Sunday, 29 December 2013

A Great Question ... Is Control a positive or a negative?




Hello beautiful readers

The question of whether control was a positive or a negative was posed to me recently.....here are my thoughts....

It may touch a nerve for you... enjoy!









I do hope you will pop over and take a peek... 

I will continue to pop the link here a little longer as you get used to my new site. 

I am very appreciative of the 13,090 page views I have had...and I hope you have enjoyed the reading as much as I have enjoyed the writing. 



Goodness me...time has slipped by yet again... changes still afoot! 

Warm regards Di…and what …you are asking… does this woman do?

 I am passionate about mature women having the confidence and personal presentation to support their life choices.

If that is not happening for you…let me help you… with one on one coaching

Would you like to know more?  Slip over to  http://diriddell.com/confidence-coaching-2/

Saturday, 21 December 2013

Red, Red and more...Red!





Hello beautiful readers

Christmas is just around the corner...I would love to wish you all a Merry Christmans and a wonderful festive season....wherever you are and whatever you are doing.

With the business and hype all around us, you or someone you know may need a little extra support...today I am all about red, the fabulous rich fire engine red....how I love it!  And what a positive influence it can have on our lives....

Do remember the sexiest curve on a woman's  body is her smile...flaunt yours...and decorate it with red lipstick! 



Have you got your big girl red panties on? Slipped into your little red dress your take on the LBD maybe red),  and add a generous touch or red lipstick said 'bring it on Universe'.  If not you might like to give it a go. 



I wish you all a happy and safe Christmas and festive season...






I do hope you will pop over and take a peek... 

I will continue to pop the link here a little longer as you get used to my new site. 

I am very appreciative of the 13,729 page views I have had...and I hope you have enjoyed the reading as much as I have enjoyed the writing. 

Goodness me...time has slipped by yet again... changes still afoot! 

Warm regards Di…and what …you are asking… does this woman do?

 I am passionate about mature women having the confidence and personal presentation to support their life choices.

If that is not happening for you…let me help you… with one on one coaching

Would you like to know more?  Slip over to  http://diriddell.com/confidence-coaching-2/


Sunday, 15 December 2013

When It Feels Like Life Is Falling Apart...And It's Christmas







Hello beautiful readers


We have this 'societal norm' that all is calm, peaceful, happy and loving at Christmas. And it can be, in fact it is wonderful when that happens...and it takes a special kind of confidence to speak out... when it is not happening. 

For me it is not happening...my beautiful relationship of 5 months has come to a conclusion. As I deal with my emotions I got to thinking...there will be others out there dealing with their pain right now.



My reflections may help someone you know.   Here is the link...



I do hope you will pop over and take a peek...

I will continue to pop the link here a little longer as you get used to my new site. 

I am very appreciative of the 13,537 page views I have had...and I hope you have enjoyed the reading as much as I have enjoyed the writing. 

Goodness me...time has slipped by yet again... changes still afoot! And some I did not expect.

Warm regards Di…and what …you are asking… does this woman do?

 I am passionate about mature women having the confidence and personal presentation to support their life choices.

If that is not happening for you…let me help you… with one on one coaching
Would you like to know more?  







Friday, 6 December 2013

Energy In Motion - Is Yours Flowing?





Hello beautiful readers

Gee Christmas is almost upon us. Out shopping this week I observed adults and children under stress.Today I am sharing my thoughts 'Energy In Motion' with tips for calm and confidence.

And a gentle reminder to practice being kind...we are all facing our challenges and doing the best we can with the skills we have right now.


When we know better than we can do better - the choice is ours!







I do hope you will pop over and take a peek... 

I will continue to pop the link here a little longer as you get used to my new site. 

I am very appreciative of the 13,245 page views I have had...and I hope you have enjoyed the reading as much as I have enjoyed the writing. 

Goodness me...time has slipped by yet again... changes still afoot! 


Warm regards Di…and what …you are asking… does this woman do?

I am passionate about mature women having the confidence and personal presentation to support their life choices.

If that is not happening for you…let me help you… with one on one coaching

Would you like to know more?  Slip over to  http://diriddell.com/confidence-coaching-2/


Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Fire and Flames Within & Without…




Hello beautiful readers


Well here I am back again..post surgery and reflecting...a friends post on Facebook got me going this morning.

 

After my reflections I have posed some questions for you to consider....




 

I do hope you will pop over and take a peek... 

I will continue to pop the link here a little longer as you get used to my new site. 

I am very appreciative of the 12971 page views I have had...and I hope you have enjoyed the reading as much as I have enjoyed the writing. 

Goodness me...time has slipped by yet again... changes still afoot! 


Warm regards Di…and what …you are asking… does this woman do?

I am passionate about mature women having the confidence and personal presentation to support their life choices.
 
If that is not happening for you…let me help you… with one on one coaching
Would you like to know more?  Slip over to  http://diriddell.com/confidence-coaching-2/


Saturday, 16 November 2013

It's Time.... Time For My Leap Of Faith




Hello beautiful readers


Today I am opening my heart about elective surgery I am facing this week. 
A little reminder to always be unapologetically you...be comfortable in your perfect imperfections and allow your true confidence and essence of beauty to shine. 

It's Time...Time For My Leap Of Faith







I do hope you will pop over and take a peek... 

I will continue to pop the link here a little longer as you get used to my new site. 

I am very appreciative of the 12627 page views I have had...and I hope you have enjoyed the reading as much as I have enjoyed the writing. 

Goodness me...time has slipped by yet again... changes still afoot! 

Warm regards Di…and what …you are asking… does this woman do?

 I am passionate about mature women having the confidence and personal presentation to support their life choices.

If that is not happening for you…let me help you… with one on one coaching

Would you like to know more?  Slip over to  http://diriddell.com/confidence-coaching-2/

Wednesday, 13 November 2013

Music...Taking You To Places You Can Only Dream Of.



Hello beautiful readers,

Today music is taking me to wonderful places...where does music take you? 

And reflections of the beauty and graciousness of a harp.

Here we go again...yes, posted in the Wordpress site ..





I do hope you will pop over and take a peek... 

I will continue to pop the link here a little longer as you get used to my new site. 

I am very appreciative of the 12498 page views I have had...and I hope you have enjoyed the reading as much as I have enjoyed the writing. 

Goodness me...time has slipped by yet again... changes still afoot! 

Warm regards Di…and what …you are asking… does this woman do?

 I am passionate about mature women having the confidence and personal presentation to support their life choices.

If that is not happening for you…let me help you… with one on one coaching

Would you like to know more?  Slip over to  http://diriddell.com/confidence-coaching-2/


Wednesday, 6 November 2013

Its Not All About The Horses..She Said With Confidence




Hello beautiful readers on this beautiful day in Queensland just after celebrating the Melbourne Cup....Yes,  I have posted in my new Wordpress site...the link to this post is:  




I do hope you will pop over and take a peek... 

I will continue to pop the link here a little longer as you get used to my new site. 

I am very appreciative of the 12227 page views I have had...and I hope you have enjoyed the reading as much as I have enjoyed the writing. 

Goodness me...time has slipped by yet again... changes still afoot! 


Warm regards Di…and what …you are asking… does this woman do?

 I am passionate about mature women having the confidence and personal presentation to support their life choices.

If that is not happening for you…let me help you… with one on one coaching, small group activity or workshops…

Would you like to know more?  Slip over to  http://diriddell.com/confidence-coaching-2/



Thursday, 24 October 2013

I Have Opened My Heart






Hello beautiful readers on this beautiful warm spring day in Queensland....Yes,  I have posted in my new Wordpress site...the link to this post is: http://wp.me/p3QTcY-8Z  



I do hope you will pop over and take a peek... 

I will continue to pop the link here a little longer as you get used to my new site. 

I am very appreciative of the 11,780 page views I have had...and I hope you have enjoyed the reading as much as I have enjoyed the writing. 







Warm regards Di…and what …you are asking… does this woman do?

 I am passionate about mature women having the confidence and personal presentation to support their life choices.

If that is not happening for you…let me help you… with one on one coaching, small group activity or workshops…



Would you like to know more?  Slip over to  http://diriddell.com/confidence-coaching-2/




Sunday, 13 October 2013

If Women Liked Their Bodies...How Many Industries Would That Affect?




Hello beautiful reader,

This image captured my attention yesterday then last night dinner with girlfriends and a discussion about a Great Gatsby Night next weekend led us to discussing how we see our bodies.





Girls ..how do you like your body? What are you telling yourself? If we all woke up tomorrow liking our bodies...not wanting to change, being exquisitely happy how we are...what would happen to the multiple industries that support women? 

 Yes,  I have posted in my new Wordpress site...the link to this post is:  



I do hope you will pop over and take a peek... 

I will continue to pop the link here a little longer as you get used to my new site. 

I am very appreciative of the 11,450 page views I have had...and I hope you have enjoyed the reading as much as I have enjoyed the writing. 



Love to hear your thoughts...


Warm regards Di…

And what …you are asking… does this woman do?
I am passionate about mature women having the confidence and personal presentation to support their life choices.
If that is not happening for you…let me help you… with one on one coaching, small group activity or workshops…

Would you like to know more?
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Monday, 7 October 2013

A Penny For...Just What Were They Thinking In That Moment?




Hello beautiful readers from me on this beautiful warm spring day in Queensland....yes,  I have posted in my new Wordpress site...

The link to this post is:   http://wp.me/p3QTcY-8A

I do hope you will pop over and take a peek... 

I will continue to pop the link here a little longer as you get used to my new site
I am very appreciative of the 11,200 page views I have had...and I hope you have enjoyed the reading as much as I have enjoyed the writing. 

Goodness me...time has slipped by yet again... changes still afoot!

Today I am reflecting on life, brides and being generally gorgeous...and I have this fabulous image created by Creative Pictures by Larry Mann (feel free to check him out on Facebook).






Soooo...what were you thinking the day you were the bride? Confident, happy, reflective, a little scared....love to hear your thoughts...  



Warm regards Di…and what …you are asking… does this woman do?

 I am passionate about mature women having the confidence and personal presentation to support their life choices.

If that is not happening for you…let me help you… with one on one coaching, small group activity or workshops…

 
Would you like to know more?  Slip over to  http://diriddell.com/confidence-coaching-2/





Thursday, 26 September 2013

Which me?




Hello beautiful readers on on this very warm day in South East Queensdland....yes,  I have posted in my new Wordpress site...the link to this post is:    







I do hope you will pop over and take a peek... 


Yes, I have been a little quiet of late...changes afoot! This blog has been about confidence, sensuality and issues that affect mature women...'stuff'...good stuff is affecting me right now...so being open and honest...I am sharing...someone else may be experiencing something similar...whatever it is... bring it on girls! Life is for living!   
 

For the next few posts I will continue to pop the link here as you get used to my new site. 
I am very appreciative of the 10,850 page views I have had...and I hope you have enjoyed the reading as much as I have enjoyed the writing. 

Saturday, 14 September 2013

It touched my heart .... you could just feel it!




Hello beautiful readers on this beautiful Sunday ....

Yes,  I am posting in my new Wordpress site...the link to the latest post is: 

 


I do hope you will pop over and take a peek... it absolutely touched my heart this week. 



For the next few posts I will continue to pop the link here as you get used to my new site. 
I am very appreciative of the 10, 340 page views I have had, the comments...and I hope you have enjoyed the reading as much as I have enjoyed the writing. 

Monday, 9 September 2013

Confident 100% Of The Time...Really?




Hello beautiful readers on this beautiful sunny Spring Day in South East Queensland....yes,  I have posted in my new Wordpress site...

The link to this post is:  







I do hope you will pop over and take a peek... 

For the next few posts I will continue to pop the link here as you get used to my new site. 

I am very appreciative of the 10,115 page views I have had...and I hope you have enjoyed the reading as much as I have enjoyed the writing.

Saturday, 31 August 2013

3½ Things NOT To Do.... and it takes quiet confidence...




Hello beautiful readers on Father's Day....yes,  I have posted in my new Wordpress site...the link to this post is: 







I do hope you will pop over and take a peek... 

For the next few posts I will continue to pop the link here as you get used to my new site. 

I am very appreciative of the 9,550 page views I have had...and I hope you have enjoyed the reading as much as I have enjoyed the writing. 




Warm regards Di…and what …you are asking… does this woman do?

 I am passionate about mature women having the confidence and personal presentation to support their life choices.

If that is not happening for you…let me help you… with one on one coaching, small group activity or workshops…

 Would you like to know more?  Slip over to  http://diriddell.com/confidence-coaching-2/



Sunday, 25 August 2013

Is There A Personality Behind Your Handwriting


Hello beautiful readers....tonight I have posted in my new Wordpress site...the link to this post is:






I do hope you will pop over and take a peek... 

For the next few posts I will continue to pop the link here as you get used to my new site. 

I am very appreciative of the 9,550 page views I have had...and I hope you have enjoyed the reading as much as I have enjoyed the writing. 




Warm regards Di…and what …you are asking… does this woman do?

I am passionate about mature women having the confidence and personal presentation to support their life choices.
If that is not happening for you…let me help you… with one on one coaching, small group activity or workshops…
Especially The 3B’s ..Be seen, be heard and be visible. (available soon)
Would you like to know more?  Slip over to  http://diriddell.com/confidence-coaching-2/


Saturday, 17 August 2013

Whoosh as the ruler descended.... SMACK!



She felt the breeze before the brunt of the metal edge of the wooden ruler hit as it swished through the air before it came crashing down on her knuckles.... the 5 year old eyes watered and  her hand throbbed ...what was her crime? Picking up her pencil in her left hand. She did not even realise it was her left hand because she got confused between her left and right hands. It was simply the hand she used to colour in and draw.

As she sat there tears rolling down her cheeks she wondered why, why, why was it so wrong to pick up a pencil in her 'that' hand.  

She being me... I ask myself did that set the scene for me to have unusual handwriting? I often hear the comment...' It looks neat but I can't read it.'

Then I saw this image ... and what  a beauty! Written just for me I think.  

         I don't have bad hand writing...I have my own font. 



Did this happen to anyone else when they started school? Yes, it happened to me and countless thousands of others who started school in the 1950's. The excitement of going to school waned quickly as my knuckles suffered on a daily basis.And it did nothing to boost confidence.

This 'training' apparently was for 'my own good'  Miss Lowe, the googly eyed, enormous  frightening teacher towering over me bellowed. She delighted in pointing out my 'crime' to the rest of the class. ...That pain extended beyond the classroom. If that was not torment enough horror of horrors was the maypole dance...Each of us round a pole with a coloured streamer each and the idea was steps to the left and steps to the right in sequence...I did not remember the sequence, nor which foot to put forward...gee I wonder why????

You can guess what I am going to say...left, left, right and there I would be with the wrong foot forward going in the wrong direction.  Again I felt the  breeze before the brunt of the metal edge of the wooden ruler  as it swished through the air before it came crashing down across the back of my legs.

Imagine doing that to a child today? I know we really can't place today's values on yesterdays actions...but that was a tough gig for a kid.

'Straighten up your page Dianna' would be the next bellow to fly across the room. Yes like many left hander's...I turn the page at an angle to write. So can you imagine there I sat with the book straight, pencil in my right hand....how did I know which was right? By this time my stinging knuckles helped give me a clue.  

To say it was pure hell....is an understatement. To say I did not care would be to tell a porkie of massive proportions! Thank goodness it no longer standard practice...

Next time someone has a 'point of view' about your handwriting...you may like to borrow the phrase... I don't have bad hand writing...I have my own font. Be proud and confident about your writing..it is your distinction, your personality shining through.

 

And as a rider...did you know that 'Everyone was born left handed...you turn right handed when you make your first mistake!!!!

If you are a left hander and of a certain age (how is that for delicate)...I would love to hear your experiences of learning to write. 

Just letting you all know I am switching from Paint The Ceiling Beige to my new website, the blog is within - the link is -http://diriddell.com/?p=468  I look forward to your following me to the new site www.diriddell.com  and to express my appreciation for your followings and comments - I love it do keep it up! 




Warm regards Di...and what ...you are asking... does this woman do?

I am passionate about mature women having the confidence and personal presentation to support their life choices.
If that is not happening for you...let me help you... with one on one coaching, small group activity or workshops...
Especially The 3B's ..Be seen, be heard and be visible.
If that sparks your interest contact on di@diriddell.com or  www.diriddell.com