Upcoming Events

I lead workshops, and speak to groups, organizations and businesses. I will work with you  to find a topic that fits the theme of your conference or event. Check the events listed below, and come say hello. Call me to talk about your conference or event and how I can help you make it spectacular.

Writing From Your Heart--Getting Started Writing

Date/Time: September 29, 2019 at 3 to 5pm

Cost: $20 includes all materials

Location: The Cathedral of All Saints--Albany NY

Many of us want to write but have a hard time getting started. In this workshop we’ll look at how to open our hearts to the stories we care deeply about and we’ll start to write. Diane will share strategies, tricks, games and ways to bypass writers block.


This is writing with out fear.


Out of the Woods--Women in Longterm Recovery

Date/Time: December 14, 2019 at 1 to 3pm

Cost: Free for members of the Trenton Womens Club

Location: Trenton, New Jersey

Using concepts from the book, “Out of the Woods–Guidelines for Long-term Recovery” we’ll explore how to apply principles of long-term recovery to women of all ages. We’ll write, talk, move, explore and laugh!

Taking Recovery to Work

Date/Time: February 21, 2020 at Friday to Sunday

Cost: $175 for workshop, meals and materials

Location: The Wilson House Dorset Vermont

In recovery we look at “all of our affairs”..that includes work, career and life in retirement. Our dharma touches all those parts of our life–our talents, skills, gifts and how we apply them. In this workshop we’ll apply the steps and the principles of recovery to discovery and application of our mission, work and service lives. WE’ll play, write, learn and laugh–a lot!

Registration of $175 covers the workshop–Friday to Sunday–and meals three days and materials. Housing at The Wilson House or nearby is extra.

Call The Wilson House to register: 802-362-5524

Spirituality & Money in Recovery

Date/Time: January 5, 2020 at 1 to 4 pm

Cost: $20

Location: Dominican Retreat Center--Niskayuna NY (near Albany)

The Promises say that fear of people and financial insecurity will leave us. In this workshop we’ll look at the intersection of our financial lives and our spiritual lives. Our deepest wounds often shape our spiritual beliefs and how we think about money. Our worries about money shape our lives and our souls. By exploring new spiritual practices –and with humor–we move toward financial freedom.


This workshop is for women and men.

Register by calling The Dominican Retreat Center at 518-393-4169

Resilience and Mindfulness for Professional Caregivers

Date/Time: March 21, 2018 at 10 am to 4pm

Cost: Free for Staff Team Members

Location: St. Peters Healthcare

Professional caregivers give their energy, time, attention and compassion all day long. In this workshop we’ll learn new ways to increase self-care without making our long days longer. Diane will lead the team thru both ancient and very modern techniques to increase resilience and mindfulness, humor and compassion. The day will be interactive and includes an optional Kripalu yoga class.

So You Want to Be a CEO

Date/Time: May 21, 2018 at 8am to 11am

Cost: Registration for members

Location: Riverside Center Bronx, NY

So You Want to Be a CEO–a training for human services and mental health staff aspiring to higher management and leadership roles. What can you practice now? How to prepare? What to try, read, rehearse so you are ready to move up. Sponsored by ACL NYS.