Diane’s intuition, talent and experience helps her clients find within themselves their own gifts, strengths and spirit needed to reach their goals., Model
Thank you for everything Diane! It was wonderful to find a practitioner who believed in listening to the body, trusting one’s intuition and finding answers within. I am very grateful to you., Model
Working with Diane was transformative, a very powerful experience., Actress
Diane’s insight helped me to see things in a new light and to take charge of my own life. I gained invaluable skills to handle my life issues in a more productive and loving way., Actress
Diane helped me process my past to a place of understanding and forgiveness. I feel empowered and in control of my life. I have peace., Actress
Diane has such a loving presence. Working with her helped me develop self-confidence and strength. She always called forth my wisest self and encouraged me to let my light shine., Actress
I’m finally able to take care of myself in ways that strengthen my body and spirit. Thank you, Diane, for helping me learn to love my body…and myself., Actress
Thank you, Diane! You have helped me to think differently in a way that is healthier for my spirit. I am so amazed at the growth I’ve made., Actress
I first read this poem nearly 30 years ago and routinely shared it with my clients. While clearing some files I found it again and created this image for you.
This poem is encouraging for whatever pattern you're trying to change in your life. If you're healing from childhood trauma, you'll find it especially validating and hopeful.
As you read this poem, reflect on what chapter you're living right now. What will it take for you to move to the next one? Please feel free to share your thoughts below.
I'm taking some time off soon so I won't be posting again for a while. In the meantime, take good care and I’ll "see" you in a month! 🌺 ... See MoreSee Less
Thanks for sharing. I have had some relationship's along these lines I keep hoping and dreaming things will somehow be like they were at the beginning or all I had been promised would really be. When I should just accept how things truly are and move on but my heart doesn't want to give up. But I must give up before it destroys me.4 weeks ago · 1
Change happens from the "inside out" by shifting your thoughts and beliefs. Change also happens from the "outside in" by releasing clutter from your life.
Clutter clearing is magical. While it may feel daunting to start, once you get over that hurdle you discover how life-transforming it truly is.
Why? Because everything is energy. Even inanimate objects. Everything in your life holds the energy of who you were at the time you acquired them. Some objects may keep inspiring you but others can hold you back. For example:
The pretty ring your ex bought you when times were good also holds the energy of painful times and the reasons you split up. Especially if you're single and want to start a new relationship, let go of that ring.
Journals filled with sadness and pain. Writing is healing but holding onto these journals for too long keeps the pain in your energy field. Let them go.
Your collection of ________ (fill in the blank) that you started years ago. Do these things reflect the person you are today? Do you really need 15 of them? Probably not. Keep one or two and let the rest go.
I could go on but I'm sure you get the picture. One of the most inexpensive ways to make positive change in your life is to get rid of clutter. Want to start now? Think of one thing you can donate, recycle or put in the trash. Then do it today or this week if you need a little extra time.
I shredded piles of outdated files this weekend. Felt great! What about you? ... See MoreSee Less
..funny thing about stuff and the gravity each little 'stuff' has..truly can weigh me down..sometimes I imagine a clear space instead of 'stuff' and the thoughts that follow are, how the clearing ~ would allow me to get to my "to do list" ( which I now call my "Procrastination List" ) without wadding through the STUFF.. I think I will call it the "Pack Rat Syndrome" ~ because, all my attachments put me in the animal category instead of a rational, intellectual being. My opinion only ~ no accusation allowed.4 weeks ago · 1
Diane Petrella shared Life Learned Feelings's Best Friend:.
Life Learned Feelings
Psychotherapy is more than talking with your BFF but there's no question that close friends are vital to your health.
Besides eating well and exercise, your emotional and physical health depends on a sense of belonging and warm connections with others. If you feel lonely and isolated, join a support group, take a class, or participate in an activity you enjoy to connect with like-minded people. Or give of your time and heart by visiting an elderly shut-in or volunteering at a nursing home. The best way to soothe your own loneliness is to soothe someone else's.
If you're fortunate to have close friendships, let your friends know today much you love and value them. 💜 ... See MoreSee Less
Diane PetrellaIf you're more of an introvert and prefer to be alone, the above may not apply and you may relate to this book: www.amazon.com/dp/B004J4WNL2/ref=dp-kindle-redirect?_encoding=UTF8&btkr=11 month ago
Raw garlic is my secret weapon to staying healthy, especially in cold and flu season. My mother, who passed away at 95, never got sick. I learned the benefits of garlic from her.
Whenever I feel under the weather, I make a little garlic sandwich. Yeah... I know it sounds weird. But I swear, there's something to this. When I eat raw garlic it feels as if the toxins in my body are being killed off and my immune system is getting a boost. I had a mild sore throat the other day. It's gone now. Is it because of my garlic sandwich? I don't know for sure, but think it is.
Do you eat raw garlic or use another home health remedy?
(By the way, eating raw garlic is not recommended if you take certain medications, especially blood thinners. Check with your medical practitioner.) ... See MoreSee Less
I swear by Oil of Oregano whenever I start to experience cold or sinus symptoms. It is absolutely ghastly, but it works! The joke in our house is you take it with a Buckley’s chaser - and Buckley’s pretty much taste like paint thinner, so that tells you what Oil of Oregano is like 🤢1 month ago · 2
Many home chefs mistakenly cook garlic immediately after crushing or chopping it, added Dr. Kraus. To maximize the health benefits, you should crush the garlic at room temperature and allow it to sit for about 15 minutes. That triggers an enzyme reaction that boosts the healthy compounds in garlic.1 month ago · 2
If you want to lose weight, be aware of your speech and especially the words you put after: "I am." Because becoming thinner isn't only about food and exercise. It's how you see yourself.
Whatever you put after the words "I am," you become. For example, when you say, "I am a failure," or "I am lazy," your identity absorbs that message.
Turn it around. Shift your self-talk away from judgment and towards seeing yourself as someone who eats well and feeds her (or his) body healthy, light and whole foods. Words matter and the affirmation below will help. Say it daily and frequently.
Try it now. Get quiet, close your eyes and repeat these words to yourself. What do you notice? ... See MoreSee Less