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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Turning 60

Nov 08, 2019

60 is one of those birthdays you feel coming for a while…it doesn’t sneak up on you …. or I guess it does. I have felt it coming for a year and a half (or a lifetime, whatever is longest) but then, it’s here and I’m like, “Wow, 60, how did that happen!”

When I was very young 60 seemed so old, REALLY OLD, like “it’s time to die, old.”  Then, of course, as I grew closer and closer, 60 became a different kind of milepost.  My perception changed, thanks to lessons learned, sometimes referred to as wisdom and the many women before me who have blazed new trails and helped me to see that aging is a wonderful adventure.

One of the most important changes I’ve made is how I see myself.  As an avid seeker of enlightenment and personal development for most of my adult life, I did not fully begin “loving myself” until a year or so ago.  I still fall into the self judgement trap...

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I Want To Be Like You!

Nov 08, 2019

Since I entered your life 41 years ago at age 19, literally barefoot and pregnant, I’ve wanted to be like you when I grew up.  I hadn’t seen the likes of you before - beautiful, faithful, educated, classy, and loving. We came from two different worlds.  Some Christian mothers-in-law would be petrified, mortified and humiliated to be introducing a complete stranger as her new daughter-in-law and mother of her upcoming grandson.  If you were, you certainly didn’t convey it to me.  You got right down to business by welcoming me into the Soroka family, throwing us a big baby shower in the church, and making sure we knew we had plenty of support.

Right away, you treated me like I was the expert of my life….like I knew what I was doing.  Quite hilarious, looking back, because I didn’t have a clue.  However, your faith in me, gave me faith in myself.  Part of me, was a bit intimidated by you, you had it all together, you...

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But Wait, There's More!

Nov 08, 2019

Sedona, Arizona, is a magical place, without a doubt.  This weekend, with my family and friends, it was enchanted and mystical, as well.  If you haven’t been to Sedona, you’ll want to put it on your Bucket List.  Sedona, two hours north of Phoenix, Arizona, is nestled within magnificent red rock formations and it’s said to be right in the middle of at least one vortex…….  Sometimes defined as swirling centers of energy that are conducive to healing, meditation and self-exploration.

We met up to celebrate my 60th birthday, 12 of us, all connected in, often complicated, but meaningful, loving ways.  Playing cards, sharing stories, singing, laughing and always discovering and eating delicious meals together, we celebrated our delight in each other and my reaching another milestone in life!  As the birthday girl, I was the receiver of a relaxing facial, a heavenly massage, energizing attention and other very thoughtful...

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