Who: The many faces of Diana.
Fitness Trainer, Author (Sanity is Sexy), Mind and Body Specialist
In Paris since: Februaury 2014
10 fun Q and A's with Diana
Everyone has bad days, how do you deal with yours?
Mantras. I have a mantra for every feeling and life situation. I make them up myself based on asking four questions (which are in both of my books). Mantras have helped me deal with fear, loss, disappointment, and rude people. I call them a secret elixir to get you back on track, forgetting any negative thoughts that are trying to bring you down.
One simple piece of advice you would give to your teenage self?
Don't care what others think of you.
Your go to healthy meal?
Quinoa spinach salad. Super easy, super healthy. Fresh baby spinach, red quinoa, avocado, dried cranberries, walnuts, apples, zucchini, feta cheese.
A sexy man and woman you admire?
Shakira. She's the definition of sexy. She's confident. She is determined to make the world a better place. She's sultry yet cute. She's nothing but herself. You can sense it from her.
Last good book you read, that you couldn't put down
Tina Fey's Bossypants
Currently listening to?
Banks. I love her sultry voice.
The oddest job you ever had?
A "local newspaper promoter" on the Jersey Shore. I thought it would be a cool summer job at the beach, until I found myself in my car all day in sweltering heat, stopping every few blocks to refill newspaper stands. That didn't last very long...
Besides my current job, I always wanted to be an FBI agent. I was seriously ready to move in that direction until the eyesight requirement hindered me. (I have terrible eyesight.)
Why did you want to write this book?
I wrote Unleashed for every woman who wants to take charge of her own life. She wants to live a life she loves, exude confidence, and fall in love with herself. Feeling unsexy is not how women want to feel. They want to be healthy, radiate beauty, and be themselves. I was that woman for a long time, letting stress and fear overwhelm me. I found some kick-ass solutions and put them into an easy-to-digest book so everyone could benefit. I wrote Sanity is Sexy as a manual for creating the mindset necessary to unleashing your sexiest, most confident self. It contains 40 powerful mantras to use anytime you’re clouded with the stress, emotions, and fears life throws at you. I have been writing Monday Mantras to my Unleash Your Sexy membership list for 3.5 years now. Every Monday I send out a quote, lesson, or story in the form of a mantra to snap back into a healthy mindset every week. As they gained popularity, I asked myself why I wasn't writing a book of mantras. Voila.
A wise quote you once heard?
"No one can create negativity or stress within you. Only you can do that by virtue of how you process your world." - Wayne Dyer
Sanity is Sexy: Life is what we make of it. We can choose how we are going to feel every single day. Sometimes we forget that though. Sometimes we let our thoughts and emotions get the best of us. We know it’s not really us, but we don’t know how to snap out of it. We just want to feel better. We just want to stay sane. Sanity is sexy, so get ready to unleash your true self.