"Diagnosed with MS, with declining use of her hands and ability to swallow, Diane realized the battle was not primarily with gluten, or food, or her body. Instead at the core she was battling the cultural expectations of her Italian family - their shared traditions and background. This was a cultural collision. Diane shares some of her brilliant workarounds and distills her solutions into a simple 5 step methodology that will allow you to solve the cultural collisions in your life. Diane has a Master of Arts in Psychology with a focus on community & considers herself something of a miracle since self-healing from secondary progressive multiple sclerosis. Through conscious living, PBL has overcome the odds and kicks MS to the curb everyday through self-empowerment using tools in her famous ‘Bag of Tricks’. PBL is 100% Italian, from Philadelphia and born under the sign of Taurus, earning her the title of BOSS. The PBL lens focuses on the conversation happening between the ears in a direct approach that has earned an international following. PBL sits on the Board of Directors of The Wahls Foundation® & the brand of PBL is 50K strong & growing."