General Information, Copyright & Disclaimer

67284_1638974222866_1492085798_31684598_1767133_nGeneral Information:

Diedré M. Blake is a writer and art therapist, specializing in the treatment of eating disorders.  She goes by “D.” and has been called a “Renaissance woman” by friends.

Travelling has always been an aspect of her personal and family history.  She was born in Jamaica.

D. has lived on both the east and west coasts of the U.S., spent some time pondering fairytales and art in Germany, and ended up where all roads lead: Rome.  Currently, she is living in Japan, the birthplace of the haiku. For more than a decade, she has been living with fibromyalgia.

What else?  She has a love of foreign languages and cultures, crafts and collecting, books and people, and learning from everyone and everything around her.

Her personal tagline:  “There is always a path to be found.”

Her favourite quote: “There is no path to happiness.  Happiness itself is the path.” (from Everyday Wisdom by Paul Ferrini)

Copyright Notice and Disclaimer

Copyright © 2011-2015 by Diedré M. Blake. All rights reserved.

All content in this blog, unless otherwise indicated, is the creation and property of the blog owner, and thus is protected by U.S. and international copyright laws and cannot be stored on any retrieval system, reproduced, reposted, displayed, modified or transmitted in any form electronic or otherwise without written permission of the copyright beyond the following exception:

Reproduction of the work herein must be duly credited as property of the blog owner.  As such excerpts that do not exceed 150 consecutive words may be quoted and appropriately credited with a link back to the source page on this blog.


The purpose of this blog is to express the thoughts of its creator as they have been, are, and will be; thus, views on various issues may change over time.  Within the context of its purporse, the blog hopes to provide useful information as it pertains to self-development, specifically addressing issues regarding chronic illnesses (fibromyalgia), self-esteem and body image, and education/career development.  Again, these are personal thoughts, not specific therapeutic advice.

If referral for therapeutic help is needed, feel free to send a message to the email address given.  If there is a need for immediate therapeutic intervention, please contact local emergency services and helplines in order to ensure personal safety.  Further to that, although great care and consideration is taken for each post, one cannot guarantee the emotional impact any post can have any person.  Where a post may be potentially “triggering”, there will be full warning given at top of the post.

Fair Use Notice

Copyrighted material may be used in this blog, the use of which may not have been specifically authorized by the copyright owner.  Where such material occurs, care is taken to give full credit and/or to link back to its source.  The use of this material is for the purpose of educational value and furthering open knowledge.  As such, the owner of the blog believes that this material constitutes “fair use” of  such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the U. S. Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107,  the posts of this blog are published without profit and for educational and research purposes.

If inaccurately credited content and/or improper use of content is found, then please notify its creator via email or through messaging.

Also visit: Diedré Blake Creative Arts & Diedré Blake Designs

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