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More than food, but sometimes FOOD.

More than Food, But Sometimes Food | Diane Sanfilippo

You know what? I realized that trying to only share one type of content via my @dianesanfilippo Instagram account is just not my vibe. If you follow @balancedbites, you’ll see just food or food-related content. Maybe one day I’ll open a separate account where I talk about other things. But, on an account with my name, I simply can’t not …

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Taking the Leap to Start a Business

Taking the Leap to Start Your Business | Diane Sanfilippo

Taking the leap to start your business (and overcoming *the scaries*). It can be scary to take the leap to start your own business. Whether you’re starting something from scratch, creating a program or product, looking for a small side hustle, or you’re working on building a network marketing business, it’s never easy. Some of the most common fears I …

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Say yes.

Say yes | Diane Direct

This never changes, no matter where you are in your journey or which path you’re on. You can choose to say yes or no to opportunities. And discerning between opportunities and distractions is not always easy! In fact, that decision making process is a skill that needs to be honed, a muscle that must be consistently worked. And there will …

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You are exactly where you need to be.

I know sometimes, maybe most of the time, it can feel like this isn’t true. But, I promise you, it *is* true. Even if you’re currently working at a job you hate. Even if you’re trying to figure out how to get out of a bad relationship. Even if you’re barely rubbing two nickels together. Even if you’re working on …

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Do You Believe In Yourself?

This one is HARD. Because often people who are *supposed* to love and support us unconditionally, like family, are some of the *least* supportive. The problem is that as we grow into adulthood, we also often maintain unhealthy, sometimes codependent relationships with our family when we really need to break free from that. Just because you were born into the …

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How We Build Confidence

confidence | Diane Direct

How to earn/build CONFIDENCE: The next time you find yourself saying or thinking, “but I don’t know how to do that,” FIGURE IT OUT. I can’t tell you the number of times people have said to me, “but I don’t know how to use MailChimp (for example)”… PEOPLE! No one was born knowing how to do much of anything. No …

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Your Voice Matters

The number of times I’ve heard women say, “but there are already so many people teaching about this topic,” or “there’s too much competition,” or “I’ll never catch up to her,” or “but I don’t have anything worth saying.” YOU GUYS. Can you imagine if I had let those thoughts stop me when there were a ton of people already …

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Why I don’t just talk about food

Why I *don't* just talk about food. #DIANEDIRECT | Diane Sanfilippo

Part of what I’m here (in the world) to do is to WAKE people up. Whether it’s to the fact that we have control over our health largely through what we eat, by shining light on the uncomfortable conversations that *need* to take place, or opening up and dismantling the judgment and criticism that this social media-based world somehow makes …

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It was never about the food.*

It was never about the food.* #DIANEDIRECT | Diane Sanfilippo

At some point in your journey, this has probably clicked for you. If it hasn’t yet, it will. Give it time. See, for all of us who may have struggled or still struggle to eat in a way that represents our best effort to care for ourselves, that’s just it. Let me say this another way: once armed with information …

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Stop holding yourself back (a little tough love)

Stop holding yourself back. #DIANEDIRECT | Diane Sanfilippo

I’ve heard from many of you recently that you’re stopped in your tracks, afraid to share something you feel passionate about with the world. Or unsure of how to start. Or simply worried what people will say… Don’t wait to serve the world with your gifts until you (or your work) appear in a way that some people deem acceptable. …