it’s time to wrap it up…the top 9 list

The Top 9 List (Goddess-style) of 2016

  1. Movie (Joy) starring Jennifer Lawrence, about the founder of the Miracle Mop and skinny velvet hanger, among other things. (The only movie I’ve ever watched and then immediately replayed)

Lesson: No matter how many setbacks life throws at you, your conviction for sharing your gift with the world wins out. Never give up.

  1. Sacred Success by Barbara Stanny

Lesson: When you make your decisions based on what supports your deepest, truest values, that is true success.


  1. Don’t Let Anything Dull your Sparkle by Doreen Virtue

Lesson: It’s safe to step away from anything that drains you-this is a loving act and it doesn’t mean you don’t care. Quite the opposite.


  1. Song (Rise) by Katy Perry

(I ended up dancing to this song over and over again in my living room!)

Lesson: It’s safe for you to be powerful and THRIVE, not just survive.


  1. Outrageous Openness by Tosha Silver

(This is one that I read all the time, and will flip to a page when I need a message from Spirit!)

Lesson: Life flows better when you get out of your own way.


  1. Song (Love on the Brain) by Rhianna (sooo beautiful, although to be honest, I wasn’t paying too much attention to the lyrics as much as the Motown vibe)

Lesson: Love will make you do crazy things and is the most powerful force in the Universe.


  1. I am not your Guru (Netflix documentary) of Tony Robbins’ weekend seminar

(I watched this twice with my man!)

Lesson: Change can happen in an instant when you speak your Truth. Believing it has to take forever is an illusion to justify not being ready to take full responsibility for your life.

  1. Getting the Love You Want by Harville Hendrix

Lesson: We attract a partner who perfectly mirrors our unresolved childhood agendas and wounds so we can heal them and love from a fuller place.


  1. You are a Badass by Jen Sincero

Lesson: Loving yourself is always the answer. (I’d like to take her out to coffee in 2017 as I feel we would have much to discuss on this topic!)


Your turn:

1) Which of the 9 lessons speaks to you right now?
2) What is one of your own top movies, books or songs that influenced 2016? Share with us in the comments!

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6 replies
  1. Andrea
    Andrea says:

    I love this question! I am already looking up what you mentioned to add to me to read/to watch list. I am a big fan of Doreen Virtue and
    I have Outrageous Openess but havnt read it yet. I really got a lot of inspiration from Creating Money by Sanaya Roman, it helped me belief that we can follow our dreams and be successful. The Afterlife of Billy Fingers really made me feel peace and a sense of wonder about the life, death and the vast mysteries of the universe, and Alex Grey’s Visionary Artist series really helped take my art to the next level. Blessings to you for the new year, Diana!

    • Diana Dorell
      Diana Dorell says:

      Hi Goddess Andrea! Ooo-yes, Creating Money is one of my staples, it’s fantastic. I haven’t read the others but will certainly check them out. Thank you for the blessings and may they also be bountiful for you and your family. Much Love, Diana

  2. Stephanie
    Stephanie says:

    Thank you for the list! I love Jen Sincero!!! She is amazing. “Getting the love you want”, I have this book somewhere, but never read it. My favorite book right now is Mama Gena’s “Pussy”!!!! It’s so good and it’s all about owning our feminine power and so much more, I highly recommend it.

    • Diana Dorell
      Diana Dorell says:

      Hi Stephanie! Ooo, I’ve skimmed through ‘Pussy’ at Barnes and Noble but want to read the whole thing-so glad the list was helpful!

  3. Yvonne
    Yvonne says:

    Fight Song by Rachel Platten is my go to song when I am feeling like I cannot do something or I just need a little extra something. I have gained a lot of strength from that song and she reminds us that 1 person can make a difference, you just have to start.

    • Diana Dorell
      Diana Dorell says:

      Hi Yvonne! Oh, yes! That is a very inspiring song. Thank you so much for adding it to our inspirational play-list 🙂 Much Love, Diana


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