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“Listen to your mind but always follow your heart” Dr. Deb


There was hoar-frost here in Lakeville, Minnesota last week – the temp reached 28 degrees. The trees and prairie grass were covered with a breathtakingly beautiful coating of sparkling diamonds that only Mother Nature herself can create. For those of you who may not know what hoar-frost is, the definition is “a grayish-white crystalline deposit of frozen water vapor formed in clear still weather on vegetation, fences, etc.”  What a DULL explanation… Read More


The Toughest One to Heal is Self. I’ve been helping people heal and find balance for many years and my first difficult person to heal has arrived. ME! My biggest struggle is with the concept of how to heal SELF – how to dedicate 30 percent of my day toward my own self-care. It isn’t about making the time actually, it is how do I go about caring for my mind, my emotions, my… Read More


You may notice “personal life changes” have been occurring faster than they can be processed and impossible to predict. One change stacks on top of another to the point where the whole “world” is beginning to look foreign. José Stevens of “The Power Path”, shared this in something he recently wrote: “If you are resistant to change, you will tend to suffer. Why? Because resistance is based on fear and fear is… Read More



I found the need to toddle, as my fear began to teeter. For my steps so briskly taken, felt of scaling shards of glass. Stepped back to view the scene, checked for blindness to my truth. Was saved from tripping downward, when I asked my soul to speak. The pause was loud and lengthy, as a whisper grew in loudness. Words complex yet simply spoken, slowly seeped into my heart. “As you… Read More


Never be bullied into silence.  Never allow yourself to be made a victim.  Accept no one’s definition of your life; define yourself. Been there, done that, never again.


  “Silencing Echoes”, which was the original name of my personal healing memoir, takes a look at the various ways we attempt to silence our painful echoes from the past, frequent with damaging effects on our health and spirituality as well as those around us. This non-fiction book is based on the parts of my life that not only hurt me the most, but thankfully taught me the most. The primary focus… Read More


Abuse was a large part of my young life and keeping that “secret” continually separated me from all others.


  It has been said that “firewood is not the fire”. Let’s think that through for a moment. Assuming this example is correct, firewood is the “fuel” to fire’s needs. Firewood would still be firewood without the fire and remains so until fire uses it. When fire uses the firewood to fuel itself, it morphs the firewood into ash. The fire actually changes the shape, look and feel of the firewood by… Read More