Posted December 17, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Beat the Blues

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Body, mind, emotions…. these are not just linked, they are hard wired.

A 2002 study looked at the overall sugar consumption per person in six nations – Canada, France, Germany, South Korea, New Zealand and the U.S. – and directly linked sugar consumption to higher rates of major depression.

A study […]

Posted December 16, 2017 in Sacred Stories

Honesty is the Best Policy

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“You will want to know that I am out on parole. I got into trouble with drugs and have a felony,” he laid it out there.

“My son is in prison right now related to drugs, and my daughter is addicted to opioids. I will do everything I can to go to […]

Posted December 13, 2017 in Wholesome Thoughts

Do Without

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After hurricane Irma Mary Elizabeth Cabrera said, “You are as strong as what you can do without.”

If rather than traditional gifts, you would like to give nontangibles or gifts with meaning, send email to, or from within the continental U.S. phone or text (269) 921-2217.

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Posted December 10, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Spirits and Mindfulness

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Mindfulness is showing up as a viable suggestion for health benefit related to everything from hypertension to pain relief. Now we are seeing evidence that even a brief formal training in mindfulness could lower alcohol consumption in those who drink.

Lead author Sunjeev Kamboj, a reader and deputy director in UCL’s […]

Posted December 9, 2017 in Sacred Stories

I Lived in This House

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A young man was out in the yard when an elder German man stopped. “I used to live in this house,” the old man said, before going on to add when he had lived in the house it was on another lot—over by the church.

He would love to see inside.

The old […]

Posted December 6, 2017 in Wholesome Thoughts


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There is no faster way to bring about misfortune than to think it is coming.

If you agree with Neale Donald Walsch about that, send email to, or from within the continental U.S. phone or text (269) 921-2217.

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Posted December 3, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Thump the Slump

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Do you know much of your emotional, mental, and physical process is driven by your circadian rhythm? Jamie Byrne, a Ph.D. candidate in clinical psychology at Swinburne, reports, “A range of evidence suggests that circadian rhythms are less robust in people vulnerable to depression and bipolar disorders, and we have shown that […]

Posted December 2, 2017 in Sacred Stories

Golfing with Papa

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She was golfing with her grandson about 9 months after her husband transitioned. His papa had taught him to golf, starting around the age of 10. He loved it, both the game and spending time with Papa.

She was sitting in the cart watching her grandson tee off and imploring her husband […]

Posted November 29, 2017 in Wholesome Thoughts

Acting Playfully

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If we aren’t acting playfully within each and every second of realizing our goals—if we think, while in the midst of living and struggling, that we have to wait until later to play—then we aren’t realizing the true value of life.

This is from Moon by the Window: The Calligraphy and Zen Insights […]

Posted November 26, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips


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When I did a search for “benefits of thankfulness” 820,000 results came up!

5 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Gratitude – Newsweek

7 Scientifically Proven Benefits of Gratitude – Psychology Today

The 31 Benefits of Gratitude You Didn’t Know About – Happier Human

Science finds that gratitude is good for your health – […]