Meet Dianne



May 26, 2018

Two weeks ago I attended the City of Hope Bone Marrow Transplant Reunion celebrating 5 years since my last transplant!!!! Let it be known to all that I love and adore this man - Dr. Len Farol - who has saved my life THREE times in the last 11 years!!! He laughingly int...

May 22, 2018

Last week, in the pool at the resort in Phoenix where I was staying, I met a woman named Diana who inspired me with her decision to take care of herself even in the midst of the hardest season of life. Her dear husband is in long-term hospice care with COPD and complic...

March 1, 2018

One of the best secrets to creating (and keeping) a positive mindset is carefully choosing who and what you surround yourself with. We all know that having people around us who are upbeat and optimistic increases our own optimism but we can't always eliminate people fr...

February 15, 2018

My amazing mom turned 90 today. Yes - she is a Valentine's baby and the real reason I think this day is special. We are so very blessed to still have her in our lives,

going strong! We celebrated this momentous occasion on Sunday with a 1940's style birthday bash comple...

May 3, 2016

It's May and the sun is shining in Southern California! Time for a new look for our mantel. I love our mantel and fireplace - you can see it right as you come through the front door so it sets the tone for the look and feel of our home.  I always want our home to feel...

May 2, 2016


Each month at Lighthearted Life we feature a woman entrepreneur whose business or endeavor is making a difference in her community. This month's featured woman is Carolyn Chapparo and her homemade cookie business CC Sweets. I have known Carolyn since kindergarten and...

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Dianne Callahan is 3-time cancer survivor and motivational speaker who teaches people how to choose the thoughts and behaviors that will create lasting joy, meaning and resilience in their lives.

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