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Bridgeport woman who considered suicide turns life around to run business that help others struggling in the pandemic

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News 12 Staff

Jul 25, 2021, 5:52pm

Updated on: Jul 25, 2021, 5:52pm

A single working mom from Bridgeport is opening up about her extraordinary journey from the brink of suicide to running a successful business.

Talk to Diana Byfield for just 10 minutes and you really get this powerful sense that she’s taken all the painful experiences in her life and turned them into a positive–for the purpose of helping others.

“It’s been rocky. I went through sexual abuse when I was a child,” Byfield says.

Byfield, who has a 17-year-old daughter Dynaijah, who is getting ready to study at the University of Connecticut, says she turned the painful experience of being homeless into a positive by using it as a teaching moment for others in a new business she’s started to help women who are struggling with the stress of the pandemic.

Through meditation, dance therapy and other methods, she says her goal of “Purpose Powerhouse” and “Sweating With Purpose” is…

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