Check your relationship receipts

I’m still in my “life class” learning lessons about relationships. I share many of my relationship lessons in my book “Follow Your Heart But Take Your Brain with You”

. Words don’t always line up with people’s actions. Start paying attention to people’s patterns.

Don’t be surprised when a person is true to their habits, patterns, needs, and personality.

. Don’t try to paint “red” flags green. Stop, look, listen, and proceed accordingly, Too many people run past the red flags and red lights and are surprised when they have a crash.

. Many people are not afraid of new love. They are afraid of old pain. Many people don’t fear commitment, they fear wasting their time.

. Many people would learn from their past mis-takes, choices, and dilemmas if they weren’t so busy wearing glasses of denial or fantasizing with unrealistic expectations.

. Many people are stuck in their ‘healing gap’….”I really want to talk to you.” and “I really need to get over you.” or “I really need to set some clear boundaries.”

. Notice the people who MAKE an effort to stay in your life.

. Ask yourself, “Am I pouring into cups that leave mine empty.” The healthy goal is to have more balanced and reciprocal relationships.

. Sometimes their some GOOD in good-bye. Sometimes their uncaring and disrespectful behavior is all the closure you need.

. An apology means nothing if the pattern remains the same. An apology is just words.

. One of the best feelings is finally losing your attachment and pain to somebody who isn’t good for you.

. One of the biggest battles to win is the war between your heart and mind. That goes for relationships with parents, children, siblings, lovers, spouses, friends, and any family member. Improving your relationship I.Q. is critical for parents and for adults caring for their parents. Your heart can be so loyal, that unfortunately, loved ones can take advantage of your kindness and loyalty. Guard your heart, money, credit, health, time, peace, and priorities.

. Before your heart, life, spirit, bank account, and self-worth are shattered to pieces, I pray you are able to SEE the truth. You can start to rebuild your life and stop walking on eggshells. Remember Proverbs 4:23 teaches us to guard our hearts.

. When you understand your worth, you will stop giving people discounts. You are God’s precious jewel and should be placed inside the glass counter with a lock, not on the discount table for everybody to pick up, touch, and handle.

Continue reading more in my book “Follow Your Heart But Take Your Brain With You”

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What are you attracting into your life?

You attract into your life;

what you expect,
what you fear,
what you give thanks for,
what you believe,
what you feel worthy of receiving,
what you act upon on,
what you concentrate on,
what you visualize,
what you talk about,
what you prepare for,
and what you think about all day

The ideas, energies, and practices that YOU focus your time, energy, and brain on will grow and show up in your experiences.  As you focus on the outcome that you desire most – regardless of the fact that it may not be your current reality. Remember that manifesting is co-creating; it is bringing to you something that you do not yet see in the present. “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined the things that God has prepared for those who love him.” 1 Corinthians 2:9

Your opportunities can come from the most unexpected places.
· Ask for what you want.
· Act on what you want.
· Affirm what you want.
· Actualize what you want.
Focus today on solutions, peace, love, right action, right speech, and right thinking.

You possess what you confess. Your words have creative power. “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock, and my redeemer.” – Psalm 19:14

“I don’t know how to do it”… OR say, “I am committed to LEARN how to do it.”

“I am broke.”….OR say, “My money is circulating. I am a money magnet.”

“I am so tired and so lazy”…OR say, “I’m glad my body gives me signals to rest and restore my body.”

“Nothing works out for me.” OR say, “I am focusing more every day on my blessings. Goodness and mercy are with me. Every day I am getting better and better. Every day I choose to be in the right place at the right time with the right people doing the right things. Miracles and breakthroughs keep showing up in my life. All is well.”

Practice positive self-talk. Catch negative or self-critical thoughts as they pass through your head. Acknowledge that those thoughts exist as an emotional signal, then picture the negative thoughts like clouds drifting by and let them go. If you find yourself using a lot of “should,” “must,” “always” or “never” statements, that’s a good sign to ask yourself, “Am I speaking to myself the way I’d speak to a friend?”

  • For instance, instead of saying, “I should’ve prepared more for that presentation,” give yourself credit for what you did do. For example, “I did the best that I could given the tight deadline, and my coworkers told me it was helpful.”
  • Turn statements expressing worries into hopeful statements. You could turn a thought like, “I’m so nervous for this test” into a statement like, “This test is going to be tough, but I’m going to do my best.”

Stay ready in this changing job environment

This pandemic has ushered in several layers of disruptions and opportunities. The economic effects and rising automation of occupations is a call to action for many to upskill, reskill, or cross-skill their talents and resume.

.Employers predict that problem-solving and critical thinking will become increasingly important skills over the next five years. This is one of the reasons I am so passionate about teaching skills like; active learning, resilience, stress tolerance, problem-solving, flexibility, the power of your thinking/mindset, self-awareness, and how to deepen one’s faith, well-being, and confidence.

Only a person in hiding, denial, emotional/mental turmoil, or fantasy thinking would not see the historical changes we are all experiencing on so many levels (economy, technology, jobs, housing, healthcare, mental illness, stress, etc.)

If someone is in a survival mode they have little interest or time to gain new skills to thrive in these times.

I salute the ladies from California, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Atlanta, and Las Vegas who have been present, proactive, intentional, consistent, and “ride or die” with me for the past 2 years in my signature zoom room “The Diamond INNERversity.” They are experiencing results, clarity, confidence, and an awesome “life toolbox.”

I continue to keep the INNERversity enrollment open, whether you attend every Sunday or as your time permits. It promises to ADD to your life toolbox so you can build a life to excel and endure and enjoy life on a personal or professional level.

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MALIBU reJEWELvenation reTREAT 2022

Wednesday, Sept 21, 2022 check in 10 am includes lunch and dinner

Thursday – 3 meals

Friday, Sept 23, 2022 2 pm check out breakfast and lunch included

Private room 2 nights + 6 meals + activity materials, group empowerment sessions w/Retreat Facilitator Jewel Diamond Taylor+ gift bag = $525 per person

Share a room 2 nights + 6 meals + activity materials,group empowerment sessions w/Retreat Facilitator Jewel Diamond Taylor+ gift bag = $450 per person

You can pay $100 deposit to hold your bed.

Share a room deposit – click here or ZELLE

Private room deposit  – click here  or ZELLE

When you are ready to pay in full or make installments, just send an email – indicating the amount you wish to pay and a link will be sent to you or you can ZELLE the funds.

This is a Catholic retreat and conference center which provides the space, in a beautiful setting, for peace, serenity, and reflection. Located between the mountains and the ocean in Malibu, California. The Franciscan Friars and staff invite you to “come apart and rest a while” (Mark 6:13).

If you are too busy to enjoy a retreat; you are too busy.  “Don’t cheat yourself, treat yourself.” – The Self-esteem Dr. Jewel Diamond Taylor

The rooms are minimal, no TV, clean, and comfortable. Wi-fi is available.

Your retreat host, Jewel Diamond Taylor, has produced women’s retreats for over 30 years annually.

Jewel has hosted 9 Women on the Grow previous retreats at this site and the guests have continued to give great reports about the beautiful grounds and the delicious food. Dress attire is casual.

We wear BLUE on Friday

On Friday, we close at the beach at the popular Paradise Cove restaurant.

Your Divine Purpose

“How do I find my purpose?”  This is a common frustration and reason why  I am asked to provide life coaching, training, retreats and conference presentations.  Besides my health and my family, I feel very blessed because I discovered life purpose and signature strengths.  I tried many paths before discovering my purpose and calling.

My personality has the capacity of curiosity and a trial and error approach.  Some people have an “all or nothing” approach to implement ideas.  Some people get stuck with excuses, fear of success, procrastination or perfectionism.   I am still on assignment to encourage and empower others to ask, seek and knock until they discover their life purpose.  Success and life purpose are not “one size fits all”.   My books offer you messages which can empower you to push past those nagging voices of resistance, procrastination and fear. There is something unique in your DNA.  There is a divine plan, purpose, and a gift your life can bring to others for God’s glory.

When you say “yes” to your purpose and “yes” to God’s way to fulfill your purpose, you will become an unstoppable force.

“If their purpose or activity is of human origin it will fail. But if it is from God, you will not be able to stop these men; you will only find yourselves fighting against God.” ~ Acts 5:38-39

If you are frustrated and asking God to reveal your purpose and gifts, I offer you the following prayer I wrote… “Lord I seek your will and way for my unique life and soulprint. I desire to make a contribution to this world and my community.  Reveal to me how I can fulfill my purpose and bring meaning through dedication to something larger than myself.

I want to empty myself of pride, worry, sadness, regrets, distractions, sin, guilt, hate or self-absorption so I can be available to You. Your word says, “‘For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future'” (Jeremiah 29:11).   My heart is restless until I find rest in You and in my divine spiritual plan and purpose.

Whether you have created me for some type of social transformation, service to people in need, expressing my creativity or merely living a life of love…I am open to live up to my highest spiritual potential.

This is a brand new day to live without apology and to live with gratitude, courage, hope, love, discernment, vision and faith. I am growing each day with inner strength to overcome the challenges of life. My obedience, trust and patience in You, my heavenly Father, grows deeper and stronger each day. I am ready to walk in my divine destiny. Amen”

By His touch you can experience supernatural enthusiasm, boldness and power.  It’s up to you. Ask every day for the Father’s touch. – The Prayer of Jabez

article written by Jewel Diamond Taylor, Keynote Speaker, Minister, Author, Columnist and Women’s Retreat Leader


You are probably making more progress than you realize. Don’t underestimate what God can do in your season of preparation, waiting, serving, focus, action, and prayer.

Think about this…you cannot hear grass growing. Likewise, you can’t always detect with your senses how you are growing or how God’s holy spirit is moving in you.

Position yourself for discovery, growth, focus, and being a finisher. You can grow from feeling bored and stagnated to being revitalized and resurrected from depression, loss, setbacks, and heartache.

Shake yourself awake, and no longer be under the spell of doubt, defeat, procrastination, fantasy, bitterness, shame, blame, or repeated destructive patterns of behavior.

In order to grow to a new level of joy, health, happiness, peace, and well-being, you must first UNlearn some subconscious habits and let go of everything that has become a stronghold, old, limited, or untrue belief, or a distraction.

You must recognize and release all things that have become a source of agitation, irritation, or conflict in your thinking, actions, and peace.

During my weekly Sunday INNERversity study group in my zoom room, I am sharing insights and strategies for your self-discovery to experience more inner peace, progress, fulfillment, emotional healing, and happiness. You can learn to stop any sabotaging habits, depression, procrastination, toxic relationships, and low self-worth…every Sunday 3:00 pm (Pacific) and 6:00 pm (Eastern). I am so grateful to the 30 consistent women who attend and share their positive feedback. Breakthroughs, understanding, relief, clarity, healing, and results are happening for real!

Do you trust God?

As you ponder and worry about your circumstances, be encouraged today to TRUST the Lord.

If your heart and trust have been broken by others, your ability to trust may be difficult to develop.

If you can not trust yourself because of your past wrong choices, promises you broke, your lack of self-control, false starts or guilt, you may not feel worthy of God delivering you from your dilemmas.

All good relationships (personal and business) are stronger when there is trust.   People don’t usually trust someone unless they know them well.  It is difficult to really trust God if you really don’t know Him well.  If you don’t know His promises for your life then you will have little trust in Him to see you through any storms and valleys.  Who know well…you trust well.

To strengthen your relationship with God, it is critical you learn to know Him, study His word, His promises and trust His word. I know can be challenging to be still and trust God when you overwhelmed with stress. As you learn to TRUST God’s power, protection, provision and peace in your life, you will begin to ACT on His word because you TRUST His promises. As you grow nearer to the Lord, you will receive His remedy and response to your prayers.  No God…No peace. Know God…Know peace.

Let go of the worry, stress, guilt, shame and bad habits. If you trust your eyes, you won’t have trust in your infinite possibilities. Move forward step by step… by faith and not by sight.

“Those of steadfast mind you keep in peace–because they trust in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for in the Lord God you have an everlasting rock.” (Isaiah 26:3-4)

According to the Revised Standard Version Bible the word “Trust” is mentioned 147 times.

Old Testament – 134 times
New Testament – 13 times

It is taught mostly in the book of Psalms (44 times).

“The Lord is a refuge for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble.” (Psalm 9:9-10)

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