Heart Guide

Intimate, personal stories highlighting the
myriad ways people cope with real life
struggles when facing traumatic loss.

True Stories of Grief and Healing

2018 Independent Publisher Book Awards
(IPPY Award) Gold Medal Winner

Freedom to Be Slider Background Image,

Diana's 2020 book...

Stories from Transgender Youth, Adults, and Their Families

The Freedom to Be

2020 Independent Publisher Book Awards
(IPPY Award) Gold Medal Winner

IPPY Gold Medal Award

Diana's first book...

Traveling Spirit: Daily Tools for Your Life's Journey

Traveling Spirit shares practical spiritual tools for your life's journey. This is the perfect book for anyone seeking help and guidance with human suffering.

Spirituality for Daily Living

Learn about Diana J. Ensign, JD

Diana J. Ensign, JD, is an award-winning author whose heartfelt stories remind us of our shared humanity. Her books include The Freedom to Be: Stories from Transgender Youth, Adults, and Their Families; Heart Guide: True Stories of Grief and Healing; and Traveling Spirit: Daily Tools for Your Life’s Journey. The Freedom to Be and Heart Guide are Independent Publisher Book Awards (IPPY) Gold Medal Winners! The Freedom to Be was selected as an Outstanding Book of the Year. Diana’s popular blog, Spirituality for Daily Living, features monthly posts on issues relevant to all spiritual seekers. Here on her personal website you can learn more about Diana, purchase signed copies of her books, and find out where she will be appearing next.

Books by Diana Ensign

Heart Guide
True Stories of Grief and Healing

Heart Guide Book Cover

Whether we have lost a parent, child, spouse, sibling, grandparent, or significant person in our life, death of a loved one can send us reeling. The personal stories here highlight the myriad and unexpected ways people cope with real life struggles when facing traumatic loss. By collectively sharing our most vulnerable accounts of grief, we build a safe harbor around the subject of death — even when the stories are heartbreakingly difficult. When facing loss of a loved one — from suicide, serious illness, overdose, medical mishap, accident, or violent assault — WE CAN HEAL.

“Frank, warm, unflinching, and compassionate—a heartfelt work that explores sorrow and healing.” —Kirkus Reviews

The Freedom to Be
Stories from Transgender Youth, Adults, and Their Families

The Freedom to Be Book Cover

Ensign practices the art of listening from the heart to people who teach us how to love and care for one another on this human journey. In this collection, she shares stories from transgender individuals and their family members who voice their hopes and dreams for a better world. With these candid and insightful narratives, we learn what is needed to become better parents, teachers, doctors, neighbors, friends, and allies to transgender people in our communities. Together, we can stop the violence, end the hatred, support our youth, advocate for equality, and stand for freedom.

“Diana Ensign has captured the voice and experience of youth and adults who need and deserve to have their voices heard.” —Dawn Merrill, teacher

Traveling Spirit
Daily Tools for Your Life’s Journey

Traveling Spirit Book Cover

The journey to wholeness starts with the breath, an essential tool for any spiritual undertaking.

Traveling Spirit then goes on to explore ancient spiritual techniques, from the more common practices such as yoga and meditation to the lesser-known practices of t’ai chi and shamanism. Find the joy in learning to apply spiritual tools in your daily life. There’s a link between practicing daily spiritual routines and building a more loving world community! This is the perfect book for anyone seeking help and guidance with human suffering. It  offers a path to happiness. The path begins within.

Traveling Spirit is an honest, practical, and transformational blueprint for living a joyously spirited life.”  —Virginia R. Mollenkott, Ph.D., author

Spirituality for Daily Living

Most recent additions to Diana Ensign’s blog.

Today, set aside your list of worries and fears.
What is possible for your life?
What is possible for your community? What would you love to see?

--Diana J. Ensign