Navigating Family Dynamics: Diane's Lessons in Resilience
Sh!t That Goes On In Our HeadsMay 28, 2024x
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Navigating Family Dynamics: Diane's Lessons in Resilience

In this episode of ”Sh!t That Goes On In Our Heads,” Diane Dreher, PhD, shares a resilience journey, exploring the influence of family dynamics, nature, and Eastern philosophy on her path to self-discovery and positive psychology.

In this episode of "Sh!t That Goes On In Our Heads," hosts Dirty Skittles and G-Rex sit down with Diane Dreher, PhD, PCC. Diane is an esteemed author, Positive Psychology coach, researcher, and former college professor whose work merges Eastern Philosophy with positive psychology and leadership. Her books include "The Tao of Inner Peace," "The Tao of Personal Leadership," "The Tao of Womanhood," "Inner Gardening," and "Your Renaissance."

Episode Highlights:

- Resilience Through Reading and Nature: Diane shares how books and nature provided solace and inspiration during her challenging childhood, which included growing up in a military family and dealing with her mother's critical nature.

- Self-Discovery and Eastern Philosophy: Diane's journey to understanding her true self was significantly influenced by her study of Eastern philosophy and Taoism. She emphasizes listening to one's inner voice rather than external negative influences.

- Overcoming Adversity: Despite her mother's attempts to control her future, Diane's determination led her to UCLA, where she excelled academically and found her calling in positive psychology and coaching.

Memorable Quotes:

  1. "Books would open up doors to other worlds... I could relate to the people and see how they overcame obstacles."
  2. "We need someone to see us as who we truly are, to acknowledge us as a worthwhile human being."
  3. "We are all connected to a much wiser and greater source than any individual."

Actionable Takeaways:

- Embrace Nature: Find time to connect with nature. It can be a powerful source of peace and inspiration.

- Listen to Your Inner Voice: Trust your intuition and inner voice, especially in self-doubt or external criticism.

- Focus on Self-Discovery: Continuously explore your strengths and passions. Understanding your unique talents can lead to greater fulfillment and success.

Connect with Diane Dreher:

- Website: dianedreher. com

- Instagram: @ddreher2023

- Facebook: diane. dreher.50 

- LinkedIn:dianedreher 

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Acknowledgments: Audio editing by NJz Audio for top-notch sound quality.


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