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Turning Wounds into Wisdom

Compassion? Sure. But How?

How true, right? But man did I work hard at being hard on myself. The old Di Ana used criticism as a motivator in two ways: I was hard on myself in my head: You are so fat, Di Ana. You are a slacker, Di Ana. That was not your best work, Di Ana. You are too old, Di...

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4th Grade Struggles + Rebirths

  The year is 1983 - my 9th birthday. I close my eyes to make a wish over my homemade cake complete with a real charm necklace to decorate the top (bless my heart for my specific visions and Mom’s ability to create it). And there I am, in 4th grade, wishing with all...

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What You Have in Common with Super Bowl 50

My best friend once said, “There is always another choice.” I Google translated this in my brain to “you will never have what you desire, so give up!!”  Umm..that’s not what she was saying, that’s what I heard that and went postal. But she was right - I needed to take...

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What “I Could Care Less” Really Means

I cared about how I was perceived. I’m only human.  But I only seemed to care about the small population I deemed as “key holders.” These people had access to my dream jobs or friends I deemed as experts on things. And while we are being real - many were people I just...

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Shift Happens!

I did almost everything single thing on the list below - to myself and others - and what I realized is I was f**ng miserable. They were like little mind magnets - something bad would happen or someone would trigger me and one (or all) of these were in full effect:...

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How Jessie J Saved Me

Mom died and Jessie J saved me. Both parts of this statement are true. I always say, “Turn your breakdowns into breakthroughs. There are so many opportunities to thrive.” But this past month, faced with my own grief, I found myself saying, “Um, no. I don’t think I can...

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F*ck Gratitude! Not Necessarily…

Sometimes I am the most grateful person, offering praise for all the good around me. But sometimes I say to myself, “F’ck gratitude. You have no idea how hard my life is.” And the concept of gratitude goes right out the window. Sound familiar? What happens then? Well,...

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Make Fear Your Bitch!

My greatest fears were buried, but to everyone else seemed so obvious. And if you never face those fears and consequently never change, then you always have the same problems and challenges. That sucks. Fear keeps you stuck. And it keeps you “wanting” but never doing....

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Death & Life in Uber (Humanizing an App)

7 months ago, I received a phone call from my brother. “You need to come home,” he said. Something was off. I asked him to put Mommy on the phone. He answered me with a howl of cries followed by the most devastating sentence many will hear but never want to. "Mommy is...

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The DiStyle Law of Attraction

  I wanted it, but then when it arrived - I freaked out. Let's be honest, my freakout occurred because I never felt worthy enough - the relationship I wanted, the career, the financial security - you name it. And there is an odd darkness that shows up with this lack...

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The Other F-Word

I was queen of my own “Vision Kingdom.”  I knew exactly what I wanted, could see it so clearly but was doing nothing risky to create it. I had no clue a certain F-word was sabotaging me and it kept me from starting over every - damn - time. The word? My fantasies fed...

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