Education & Milestones

Born in 1968, Diana was raised, and currently lives in California. Throughout her life, she has had a passion for psychology, health and nutrition. 


1987: State Board of Cosmetology- Licensed


2001: Loving Hands Healing Institute: Human Anatomy and Physiology,  Muscle Energy Technique, Organ Meridians, Trigger-Point Therapy, Stress Therapy, Therapeutic Exercise, Massage Techniques (Lymphatic, Prenatal, Swedish, Deep Tissue), Cryotherapy, Body Mechanics, and Holistic Health.


2008: University of Phoenix: Psychology Degree, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Positive Psychology


2013: Optimum Health Institute: Alpha Technique and Toning (meditation), Digestion, Cleansing, Emotional Detox, Physical Detox, self-Esteem, and Holistic Health. (OHI does not certify or license. Education only.)

2015: Diana continues post-graduate education in Holistic Health.


2016: Optimum Health Institute: Enzymes, Organic Gardening, Personal Care, Focus 1 & 2 (setting priorities and goals), Conscious Breathing (meditation), Communication, and Holistic Health. (OHI does not certify or license. Education only.)


2016: Living Light Culinary Institute: Certified Raw Nutrition Educator, studying the Biochemistry of Heating Foods, Raw Food Sources of Nutrients, Science of Raw Nutrition, Acid/Alkaline Balance, Protein, Essential Fats, Minerals, and Holistic Health. Diana also studied the Psychological Factors of Health and Healing, Weight-loss, and Youth Extension & Longevity! The curriculum she received is state-licensed by the California Bureau for Private Post-Secondary education, providing comprehensive research and education, by Drs. Rick and Karen Dina (authors of the Raw Food Nutrition Handbook).

2017: 'Raw Diligence', was published in July 10th, 2017. 

2018: Diana is a Holistic Health Practitioner, with DISTINCTION (earned 100% score on assessment). She is a member of the International Alliance of Holistic Therapists and member of the National Physique Committee. Along with continued education, Diana has launched  the Raw Diligence 21-Day Challenge App, which is now available on the App Store/iTunes.

2019: Certificate earned in the Knowledge Business Blueprint Course by Tony Robbins and Dean Graziosi. This certificate has given Diana the knowledge and tools to successfully teach online/virtual workshops, in-person workshops, Mastermind classes, and speaking events. The strategies acquired will help her clients take full advantage of her expertise in the areas of emotional and physical wellness. Diana has recently released her new eBook guide, '7 Habits of Optimum Health'.

2020: Diana earned her Ph.D. in Holistic Medicine, with a 4.0 GPA. She has also earned the certification 'Ordained Whole Medicine and Healing Minister'. Diana's article 'From Tragedy to Passion' was featured in Mantra Wellness Magazine in October. These are milestones for her purpose driven life. She has also completed the 2.0 Version of the Knowledge Business Blueprint Course by Tony Robbins and Dean Graziosi, earning another certificate. In addition to ongoing educational pursuits, Diana is the founder of Thrive Holistic Wellness (THW), an online teaching destination. She offers programs for certifying as a Holistic Health Practitioner and Health Coach, as well as many other courses and workshops in the niche of personal-development. THW has received full professional accreditation by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners (AADP), and is recognized as a Higher Education Institute. Diana was guest speaker at the World Summit on July 15th, 2020, and will also speak at the Fearless Women's Summit in Los Angeles, CA on June 26th, 2021.

2021: Diana received professional Board Certification by the American Alternative Medical Association (AAMA). She is also working with Olympia trainer, Kim Oddo, to work toward her first NPC Fitness Show. 

Diana has learned that over-all, holistic wellness brings psychology, fitness and nutrition together. She passionately believes in life-long learning. Using an integrative approach, Diana has changed the way she views health challenges. Her focus is to teach Nutrition, Lifestyle and Fitness via social media, her books, website, app, health events, workshops & retreats!