Dianna Bonny

Tools for Healing Physical and Emotional Illness

My son has been wandering around the house fighting a cold for the past week or so, and despite my best efforts to avoid the cloud of pathogens, which included ingesting copious amounts of oregano oil, my body succumbed to the alien invasion of cold+flu germs. I hate being sick, but as I lay here flat on my back, I more »

Healing Therapy: Using the Energy of the Body to Heal the Mind

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I’m a big fan of therapy. Not sit-on-the-couch-talking-forever therapy. I’m mean peel-back-the-layers-quickly therapy. I write about it here because I think it is an important healing tool: a way to delve below the surface and unearth invisible forces that wreak havoc in our lives. The right kind of therapy can be instrumental in the journey to wholeness and create possibilities more »

Gratitude Journals + Manifestation Books: My Moleskine Obsession

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Today, I thought I would share this slice of the chaotic way I try to organize my creative self. I have an embarrassing love affair going on with Moleskine journals. It has gotten out of hand. But, honestly, I can’t help myself. Every time I see a new style, I try to figure out a way to bring it into more »

Practical Matters, Mortality and Discussing Death

Anais Nin quote photo | Dianna Bonny Photography

I was asked in two interesting questions in an interview the other day that I have been contemplating for a quite some time: Why aren’t people talking about suicide, and what is it I hope to accomplish with my work? There are so many reasons why we don’t talk about it but, death in general, makes most people uncomfortable and more »

Mindfulness Exercises: Breaking the Spell of Unconsciousness

There isn’t a day that goes by that I don’t find myself drifting off into the no man’s land of mindlessness. Almost without noticing, I can go from being engaged in an activity, say writing, and then off I go into the land of a million useless and scary thoughts. It is truly astonishing how often it happens. An erratic, more »

Nutritious Treasures: Sweet Potato Recipe

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It is Fall which is my absolute favorite time of year. This is a repost because it is the perfect time to get into the swing of the holidays with some sweet potato goodness. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do. Here is a quick and easy way to add some good nutrition into your diet. Although more »

Suicide Support: A Letter to Healing Souls

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Dear Gorgeous Healing Soul: You possess extraordinary innate healing capacities. I know this to be true because I have discovered it for myself during my zig-zag journey through loss over the last four years, as I shifted from a wounded being, curled up in a ball, to a human standing on her own, breathing deeply and welcoming the uncertainty that more »

Shifting Preconceived Notions About Autism and Suicide

isaac asimov quote photo | Dianna Bonny Photography

Last week, I attended two functions, which means I left the house. I used to be more of the going-out type, but have become, without really noticing, a bit of a hermit. I enjoyed myself and realized I need to get out more often because I love learning new things and meeting new people. Time to rebuild my social-interaction stamina. more »

The Importance of Wayfinding After Losing a Loved One

Pema Chodron quote photo | Dianna Bonny Photography

I have mentioned I am working on a book and as I get deeper into the process of editing and writing, and more writing then editing, I continue to be intrigued by how much one can learn about themselves when putting pen to paper. I still have many pages to journey through before arriving at the threshold of a published book, more »

Unfortunate Encounters with Angry People

Anais Nin quote photo | Dianna Bonny Photography

  Last week was my daughter’s twenty-first birthday. She made the observation that it was the last milestone of her youth, so I replied that now she had years like thirty, forty and fifty to look forward to. She mumbled something about not wanting to get old, which made me laugh because it is exactly what I thought when I more »

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