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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My Gift of Energy Tips for You!

My gift of energy tips for you!

Deborah's Christmas Tree 2015Prepping for the Holidays

Prepping for the holidays is all about finding the time to do all you want to do! Maybe there’s some “I should do this” in the mix, but let’s just see how we can make it more manageable.

Your list can be pretty extensive: making the shopping list (we’re talking the gifts you’ve decided on), the shopping itself (usually requires multiple trips out), decorating, the clean-up that follows, wrapping gifts, baking, planning your own entertaining (definitely lots of steps involved including the food preparation on the day of your event), making time for all of the events you want to attend (don’t forget to make your reservations and get your tickets), getting those wrapped gifts delivered (either personal delivery or setting up shipment).  Okay — I bet there are more than a few things that I’ve forgotten.

Are You Tired Yet?

You don’t have to be. In fact you can be totally with it and ready for the next thing on the list. And you can feel that you have it handled, with no built-up stress and anxiety about anything you have planned and still need to do.

The key is to have clarity and focus, energy to do what you want to do, and feeling rested for next “thing to do.” Here are easy-to-do energy tips to help you feel great about your holiday and all of your plans.

Holiday Energy Tips

  1. Start each day with the Daily Clean Your House Flow
  2. Consider doing the Daily Flow in the middle of the day to give you an extra boost.
  3. When you feel “out of sync” or “I’ve lost my juice” do this to help you get centered and grounded and to feel revitalized:
    With one hand: cup your sternum under your collarbone
    With the other hand: hold fingers on your tummy
  4.  If you feel “out of breath” or feel “anxious about the crazy list I’ve created” do this to create breath and feel empowered:
    Hold your upper arms by folding arms across your chest
    Or gently cup your thumbs (let’s go of worry)
  5. If you feel unsure and unclear of the plan and have lost track:
    With one hand: cup your forehead
    With the other hand: cup the base of your skull
  6. To get a really good night’s sleep (and in the middle of the day, to feel like you actually took a nap)!:
    Place fingers on right and left base of skull
    Jumper Cable! Gently cup each thumb and finger for several good breaths.

Holiday Momentum

Okay! I hope you feel more prepared for your holiday season and for all that you want to create!

Mine is going forward with full steam ahead momentum! I love this time of year and I love being fully engaged with each and every part of my list. In fact, the list is “just there” and the time somehow appears for the items to be taken care of.  As you can see, decorating my tree is an important item on my list. And the rest of the house reflects my love of “decking my halls!”

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

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Life is Full of Surprises!

To Do ListLife is Full of Surprises!

Accidents are not planned so when they happen life changes. You have a list of what you need to do in the next few days and within the week. You have plans and then all of a sudden you have to make new ones. My car accident of two weeks ago has created a bit of a scheduling chaos. My calendar now needs to handle doctors, physical therapy, energy work, and massage. Whiplash creates a need to for immediate treatment. I don’t want to wait for the muscles to tighten up even more.

Where’s My Car?

Then there’s the car issue. I really didn’t expect to hear that my car is a total loss after being rear-ended. How could that have bent the frame? After the crash, I was able to drive my car to a meeting and then to my home. Now I get to deal with replacing my car when that was the farthest thing from my mind. I thought my Subaru was going to give me another ten years. I don’t know as of yet what I’ll be driving next.

Ripples and Repercussions

Any of this sound familiar to you? Dealing with repercussions from an accident is a lot of “this wasn’t part of any plan I had in place.” But that’s life: it’s like a box of chocolates. You don’t know what you’re going to get until you take a bite of whichever piece you happen to choose or are given.

Harvest Time and the Holidays

It’s November and my time is supposed to be used finishing the harvest, cleaning up the garden, getting plants into the greenhouse, prepping for Thanksgiving and creating holiday gifts.  And, of course, if you know me, you know that decorating for Christmas is of major importance. And top of the list is seeing my clients and spreading the word about my animated video of the Daily Clean Your House Flow.

Day by Day

So what to do? Take each day, one at a time, just like picking out a piece of chocolate. And I thank my lucky stars that my body is on a fast track to healing. All things considered, my life COULD be a lot worse. I have a treatment plan and I’m doing my energy work around the clock. Whatever gets accomplished from my list is still in up for grabs. The key is treat the list in way that keeps it from turning into stress.

Energy Balance and Healing

I’m doing the following to help my body be in energetic balance and heal.

Breath, Relieve Shoulder and Neck Tension

This flow will help you to be in breath and relieve tension in your shoulder and neck:

  • Hold upper arms by folding arms across the chest
  •  Left hand: cup right shoulder with fingers at top of right shoulder blade
    • Right hand: cup sternum below collarbone
    • Left hand: move to right upper arm
    • Left hand: hold fingertips in a vertical pattern on tummy

Clarity, Focus and Release Tightness in your Neck and Head

This flow will help you create clarity and focus and relieve neck and head pressure:

  • Left hand: cup back of neck
  • Right hand: cup forehead

Gratitude is an Attitude

By the way, you don’t have to be healing from an accident for any of this to work! Try these steps any time you want to expand your breath and improve focus.

I’m hoping YOU have a beautiful November! This IS the month for gratitude. See what each day brings and look for the good.  Enjoy!

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Are The Holidays Ready For You?

everlasting love roseAre you ready for the holidays? And,more importantly, are they ready for you? HOLIDAYS: that time of the year that is so very magical. I love the preparation, just as much as I enjoy the actual festivities of both Thanksgiving and Christmas. As I analyze “why is it that way for me?”, I believe that it’s about celebration — I find ways to experience celebration of life and all that life brings to the table. I find myself being in the magic that the memories of the past create — even as all of the items on the “to do list” get added and I go to “oh, my — how am I going to do all of that?” But the beauty of it — the magic is there, even with the “missing the way things were when Randy was here.” Granted, it can be hard living in a world that is so very different from what I had planned and expected. The holidays, of course, can be especially hard when those moments of “missing” take the breath away, and there’s a feeling of being stranded, being left at an intersection where you have to try and figure out which way to turn. Then, the moment of confusion passes and there’s total clarity: “life is right here and now”. THAT is the moment when the BIG challenge is transformed by the magic that each and every one of us has available to us — the ability to “be,” to allow, to create, and to celebrate. THAT is the moment when YOU can make the difference in how the holidays are for you and, as a result, for those around you. So, the trick is to be “in breath”. I find that these simple energy flows help me to let go and be in the moment, especially in those moments of confusion.

BREATH ENERGY FLOWS

  • Hold upper arms by folding arms across the chest Cross hands and hold inside of knees (or upper thighs)
  • Right fingers: hold right base of ribcage Left fingers: hold right chest below clavicle
  • Left fingers: hold left base of ribcage Right fingers: hold left chest below clavicle
  • Right hand: cup sternum just below the clavicle Left fingers: hold in a vertical pattern just below the naval

Blue Holiday Ornament with an Orange Bow I wish YOU a very easy, comfortable, joyous and happy holiday season! AND I wish you LOTS of breath and easy flowing movement! AND I see YOU creating the holiday season to be all you want it to be — and a whole lot more… Deborah's Signature

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