Cry the Darkness Wins Awards!

This just in! 

Earlier this month, "Cry the Darkness" won "Honorable Mention" in the category of General Non-Fiction at the Internation Paris Book Festival!


Donna was just notified that Cry the Darkness has also won "Winner" in the Women's Issues category for the 2014 National Indie Excellence Awards. Donna was told that her book "truly embodies the excellence that this award was created to celebrate, and we salute you and your fine work."

Announcing Donna's New Book "Cherish the Light"

Donna is spending her summer writing the sequel tCry the Darkness, which is Cherish the Light: Breaking Free of the Dark (which will be available this year).

She has just released an expanded edition of Cry the Darkness: One Woman's Triumph Over The Tragedy of Incest and it is now available as an Ebook through's Kindle and can ordered in printed book format through Amazon or through my Dr. Donna website

Latest Article: "Planting Happiness"

Yesterday, as I headed to meet up with my power walking pals, I noticed that my favorite Red Bud tree was showing its vibrant colors. Ah spring is in the air, I thought contentedly. As I drove along, my eyes fell upon the row of sunflowers that someone has whimsically planted in the vacant field by the elementary school. I smiled to myself as I admired their open faces. I could not get the "I-love-the-world" smile off my face!


Soon my friends and I were consumed with our fast paced strides and catching-up chat. We proceeded along for a few miles when suddenly, our friend, Diane, exclaimed, "Donna you are always on the look-out for precious moment. Here's one for you. Look. There!" ...[Read More]

What is it about the Frog?

One of Donna's Foundational teachings is that others seem quick to offer up criticism, put downs and sarcastic remarks which can cut to our core.  Donna looks at this as causing us to feel like frogs (from the fairy tale idea of kiss the frog and he or she becomes the prince or princess). This big cute frog she is wearing is to remind you not to let others stir these negative feelings up in you! Dr. Eric Berne referred to this dynamic as "accepting other's invitation for us to feel not okay." DO NOT LET OTHERS DO THIS TO YOUI!"

Serving the Community...








Donna is training the Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center staff this week.  Click here to see how you can help!

Thursday begins WomanSage's Transitional Makeover workshops.  Donna will be doing the Life Coaching portion of this event.  Click here to read all about it.

Quote of the Week!

"Donna, your class last night was super! Hubby and I both gained a

deeper awareness of male/female relationships. We loved learning the Love Languages... So amazingly true. And the new research on the differences between the male and female brains is astonishing. Makes total sense. Great truth and research for our marriage and my writing. Thank you, Donna!" - AV

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