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 so much, Diane. You’ve been caring and supportive and never gave up on me. Your words of wisdom have helped me through my journey. I am so grateful., 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
3 weeks ago
I live by this sage advice from the Dalai Lama. Meeting new people and learning about different cultures expands my outlook on life and feeds my soul. You don't have to travel far. Simply exploring a new town or neighboring state or country broadens your world and helps put your own life in perspective.
I'm heading to India for a month-long adventure and will be off-line during that time. If you've been to India, please share any tips and insights. I'd love to hear about your experiences.
Can't wait to share my photos with you when I return! Take care and be well. ... See MoreSee Less
Do share your travel adventures and insights and thoughts. Folks who visit India return with an awakened wisdom of the universal oneness of humanity. I've thought about going many times but health issues are a concern. Now my mind is centering on Israel
Diane Petrella shared Planting Peace's post.
4 weeks ago
Here's what I suggest to my clients when they're hijacked by guilt:
When you feel guilty for doing what you know is best for you, say to yourself:
"Even though I feel guilty, it doesn't mean I'm doing anything wrong. Guilt is just an old feeling inside of me that easily gets triggered."
Then just let the guilt be there—neither resist it nor give it your attention—and do what you know is in your best interest. This may feel hard to do at first but after a while it will become easier.
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I like super really really need to memorize this and take it to heart!!!❤️ I know my heart would appreciate it and be better off
Have never really felt guilty about anything. I don't always put myself first but I don't feel guilty if I do.
I needed this today. Thank you. <3
Yes! I gave up a part time job this year so that I can concentrate on my health in 2019!
Diane Petrella shared Nick Bowditch's post.
4 weeks ago
Many well-intentioned, but in my opinion single-minded, holistic therapists and coaches say that you "shouldn't" take medication for anxiety, depression and other mental health issues. They believe you need a "natural" remedy and that if you're on medication you should get off of it.
Please don't buy into that.
In my thirty-year psychotherapy practice I've seen medication save people's lives. There is nothing to be ashamed of if you take medication for psychological challenges. You wouldn't shame someone for taking insulin, would you? It's no different with medications that help stabilize your mood.
I, too, encourage holistic healing and the importance of addressing not only your mind but your spirit. And when I think it's necessary, I refer my clients for medication consultations. Because science also matters. And with the right medication, your life can work again.
If you struggle with debilitating depression, crippling anxiety, or mood instability, medication can help. Only you know what's best for you so don't let the judgments of others get in your way.
Please share this article and help break the stima. #mypillsSee these two little things? Every day I swallow them and every day they help me be a better version of myself. Maybe I will have to take them everyday, forever, and that's ok with me. Because I know how I feel and how I live my life without them, and I don't like that guy.
This morning, I told someone that I know that I take medication everyday for my 'mental uniqueness' and he looked like at me with a look that was half pity, and half like I'd just told him a really dark and shameful secret.
I don't want either of those reactions.
If I had chronic asthma, or diabetes, or rheumatoid arthritis, and I took medication to minimise the symptoms of them in my life, I wouldn't be ashamed of that. It wouldn't be something I had to hide or be embarassed about. It just so happens that the chronic difference I live with affects my mind, and not my lungs or my pancreas or my bones and joints.
I didn't choose it. It chose me. It's not a source of shame for me, its just something which is part of me.
And I'm not looking for another treatment or potion or natural remedy (so thankyou before you offer), these two pills are the result of many, many years trying to get it right, which I finally have, and I'm very happy with them.
I have lost a couple of friends - and the world has lost a couple of really great people - because they were too ashamed of their own mental uniqueness to get help, or take their medication.
And that's too many.
So fuck your judgement, and fuck the stigma. I'm proud of every part of me, even the bits that I need a bit of help from these pills with.
This is me.
Use the hashtag #mypills if you want to help break the stigma too.
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Thanks for sharing this, Diane.
Two pills a day made my world go from dark grey to bright colors again. ☺️
I would be lost without mine.
Total Amen, here. I pill once a day has saved my life and set me on a course of healing and wholeness that was never possible before.
I agree completely and have struggled with this in the past, but realized that nothing natural is comparable to my medicine.
4 weeks ago
I started to feel sick last week. But just in time I remembered my secret weapon:
Yup. I did what I learned from my mother who rarely got sick. I sliced a clove of raw garlic and ate it with bread. It was intense, for sure, but I swear it did the trick. I got better fast.
I've got to remember to eat my little raw garlic sandwich wonders regularly, especially during cold and flu season. Garlic is a powerhouse food, an anti-inflammatory filled with antioxidants and lots of vitamins and minerals.
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Hmmm, Sonia... I thought I saw a post from you but looks like it's gone.
Sonia... have you noticed a difference?
Mitzi... Here’s some info:
Oil of Oregano. Nasty tasting but usually stops a cold dead if I catch it as soon as I start feeling symptoms.
I recently started taking pearl garlic for pain in joints.
No I never heard eating garlic to get better. Of anything.