Powerful women authors from around the world
share courageous and transformational stories.
I am so grateful to be a contributing author in the new Phoenix Rising Book!
Powerful women authors from around the world share courageous and transformational stories. My chapter is an exploration of the life of hidden truths, secrets and, most of all, unknown self-deception, and how ubiquitous and tragically misunderstood trauma is.
Plus, I included my first ever series of poems about my life experiences.
In healing trauma and caring for myself, perhaps the biggest lesson I’ve learned is that trying to minimize trauma, rationalize it, stigmatize it, and put on a stoic, but, erroneous public face only makes things worse. Ultimately, it is a story of how I, first as a mother, and then, simply as myself, rose from the ashes of my own traumatic past, allowing healing to be at the forefront of my life, to become the hero of my own story.
Diana is the founder of her Trauma Talk Blog and Mindset Coaching programs.
She shares her stories of healing trauma, hope and inspiration through
speaking engagements, keynote address, monthly blogging, and seminars.
Trauma Talk programs specifically look at how our inner dialog portrays the way we see ourselves and the world. Diana delivers tangible results to reshape and redefine our perspective that serves us in more positive, productive, and meaningful ways.
With over 25 years’ experience, an International best-selling author, Diana is celebrated for her signature workshops and coaching programs, and her exceptionally effective communication strategies, enjoyed by thousands.
She also volunteers as an accredited mental health educator for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) and teaches their education programs to family members, mental health advocates, and medical providers.
Diana’s successful ebook,Making Meaning out of Trauma, describes her 12-year journey to save her child's life after a devastating traumatic event, and during those years found meaning and purpose in overcoming her own lifetime of trauma.
Diana is a Communication Specialist, Well-Being Coach and Public Speaker.
She is a Family Peer Support Advocate, Certified Strategic Coach, and Published Author.
Diana is trained in Compassionate Communication by Marshall Rosenberg, and certified in Wellness Recovery Action Plan (WRAP) by the Copeland Center for Wellness and Recovery.
Diana is currently writing her memoir about the consequences of trauma and how they can force us to interpret our lives through unhealthy lenses.
The theme of her book is understanding how easily we put up our human coverings, create facades, display happy faces and elaborate veneers, hoping that all these theatrics will protect us, protect our families, and somehow make our pain and inner turmoil magically disappear.
This is a story of how by understanding these mechanics we can re-write trauma’s silent narrative and heal and live rich and meaningful lives by becoming the hero of our own story.