"Ms. Dunton's remarkable life journey, some of which I witnessed, is delightfully captured in this book. Her ability to live a passionate life can inspire others to do the same when faced with adversity, as at some point we all are."
"Whether we are grieving the loss of a loved one, confronting a difficult diagnosis ourselves, or grappling with the hard truths of lives that don't unfold according to our best-laid plans, we are all on journeys of living, learning, and healing. Diane Dunton's beautiful book offers both the gift of friendship and the quiet guidance we need to find our own way forward. To read her words is to embrace both hope and faith. To gaze upon her images is to be reminded that wonder, grace, and beauty are always at hand if our eyes and hearts are open."
"As I read the wonderfully warm and tender stories in Diane Dunton Bruni's small book of treasures, I'm often moved to tears by her insights and ability to see the sacred in everyday moments most of us pass quickly by. A perfectly delicious collection from a very wise woman!"
"What a journey! Compelling and very, very human. Come experience how there is no such thing as insignificant human encounters, because there is always pain, or joy, or both hidden in that other life. Diane's book is like a tour guide gently drawing the reader into the simplicity and profound nature of life lived to the fullest, especially after the pain of life interrupts, and says: Pay attention!"
"Diane Dunton shares her life with the reader in ways that create an intimate sense of relationship as she affirms her life-building process."
UPDATE MARCH 2020: Responding to feedback from readers who love their Kindles, my book of inspirational essays and Maine nature photography, Living, Learning, Healing - previously available only in print format - is now available as an e-Book! Check it out on Amazon, read the reviews (or leave one if you've read the book), and let me know what you think!
NOTE TO READERS: "Living a passionate life is what many of us desire. All of us want personal and professional happiness, but often we find it difficult to take the action needed to realize these goals. Having witnessed the power of story-telling in affecting change, I was inspired to write this collection of true stories. My hope is that the highly relatable stories of Living, Learning, Healing will motivate and comfort and leave a profound and lasting impression on readers as they face life's challenges and contemplate changes in their own lives. Featuring my own full-color landscape and nature photography of Maine, a land that inspires and has provided me comfort during life's rough patches, the book also contains space for journaling. So have a read and let me know what you think! I look forward to hearing from you." (Diane L. Dunton)