Posted November 22, 2017 in Wholesome Thoughts

Worm In the Apple

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David Bloyd wrote that our attitude is like the worm in the apple—everything looks delicious on the outside.

What a powerful reminder so close to Thanksgiving.

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Posted March 22, 2017 in Wholesome Thoughts

Use Things

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Don Miguel Ruiz says, “Nobody abuses us more than we have used ourselves.”

We can learn to use things and love people. And we can begin by loving ourselves.

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Posted October 12, 2016 in Wholesome Thoughts

Silent Presence

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Just about anyone can say the wrong things. Some people are good at saying the right things. But remember this truth from the BK Thought for the Day, “When someone is going through a storm, your silent presence is more powerful than a million empty words.”

If someone has been powerfully present with […]

Posted October 9, 2016 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Squiggles and Squares

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A search for personality profiles will yield over 19 million webpages. Why do you think something with so little scientific evidence commands so much of our attention? Because, instinctively, we all agree with Martha Washington, when she said, “The greater part of our happiness or misery depends on our dispositions and not […]

Posted May 15, 2016 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Gray Matter

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I had just finished last week’s tip on the benefits of salsa dancing when I saw this quotation in a Medline Plus report from the National Institutes of Health (NIH): “Any type of physical activity that burns calories — from jogging to gardening to walking to dancing — is associated with more […]

Posted January 27, 2016 in Wholesome Thoughts


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Henry David Thoreau said it’s not what you look at that matters. It’s what you see.

We are not strangers to the idea that our perception gives our experience meaning, but we are new to being masters of managing our world view. Remember this the next time you make a mountain out […]

Posted January 20, 2016 in Wholesome Thoughts


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Sometimes when you are in a dark place, you think you have been buried, but actually you may have been planted.

It is time for us to outgrown the programming of being victimized by life. We are supported, and the current circumstances offer opportunity for us to bloom.

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