Bringing the Light into the Season

Holiday Tree 2018Bringing the Light into the Season

I love the holidays. I have to admit that I start decorating the day after Thanksgiving, adorning the fireplace mantel with Santa, his reindeer, lights, and candles.  By the end of the day, the tree is covered with lights and ornaments. I find it one of the most heart-filled times of the season to see those shining, sparkling colors bringing a bright light to the room. And it does bring a smile to my face when a 4-year-old walks through the front door, is mesmerized by the tree, the Santas and the angels and asks whether I’m Mrs. Santa Claus too!

Helping the darkness become light

I wait for that day to be able to bring light and color into my home. It seems that once November is upon us and the sun is sinking into the horizon earlier each day, there is a darkness that is deeper and more enveloping as each day passes. For centuries, people have celebrated Winter Solstice by hanging bright lights and evergreen boughs to symbolize the continuity of life. The Solstice is the turning point when those dark, short days are going to start getting lighter. Well, I for one, do not want to wait!

For me, turning on the Christmas lights brings the joy of the Solstice into my home at the end of November rather than the end of December. Plus I do love Christmas.

The gift of breath and life

My Christmas gift to you is a way to experience more comfortable and more expansive breath, even during those times when you have so much on your plate you don’t know how you’re going to pull it off.  Give yourself a hug! Hold your upper arms with a light, gentle touch, and you will be reminding your body to create space for each breath. And then give yourself an even bigger hug by touching the outside edge of your shoulder blades. You are connecting with an energy balance point that is all about being complete. That which was is and shall be, to bring the full circle of life to every cell of your being.

Bringing the Light into the Season with your joy

I wish each and every one of you a delightful and joyful holiday season! And may you experience helping the darkness become light.

Happy Holidays

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Holidays bring Joy

Holidays Can Be Filled with Demands and Happiness

Holidays bring us joy and stress. To make sure you have joy, here is my recipe to keep you in balance.

It’s there even though many of us seem to be searching for it this year because of all the chaos that has been occurring for the last few months.

Lucky for me that I love Christmas. I could hardly wait for the Friday after Thanksgiving to decorate the house and bring in the color and lights.  Maybe it’s because I grew up in Minnesota where the winter days seemed exceptionally dark! What I do know is that as soon as I start putting on the lights and meticulously placing the ornaments on the tree, I’m in the spirit. And as that transpires, my heart is open to possibilities and smiles and joy. So, as a result, I decide to spend all of Thanksgiving weekend to deck the halls and enjoy the time and the space I’m creating. And then, somehow or other, it seems like I do have time for all of the other items on my list.

Deborah Myers holding her Sonoma Strong Bear in front of the Christmas TreeHere is what helps me with all of that lifting and climbing and stretching when I’m decorating. Whether I’m placing all of my Santa Claus figures on the shelves or I’m winding the strands of lights around the tree or I’m reaching for the highest limb on the tree to get the absolute best ornament in the space I’ve chosen, I want to have my body easily cooperate and not go into a reaction. I want to make sure that my body will let me do everything that I’ve planned to do.

Daily Clean Your House Flow to Start Your Day Right =  Holidays Bring Joy

First, I start the day with the Daily Clean Your House Flow!

Then, off and on during the decoration extravaganza, I do the following:

1.  Right hand — cup and hold left shoulder near neck

Left hand — hold fingers at left pelvis/groin area

Left hand — move fingers to left sit bone

Switch and do the right side.

2.  Right hand — cup back of neck with fingers on the left side

  Left hand — hold base of spine at coccyx

Left hand — hold outside of the left knee (the anti-inflammatory point)!

Switch to do the right side

To make it even easier — watch this video!

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I wish each and every one of you a magnificent and joyous holiday season!

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Hands on Brilliance Workshop

Good IdeaHands On Brilliance

Since the October fires, do you feel like you’ve lost some of your ability to process information?  Have you lost some of your get-up-and-go? None of that is unusual after trauma and chaos, which all of us experienced during and since the wildfires, no matter how we were individually impacted.

You can easily rediscover your vitality by connecting with your energy using self-help acupressure. Rev up your body’s ability to accomplish all you desire to do and be. Become a partner with your body! Help your body let go of the trauma and effects of the wildfires, including shortness of breath and other respiratory symptoms.

Easy Ways to Improve Focus, Clarity and Productivity FREE workshop

Thursday, December 14th, 9:00 – 11:00 am

Santa Rosa Metro Chamber offices

50 Old Courthouse Square, Suite 110, Santa Rosa, CA

To sign up for this FREE workshop go to:
http://bit.ly/MyersDec14

or Call Wendy Eaton at the Chamber, (707) 545-1414

In Deborah’s Workshop, You Will Discover How To:

  • Release blocked energy, old patterns, and self-sabotage that can limit your success
  • Increase your vitality and productivity — and create peak performance
  • Balance your energy & get more out of each day
  • Help your body let go of any stress and anxiety
  • Rediscover your breath — help your respiratory system heal
  • Improve your focus, clarity and memory
  • Improve your ability to process information and let go of overwhelm
  • Boost your immune system and stay healthy
  • Get relief from chronic symptoms including respiratory problems
  • Manage pain
  • Improve mobility and flexibility
  • Handle feelings

I hope you will join me.

Download the Chamber Hands on Brilliance Workshop Flyer 12-14-17 with all of the information and share it with your friends.

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Survive and Thrive

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Get your breath back after the fires – FREE workshop

Wednesday, November 15th, 9:00 – 11:00 am

Available to ALL residents and community members

Santa Rosa Metro Chamber offices

50 Old Courthouse Square, Suite 110, Santa Rosa, CA

To sign up for this FREE workshop go to:
http://bit.ly/ThriveHAYFT

You know those phrases we have a tendency to use after a crisis?

“It took my breath away.”  “Waiting with baited breath.”  “Waiting for the next shoe to drop.”

Those phrases are describing our bodies not having enough breath. And, once that has occurred, our bodies have a memory of “not having enough breath.” After the traumatic experiences of the last month, it is pretty easy to recognize that we need to revitalize the respiratory system and make sure to boost our immune systems, especially when the smoke has also been part of the picture.

Santa Rosa Metro Chamber has requested that I offer a workshop to assist the community.

Survive and Thrive Workshop – Discover how to recover from trauma and be prepared for life

Vitality is at your fingertips. You can easily connect with your energy using self-help acupressure and rev up your body’s ability to accomplish all you desire to do and be. Become a partner with your body. And help your body heal from the trauma of the wildfires.

In this workshop with health educator & acupressurist, Deborah Myers, you will discover how to:

  • Balance your energy & get more out of each day
  • Help your body let go of any stress and anxiety
  • Rediscover your breath
  • Boost your immune system & stay healthy
  • Improve mobility & flexibility
  • Improve your focus, clarity, and memory
  • Get relief from chronic symptoms & manage pain
  • Increase your vitality & productivity & create peak performance
  • Let go of overwhelm
  • Handle feelings
  • Release blocked energy, old patterns, & self-sabotage that can limit your success

To sign up for this FREE workshop go to:
http://bit.ly/ThriveHAYFT

Chamber Survive and Thrive Workshop Flyer 11-15-17

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Are You Getting Triggered?

Roller CoasterAre You Getting Triggered? Are you searching for joy??

It has been a crazy roller coaster ride the last couple of weeks— for everyone. Lots of questions and emotions are jumping around inside of all of us. No matter who we wanted to win the election and how we feel about the results. Now on top of that, we have the holidays when lots of old family issues can get fired up.

You may be experiencing topsy-turvy emotions

You might be feeling:

  • Anxious
  • Distress
  • Sadness
  • Uneasiness
  • Grief
  • Worry
  • Unhappiness
  • Fear
  • Frustration
  • Anger

These emotions can trigger feelings of overwhelm for your body. Your body responds to feeling out of balance and ungrounded by creating symptoms.

What are your symptoms?

Have you been noticing shortness of breath, head pressure, loss of equilibrium, erratic sleep? How about increased sensitivity to others’ comments and opinions or close to tears? Or maybe you’re having indigestion, sadness, overall tiredness or just feeling on edge?

Your body is trying to get your attention!

If any of those symptoms are present, your body is trying to get your attention. It wants to be grounded, centered, and in a place of easiness. Are you ready to feel all that AND have your body bubble up with joy and happiness? It is possible even in the midst of whatever is creating your topsy-turvy roller coaster ride. The stuff that is triggering your upset may not go away, but your body can be a lot happier!

Easy Ways to Create Calm

Here are some easy self-help acupressure points to:

  • Open breath
  • Create calm
  • Relieve anxiety
  • Let go of fear
  • Increase your vitality

See how easy it can be to help your body create new patterns.

  1. Hold upper arms by folding your arms across the chest
  2. Shift your fingers so you’re holding the outside edges of your shoulder blades (like giving yourself a great big hug)
  3. Hold your thumbs and index fingers
  4. With right hand, cup the sternum just below the collarboneAnd hold left fingers in a vertical pattern on your tummy
  5. With left hand, cup forehead so fingers are on the right side
    And with right hand, cup back of head with fingers on left base of skull

Wishing you lots of ease and comfort! And a magnificent Thanksgiving!!

With gratitude for YOU being a part of my life!

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