About the Show

Have you ever wondered whether words carry as much healing and hope as medicine? Join us on Women Lead Radio as Dianne Callahan, your host of The Lighthearted Life, has a conversation with Dianne Silvestri, physician, patient and poet, about how the act of creating – whether it be with words, or paint, or flower seeds – can be an integral part to our healing from any health concern.


About Your Guest

Dianne Silvestri is author of But I Still Have My Fingerprints, published by CavanKerry Press in November 2022. A retired physician and associate professor of dermatology at UMass Chan Medical School, she has studied poetry with Tupelo, Colrain, and PoemWorks, and in workshops with Tom Daley and others. Her poems have appeared in the chapbook Necessary Sentiments, as well as many journals, including JAMA, JAMA Oncology, American Journal of Nursing, Evening Street Review, The Main Street Rag, and Naugatuck River Review. She holds a BS from Butler University and an MD from Indiana University School of Medicine. She resides in Massachusetts with her husband.


About Your Host

Dianne Callahan is your host for The Lighthearted Life, a show that explores how people choose to live in joy and purpose during the sunny times and even during the stormiest times. Join us for inspirational conversations with authors and thought leaders on creating a meaningful life by doing good work that matters, investing in relationships, building resilience, stepping out in courage, and having fun in love and work and life! Dianne Callahan is a 3-time cancer survivor, author, high performance coach, philanthropist, and founder of Lighthearted Life.


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Thank you to our partner and show sponsor, National University!


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