About Dyan

I am an intensely creative spirit who loves to inspire and help others.  I am an author, publisher, artist, adventurer, music lover, meditator, gardener and dreamer.  I am a passionate environmentalist.  (My name, Dyan, is pronounced like Diane.)

I started writing when I could hold a pen.  I haven’t stopped writing yet.  I have decades of formal and informal research and study in all fields related to psychology and social work.  I have decades of work experience in the helping field as a counselor and as an advocate for others.

I started Be Inspired! because I needed it.  I needed to be reminded of the love in the world that starts inside of each of us.  I have experienced a lot in my life.  I have done my best to make lemonade out of the most sour lemons.

This is intended to be a short burst of inspiration, 5 days a week.  I can also be found on twitter and Facebook, providing a steady stream of love every day.

I usually use the term the “Creator” or “Divine” when referring to God, Higher Power, Inner Wisdom, Buddha, Jesus, Oneness, Nature, or any other holy name you can think of.  Please use whatever name you are comfortable with.  Please do not be afraid to find wisdom wherever it is.

 

 

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  1. The Commonzense of Saint James says:

    Hey, lovely to have you following. Please feel free to comment and share your thoughts with me. Peace~David

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  2. Brenda Kelly says:

    Hi there thanks for connecting re twitter. I may pick your brains some more about lulu….. in the meantime nice to connect
    my site is
    http://www.ajnacentre.com.au
    only if you wish to check it out. I would love to put a link there for your site…..a great believer in sharing the love!

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  3. Dyan Cashmer says:

    Very nice post. I just stumbled upon your weblog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed surfing around your blog posts. In any case I will be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again very soon!

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  4. I have been browsing online more than 3 hours today, yet I never found any interesting article like yours. It’s pretty worth enough for me. In my opinion, if all website owners and bloggers made good content as you did, the net will be much more useful than ever before.

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  5. Kha says:

    I like the first bit of your post here. It has so powerful effect on me. Maybe because I never had a courage to say that I am ‘an intensely creative spirit, an artist….’

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  6. coastalmom says:

    I scrolled down and imagined A THOUSAND

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  7. coastalmom says:

    Sorry… my computer blipped…. as I was saying a thousand people would have LIKED ya so far! Thank you for the LIKE on my post today. I am so glad to meet you. Love your blog! Can’t wait to scroll through! You my dear… are right up my alley!

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    1. dyandiamond says:

      Thank you so much!! Looking forward to more of your blogs too! Shine on my friend!!

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  8. Ganesh says:

    Very nice and inspiring blog, Dyan! Thanks for following “Known is a drop, Unknown is an Ocean”. 🙂

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  9. Thanks for all the likes on my blog Dyan. Your words ring true in relation to why I am on my current travels. I am hoping to help others much like you do with your own blog, and through your counseling. Hope to talk more in the future on here and on Facebook.

    Thanks again,

    Alex

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    1. dyandiamond says:

      Hey Alex,

      I LOVE what you are doing! Let me know if I can be of help in any way! Sooo looking forward to hearing more from you….Shine on Alex, you are BRIGHT!!

      Thank you too,
      Dyan

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      1. Thanks so much for the support Dyan. It’s encouraging to have people like you here to help. Any help on my path to enlightenment and helping others is much appreciated. We’ll keep a mutual communication. Thanks for the follow and talk soon.

        Until next time,

        Alex

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  10. Dyan, thanks again for your kind words. I’m passing on to you a versatile blog nomination as a friendly gesture and because I enjoy your messages that pop up on my facebook and reader. http://ajourneyofsorts.wordpress.com/2013/05/21/a-problem-or-a-challenge-and-a-kind-gesture-to-top-it-all-off/

    Cheers,
    Alex

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  11. Thank you for the follow.

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  12. Dyan, thank you for stopping and liking a recent post. I look forward to following your creative and eclectic journey.

    Take care,

    Ivon

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  13. Iamrcc says:

    You are engaged in something that is much needed. Thank you for stopping by, liking my post “Full Frame” and deciding to follow me.

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  14. joedalio says:

    I am inspired just reading this. So true that when we just enjoy being the best self we can be, wonderful things happen : )

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  15. cate b says:

    Thank you for the visit. 😀

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  16. Coach Muller says:

    Congratulations my friend! I have nominated you for the “Inner Peace Award”! I have made an announcement of the award and your blog page on my site. Here is the address: http://goodtimestories.wordpress.com/2013/06/16/wow-the-inner-peace-award/
    Keep up the great work!! You are awesome!

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    1. dyandiamond says:

      Thanks so much Coach Muller!! Very grateful and honored. Have a fantastic Father’s Day!!

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      1. Coach Muller says:

        You are quite welcome my friend!!! Hope you have an awesome day as well!

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  17. Herman says:

    Hi Dyan. Thank you for following HoB. Much appreciated! I’ll be hanging around here…

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  18. Hi Dyan, I have nominated you for the “Shine On Award”. I really enjoy following your blog, keep up the wonderful work! Emma For more information visit http://addyourpieceofhistory.wordpress.com/2013/06/22/award-time

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    1. dyandiamond says:

      I’m so honored!! Thank you so much. I love your site too!

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  19. amira says:

    I have nominated you for a blog award. Enjoy! 🙂
    http://mindblur.wordpress.com/2013/07/01/trophy-closet/

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  20. Five Quick Minutes says:

    I like the thought which says any love you can give yourself contributes to the whole world! Very insightful indeed, Dyan. Thank you for following us at Five Quick Minutes. We are adding content each day or two, but it must be helpful in some way.

    Please visit again soon.

    Christian

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  21. araneus1 says:

    Thank you for the follow, it’s very encouraging.
    Terry

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  22. Hi! I nominated you for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Thanks for your positivity and inspiration!
    http://lovewell-livewell.com/2013/07/12/sunshine-blogger-award/

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  23. Hi Dyan, I just nominated you for the Sunshine Award, but now see that you’ve already received it! Oh well, take pride in being a double nominee! Mary http://lifeisfullofsweetspots.wordpress.com/2013/07/25/just-living-is-not-enough/

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  24. cat-beard says:

    Thank you for stoping by Contrafactual.com

    cb

    Be seeing you …

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  25. Sara Ann says:

    Thank you SO much for the follow. Can’t wait to explore some of your content. Looks like you have some great stuff going on over here. Much love

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  26. Hello Dyan, lovely blog and life you have created… i’ll enjoy keeping updated on your journey…. Barbara

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  27. I especially liked the line “I spent way too much time trying to figure everything out.” A lot of wisdom there! A pleasure to meet you. : )

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  28. Creative and interesting about.Thank you for following my blog.Wishing you all the best.jalal

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  29. ankushmehta says:

    Thank you so much for visiting my blog and for stopping by & liking my post 🙂
    It means a lot 🙂
    Thanks again. Have a blessed day ahead 🙂 🙂
    ~Ankush

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  30. Thank you kindly for dropping by my blog 🙂

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  31. Thanks for liking today’s post. It reminded me to stop by yours and sign up to follow!

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  32. Thank you for visiting and following my blog! In reading here, I find we have much in common. I look forward to exploring more and look forward to your visits. Blessings to you!

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  33. I love this! So beautiful! I’m inspired! 😀

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  34. prayingforoneday says:

    Please accept this Award and give to 10 others.
    You can answer the same questions I did, my answers are in red.
    http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/2013/10/30/most-influential-blogger-award-4/
    Most Influential Blogger Award
    I would be honoured if you could accept.
    Thank you Shaun
    ps: If you do not do Awards, could you PLEASE pass this/gift it to a friend who does

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  35. Hi there! thanks for deciding to follow my blog! some lovely thoughts here…

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  36. So good to ‘meet’ you, Dyan=) Many blessings your way.

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  37. pitchscript says:

    Thanks for liking my post. A great site with a great message you have here.

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  38. Thank you for your consistent, never-ending support in loving what I write on Totally Inspired Mind, Photos That Inspire Words and Cooking Up a Storm With Miss Polly. If you aren’t on the second and third web sites I created, the links are:

    http://www.PhotosThatInspireWords.wordpress.com

    http://www.CookingUpaStormWithMissPolly.com
    What is your name and are you in Facebook or Twitter? I am.

    Your background sounds as interesting as mine and you and I agree on many things. You have a beautiful way of expressing yourself.

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  39. Thanks for the follow. I’m always grateful for new followers 🙂

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  40. teeks55 says:

    Hi Dyan ~ Congratulations on your nomination. See it here: http://teeks55.wordpress.com/2013/11/13/unique-leaves-award/

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  41. neetsgold says:

    Hi there – thanks for visiting my blog Sisterhood Sticky Notes and liking my post 🙂 Your life sounds inspiring – keep going!

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  42. gpcox says:

    I am pleased to meet you.

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  43. alohaleya says:

    very happy to have discovered your blog! namaste, aleya

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  44. annetbell says:

    I have nominated you for the Dragon’s Loyalty Award. I hope you will accept it and pass it along to more deserving blogs. Please visit my post for the details.
    http://talesalongtheway.com/2013/12/09/the-dragons-loyalty-award/

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  45. Rupesh says:

    Having enjoyed so many wonderful posts on your blog, I have nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award. Have a nice weekend. 🙂
    http://theopiniator.wordpress.com/2013/12/14/the-7-ways-i-look-at-the-world/

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  46. Hi Dyan!
    Thank you so much for liking one of my posts on Here You Begin, waaay back in October! It would seem we have much in kindred spirits and I look forward to keeping in touch with you!

    Blessings on the season and on your moments here!

    Take care,

    Elizabeth Darby

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  47. I have nominated you for an award. If you do not accept wards – no problem. Simply interpret this as my admiration for your tireless work and sharing your wonderful posts with us all. ~ Amelia 🙂 http://mungaiandthegoaconstrictor.me/2013/12/16/thanks-for-the-nominations/

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  48. prayingforoneday says:

    Please accept the The Dragon Loyalty Award
    If you already have it put “Awarded x2” below the image
    I would be delighted if you could accept.
    http://prayingforoneday.wordpress.com/2013/12/17/the-dragon-loyalty-award/
    Shaun.

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  49. Uncle Spike says:

    So Dyan, you decided to join the small clan of Uncle Spike followers, sometimes known as The Spikey’s…. That makes me a happy blogger now – I really appreciate you making that special mouse click.

    Hope you like my upcoming posts and if you get bored one day, maybe you’ll enjoy trawling through some of my older stuff too.

    If you have any likes, dislikes or suggestions about my blog, just let me know, either through ‘comments’ or via email. Always welcome reader input 🙂

    Have a great old day…
    UNCLE SPIKE

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