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Diane Calabrese

Diane Calabrese has been included in Marquis Who's Who. Ms. Calabrese obtained a Bachelor of Science in therapeutic recreation from Saint Joseph's College and a Master of Science in health care policy and management from Stony Brook University.

While at Stony Brook University Diane served on various boards including the Mental Health Advisory board, and the Healthier U board including the programming and budget subcommittee. Ms. Calabrese gained valuable expertise in the field of recreational therapy working as a recreational therapist for 30+ years in hospitals, nonprofit agencies, public schools and universities.

In recent years, Diane worked in higher Education for FIU, and as a recreational therapist for the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, from which she recently retired.

Ms. Calabrese continues to excel as an adjunct professor for Florida International University. She continues to teach numerous classes there–since 2014. She has certified two courses through Quality Matters- https://www.qualitymatters.org/reviews-certifications/course-design-reviews. (LEI3542: Principles of Parks, Recreation and Sports Management, and LEI3723: Assistive Technology Lab course.)

Diane has also taught LEI4705: Program Planning in Recreational Therapy, and currently teaches LEI4720/6726: Trends, Issues, and Managerial Aspects of Recreational Therapy as well as two holistic healing labs, LEI3723: Reiki Lab and LEI3723: Aromatherapy Lab.

Due to her considerable breadth of knowledge, she is also an author, having written Meditations for the Mind-Body-Spirit and Mind, Body, Spirit and Discovering the Purpose of Life, a self-help book that shares her experiences in professional life, providing insight into how holistic healing modalities can be integrated into therapy for people who struggle with pain and mental health disabilities.

More can be found about her written works at https://www.dianecalabrese.com.

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Mind, Body, Spirit and Discovering the Purpose of Life

The purpose of this book is offering every one of you who reads it the opportunity of having a clearer perspective of life, —God's greatest gift. Life really is a miracle in itself, —and it is so easy to take that for granted. You are not here by chance; I can assure you that. You are God's miracle, not by luck or chance, —but by purpose. Each chapter offers a different holistic healing modality to learn about. This is book offers a variety of methods for self-help as well as self-discovery to enhance your journey of life. Available in eBook and Paperback. Published 2021 by Balboa Press.

Meditations for the Mind-Body-Spirit

This book offers a variety of meditations to enable one to release their daily stress, built-up tension, and toxic energy. Guided meditations are a way to let go of your worries for the moment and bring you back to your true, authentic self. It helps re-align the chakras of your body to their natural state of vibration, ‐where you can live more fully, love more abundantly, and react in a peaceful state of mind. Your mind, body, and spirit are the essential parts of you. You are God's precious gift to the world and there is nothing more beautiful than a soul in the state of peace. Available in eBook, Hardcover, Softcover, CD Audio, Digital Audio. Published by Balboa Press.

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