Lady Bios

  • Di Riseborough [ united-states ]

    Di Riseborough Di is an intuitive life strategist and transformational healer. Self -awareness is the most powerful resource we have to effect change in our lives. Otherwise we are simply reacting, unconsciously analyzing, judging and interpreting, without really understanding the big picture. As our awareness increases, we see with greater clarity the dynamics at play. This gives us the accurate information we need to consciously choose what’s best for us. Di Riseborough, born in South Africa, is a leading expert on the subject of forgiveness. Through her powerful story of forgiving the man who brutally murdered her Grandmother, Di teaches how the process of forgiveness allows us to reclaim our power and take back control of your  life. Interviewed on the Oprah Winfrey Network (Canada), she is the author of “The Prisoner Within”, her soon to be published first novel, which explores Forgiveness as a "Gift" and the process of Forgiving as a "Journey. Check out Di's website.  
  • Diana Athill [ europe ]

    diana-athillDiana Athill (born 1917) is a British literary editor, novelist and memoirist.  After the war, Diana helped her friend André Deutsch establish the publishing house Allan Wingate, and five years later, in 1952, she was a founding director of the publishing company that was given his name. She retired from Deutsch in 1993 at the age of 75, after more than 50 years in publishing. She continues to influence the literary world through her revealing memoirs expecially Somewhere Towards the End. Diana professes to have had many love affairs with married men.  She says, "I never particularly wanted children, but it came out in liking lame ducks for men".
  • Diana Vreeland [ europe ]

    Diana Vreeland Diana Vreeland (September 29, 1903 – August 22, 1989), was a noted columnist and editor in the field of fashion in France. Diana worked for the fashion magazines Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue and as a special consultant at the Costume Institute of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. She was named to the International Best Dressed List Hall of Fame in 1964.
  • Dolly Parton

    Dolly Parton Dean (born 1946) is an American singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman, and philanthropist, known primarily for her work in country music. Dolly is the most honored female country performer of all time and  has composed over 3,000 songs. Dolly is the fourth of twelve children born to a dirt poor family in Tennessee. Dolly began performing as a child, singing on local radio and television programs in the Eastern Tennessee area. At thirteen, she was recording (the single "Puppy Love") on a small Louisiana label and appeared at the Grand Ole Opry where she first met Johnny Cash, who encouraged her to follow her own instincts regarding her career. Dolly and  husband Carl helped raise several of Parton's younger siblings in Nashville, leading her nieces and nephews The couple have no children of their own. Dolly said, "We're really proud of our marriage. It's the first for both of us. And the last." Visit her website especially to hear her first recording at the age of 13.
  • Doreen Virtue [ united-states ]

    Doreen Virtue Doreen Virtue is an  author and a folk psychology inspirational speaker. She is the founder of Angel Therapy, a type of New Age therapy based “on the premise that communicating with angels is the key to healing. Angel therapists believe they facilitate healing by helping their patients get in touch with angels who will guide the patients in the right direction. Virtue has written over 50 books including Healing with the Angels,  Archangels and Ascended Masters and Angel Medicine. Although some of Doreen’s education seems a little sketchy, she writes for the publishing company Hay House. She offers spiritually-oriented classes and workshops, hosts a call-in radio show on Hay House Radio and speaks at several new thought conferences. She reports clairvoyant abilities such as seeing and conversing with spirits since she was a young child. You can check out her website. Books by Doreen Virtue.
  • Dorothy Hodgkin [ europe ]

    Dorothy Mary Crowfoot Hodgkin was born in Cairo, Egypt (1910 – 29 July 1994) was a British chemist who developed protein crystallography for which she won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 1964. She advanced the technique of X-ray crystallography, a method used to determine the three-dimensional structures of biomolecules. Among her most influential discoveries are the confirmation of the structure of penicillin and the structure of vitamin B12. Dorothy married Thomas Lionel Hodgkin and had 3 children.  At the age of 24, Dorothy began experiencing pain in her hands. A visit to a doctor led to a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis which would become progressively worse and crippling over time with deformities in both her hands and feet. In her last years, Dorothy spent a great deal of time in a wheelchair but remained scientifically active despite her disability.