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Spirituality in Stilettos – Paving the Way For all Women

I’m honored to be asked back to be the key note speaker for “Hartnell College’s 2018 Women’s Empowerment Conference”.   Today, more than ever, it is important for us women to band together and remind each other that we have everything we need inside ourselves. My goal during this keynote is to share three simple...
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Stop Talking About Equality – Believe in it!

 TAKE A LEADERSHIP ROLE IN YOUR LIFE! OWN IT. FEEL IT. LIVE IT! There’s so much talk about women’s equality: but the truth is, it doesn’t matter how many policies are put in place, how many women have gone before us, if we don’t take the time to value who we are and what we have...
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A Number Doesn’t Define You …You Do!

Published on Dr Laura April 2017 What is it with age ladies? I feel the same as I did in my 20’s, younger than my 30’s and just catching up to my 40’s, as I stride through life happy in my yoga toned body and a fine pair stilettos. I don’t feel the need to...
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International Women’s Day

BE BOLD, BE BOLD FOR CHANGE.   Now more that ever we need to teach girls to own their power, feel their spirits and live life in their own truth . Only by sharing the stories we all need to hear now, celebrating each other and coming together can we raise women up. I’m so...
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We Are Human BEINGS Not Human DOERS

Getting the BEING back in our DOING for a more fulfilling, happier work, life, balance. As published on Intent.com 2/23/17 Whoever invented the TO DO list had a great concept, however, knowing the multi-taskers we are, I’m sure it was a woman, but none the less, I bet, she or he didn’t expect our modern...
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Sprituality in Season – May Love & Laughter brighten your days!

May your days be filled with the most priceless gifts in life … time, love and laughter with family and friends! Wishing each of you near and far all the love and joy your heart can hold this Holiday Season Dream big, Dream fearlessly!!  Diane  Own it Feel it Live it.  ...
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Spiritual seeker- The power of investing in YOU and the freedom unity brings!

  Congratulations, to all the smart, gorgeous ladies who made the choice to take a couple of hours out of their busy lives to disconnect from all the madness and reconnect to themselves, in beautiful Carmel Valley! Every workshop I host is different, but the one thing I’m happy to say remains constant is: whenever...
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Spirituality on a Surfboard: Overcoming the Waves of Fear!

By Diane Danvers Simmons. Published in Wellness.com 2016 “Never say Never” is one of life’s truths I’ve come to relish. I’m proud to share that on a recent adventure I plucked up the courage to learn to surf with four fellow surfing virgins. Forget “the 40 year old virgin”, we were all “the 45 plus...
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Could a Robot be a Mentor ?

The True Gift and Meaning of Mentorship There’s that moment in time when you hear someone thank you in an emotional tribute and your initial response is “wow”, is she really talking about me?  Naturally, it’s followed by tears, which you silently try to wipe away as black lines of mascara run down your face. It’s...
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Spirituality & Style: The Foundation for Confidence

by Diane Danvers Simmons,  Published on HuffingtonPost.com & GalTime.com July 2016. Give a girl a pair of shoes and she can conquer the world.  Marilyn Monroe Spirituality in Stilettos  celebrates a women’s spiritual bliss grounded in her own Truth and style !  Maybe Style isn’t the first word that comes to mind when talking about spirituality,...
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Raising your children to “Own” their place in the world

Published June 2016: on Momiverse.com, Dr Laura.com and Hitched.com. Raising Compassionate, Mindful, Global citizens! I hate to scare you, Mums, but being a mother is the ultimate job of a lifetime. This is your chance to make an impact, a difference in the world, all while creating a unique and special bond for eternity. A...
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The Impact of Women’s Foundations Coast to Coast.

Women’s Foundations are catalyst’s for change and social change is certainly not for the faint of Heart. However, give a woman a voice and a choice and she’ll always rise up to the job at hand with the strongest of hearts. This is the renewed conviction and sense of purpose I felt when I walked...
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Spiritual Bliss with a 21st Century Twist.

As seen in INTENT.COM, published June 13th 2016. written by Diane Danvers Simmons Spirituality in Stilettos celebrates the beauty, strength and style of a women’s spiritual bliss grounded in the 21st century with an irresistible twist! Spirituality is truly a big word for spirit … the truth and joy of who we are and Stilettos...
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Stop Trying to Find Yourself – Be Yourself.

By Diane Danvers Simmons, creator of Own It, Feel It, Live It, for eHarmony Advice, published June 7th 2016. In this fast-paced, high-tech world we often feel lost, confused, and absent of meaningful connections to self and others. We’re becoming numb, deflated to the negative behavior of the housewives of stupidity and the fantasy images...
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Spirituality in Stilettos “Own it, Feel it, live it.” – Jewelry that Empowers!

It’s live from Carmel !!!…I’m happy to announce that the first collection of Spirituality in Stilettos “Own it, Feel it, Live it” jewelry is now available for purchase  at:  http://own-it-feel-it-live-it.myshopify.com/. I created the Own it, Feel it, Live it symbol as a beautiful piece of jewelry to remind women everywhere that we have everything we need...
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Spirituality in Stilettos – “Own it Feel it Live it” Series, June 4th ,5th & 8th

Spirituality in Stilettos Three session workshop Balancing Mind, Body & Spirit in the Modern World with Wit & Wisdom There are no coincidences… it’s just up to us, to be present, take notice & act. Diane Danvers Simmons In this fast-paced media driven world, we hunger for truth, balance, clarity, and authentic growth, with the...
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Spirituality in Stilettos at the Sunset Cultural Center Carmel

Special thanks to the Sunset Cultural Center, Carmel, for inviting me to  be a keynote speaker as part of the Healing Arts Series. The series mission is to foster community vitality through education and enrichment programs such as, Spirituality in Stilettos – Own it Feel it Live it (OFL), for better wellness in our everyday lives. Heartfelt...
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Sharing the “Own it, Feel it, Live it” principles at the IMPOWER luncheon

It was such an honor to be the keynote speaker at the IMPOWER group`s luncheon this past week with over 225 business women and men in attendance. These women and men recognize the importance of collaboration and reinvesting in themselves, each other and the community as a whole. What a great crowd…where else can you...
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The power and importance of supporting all women.

This past weekend I was privileged to be able to mentor young women at CSUMB, as part of WELI, the Women’s Education & Leadership institute, career development program. . I’m continually inspired by the beauty and powerful resilience of a women’s spirit, but saddened by the cruelty, hardship and unfair discrimination many endure. Even when...
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Spirituality in Stilettos – Sexy Style & Support, Engineered by Science!

Own it – Founder Dolly Singh and her “Thesis” Team of experts, engineer the world’s first comfortable, high performance Stiletto …finally someone who understands our pain! Feel it – Sexy Stylish shoes that feel and look good, as they support your mind, body and “soul,” literally … throughout the day. Live it – Step up and strut...
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The Mother & Daughter Connection, a unique retreat on the Hudson…Feel it!

Mothers and Daughters Connect on the Hudson. The fun, healthy, juicy ways to reconnect,explore, exercise and eat! SHARE IT! This “treat” is designed to enhance the very special love and sometimes delicate bond that we share with our daughters. Over Four days and three nights, mothers and daughters will have the time to slow down,...
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Spirituality in Stilettos, “Treat” with Diane Danvers Simmons & Dawn’s Dream Winery

There are no coincidences …It’s just up to us to be present, take notice & act!  Dawn and I met at a fund raiser for “Rising International” at her wine tasting room in Carmel by the Sea. A serendipitous meeting that lead to friendship, as we each shared our vision to help women over a...
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Spiritual Shuffle in the Sand, Owning it!

Boxing Our Way Out of Life’s Boxes. As the poetic champion, Muhammad Ali would say “float like a butterfly sting like a bee”…I’m not sure if he would  describe us in such eloquent fashion, but we certainly gave it a try. “We can’t be brave without fear” Muhammad Ali. I’ve never understood the benefits of...
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International Women’s Day 2015 – Make it Happen!

Today around the World we recognize and celebrate International Women’s Day! The theme for all women in 2015 is simple #MAKE IT HAPPEN! Take the time to think about what you truly want, so you can Make it happen,in your own life and those of others by encouraging effective, positive action, for advancing and recognizing all  women....
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Spirituality on the Sea of Cortez – Swimming with the Seals!

If you’ve never been on a small bus with 10 women, just  think back to a school bus trip or ask Franchesco.I can honestly say, it doesn’t matter if a member of the female race is  5 or 45 …we always manage to cover every topic of conversation at a decibel level , that could...
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Spirituality in the Snow…Thank you Snow Angels!

Nothing is more rewarding than when a story inspires a spontaneous, healthy, happy  gathering in New York! After being transported back to the shores of Todos Santos with“Spirituality on a Surfboard,” our detox Chef extraodinaire Erika, was inspired to pull her i phone from it’s docking station and reach out to the New York Angel...
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Spirituality on a Surf board…never say never !!

Looking at the pre surf shot we really could of been Charlie’s Angels… but, alas, we weren’t, instead with adrenaline pumping through our  veins we were four eager women and an italian man named KiKi, praying to our Angels to keep us alive for yet another chance to escape with nature ! I have to...
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Winter Solstice Celebration… Feel it.

“May the long time sun shine upon you, all love surround you, and the sweet light within you guide your way home.” -Traditional Gaelic Blessing Today we celebrate the Winter Solstice and a new moon. Take the time to contemplate and release portions of yourself that no longer serve you, to make room for the...
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Leading Parallel Lives: Are A Mother & Daughter Really Walking on Different Paths

  She’s in the last stage of puberty; I’m menopausal. She’s experiencing the throes of first love; I’ve been thrown by love. She’s finding herself; I’m rediscovering myself. Two perspectives, one special relationship, and, to top it all, she’s stealing my clothes, shoes, and jewelry. The differences and similarities are uncanny, and more than enough...
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Women in Film, Owning it,Feeling it,Living it!

Last weekend I had the honor of moderating “The Women in Film” Panel discussion at the Carmel International Film Festival. In the process I felt reignited by the candid, lively, insightful conversations we had, as well as the laughter and wine shared with four exceptionally talented, accomplished, beautiful women who are “Owning it” in the...
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Giving Young Women a Voice!

It was such an inspiration and gift to produce this video for The Women’s Fund/CFFMC, under the guiding principals of Own it Feel it Live it. The principals of Own it Feel it Live it, are simple for anyone to follow and working with the young women of ‘Girl’s Health in Girls Hands’ proved that...
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Conversations That Do Make a Difference!

Last night, in the company of  two hundred men and women,I, attended the “Women’s Economic & Leadership Forum’s” dinner in Monterey County. An evening of good wine, food, conversation and most importantly continued ENLIGHTENMENT and HOPE ! An evening where courageous women shared their stories.Women, who’ve broken down the walls that could have prohibited them...
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Spiritually on Safari.

Tracking side by side on Safari with a remarkable diversity of animals, including the the “Big Five”, is truly a Spiritual experience. As the trivia and noise of western society subsides into oblivion, One’s senses are instantly ignited. Initially  self preservation kicks in; then you realize, they’re watching you watch them and they really don’t...
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His Legacy illuminates the World … make a difference in 67 minutes

Today, on his birthday we celebrate “Nelson Mandela International Day”. A day created to honor him and keep his legacy alive. A day to remind people to be the change they want to be, the change they want to  see, and a day to encourage people to be an active participant in making the World...
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The Gift of a Child…Feel it !

  “THERE ARE TWO GIFTS                                                                                                    ...
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Spirituality in a Golf Swing – Living it!

Spirituality in a Golf Swing … the ultimate lesson in humility! Living it – out on the golf course much to the embarrassment of my son … with plenty of wit, a little wisdom and a wacky golf swing ....
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Feeling it – Moving Madness…

There are many words to describe this self inflicted act of madness: insanity, exhaustion, chaos, boxes, tape, dust, dirt, meat, wine and dementia are just a few! Insanity, because that’s your constant state of mind and being. Exhaustion, because how many more boxes can you pack and unpack? Chaos, because your whole existence is in...
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