soothe a broken heart or pierce one’s confidence in a moment.  Seldom do we pause to notice the impact our words have on ourselves or others. When we mumble a critical self-judgment about something we did or said and then destructively ruminate for hours or days, we limit…

Select One Word to Guide You

For years I have encouraged my coaching clients to select one word to guide their lives.  I have noticed that people overburden themselves with New Year’s resolutions and soon lose motivation on what they wanted to achieve. Selecting one word to influence your choices is a simple technique that can…

Free Downloadable Mini Poster—12 Ways to Change Your Life

Sign up today to get your FREE downloadable 12 Ways to Change Your Life mini-poster! Click here. You will also receive a weekly email with tips and motivation to complete the 12 ways to change your life. Coach Diane’s life mission is “To Be of Service” and for the past…

My Christmas Morning Walks

My Christmas Morning Walks and a Few Tips for You to Get Walking!

I love walks, when I had my Jack Russel, Brunie every Christmas after the Turkey was in the oven and before family arrive for the celebrations my husband and I would walk him in Richmond Park, for miles. Richmond Park is the Queen’s park and all the deer’s that roam…

Gingerbread Houses

Gingerbread Houses – A tradition in my Family

My father’s mother, my Grandma Mabel, was the baker in the family. The first item she taught my sister and me to bake was Scottish Short Bread. Yummy….all that butter! Grandma Mabel started a family tradition of making a Gingerbread House. We have photos from the 40’s of the house…

Cinnamon Acorn Squash

Recipe: Cinnamon Acorn Squash

This is one of my favorite ways to cook acorn squash—Roasted Acorn Squash with Cinnamon. Not only is this recipe quick, easy, and healthy, it’s also delicious! Cinnamon Acorn Squash Serves: 4 Ingredients:   Two acorn squash Olive oil Cinnamon Steps: Preheat oven to 400°F. Cut the acorn squash in…

it’s all about the mashed potatoes

Thanksgiving Dinner, it’s all about the mashed potatoes!

A very important part of my families Thanksgiving Dinner is the mashed potatoes! Since the size of my family attending Thanksgiving dinner is so large, we have always divided up the duties.  Whichever house we gather at is in charge of the star of the dinner…the gravy and stuffing inside…

My go to apple is the Gala

Fall’s Seasonal Fruit and Vegetables (with Recipes)

I am excited for the seasonal fall fruit and vegetables. Pears, apples, pomegranates, winter squash, beets, and parsnips to name a few. My all-time favorite fruit are apples—what is your favorite fall fruit? My go to apple is the Gala, I buy the small ones and always have one on…