Sarah Ban Breathnach Author of Simple Abundance Remembers Princess Diana August 31, 2007

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Original article available to press and media for reprint and distribution from #1 New York Times Best-Selling Author and 12 time Oprah guest, Sarah Ban Breathnach as she shares her personal memories of Princess Diana's funeral with the Simple Abundance Online Community Friday, August 31, 2007.

Paul Burrell thanking Sarah Ban Breathnach for her gift of Diana's box

Ten Years On: Remembering Diana

Ten years to the day, Sarah Ban Breathnach stood among the mourners of Princess Diana in Hyde Park, England, and registered their profound love, comments and passion for 'The People's Princess'. Sarah Ban Breathnach is the #1 New York Times best-selling author of Simple Abundance, and has been called the Founder of the Gratitude Movement in America. Ban Breathnach was tapped to cover Diana's funeral as a Special Correspondent by People Magazine in 1997, for 'she had her finger on the pulse of the American woman.'

Today Sarah has captured her memories and thoughts of that difficult day, August 31, 1997 in an original essay, "Ten Years On: Remembering Diana" which she shares with members of the Simple Abundance Online Community Simple Abundance Online and in an international telephone conference call on August 31st. Here is an excerpt of this poignant and telling piece:

"The sense I associate with Diana is touch. "Yes, I do touch. I believe everyone needs that," she once said, explaining why she refused to keep the traditional royal distance from the crowds that adored her, especially the sick, poor, disenfranchised and the suffering. But how could she have understood the impact that her cuddling a child dying of AIDS or her shaking a leper's hand would have on millions of people around the world,"inquires Sarah in her original essay on Diana.

Simple Abundance Online is a membership community which explores the six principles of the ground-breaking book Simple Abundance in depth: Gratitude, Simplicity, Order, Harmony, Beauty and Joy. Each month Sarah creates an online magazine of thought-provoking articles, recipes, Joyful Simplicities and beautiful photography. The subscription includes monthly live telephone calls with Sarah as well as quarterly classes on the numerous books Sarah has written. The result is a warm and intimate connection of women from around the world with each other. For more information on online membership, please visit Simple Abundance Online

Media: Copies of the full article are available for excerpts or reprints at no charge as long as the author's attribution is included. Permission is also available to publish a photo of Ban Breathnach and Paul Burrell from the Princess Ball, a Benefit in Honor of the Memory of Diana, Princess of Wales March 21, 1998. To receive a copy of the article and photo, please contact Sarah Ban Breathnach's Los Angeles based representative, Maureen O'Crean at 310-379-9620 or through email at


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