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Category Archives for "self-care"

Self-Compassion Series: You Are a Person Too!

By Dianne M. Daniels | attitude , audio , authentic , benefits , confidence , emotional , feelings , focus , goals , mindset , personal , positive thinking , self-care , self-compassion , self-development , self-esteem , self-talk , self-worth , values , wisdom

You are a person – and you deserve to treat yourself well. That doesn’t mean sliding into egotistical behavior, but if you don’t treat yourself well, you can’t treat others well, and it will show! Listen now to understand the foundation for self-compassion and how you treat yourself.

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Self-Compassion Series: Have Compassion for Your Own Failures

By Dianne M. Daniels | Achievement , attitude , audio , emotional , feelings , limits , mindset , motivation , self-care , self-compassion , self-talk , self-worth , strategy , vision

If you don’t fail at something, it probably means you haven’t tried anything. Either that, or you chose something that was too easy to accomplish, and you got it right the first time. If you continually look for the easy way out or through a challenge, you may not be living up to your full […]

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Deal With the Hurt – How You Handle It Says Volumes About You

By DSAdmin | attitude , audio , authentic , Authenticity , boundaries , confidence , emotional , feelings , healing , mindset , Personal Development , self-care , self-development , strategy , values

You alone are responsible for how long you let what hurt you haunt you and hold you back from living your DivaStyle life. Hanging on to what hurt you is a counterproductive way of thinking, living and being – and even though we know that, it’s still easy to fall (or stay) into a pattern […]

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Best Resources for Personal Transformation

By Dianne M. Daniels | focus , goals , growth , knowledge , mindset , motivation , Personal Development , positive thinking , self-care , self-development , Self-Growth , transformation

When you are looking to reinforce or extend positive transformations in your life, having great resources can help you quickly move to the next level as you work to accomplish your goals. Check out the following references when you want to strengthen the changes you’ve already made, or to renew your determination to stick with […]

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I Take Pride in My Appearance

By DSAdmin | appearance , attitude , authentic , confidence , feelings , growth , Image , mindset , personal , self-care , self-confidence , self-talk , strategy , wellness

“How I look is important to me – recognizing that my appearance is what people see first when they look at me is important, but of more value is what I see in the mirror​​​​.” – Dianne M. Daniels, CEO & Founder – DivaStyle Academy Affirmation: Repeat out loud so that you hear the words […]

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Use Your Wardrobe To Keep You Healthy

By DSAdmin | audio , authentic , benefits , confidence , feelings , health , healthy , mindset , self-care , strategy , Wardrobe , wellness

“Your wardrobe is one of many lifestyle choices that can help you stay healthy. Choose wisely when it comes to clothing, shoes and bags with these tips” Dianne M. Daniels, CEO & Founder 5 Tips to Better Health with Your Clothing 1 Wear your correct / true size It’s easy to get distracted regarding clothing […]

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Awareness + Acceptance = Strength

By DSAdmin | Achievement , attitude , authentic , Authenticity , confidence , emotional , feelings , focus , identity , Image , inner critic , mindset , personal , self-care , self-confidence , self-esteem

“Nothing I accept about myself can be used against me to diminish me.” Audre Lorde The quote above was borrowed/reposted from a blog entry by one of my favorite people on Earth, Karen C.L. Anderson (http://kclanderson.com), a Phenomenal Woman (in the Maya Angelou sense), a Writer, Storyteller and Unconventional Advice Columnist, whose wisdom around mothers, […]

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6 Benefits of Getting Organized for the New Year

By DSAdmin | Achievement , attitude , authentic , benefits , commitment , confidence , emotional , feelings , focus , goals , growth , habits , healthy , Inspiration , knowledge , limits , mental , mindset , motivation , planning , positive thinking , resolution , self-care , self-confidence , self-development , self-empowerment , Self-Growth , self-talk , strategy , values , vision , wisdom , workplace

Getting organized is not just a good idea because your mom said so. There are lots of benefits to being in control and developing a clutter-free lifestyle. A less stressful life When organized you are automatically less stressed, you know where your keys, wallet, important papers, phone charger and phone are. Similarly, if your project […]

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Change Your Life in 30 Days: A Process That Really Works

By DSAdmin | authentic , commitment , emotional , feelings , habits , health , healthy , Inspiration , limits , mental , personal , physical , self-care , self-development , self-doubt , self-talk

Significantly changing your life in 30 days really is possible, although not always easy. But even though this adventure is often a big challenge, the payoffs can be enormous. We’ve all taken on challenges of one sort of another for 30 days. Maybe you tried a diet or an exercise program. Perhaps you decided to […]

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Physical activity is important to me

By DSAdmin | Affirmation , appearance , Body care , commitment , feelings , gratitude , health , mental , personal , physical , positivity , self-care , self-talk

I set aside time for physical activity. Physical activity is important to me because it is the time when I take care of my body. Each day, I give so much to so many people. Taking time out to exercise and do something good for myself brings me great pleasure. I carve out time in […]

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Practicing Mindfulness – 5 Free Apps to Help You Get Started

By DSAdmin | commitment , emotional , feelings , gratitude , habits , healthy , Inspiration , meditation , mental , Mindfulness , personal , positivity , reflection , self-care , spiritual

There are lots of techniques out there to help you get into the mindfulness habit. Every day there are more and more mindfulness apps for your smart phone or tablet to help you deal with anxiety, sleep, and stress issues. Here are some of the most popular and easy to use mindfulness apps that are […]

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Take a Mindful Walk

By DSAdmin | emotional , feelings , habits , health , healthy , Inspiration , meditation , Mindfulness , personal , physical , positivity , reflection , self-care , self-development , spiritual

Chances are you spend a lot of the day sitting in an office, and frankly, the prospect of doing more sitting is not so appealing, even if it’s for mindfulness meditation. Luckily, there is a long tradition of walking meditation and developing a mindfulness walking practice can be a great way to take a break […]

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Setting Up Your Meditation Space

By DSAdmin | authentic , commitment , emotional , feelings , habits , healthy , identity , Inspiration , meditation , mental , Mindfulness , personal , physical , positivity , self-care , self-development , spiritual

The way you organize your home or apartment sends messages about what is important to you. Some people prioritize books, bookshelves, and a comfortable reading chair or sofa. A movie buff will set up a living room that is essentially a home cinema. Someone who loves cooking will have the kitchen as the center of […]

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Mindfulness and Meditation: What’s the Difference?

By DSAdmin | authentic , emotional , featured , feelings , habits , healing , healthy , Inspiration , meditation , mental , Mindfulness , personal , positivity , self-care , self-development , spiritual

You’ve probably heard a lot recently about mindfulness – especially if you’re a regular reader / follower of my blog. The concept of mindfulness as a regular practice is popping up everywhere in self-help books, yoga and lifestyle magazines, and online courses as a way of living a better, healthier life. You may also have […]

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The Multiple Benefits of Practicing Mindfulness

By DSAdmin | Body care , emotional , feelings , habits , health , Inspiration , meditation , mental , Mindfulness , personal , positivity , self-care , self-talk , spiritual

Mindfulness is the practice of being fully and completely  aware of the present moment, not being distracted or stuck by dwelling on past hurts or worrying about what might happen in the future. Mindfulness keeps you grounded in the here and now. You might think you need to have achieved a state of blissful detachment […]

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Mindfulness: What Is It?

By DSAdmin | authentic , commitment , emotional , feelings , freedom , habits , health , Inspiration , meditation , mental , Mindfulness , personal , positivity , reflection , self-care , self-development , self-talk , spiritual

You see the word mindfulness used so often nowadays, but what exactly does it mean? It might be helpful to think about what it doesn’t mean for a moment. Mindfulness is not: Sitting on a meditation cushion for hours in total silence Being perfect in every way Having all the answers (even to the questions […]

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Believe in Yourself Challenge – Day 10: Taking a Leap of Faith for Your Future

By DSAdmin | authentic , Believe In Yourself , Challenge , commitment , Courses , feelings , habits , mental , personal , self-care , self-confidence , self-doubt , self-esteem , self-talk

You have just started a new activity – a business, a new task at work, a new personal challenge – and you are excited. You no longer need to work all those hours for someone else, or struggle with that same-old-same-old life that made you feel stifled. You’re making changes happen on your own. You’re […]

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Believe in Yourself Challenge Day 9: Can a Vision Board Boost Your Belief?

By DSAdmin | authentic , Believe In Yourself , Challenge , commitment , Courses , ego , emotional , feelings , habits , healing , identity , mental , personal , self-care , self-confidence , self-development , self-doubt , self-esteem , self-talk

If you’ve never heard of a vision board before, it’s simply a board (physical or electronic) that you can create and refer back to in order to reinforce a chosen message about yourself or your goals. While not an official definition, this should help you the concept in a nutshell. Could a vision board be […]

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Believe in Yourself Challenge Day 8: Getting Help from a Mentor

By DSAdmin | authentic , Believe In Yourself , Challenge , commitment , Courses , ego , emotional , feelings , habits , healing , identity , mental , personal , self-care , self-confidence , self-development , self-doubt , self-esteem , self-talk

You are going to get beaten by your circumstances at certain points in your life. Between negativity and competitiveness, life can be a brutal environment that makes it challenging for anyone to thrive. If you are getting down-hearted because nothing seems to be working for you, it may be time to connect with a mentor. […]

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Believe in Yourself Challenge Day 7: Using Failure to Strengthen Self-Belief

By DSAdmin | authentic , Believe In Yourself , Challenge , commitment , Courses , ego , emotional , feelings , habits , healing , identity , mental , personal , self-care , self-confidence , self-development , self-doubt , self-esteem , self-talk

Do you try to avoid failure? Most people do, and it makes sense, when you think about it. Failing is NOT fun! It would be great if we could just leap over the discomfort of failure and land right in front of success – the way WE want to define it – but it just […]

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Believe in Yourself Challenge Day 6: Strengthen Belief in Yourself

By DSAdmin | authentic , Believe In Yourself , Challenge , commitment , Courses , ego , emotional , feelings , habits , healing , identity , mental , personal , self-care , self-confidence , self-development , self-doubt , self-esteem , self-talk

Think back to a time when someone inspired you – it could be a conference you attended or viewed online. You could’ve read a profile of someone you admired. Whatever the case, the motivation of others can strengthen how you see yourself. You’ve probably read books about famous people who you’ve admired. These show you […]

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Believe in Yourself Challenge Day 5: Negative Thinking Turnaround

By DSAdmin | authentic , Believe In Yourself , Challenge , commitment , Courses , ego , emotional , feelings , habits , healing , identity , mental , personal , self-care , self-confidence , self-development , self-doubt , self-esteem , self-talk

Negative thoughts and their associated energy are bombarding your life. They are all over the television, the news and even your favorite television shows contain negativity. You’ll face it at work and even at home. You’ll  see quite a bit of it online as well. Negativity can invade your life. What if you pictured your […]

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