Posted May 14, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips


Debra’s Wellness Tips Ugh, when do I have time to work out. (I say before a 45 minute nap.)

No week designed for buying cards and flowers and honoring motherhood would be complete without addressing the importance of moms (and others) making time for regular exercise. Many women (and men) work long days then have […]

Posted May 7, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Slow Breathing

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Most of us have been told breathing more deeply and slowly is beneficial. Practitioners of yoga have used breathing for relaxation for millennia.

We humans usually breathe fifteen to eighteen times per minute. We may think that we breathe only through the nostrils or lungs, but actually our whole body breathes. […]

Posted January 29, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Write Into Your Truth

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Opening the page of a favorite book (Angelic Messenger Cards) I read,”While it may appear to you that the solutions to your life problems lie in changing only your attitudes, or in adjusting where, how, or in what place you live, this card is offering you a different perspective. With the choice […]

Posted January 25, 2017 in Wholesome Thoughts


Wholesome Thoughts

I read a line recently that says a lot, “If you find a path with no obstacles, it probably doesn’t lead anywhere.”

While a path with no obstacles can lead somewhere, it is certainly undeniable that we develop chutzpah by negotiating challenges on our path. Like lifting weights, our inner muscles gain […]

Posted January 22, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Mind-Body Connections

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Whether reading How Placebos Work or How to Treat Your Pain Without Drugs, we have a lot to gain by taking a good look at the mind-body connections.

From the website of Cleveland Clinic:

Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine is dedicated to addressing the increasing demand for […]

Posted January 18, 2017 in Wholesome Thoughts


Wholesome Thoughts

You may have heard it said that you should treat everyone with politeness, even those who are rude to you, not because they are nice but because you are. What a brilliant idea!

Perhaps you are already familiar with Marshall B. Rosenberg and the Center for Nonviolent Communication.

If not, send email […]

Posted January 15, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

Feel Yourself Beloved

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A search for “holiday blues” yielded 4,270,000 results. If you found the holidays demanding, you are not alone.

There are many reasons it can be difficult to maintain balance during holidays. Expectations can be off the charts resulting in a heavy dose of shoulds. Whether it is four simple steps or […]

Posted January 11, 2017 in Wholesome Thoughts

Learn to Relax

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The Brahma Kumaris quotation was a good one: If you get tired, learn to RELAX, not quit.

My years of working as a doula certainly proves this point. Women having babies get going when the going gets tough. Let’s all give birth to our best selves!

Please share what this means to […]

Posted January 8, 2017 in Debra’s Wellness Tips

New Years!

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Life is a balance between holding on and letting go. ~ Rumi

While people on the planet celebrate New Years different days, here in North America we celebrate on the first day of January. Humans have been celebrating the start of the new year for at least four millennia. Ancient Babylonians held […]

Posted January 4, 2017 in Wholesome Thoughts

Days of Discovery

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“Remember always that you not only have the right to be an individual, you have an obligation to be one.” Eleanor Roosevelt’s words invite us to set the tone right now to bring forth our uniqueness in the coming year.

Perhaps you will know immediately what this means to you. If not, […]