News Alert! Join me…TODAY for an interview with host Renee Hand on Stories from Unknown Authors Radio Show

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You’re Invited… I’m being interviewed by host Renee Hand on the Stories from Unknown Authors Radio Show on June 29, 2015 @ 10-10:30am PST.

We will talk about my book, Angels in Action: Stories to Inspire

You can listen at: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/storiesfromunknownauthors

Thank you and as always, I welcome your comments.

Diane,

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Gone too soon…June 25, 2009

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By Diane Williams

Michael Jackson have brought irrevocable changes worldwide. It was he who helped dissolve racial prejudices constructed by MTV in its early days, when up until that time black entertainers were seldom seen on the small screen.

His voice transcended race; he appealed to the black community, yet at the height of his Thriller fame, 109 million of the 6.706 billion people living on the planet have owned a copy of his record breaking album. That’s one in every 61 people, worldwide. There are more Thriller fans than Jews worldwide. That’s more people than there are currently living in the countries of Armenia, Belarus, Bulgaria, Croatia, The Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Latvia, Lithuania, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Swaziland, and Trinidad & Tobego combined.

Allow me to reiterate; if you added up all the people who bought thriller, you could distribute them equally to replace the populations of seventeen countries. Since its founding in 1982, The Nation of Thriller has grown to outnumber the populations of 221 countries worldwide. And that’s not all; Jackson as a philanthropist later went on to raise $63 million dollars with the help of his celebrity and musician friends with the album “We are the World,” which not only made a huge impact on famine relief in Africa, but also soared to the top of the Billboard charts placing #1 in twenty countries worldwide.

With all of his success, why is it that some people only see his flaws? A man who created his image in the tabloids by pulling bizarre stunts such as self-started rumors that he slept in an oxygen tent, and has had hormone therapy to keep a boyishly voice is going to seem weird. But it’s his weirdness what we know him for, his weirdness that we respect.

He is an oddity, a public figure who could command attention and knew how to work the press, a true genius of the limelight who knew how people think about celebrities and used that knowledge to create a legendary image of himself- the zany man-child who lives with animals in an amusement park, who can dance without gravity, and shatter record sales with his unhuman showmanship. Michel knew he was weird but made that weirdness work for him, and maybe, just maybe, that’s where his genius lies.

His ability to moonwalk the line between the Mozart of Pop and the Dali of social situations made him that much more great but also, that much more weird. It’s that greatness and weirdness that made us all want be him when he was up, yet pretend not to care about him when he was down- and unlike other celebrities, Michael knew this. He rode the waves of fame, but as time, and the weight of his crown laid heavy on his poor head; he collapsed under the tremendous weight of his own genius for his heart could take no more. And now, that nation of fans he founded on stage as a five-year old afro’d entertainer in a family band has transcended into myth and self-created legend. We pay our respects for we know his tragedy, we saw his frailty, yet we shook at his power.

July’s REFLECTION IN ACTION challenge…ACCEPTANCE

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I encourage you to share your experiences with this month’s REFLECTION IN ACTION challenge, ACCEPTANCE! Voting for the winning story will take place on July 31, 2015. The WINNER will be announced  the first week of August, 2015.
July’s reflection is: “Go within and ACCEPT YOURSELF…therein lies your power. To accept yourself is to honor God. He made us for his purpose.”
I can’t wait to hear your stories of ACCEPTANCE!

Something Wonderful is happening at the Glendora Library

Meet Your Local Authors-June 2015

The event will be held at the Glendora Public Library, upstairs in the Bidwell Forum (140 S. Glendora Avenue, Glendora CA  91741).  The library is the building with the clock tower.  If you park in the parking lot to the south of the library, enter the library and go up the stairs or elevator to the second floor.  If you park in the back of the library (to the east), the Bidwell Forum is off the large plaza.

I encourage you to definitely stop by!  You can ask questions about writing, books, publishing, a writer’s life, or just listen or you can  chat with us,  or just say “Hi”.

I look forward to connecting with you then!

Diane

mindofagoddess.wordpress.com

Great News! Come join me at The Glendora Library : “Meet Your Local Authors”

Meet Your Local Authors-June 2015

The event will be held at the Glendora Public Library, upstairs in the Bidwell Forum (140 S. Glendora Avenue, Glendora CA  91741).  The library is the building with the clock tower.  If you park in the parking lot to the south of the library, enter the library and go up the stairs or elevator to the second floor.  If you park in the back of the library (to the east), the Bidwell Forum is off the large plaza.

I encourage you to definitely stop by!  You can ask questions about writing, books, publishing, a writer’s life, or just listen or you can  chat with us,  or just say “Hi”.

I look forward to connecting with you then!

Diane

mindofagoddess.wordpress.com

I’m on the Radio!

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Great news!  I’m being interviewed on the

Michael Dresser Radio Show

 

I am going to be on the show today, May 29th @ 2-20 PST

You can listen here : http://www.blogtalkradio.com/michaeldressershow

In our interview we are going to speak about Overccoming Adversity: Access Your Inner Power

Thank you for joining me….

May’s Reflection in Action Challenge…Service!

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Don’t forget to share your experiences with this month’s REFLECTION IN ACTION challenge, SERVICE! Voting for the winning story will take place at the end of May, which is coming up!

In case you missed this month’s challenge, here it is:

Mayy’s reflection is: “Go within and SERVE… therein lies your power. Be of service in the position God has appointed you. He is omniscient and omnipotent and you are His vehicle. Recognize your knowledge, recognize your skill. Discern when to use your abilities or tap into His.”

I can’t wait to hear your stories of service!

Five Keys to Access Your Assets

Do you achieve the goals that you set out to achieve? Take some personal inventory. What are your beliefs, and what are you thinking about all day? What we pay attention to is what flourishes in our lives. If what you are receiving is not what you want in your life, it is time to make a change. Become acquainted with yourself and take ownership of your life. Change your future and your circumstances. Ignite your fire within and gain access to the tools to change your life; thoughts and beliefs are what help you to achieve the manifestation of success, good health, wellbeing, joy, peace of mind, and experience miracles. Here are five keys to access your assets and manifest your desires:

  • Meditation is the key to connect the mind to the soul.
  • Visualization is the key to activate the video within your minds’ eye; view your desire in vivid images.
  • Prayer is the key to communicate; build a relationship with your Creator.
  • Intuition is the key to your inner whisper: a feeling, a hunch or an instinct.
  • Affirmation is the key that confirms that your goal is achievable.

I invite you to share how you will incorporate these five keys into your daily life to achieve your desires.