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 to offer the world with conviction and pride, if we don’t take a leadership role in our own life, nothing will change.

You are fabulous warriors of femininity, intelligence, love and intuition…. so don’t let insecurities, namely fear or another persons projected fear, block your brilliance. Ladies, may I suggest, you Own your Power, Feel your Spirit and Live your Life by your own definition, on your terms!

Value exactly who you are: Stop limiting yourself with your beliefs. Women are integral to every aspect of evolution. We’re the nurturers, the teachers, the glue that holds everything together. It’s these very qualities that are so important in business, in a global society, that’s more cognizant of how we impact humanity and Mother Nature. Who better to build relationships and lead and share their passion for change? And let’s face it…humanity would be extinct without us…literally.

Mindset is the key to everything; so take charge, Own it and Feel the difference it makes in your life! First throw out old beliefs that no longer serve you, they stunt growth. Our minds have a way of ruling our actions. If you think you’re incapable, you will be, if you think something is impossible it becomes so. Perception becomes our reality so we need to shift our mindset from being set in stone, to being full of possibilities.        Be Mindful!

Mindfulness; is being fully aware, which we achieve by tapping into our spirit, not just our rational or irrational mind, but also our senses, emotions and body. Create the space and silence needed each day to center and connect to your true source of knowledge… YOU. When mind, body and spirit flow seamlessly in unity, we become whole again. What we think, feel and do functions from a place of stability and truth Our value and purpose becomes clear and we become proactive in our life instead of reactive.

The secret to success; is to have a fresh perspective of the traits of what being a Woman truly is. Change your mindset, change your world, here’s what it means to me. Keep these thoughts near by as a constant reminder of your brilliance.

Worthy. I am worthy: Look in the mirror, into your eyes and say each day …I AM WORTHY, I have everything I need right here inside me. Own what you think, feel and do and celebrate each milestone.

Make your worth your reality.

Original. I am unique: There is no one like you on the planet. Choosing to live in your truth, sharing your God given talents instead of succumbing to the fear of it is one of life’s great success stories you can achieve.

Multi – Dimensional: Embrace the breath and depth of the female experience, the failures, triumphs, and unexpected. All these experiences enhance and expand the richness of our worldly knowledge, capabilities and compassion needed in the world today.

Advocate for myself: I am my own fiercest advocate. Self-advocacy and believing in oneself first and foremost requires investing and actually having a relationship with yourself. Trust the wisdom of female intuition, ask for what you need and know that if you don’t have all the answers, you have the resources to find them. Most importantly, being an advocate for yourself is being kind to yourself – nourishing your emotional, physical and social wellbeing.

Find the right fit; make your own footprint!

Narrator : I am the author of my life. Live life by your own definition, not someone else’s. Life is a journey, and we are strong when we take the lessons of the past to live more deeply in the present and to more fully trust in our intentions for the future. When we’re in touch with our spirit, our truth, we see our whole story before us and we get to actively participate in our life with confidence, joy and the strength and freedom to change course if the right opportunity or chance arises. When we remain true to our dreams and know that we have everything we need within us we can live fearlessly and be the person we were always meant to be.

When we honor the many chapters we navigate, think of ourselves as worthy, respect our differences and understand we each have something to contribute, then there is equality …but equality starts from within!

Now strut down the life’s runway dressed in your own truth and style Ladies…love Diane!”

Written by Diane Danvers Simmons, “All rights reserved Diane Danvers Simmons 2016- 2017”

Diane Danvers-Simmons is a passionate, visionary global citizen who wakes up each day crafting programs and solutions to inspire women to embrace their core values and live life by their own definition with wit & wisdom. With this motivation, she founded and continues to drive her own company, Own it, Feel it, Live it. Through inspired Spirituality in Stilettos programming, uplifting Made by Survivors jewelry production of her own design, impactful documentaries, and purposeful speaking engagements, Diane works each day to create experiences and brands to raise awareness, uplift souls, inspire action, empower and connect people from all walks of life on one universal journey for a brighter, more enlightened future. For more information visit www.ownitfeelitliveit.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

International Women’s Day

2017 Women Empowerment Conference Flyer

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 proud to be part of a movement and a community which recognizes the importance of educating and instilling confidence in young women, so they can go out into the world empowered, bold and brave, united in one universal heartbeat for a more balanced, enlightened, global community.

2017 Women Empowerment Conference Flyer

We Are Human BEINGS Not Human DOERS

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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 day society to take ‘TO DO” to a whole new stratosphere.

Every day we witness women silently drowning in their “To Do Lists”. Beyond this it appears we’ve become a society which is living under a mindset or more bluntly put, the misconception, that constantly “Doing” is the way to justify our existence: to prove to the world and ourselves that our lives are valuable, that we matter and have relevance. Or should we be asking our self, is it an easy way to avoid the things we don’t want to face and deal with.

As a toddler I was fondly called Dodo by my family, not because I was fascinated by poop or had some special agenda to prove my existence, but because I wanted to explore and do many things for myself and fully experience what was before me at that very moment. In other words, to be fully engaged just as every free spirited toddler is, not at a scheduled time, but to be fully engaged right then and there in the moment. However, as people grow into adulthood so many feel the need to show the world what good “DOERS” they are for some sort of affirmation and to be known for what they DO rather than who they are and the depth of what they’re contributing.

Work, life balance is critical: in other words balancing BEING with your DOING is critical to your success as a “Human Being” on this planet. The majority of American defines success as our careers, but in essence, success is how you approach and live your life in totality as a “whole being” rather than a fragmented one.

Creating a sense of life balance is fundamental to a feeling of overall success and happiness. Balance is achieved with the right blend of BEING versus DOING toward career, community, family and your self.

So how do we practice introducing a little more balance and real connection in our lives so we can become present in our DOING instead of lost in our BEING.

Seven Steps back to being present in your doing

Nurture yourself: it’s not self indulgent it’s self-respect! Think of it as the vehicle, which is going to enable you to be more present, happier and the best for everyone around you.

Throw out the guilt or blame if you don’t get your to do list completed in your self imposed timeline. Step by step find you’re way to treating yourself kindly.

Breathe and find time to go to a place that brings you peace and wraps you in the beauty of mother nature if you can. Breathe to clear the clutter in your mind and reconnect on a level that doesn’t have to have all the answers …just allows you to feel and connect to mind, body and spirit.

Take time daily for you and quiet your mind through meditation, yoga or simply over the ritual of a cup of tea so you can get back to your core, and have a relationship with your most trusted source of knowledge – YOU

Be present in the moment so you can benefit by being engaged in the moment, the experience and continue to learn, grow, flourish and not only enjoy what your doing, but feel the passion in BEING in what your doing.

Add the play back into your life: Work hard, play hard, one feeds the other, just make sure you add a good nights rest to the mix!

Do and be what you love: Give yourself the time and space to find what you love and do it!

I whole heartily believe whether you choose take one or all the aforementioned steps, one of the most important foundations for us all is to be connected to family and friends. Not the toxic ones, but the ones that you can laugh and share your ups and downs with, who know and love you for all your flaws, through the good, bad and mundane. The people who will be your support group when you stop just DOING and are willing to just BE.

Ultimately, remember DOING doesn’t always give us time to DO what we really want or need to DO at a deeper soul level. Living from our soul is what makes our life really worth living, so get back to BEING so you can enjoy what you love DOING!

One of the things I love doing is writing, so I hope you’ve enjoyed “being” in this article with me!

Love Diane.

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May your season be full of love and laughter!

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.

 

Could a Robot be a Mentor ?

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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 a moment of affirmation, when you realize that sharing your own stories, however big or small and just being there to listen and answer questions from your own life perspective really does make a difference in someone else’s  life.

I’m referring to Mentorship …I’d just returned from a weekend at the awe-inspiring, mind expanding Nantucket Project, where one of the many subjects discussed was how soon artificial intelligence will become ubiquitous in our everyday lives and is certain to replace many activities which exist today.

However, as I witness Priscilla, a young women I’ve been lucky enough to mentor for the past few years stand in front of an audience of 300 women and share her story with raw honesty, dignity and strength, I’m reminded that nothing is more integral to humanity than human interaction and emotion.

Think about it for a moment …could a robot mentor a young woman, give her a real hug and be there emotionally for her?

Witnessing  Priscilla, I felt like a proud parent, as she  demonstrated strength of character, not just by displaying her resiliency, perseverance and determination, but most importantly by acknowledging her vulnerability.

She reminded the audience that having a strong mentor who could provide guidance, empathize with her journey, and understood first hand,what it means to be an immigrant was a true source of inspiration. The comparison struck a cord within me and is why I believe the Universe, God, and or the Angels, had lead me to become Priscilla’s mentor.

It’s clear Artificial intelligence will become part of our everyday world. However, sitting in the room with like minded women who care about assisting and educating young women, I can’t help but think that the human spirit and emotion, the invisible cord that binds us, is one that technology/artificial intelligence will never truly understand or replace.

The wisdom of the human spirit is a universal gift for each of us to hold onto, even more now as we navigate the chaos of our world. It’s the thread that unites people from all walks of life.

We each impact each other daily and it doesn’t matter if you mentor one or one hundred young people in your lifetime, the opportunity to connect and build a relationship with someone you probably wouldn’t have otherwise known, someone who you can help rise up, is priceless!

Thanks to organizations such a WELI and Hartnell college who understand the need for investment in young people through mentorship programs. Foundations which match those willing with young women who not only want a better life for themselves but also for generations to come…they are the ones who will pay it forward,  they are the ones who will help us have balance and humanity in our world.

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Own it, Feel it, Live it with love, compassion and humanity!

Diane xo