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Welcome to My Website

As a writer, I love exploring different worlds—the ancient Chinese world of the Tao Te Ching, the green world of medieval gardens, the dynamic world of the Renaissance, and the worlds of possibilities within and around us.

I write nonfiction self-help books that combine the wisdom of East and West to help us live with greater courage, hope, and creativity.

In these days of challenge and change, I believe that our greatest natural resources are our hearts and minds, along with those of the people around us. I’m convinced that together we can discover new possibilities to heal our lives and transform our world.


Author Bio

Diane Dreher, Ph.D.,is a best-selling author, teacher, and positive psychology coach. Her books, The Tao of Inner Peace, The Tao of Personal Leadership, The Tao of Womanhood, Inner Gardening, and Your Personal Renaissance, have been translated into ten languages and her work has been featured in media outlets including USA Today, Entrepreneur, Redbook, Glamour, Cosmopolitan, Science of Mind, radio and TV talk shows, and web sites on leadership and personal growth.

Diane has a Ph.D. in Renaissance English literature from UCLA as well as as a Master’s Degree in Counseling with a health psychology emphasis, and credentials in spiritual counseling and holistic health. She is professor of English and associate director of the Applied Spirituality Institute at Santa Clara University in northern California.

Begin Your Personal Renaissance

If you’re entering a new season of life—experiencing a change in your career or relationship, moving, retiring, feeling blocked, or just wondering what’s next, you may be ready for your own personal Renaissance. Combining the wisdom of Renaissance artists, scientists, and saints with the latest research in positive psychology, my book and coaching offer practical steps to help you create a life of greater joy and meaning.

You will learn how to:
• Discover your personal strengths
• Detach from distractions and self-sabotage
• Discern your deepest values
• Direct your actions with effective goals, pathways, and increased vitality.