Interview With Donna Merrill Personal Development Expert And Psychic

Today I have the pleasure to introduce you to personal development Expert Donna Merrill.

I met Donna just a few months ago online, and right away I could tell that she had a lot of knowledge and wisdom in the personal development area.

Please, meet Donna, a personal development expert who has a lot to tell you.

Donna, first I wanted to thank you for accepting my invitation for an interview, and to start could you, please, tell my readers who you are, where you are from and what you do?

Thank you Sylviane for inviting me. I am Donna Merrill from donnamerrilltribe.com.  Born and raised in Brooklyn USA, being Italian-American, I must say I do have an “edge” in my character ha ha.

I have been an Entrepreneur since I was 17.  It was my back door to the job I had on Wall Street.  The J.O.B. never made sense to me – so I needed a back door plan to reinforced my sense of independence.  I was born with psychic abilities.  That’s a very long story, but the short version is that I used my intuitive gifts to build the brick and mortar business I have been operating for the past 30 years.

Because of my intuition, I sensed the current financial unrest about 10 years ago.  I had to find a way for people to create their own “back door” – an addition to their J.O.B’s so they could follow their passions as I did mine.  Some even took the plunge and created their own businesses online with a little direction from me.

That is what I do.  My passion is to help people get their own businesses going via Social Media platforms.

At what point in your life did you develop an interest in personal development?

Being in a “dysfunctional” family setting, I knew there had to be another way to life.  In my early teens, I savored the magazine “Psychology Today.” It was my vehicle for finding out why the world was not such a great place to be.  It was more than the usual teenage girl confusion. It was a life of fear and emotional abuse.  I had to make sense of it all, so I started reading.

At what point did you realize you could help people?

It was at a time when I realized I had a psychic ability.  Call it intuition, that is an easier way to put it.  But by going back to school, learning to become a Social Worker, I hoped to put myself in a position to help others who had suffered through some of the emotional abuse I had.

I soon realized, though, that I would have more independence, and be able to be more authentic by working on my own rather than following professional rules I couldn’t agree, and seemed counter-productive to my desire to help people.

I studied parapsychology and also quantum mechanics.  It was sufficient scientific proof that my conscious mind emboldened me to do what I knew how to do best.  That was helping people through intuitive consultation, aka psychic readings.   I found this to be a good start, but I always sought ways to improve my methods for helping my clients.

In what field of personal development do you have most expertise?

My expertise is being a “psychic” and using that to help others be on their true path of growth and happiness.  Because of my psychology background and ethical professional approach, I work in a different way than the “boardwalk psychic”  that all too often manipulates unsuspecting people with fear, and threats of a looming “black cloud” constantly overhead!

I consider myself a road map.  Yes I can “see” what lies ahead in the future, but the future is dynamic and riddled with variables, not pre-determined and cemented in place.  That being said, I sit with my client and advise that “if you do this…that will happen, but if you do that….that will happen”.  Always giving the client a strong message that THEY are the master of their own destiny.  Every action we take, every thought we have will manifest a clear cause and effect.

Did you always have some psychic ability or how and when did it happen?

Funny you should ask this question.  Heck everyone does.  I am currently writing a book about my story.  But to put it in a nutshell, I was born psychic.

There were many things in my early childhood that freaked out my parents.  I thought everyone was on the same page as me until my parents took me to the Church across the street and the priest told me never to speak to the devil again. Hmmm.

Did that ever cause a negative effect?  Not at all.  Being psychic I looked up at this big fat man with a red face and understood somehow that he was like my dad…an alcoholic.  I was only 7 years old, but felt sorry for him.  To please my parents as a good little girl, I never spoke about what I was seeing and knowing.  I had to stifle expressing my intuition.

But one day in my early 20’s I experienced a Poltergeist situation.  Things were flying in my house.  So many manifestations, it is too long to explain here.  Bottom line, when I ruled out it wasn’t a squirrel or anything else causing this, I called the Parapsychology Department at Duke University.

They referred me to the ASPR in New York.  I had a team of people come to my house and long story short, the Parapsychologist explained to me that I was a “medium”.  Holding in my energy, he said, caused my electromagnetic energy to move things.  Top that off with a discarnate personality (Poltergiest).

I drew him in, I was told, and that touched off 4 months of horrifying experiences.  I did not want to be a medium, a psychic, a freak!  That was because of the negative associations to it that were neurolinked to my childhood and made me believe I would upset people.

Then, through testing and training with parapsychologists and scientists, my conscious mind accepted that I had to channel out this energy.

How involved in personal development are your clients or potential clients?

Very involved.  If a person comes to me for one hour, it is my responsibility to do my job and also take it a step further by suggesting to them different modalities they can choose to remedy their situation.

I am a great networker!  If I come across a person that needs further help, I would give them the support they needed with a few weekly sessions if they wanted to go that route.  I do have many clients that call me once a week for their personal development and well being.  But I only accept those who want to work on their growth.  Not those that want an “answer” because that removes them from their own self-reliance.

What is the most frequent question or questions you are getting from your clients, and what does such questions tells you about their state of mind?

Mostly, people want to know how to make things work out better.  Make more money, get their lover back, and regain good health.  They want me to make it happen.  These people just don’t understanding the basic way in which THEY are attracting those things that manifest in their lives.  To attract something different, they need to set a different set of actions into place.  I can’t do it.  They need to.

I would have to say that their “help me” pleas convince me that they haven’t grasped the concept of the law of attraction.  I always get “Oh Donna you are so lucky.”  “You are so strong.”  “You have it easy.”   Ha!  One must work at those things.

I am not lucky or strong, and nothing in this world comes easily.  I try to help these people achieve independence, even when they don’t believe in themselves.

They want to depend on me and that is not allowed in my business.  My job is to teach them what I named my business in the first place – Mind Over Matter!  That involves far more than just the concept of the Law of Attraction.  Although LOA is a good starting point.

Because I firmly believe our reality stems from our minds, I am a stickler about that.  Getting people to understand the concept that they are creating their reality sometimes is difficult.  They may not be ready, so I have to track back and mirror to them the patterns they have set in motion, but now complain about.

I tell them that if they are comfortable being miserable, so be it!  And some people actually are.  BUT, if they are willing to just entertain the notion that they just might be their own master, then they have taken their first step to creating a life that they want.

I first introduced this as a concept of “Magick” – I made candles anointed with specific essential oils that do correspond to the brain for different reasons.  It was actually a form of aromatherapy combined with neurolinking strategies.

This is how I introduced those that didn’t want to do the “work.”  Here is the trick:  Take for example a person that is absolutely miserable at their job.  They had 5 different jobs, but they were all repeat performances of the same scenario.  I might give them an anointed candle with the corresponding color and oils for change.

They were instructed to light the candle when they were in a calm space and picture their idea of a perfect job.  When they reported back to me about all the happy things that ensued, I would explain that it had nothing to do with the candle.  They did it themselves, thereby introducing them to a basic principle of the law of attraction.

I know it sounds like a dirty trick to play, but some people just don’t understand the intrinsic power they possess until they experience it.  Then I would take the process a step further by asking them to just relax and meditate, or write down a list of what they urgently desire at the moment.  After a while, they would catch on.  Of course, there were suggested readings to back up the clinical experience, but I know that experience in the form of application is the best way to learn.

Are they people consulting you that you feel you won’t be able to help, and if yes, why?

No

Why do you think more and more people are now trying to exercise their mind as much as their body?

I think it is because there is a lot of talk these days about Life Coaching, Law of Attraction, NLP and the like.  These once eclectic notions, have now become household words.

Personal development is no longer an exclusive club!  Compare it to psychotherapy today, and how it was 50 years ago when it was taboo, kookie, or a clear indication that there was something terribly wrong with you.  Now, when we hit a dead end in our lives or there is a nagging feeling of depression or anxiety, we tend to go to some form of psychotherapy to learn different ways to overcome that problem and perform more effectively.

There are also many books, and media presentations on this subject. With so much scientific evidence and clinical studies for proof these days, it helps people to understand its applicability to their daily lives.   I think people tend to get out of their comfort zone of misery and defeatism only when they are given a clear way to do it.

Why do you think they are still so many people who are not aware of the power of the mind?

To me, they are the people that actually thrive on being victims, poor-me’s and pitty-party people.  What do they gain from that?  Actually, a lot! Other people often rush to help them through their negative attention-getting episodes.  Frequently, they even win financial help with their antics.  I’ve seen people do this so well, that if they applied that energy to a business they would be rich!

These people often choose to use the power of their minds to harnessing comforts without having to undergo changes or improvement in their lives.  They thrive on the negative rewards.  If they do choose to apply the power of their mind, it’s to manipulate others into giving them even more negative rewards.

Another observation I have made is that people may just discount their own abilities because they don’t have enough education about it.  Especially when it comes to the advanced scientific proof.  Guess if they made a reality show about it, they would accept it ha ha.

Do you read personal development books and which ones?

I don’t have time to read entire books these days, but learn from presentations and articles on the internet.  I have read many in the past. Michio Kaku’s book “Parallel Worlds” and all his others fascinate me.  For me, a scientific approach to things help me.  Also Gary Zukov’s “Seat of the Soul” is awesome.

I am interested in interactive books like workbooks.  Right now it is “The Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills Workbook” – Practical DBT Exercises for Learning Mindfulness, Interpersonal Effectiveness, Emotion Regulation & Distress Tolerance – It was intended as a workbook for a therapeutic practitioners that deal with borderline personality disorders.  Lately, it seems to have become a pop-culture book that can be beneficial to anyone who wants to grow!

I think it should be in every home…. I’m passionate about it.

What else do you do for your own personal development?

I took two sessions, each 20 weeks long on DBT therapy.  I wanted to be stronger, not let negative emotions or insecurities stop me from reaching my goals.  This helped me to not only learn, but apply modalities to my life that are calming and effective.  Most importantly, being educated to help myself allows me to be a better guide for my clients.

Acupuncture also helps in my personal development.  As I lie on the table for one hour with all those needles in me, I feel the meridians flowing, and it connects my body to my mind and spirit.

Taking time out after dinner to take a slow walk is another exercise in personal development.  In America, there are fast walkers and runners all over the place for cardio.  But on the other hand, taking a slow walk after dinner helps the oxygen get into the body and is great for digestion.  For the mind, it puts you in a very relaxed, introspective state.

Taking 15 minutes in your day to walk around and look at gardens, smelling those roses, etc. does a world of good for your inner peace.

I also give myself positive suggestions every 30 days.  I do this in conjunction with a breathing technique I use to confirm the auto-suggestion.  As I take a deep cleansing breath..filling the belly…right before I release it, I give myself a word, say success … then immediately exhale.  Doing this a few times every day does reprogram the subconscious.  I have to stick a post-it up on my mirror to remind myself… he he

What would be the first 3 self-improvement tips you would want to give to anyone reading this interview?

1. Step out of your comfort zone.  You will not die!  See change as a positive not a negative.

2. If you are one of those people who love to read self help books, please take action on it.  I know people love information.  But it will do you no good unless you take action to improve yourself.

3. Growth.  A healthy mind is one that grows.  If eighty year old people are taking up tai chi, and learning meditation, then you can also change for the sake of your well being.  If you want to be successful, it all starts with self growth.  If you cannot do it alone, and I don’t believe we can.. then get a life coach, a therapist, anyone that you resonate with and start your journey to joy.

Once you do that, you will find that anything is possible.  Your life will have things falling into place because you will train your brain that it is more than possible, it is inevitable.

I know.  I’ve done it myself and still do.  When a problem occurs, we must remember that there is fact (the problem); there is emotion (your emotions are real); there is a “critic” in your mind from your subconscious that links to your emotion.  Your task (as my client), is to learn to manage all of these components effectively.

Many blessings to you Sylviane and your readers.

Thank you so much for those precious answers and I am sure my readers will love this.  So, please, guys let Donna and me know about what you think and ask any questions you may  have down below!

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32 Comments

  • Harleena SinghTwitter: harleenas says:

    Wow! What a beautiful interview Sylviane & Donna!

    I was just lost in reading all that you wrote :)

    I’ve also recently met Donna and visited her informative blog, and it’s a pleasure to know more about her through this interview, which is surely going to be an eye opener for many like me.

    I never really know about your psychic powers!! Truly amazing! I’d just read about such things or seen them in movies, but to know a person possessing such powers right from the time when you were young is awesome! I guess it would have taken lot of time to divert those energies into something else, or else we would be seeing things flying all over (Joking!) :)

    The last three tips self-improvement tips are so true! Moving out of our comfort zone is what really makes us fight our fears and reach out to do things. And yes, we always need to grow and change for the better, that’s what keeps us going. :)

    Thanks for sharing this wonderful interview with all of us. Always a pleasure to know more about you. :)
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    • Donna MerrillTwitter: donna_tribe says:

      I wouldn’t call them “powers” Harleena he he. I believe we all have intuition. Some of us are born with it…some work at it. I compare it to playing a piano. It would take me forever to learn that, and someone else would pick it up and be a master at it.

      Harleena, moving out of our comfort zone isn’t easy at first, but once you do it, the rest comes easy. As people, constantly growing and changing, different needs will have to be acquired. So why not practice getting out of our comfort zone? Then the more you change, the easier it gets.

      Thank you for commenting and thank you Sylviane
      -Donna
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    • Sylviane Nuccio ~ Life Coach says:

      Hi Harleena,

      Thank you for coming and I’m glad you enjoyed this interview.

      I will definitely have more in the future as they give very high content value and can teach so much to the reader.

      Thank you for your feedbacks :)

  • Carol LynnTwitter: carollynnrivera says:

    Hello Sylvaine and Donna! A match made in heaven. I’m so glad to see this interview here.

    Donna, I have told you this before, you are an amazingly positive person and I love your energy to help others. You also have quite a story! This was the first time I really got a glimpse into your life and it was quite fascinating.

    Like you, I believe that we make our own reality. If you want to be negative and miserable, you are going to be! And even if people try to help, it’s not going to help until you change your mind. I know people like this, unfortunately. In fact, I grew up in a family averse to change and as an adult I guess you could say I “rebelled” against that idea by seeking out change wherever I could find it.

    Life is what we make it. Clearly you have made yours a positive beacon for people seeking your guidance. Thank you Sylviane for giving us this peek!
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    • Sylviane Nuccio ~ Life Coach says:

      Hi Carol,

      I’m I fortunate or what? I have interview 4 incredible individuals in about 2 months, and you are one of them :)

      This time I had the pleasure to ask a few questions to Donna who answered above and beyond what I had expected.

      I really hope this post will be a treat for a lot of people. I hope lots of people will read this, that it :)

      Thanks for coming, Carol, and I’m glad you enjoyed it :)

  • AdrienneTwitter: adriennesmith40 says:

    Ah, Sylviane and Donna. A match made in heaven. Two of my favorite people.

    Sylviane, Donna and I have spoken several times on the phone. I just love this woman. It’s funny because I’ve had some physic friends in my life and some experiences of my own so I can really relate to Donna in that sense but I also just love her positive energy as well. She’s a no nonsense kind of lady and I just love that.

    I really enjoyed reading this and I hope more people will understand that all change starts from within. Maybe Donna can help them connect with what direction is best for them to go but all the work has to be done by them. Hey, any advice will help in some instances right!

    I’m so glad I’ve had the chance to meet you both online and speak to you on the phone as well. I think you are both very unique individuals. Thank you for sharing all of this with us Donna and I can’t wait to read your book. You will have me engrossed young lady. That’s one that will be hard to put down. I’m excited for you.

    Thanks ladies and enjoy your evening.

    ~Adrienne
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    • Sylviane Nuccio ~ Life Coach says:

      Hi Adrienne,

      I was sure you would enjoy this post. Those interviews create great content, don’t they? All I have to do is ask a few questions and I get those wonderful answers full of insights.

      Like you I can’t wait to read Donna’s book. I love true stories. I usually don’t lose my time with fiction, anyway :)

      Thanks for coming, as always, Adrienne.

      • Donna MerrillTwitter: donna_tribe says:

        Hey Adrienne and Sylviane

        You guys are making me blush. Thanks for your kind words. Yes, I’m writing that book once and for all.

        EVERYONE at one time or another asks me the same question: “When did you know you were a psychic?” Well that is such a long story, I’m writing it down. It is an easier way to say “read the book” instead of going on and on.

        I do believe everyone has psychic ability, call it intuition, gut feeling, whatever it is, if you get in touch with it, choices become so much easier.

        And yes, Adrienne, Change does start from within. Most of the times it takes work, but it is worth it. Being stuck is the worst feeling of all. This is primarily what I do…assist people in making choices to benefit their lifestyle.

        Thanks Guys,
        Donna
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  • Donna MerrillTwitter: donna_tribe says:

    Hi Carol Lynn,

    Thank you for your kind words. Yes, we do make our own reality. I like that you rebelled and made it positive!

    Despite all the negativity I had to face, I never let it tear me down. I knew somehow that there was a positive light at the end of the tunnel. And that I stick to all the time.

    Even when there are those “bad days” I encounter, I like to change it into a positive.

    Thanks again,
    Donna
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  • Liane Markus says:

    I have come to realize how meaningful and informative the interview was. When it comes to this kind of interview, I really like reading it because I realize how effective this is to us readers.

    • Sylviane Nuccio ~ Life Coach says:

      Hi Liane,

      Any specific area of the interview you like? While I understand people are looking for backlinks, that’s not all you are looking for, are you ?

    • Donna MerrillTwitter: donna_tribe says:

      Hi Liane,
      Interviews are a great way to introduce other people to our funnel. I have found many new friends on people’s blogs when I’m interviewed. When I do an interview, many new faces come to mine also.

      It is a great concept.

      Donna
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  • Sue PriceTwitter: suejprice says:

    Wow Sylviane & Donna what an awesome interview,
    I am only just getting to know you both and not sure how I did not find you before.
    I love your story Donna. Just love it!
    I have quite a few psychic friends. Over recent years as I have learned to trust my intuition more I appreciate the gift even more.
    I too have been around personal development for much of my life. I agree acupuncture is great.
    I really loved reading this. Thank you both

    Sue
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    • Donna MerrillTwitter: donna_tribe says:

      Hi Sue,
      It is great to see that you have enjoyed this. I feel the real purpose of a psychic is to help their clients reach their own intuition or as some call it “Wise Mind.”

      When looking into the future, there are so many roads one must take. It is the client’s responsibility to make their choice. My main message to all my clients is that they are masters of their own destiny.

      I’m just a road map. I can see things, but it all depends on variables. And that, is up to the person to to make. To see someone grow, even a wee bit is the best part of doing what I do.

      Thanks Sue,
      Donna
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    • Sylviane Nuccio ~ Life Coach says:

      Hi Sue,

      I’m glad you enjoyed the interview. It was full of goodies, wasn’t it? Donna is what I call a REAL psychic she is not trying to rob people with so called visions that mean nothing and never come true. She is the real thing :)

      Thanks for coming, Sue :)

  • Oliver Tausend says:

    Hi Donna,
    hi Sylviane,

    a match made in heaven is certainly NOT exaggerated…this is a beautiful post that I needed to read today because I belong to those who tend to discount their own abilities because of lack of a formal education in a given field. I guess so-called “lack of education” is nothing else than an excuse because it allows us to blame something outside of us. The look at something inside of us might be a bit ugly at first because who wants to admit freely that one lacks self-confidence and that one relies on someone else’s approval to move forward ?

    With that being said, Donna, I like the way you put it in the final paragraph of the interview: It’s about managing the several components of our personality effectively, no matter how much they seem to argue with each other.

    I am so grateful we met !

    Take care

    Oliver

    • Sylviane Nuccio ~ Life Coach says:

      Hi Oliver,

      I’m glad you enjoyed the interview and help you see that you may be able to explore your own abilities.

      I’m really glad Donna accepted to answer my questions and see everyone enjoy!

  • MayuraTwitter: MayuraDeSilva says:

    I love this one. Ohw Sylviane, it’s lengthy one like you did with Carol and filled with open ended questions. Sylviane good in asking right questions, isn’t it Donna? Favorite on favorite’s blog ;) Oops… Yeah Sylviane, this is an interview of a great personality I believe. But more than an interview. Don’t you think it’s a whole personal development post too? :) We can learn from her story. Itself a lesson for us :)

    You know Donna, it’s really great to know more about you. If I wanna get to know, time to time with several questions, it will take lot of time. I know that’s why you recommended this to read me, to get to know more about you. It’s like you reading my mind. Do you? ‘Cause I read it first time right after seeing Sylviane’s new post update on Twitter :) Really glad to know how it all started with you Donna. A long time story :)

    I like the motivation you have to help people to build their confidence and conquer their own fears surrounding in their own mind. First I get to know you as a Social Media strategist, but it’s only a half of your story. Exactly like I found Sylviane as a writer first time. Never knew she had these skills and such blog. Your story itself an advice for people who wanna help out others with good intention without being scared by bad hallucinations everyday. They can get motivated and step out of it. Also I like the fact that moving out from comfort zone. It’s risky, but it doesn’t kill you at all. I’m really a fond of comfort zone and earlier mostly I did try not to get responsibilities. But now I’m ahead of it, not totally though. Initiation was really harder than I thought. I feel like I’m slower on it but consistent. I don’t wanna rush at it and do all things at once. Do I need to? Yeah, I know you accept questions here ;)

    I’m also interested in psychology and specially behavioral psychology too. Not too much but I was a one who fear of some people in my life and played by their rules to be on safe side. So I’ve got most attention on their behaviors and was predicting what’s gonna happen next.

    Nice interview Sylviane… (BORING Words. right? ;)) Oh no no… It’s IMPRESSIVE dear. I bet Donna never meant to say it all in one post, but you got it all for this one. Right questions matters :)

    Have a wonderful week for both of you my favorites… :)

    Cheers…
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    • Sylviane Nuccio ~ Life Coach says:

      Hi Mayura,

      As always thank you for your heartfelt comment, Mayura. I see that you are very interested in personal development materials and seem to be someone who always want to learn and that is such a great quality.

      Thank you for your compliments and I am very happy that you enjoyed the experience of Donna sharing some very good stuff here :)

      • Donna MerrillTwitter: donna_tribe says:

        Mayura,
        Thank you for all the input you put in on your comment. No…you don’t have to do everything at once my friend.

        We do things step by step as we grow. Never rush to grow. Growing takes time. We grow in many ways. You my young friend are years ahead of your chronological age.
        I do love to see people grow. That’s my job. This is why I took it a step further to marketing online. The more I learned about it, the more I can teach people.
        In this economy, it is difficult for people worldwide. I try to help them follow their passions, create a back door plan (If they want to keep their job and do something on the side) But most importantly it is the growth that I try to help people with.
        Thank you my friend,
        Donna
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  • Donna MerrillTwitter: donna_tribe says:

    Hi Oliver!
    Good to see you here. Not many people want to dig down too deep. They rather stay on their rational side. It may seem easy, BUT….it is mere surface. There is so much inside to be discovered. If one wants to decide to do it.

    In Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT) the premise of it is to reach the “Wise Mind” which is really intuition. Besides all the wonderful ways one can achieve self discovery, emotional healing, ect. Mindfulness Skills are stressed in this therapy.

    I personally took it twice, because I wanted to develop more understanding of getting rid of some “blocks” from the past. Now, I use it all the time and it is awesome. I only wish that education would consider teaching young people that there are other aspects to the five senses.

    And Oliver, that’s where my last paragraph comes from, the DBT techniques. Awesome stuff!

    Thanks Oliver,
    Donna
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  • Lynn Brown says:

    Sylviane thank you so much for sharing your interview with Donna. I am amazed on learning so much about you Donna! You know we chit chat online and comment on each other’s blogs, but I never knew about your background. So thank you Donna for sharing who you are and your amazing abilities.

    I always felt a good connection, so maybe the is a bit of my psychic abilities coming out! Your story only solidifies how strong you are and how you have such a passion for helping others.

    Knowing your inner self is something I have always believed in. You mention “our reality stems from our minds” – I think that holds true becasue the mind can be our road block or our open door.

    This interview was so inspiring and again, thank you so much for sharing!

    • Sylviane Nuccio ~ Life Coach says:

      Hi Lynn,

      How rewarded I feel to see that people like you really enjoyed this interview.

      I love interviews because, they are easy to do and so revealing about the person interviewed. And people love that. Beside it’s also so educational. I’ve done 4 interviews in about two month that really kicked butts! Not because of my questions, but because of the fantastic answers I’ve got. This is really great.

      More interviews are coming on my blogs for sure.

      Thanks for coming and enjoying, Lynn :)

  • Donna MerrillTwitter: donna_tribe says:

    Hi Lynn,
    I actually don’t stress the psychic part of me, but the more seasoned I get, the more I need to tell people who I am and were things come from. At first I was hesitant because that word “psychic” sometimes scares people away. They think of a charlatan that tells you “you have a black aura….pay me $$$ and I’ll get rid of it” That is an old con game and is still going on. You will be surprised how many people still fall for that and come to me so fearful.
    I tell them right away that “I bet that person told you not to speak a word to others?” That’s part of the con.
    This is one of the reasons why it is difficult for me to reveal the other side of me. ha ha

    But, in the end, people either love it or not. It doesn’t matter, all is good. So now you know more about me. I’m in the middle of writing that book that has been on my mind forever about myself. Only because every one always asks me “how did you know you were psychic?” So that book will be the answer. lol

    Thanks for your wonderful comment,
    Donna
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    • Sylviane Nuccio ~ Life Coach says:

      Hey Donna,

      On that subject, years ago, when I was still living in Paris I paid an arm and leg a famous psychic (she had many celebrities for clients) and she turn out to be a joke. I can’t remember but 2 things she told me 1) that I was going to be part of a group. and 2) That I was going to have 2 children with curly hair.

      Well, I did belong to a church group for 10 years of my life, but the 2 kids with curly hair or not, that’s not gonna happen and she said it would by the time I was 35 LOL I passed that a while back!

      But the most important thing I remember is I felt very depressed when I came out of her office and I went to feel better. This woman was a joke.

      Nothing like you Donna!

  • Donna MerrillTwitter: donna_tribe says:

    I know the feeling… many “famous” psychics are sometimes a let down. Some of my clients went to some “famous”ones and came back disappointed because they said they paid hundreds of dollars and the reading wasn’t so good.

    But that being said….you never know if you missed that opportunity of having the 2 children. One thing came to pass, but the other didn’t.

    As I always stress, there is a choice. One cannot take a psychic’s word set in stone. It can lead to a self fulfilling prophecy or sometimes you can look for something so hard, you miss it.

    This is why I try to teach my clients that they have control. Maybe she picked up on a man you could have had 2 children with but you decided not to. I’m not sticking up for her but that could be what she had seen but didn’t explain to you further like if you meet a man (she would explain an image of that man) you can have children with him. See what I mean?
    It is all in the communication.

    :) donna
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  • Cat Alexandra says:

    Hi Ladies,

    Boy oh boy was this ever a treat!!

    I met Donna online several months ago by way of our mutual friends from our blogging community and have admired her for what she stands for and what she shares with the world. I had no idea we had so much in common either! lol I, too, was born in Brooklyn, have a good chunk of Italian family heritage, have a background in the financial world, AND grew up in a highly dysfunctional family! :-) (At least we both found a way to smile about these things all these years later while taking responsibility to create a life better suited to our preferences!)

    I, like Harleena, found myself completely immersed in this interview! It was so enjoyable to learn more about how and why you approached the personal development arena and apply your psychic intuitions to help others along their journey. You live a principal of good stewardship and that is so wonderful. I feel like we need more of this kind of compassion in the world!Thank you for being the kind of person willing to do that, Donna.

    Big love to you from Colorado!
    Cat

    • Sylviane Nuccio ~ Life Coach says:

      Hi Cat,

      You came all over my blogs, what a pleasure. I am so glad people really seem to have enjoyed this interview with Donna and get to know her better.

      I see Donna and you have a lot in common, you see, thanks to this interview you found that out! I love blogging :)

  • farouk says:

    that’s very interesting
    thank you for sharing with us these tips :)

  • Peter says:

    Such a great interview! I have found the blog of Donna (Donna Merrill Tribe) a few weeks ago and there are some really cool and useful advices in her posts. I know that there are a lot of personal development blogs on the net, but Donnas is really cool because it could be understood by every people, I think. It doesn’t wants to be magnificent, it gives just clear and helpful advices to develop our personal skills.

    • Sylviane Nuccio ~ Life Coach says:

      Hi Peter,

      Thank you for coming. Yes, Donna’s blog has some great advice that anyone can understand and use. I’m glad you enjoyed her interview here and hope you’ll be back on this blog as well :)

      Thanks for your feedbacks, Peter :)

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