Life Opens Up

Ever have one of those days, weeks, years (decades!) where all you do is sit in a place of limbo, wondering what, if anything, is next? Oftentimes, the wait is hard, the wait is excruciating, and the light at the end of the tunnel is way off in the distance. Then, one little internet search…

Going Wild!

Instead of selectively featuring the products I make and use, the site will reflect my overall philosophy and open a space to talk about why simplicity in ALL areas of life make for a smoother ride. Topics I’ll include: Gardening and composting Recycle, reduce, reuse Exercise and the feel-good factor Eating right, why it matters….

What the hell do I know?

Diana Hacker Reed Diana Reed is a certified yoga teacher and health coach.  A big believer in self-empowerment,  Diana has supported the personal transformation of hundreds of people whether they participated in one of her programs or classes, completed her yoga teacher training, or worked with her one on one. Diana has more than fifteen…

Writing is Hard ;)

  I have nearly finished the book. I know I’ve said that before, that I was just a couple of chapters away from the end…but that was before I was actually writing the chapters. I believe that, barring any unforeseen developments, I am currently writing the penultimate. I consult my notes over and over. Notes,…

Life

From a 2012 Facebook post. I thought it was worth sharing here. Diana Hacker Reed January 5, 2012 at 9:09pm · Life A Facebook friend posted about the loss of her husband. Although I don’t know her personally, I read her story of triumph over death and dying. Her husband was diagnosed with cancer on…

The Long Road Home

I wasn’t going to talk about this publicly, then I recalled just how far silence gets you. A little background: I’ve been seeing a therapist for the past nine months because of an internal signal fire that’s struggling to be identified. A years long heating that showed up as annoyance…evolved into anger…then burst into rage….

The Plot is Thick: Meet Echo

I’m having so much fun writing this novel! I am in Part Four, two chapters in. I expect at least five or more chapters until completion. So far: 64,671 words. 248 pages 20 chapters Almost there!!!!! While you’re here, I’d like to introduce you to Echo, the gray wolf. Echo shows up throughout the novel,…

Part Three: 12 Pairs of Gloves

Sorry about the delay, but Hurricane Irma had other ideas for us Florida folks. Although there is a lot of rebuilding to be done, we’re back on our feet and on our way. The third part of my novel is when all the characters finally come together to learn their destinies. The reader is taken…

Lost and Found

Don’t worry about what you might lose. Think about what you might find. Find the fortitude to go on. Find the courage to hold steady. Find compassion and empathy to aid another being, man or beast, Find that memory will take you home and love will have your back. Find that you are more than…