Can I Get A Connection?

Jan 21, 2020


"These days my waves get lost in the oceans,
seven billion swimmers, man I’m going through the motions"... 
"Can I Get A Connection" by OneRepublic

I met a friend this week to catch up and reconnect in a small, local restaurant and it was the highlight of my week! We shared our stories, laughed, teared up, and confided in one another. We exchanged small trinkets, nothing expensive, but the thoughtful gesture conveyed “I care about you”. When I left I felt inspired, loved and connected, and realized that I don’t feel this way nearly as much as I would like. Connection with people who care about us adds greatly to the quality of our lives.

Connecting grounds me and reminds me who I am at my core. Why don’t I do more of it?

As I reflected on this question I remembered that I identify as an introvert but could possibly be an ambivert, (a person whose personality has a balance of extrovert and introvert features) except I don’t have a...

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Feeling a Little Uneasy?

Jan 13, 2020


It’s the year 2020, and I’m happy to be here!

We’ve been conditioned to ring in the new year with festivity, inspiration and hope for the future. I’ve experienced 61 of them and I can admit that my perception of the new year has changed a bit over the years.

Being an incurable optimist, I’ve always looked at the new year as a signal for new beginnings and the opportunity to change or improve. However, I’ve toned myself down, after experiencing many failed attempts to achieve a set goal and some great successes. I’ve learned that change is a continuous process, thankfully, happening throughout the year, rather than just at the beginning, and baby steps and small goals go a long way.

I’ve also experienced a big letdown, depression, and uneasiness the first few months of the year.

For me, the source is usually loss. Over the years, many of us, have experienced the loss of loved ones through death, divorce, incompatibility and...

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All I Want For Christmas Is You! 🎁

Dec 10, 2019

Good morning, WILDD Hearts!

“All I want for Christmas is you” has new meaning for me these days.

Growing up and indoctrinated by a family who made Christmas BIG, also made the holidays lots of FUN when I was a child. Unfortunately, this brought on an onslaught of anxiety and stress, along with the fun, as an adult. I had this story in my head that Christmas must include an abundance of homemade yummy treats, unending presents for ALL, family and MORE family, libations galore, Christmas music and perhaps, a Christmas Eve service at church. 

At some point, the holidays became more stressful than fun.

I did my best to meet the expectations of the Christmas story in my mind and it never occurred to me that I had the power to change it. But…then, as I matured, I realized that I didn’t have to do things just like everyone else. I slowly, began to implement small changes to make Christmas more meaningful for me and my family. 

For instance, on a...

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Reflect On This!

Dec 04, 2019

My world changed significantly when I made the courageous decision to be more aware of myself and how I show up in the world. You may wonder why I describe awareness as “courageous” and I’m happy to explain.

Choosing to be more aware of how I think, how I act, the words out of my mouth, how I respond/react, what I am feeling, my non-verbal communications, my work ethic, what kind of friend I am and so much more, requires me to open up, take total responsibility and decide how I am going to respond to what I discover.

Choosing to SEE, take responsibility and ACT on my findings is courageous!
Knowing that what I find out may require me to delve a little deeper into my emotions, experiences and beliefs, can be intimidating. Even though I know it’s going to be challenging and sometimes frightening, I make the decision to forge ahead because I choose to be the best ME I can be, and this is why it’s courageous! Putting myself out there, facing my past and the...

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Who Supports You Being Your Best YOU?

Nov 26, 2019

What does "being my best self" mean?

We hear it all the time – “I’m just striving to be my best self”. But what does “being your best self” mean?

WILDD Hearts, this is what we do and it’s why we’ve chosen to be WILDD Hearts!

The thing is – it’s a unique destination. While we’re all going to the same place, it’s often in different directions, using different modes of transportation, different speeds and using different navigation systems. And none is better than the other. They are ALL flexible, effective and perfect!

As a result of this, I cannot even give you an accurate description, I can only explain what it means for me.

After years of working towards my best self, I see it as doing what I need to do, to be my absolute purest and highest form of ME. In my natural, most authentic form I am a one-of-a-kind, perfect version of me – as I was created. After many, many human experiences I have earned some...

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Change the World - Be a Better Driver!

Nov 18, 2019

Hi, I’m Diana a WILDD Hearts founder.

As WILDD Hearts, we strive to do a little something each day to make the world a better place. There are so many ways to contribute to making this world just a little better place to be.

Today I’m going to talk about one of these ways – be a courteous driver!
I’m going to give you examples of 3 different kinds of drivers.

Example #1:

25 – 30 years ago, when my kids were small, they would go stay with their grandparents for a few days. Then, Grandma and grandpa would drive them the 90 miles from the desert back to the mountains where we lived. My kids lived to tell it about it!

Grandma and grandpa were very cautious when they had their beloved grandkids in the car. They would drive 10 miles under the speed limit! Knowing they were driving slow, they stayed in the right hand lane.

Traffic was backed up! People were impatient! And my embarrassed kids reported that their grandparents didn’t have a clue.

The Kids...

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Whistle While You Work 🎵

Nov 11, 2019

Hi WILDD Hearts! Sylviana here.

I just want to tell you a little story about something that happened to me this week that reminds me of what we do out there in the world every single day, and that we're all equipped to do it.

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So I'm at the grocery store and I'm shopping and I really, I'm not a good shopper. I don't like to do it. And I think it's because, you know, if you had millions and millions of dollars, possibly shopping would be a great experience. But it's the whole act of possibly doing algebra, trying to figure out how much you have to spend on this and this and that. So anyway, I digress.

I'm out in the store and I hear whistling. Now let me tell you, I love a good Whistler. I mean a GOOD Whistler, not 'just' whistling cause my husband whistles and God bless him. It's not good, it's painful! It really, it hurts my ears when he whistles!

But my grandfather, he was the best Whistler! And he whistled all the time - coming in the house when he was...

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Lessons In Yard Work

Nov 11, 2019

Working in the backyard tending my small salsa garden and other yard maintenance was a joy on that hot Arizona May day.  The sun was relentless, sweat was dripping and I was feeling strong and motivated to get things done.  After hours of physical effort, I was walking alongside the pool taking my last load of plant cuttings and other yard debris to the trash can, when I forgot to cut left for the curvature of the pool and walked straight instead.  My right foot found no solid ground and my left knee landed hard on the inflexible concrete and in screaming pain, I kind of just tumbled into the pool.

Why is it that when things like this happen, time slows down, thoughts speed up, and in a matter of seconds, it feels like I just experienced eternity.  I slowly sank downward, my mind irrationally rambled and then chuckled to itself, “I’ve always wondered how people drown at home alone in their pool!”  I was calm, cool and collected.  This...

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Sister Bracelets

Nov 11, 2019

When I enter a room, I am often heard before I am seen. If you know me at all you are not surprised in the least by this statement… no it is not due to my Italian heritage. No, it is not always because I use my coaching voice inside. It is due to my Sister Bracelets. No, I am not a gypsy either. I am a proud Sister. I belong to a group of women who demonstrate our connection to each other by the bracelets we wear on our left wrists. Like the Vikings of old, these bracelets demonstrate our
love, care, loyalty and commitment to one other. 

The giving of the bracelets began about 15 years ago. Being a group of sisters who have never shopped at the 5,7 and 9 stores, we were once again adventuring into another diet escapade. This time we were going to use money as our motivator for loss... because we all like money. Each of invested $333 dollars into our “biggest loser” pot. With the...

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Did You Know I Was A Hero?

Nov 11, 2019

As a mom, a former teacher and a victim of child sexual abuse by my step-father, I would sometimes wonder… I wondered how this happens and who would victimize an innocent child. 

After years of thinking, researching, and analyzing I finally realize that it doesn’t matter to me anymore.  The bottom line is that we must protect our children from adult predators.  Parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, teachers, caretakers, whomever has contact with kids must always be watching for signs that something isn’t right.  Sometimes, this means looking closely at each other.  It’s often a convoluted situation and is not as easy as it should be.  It can sometimes require that we overstep our presumed bounds, however, when we act in love and speak respectfully, and all have the child’s best interest as heart, we can protect our children.  Even, when they can’t protect themselves or they seek to protect their predator.


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