Posted December 17, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Beat the Blues

Debra’s Wellness Tips

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 April 26, 2017 in Wholesome Thoughts

Change Your Mind

Wholesome Thoughts

You can change your mind at any moment about how something is affecting you. Neale Donald Walsch said that, and it is vital.

Take time to acknowledge, accept, allow, and ascend.

Many things make this possible. To share some that work for you, send email to, or from within the […]

Posted September 18, 2016 in Debra’s Wellness Tips


Debra’s Wellness Tips

When legendary swimmer, Michael Phelps, jumped into the pool to win his 19th Olympic Gold Medal, he did so with peculiar round blotches on his back. Thankfully, an online news article cleared up any questions about it by explaining the ancient art of cupping.

Cupping is a process by which glass […]

Posted August 2, 2015 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Mood Food

Every day we are learning more about how the good bacteria in your gut helps improve your health and now we know it also improves your moods!

Registered dietitian Rebecca Scritchfield recently broke down the basics of this gut-mood research with the digital series #OWNSHOW. She says to think of your gut and digestive system […]

Posted May 10, 2015 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Mindfulness-Emotional Benefits

Emotional well-being is something we mostly think about when we are experiencing something else! Your mindfulness practice improves your ability to become aware of what you are feeling, notice how it feels in your body, and identify what thoughts are related. You are observing without trying to fix or control. In fact, you can become […]

Posted March 22, 2015 in Debra’s Wellness Tips


Many people have never even heard the word amygdala, although this small, almond-shaped part of the brain determines how you respond to stress or threats, as early as four years before these reactions occur. Researchers from Duke University found that measuring the activity of the amygdala can predict which of us are likely to develop […]