Experiential Wisdom

  • Debbie 

It’s been a few weeks since I’ve written. I’ve actually been busy reading instead. I’ve learned that while I can set intentions to do things (such as write daily) I really can’t force it when the motivation or inspiration isn’t there. I’ve learned to allow whatever I’m being called to do instead. Trusting there’s a reason for it. I still battle with the feeling I should be doing that thing I’ve… Read More »Experiential Wisdom

A Valentine’s Day Challenge: Return to Love

  • Debbie 

It feels like we live in such an angry world these days. People have always had the tendency to get ugly on social media. It’s easy to sit back and criticize others from behind a safe computer screen. Much different to do the same in person. Yet these days it seems both are magnified. It’s as if people feel they have a license to ridicule and attack others for their actions or… Read More »A Valentine’s Day Challenge: Return to Love

A Reminder to Be Mindful

  • Debbie 

As I shared in my post about New Year’s Resolutions, I began a meditation practice this year. I’ve been pretty good at sticking with it. It’s a guided meditation which makes it easier for this newbie who has never been very good at sitting still and not thinking! Meditating off the mat. Today’s meditation was about practicing the mindfulness of meditation off the mat… in other words, in daily life, and… Read More »A Reminder to Be Mindful


  • Debbie 

To change a financially rewarding but stressful career or lifestyle for a less pressured and less highly paid but more fulfilling one. I began downshifting nearly four years ago. Well, really, I began preparing to downshift. Four years ago I made the decision I wanted to teach, instead of coach or consult. I wasn’t sure how it would happen or what it would look like, but I was clear it… Read More »Downshifting

My Version of New Year’s Resolutions

The first of the year is a natural time for reflection. For me, it’s not about setting resolutions, but more about getting refocused on my priorities for the year. It’s also a great time to decide what new habits and practices I want to incorporate into my life, and which ones I want to leave behind. I’m actually viewing this New Year as a pretty big turning point in my… Read More »My Version of New Year’s Resolutions

Wisdom From Winnie The Pooh

  • Debbie 

On my run this morning, I was thinking about the bracelets I bought for my daughter and myself for Christmas. They feature the following quote from Winnie The Pooh: You are Braver than you believe, Stronger than you seem, and Smarter than you think My daughter loved Winnie The Pooh as a child. She still loves him, for the simple, yet profound wisdom that permeates his stories and that can… Read More »Wisdom From Winnie The Pooh

Turns Out I’ve Been Following Inspiration All Along!

I had an epiphany when I was journaling this morning. I have been following inspiration all along! Not just this past year, or since 2008 when I began listening more closely to my heart. No. I have actually been following inspiration for my entire life. I realized that following inspiration doesn’t mean you’re always on cloud nine, or that everything is going the way you want. Life has its ups… Read More »Turns Out I’ve Been Following Inspiration All Along!

Relaxing into Life

I was on the phone with three former mastermind buddies yesterday and as we were sharing updates about our lives and businesses, I wrote down the following phrase: “Relaxing into Life” It seemed that’s what we are all currently doing. We met in 2009 and were all focused on building our businesses, getting clients, creating products and services, and making money. We met biweekly for two years by phone to… Read More »Relaxing into Life

Should New Year’s be just another day?

  • Debbie 

2011 was a year of transition for me. I spent six months researching and writing my book, BreakingThe Spell, and going through some serious reflection and personal growth. While it was challenging at times, it was also extremely transformative. I enjoyed the process and learned a valuable lesson: how to accept what is and be happy in the moment instead of always striving for more. Yet at the same time… Read More »Should New Year’s be just another day?

The Spell is Broken

I struggled with whether or not to write this post. In my heart, I knew I should. I have an important message to share. In my head, I had concerns. What would people think, particularly my clients or prospective clients? In the end, my heart won. I’m in a place in my life where I’m experiencing great change, change I know will make my next 50 years much more peaceful… Read More »The Spell is Broken