Posted December 24, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Healthy Holidays

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When I did a search for tips for healthy holidays, zillions of things came up. I loved the image and the message of this one, and I hope Julie, The Girl on the Move, appreciates your seeing it.

This week, keep your eye on the prize. Merry Christmas to those […]

Posted December 23, 2017 in Sacred Stories

Husband’s Clothes

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As she stood in line at the grocery store the man in front of her looked so much like her late husband it almost took her breath away. The same height, the same built, even a similar style of movement.

Without thinking she spoke, “My husband passed recently and you are of […]

Posted December 20, 2017 in Wholesome Thoughts

Sharing Love

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In Worthy of Love, Karen Casey wrote, “There’s no time like the present for sharing love.”

And there is no present like love!

Want hints how you can let sharing love become a way of life for you? Send email to, or from within the continental U.S. phone or text (269) […]

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 […]