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2020 Wellness Workshops

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Kick off the year with a Twenty-Twenty Vision Workshop

  • You’ll increase your productivity and focus
  • Gain momentum
  • Discard obstacles in your way
  • Use the power of attraction to get more of what you want in your life
  • Reduce your anxiety and stress levels
  • And discover how to enjoy harmony and balance

Wednesday, February 26, 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at coLAB

Tuition is $69 and includes your choice of one of my books:Easy Self-help Acupressure for Grown-ups orEasy Self-help Acupressure for kids and parents

The workshop will be held in Santa Rosa at coLAB, 427 Mendocino Ave., 95401

To register, go to the registration page or call me At 707-546-5692 to register.

Download a 2020 Wellness Workshop 2020 Vision flyer and share it with people you love.

heartsWorkshops are great Valentine’s gifts and I have gift certificates available.

Level One Wellness Workshop

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Put the power of wellness into your hands

When you want to go deeper into the benefits and practices of easy self-help acupressure, sign up for the next Level One Workshop. A perfect way for you to see and learn hands-on. A Comprehensive Workbook comes with  our registration.

Nine hours over three Thursdays evenings in March will set you up With the tools you need for a sustainable wellness practice.

3 Thursdays: March 12, 19, 26 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at coLAB            

Early Bird: $399.00 Tuition: $469.00 Review: $379.00

CEU’S available

To register online: http://bit.ly/DMWone20 or call me at 707.546.5692

Download the 2020 Wellness Workshop Level One Flyer V7 and share with your friends

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The Lights and Color of the Holidays

The holidays are here in all of their glory!

Elves and Santas EverywhereHow are YOU doing with this time of the year? Do you enjoy the season with all that is going on? Do you need an extra boost to make it through the day? Read on! I have some energy tips for you!  AND this will work for ALL ages, young and old!

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Mrs. Claus

I love Christmas — the energy and joy of the season bring a smile to my face. Walk into my house, and you see a tree laden with hundreds of lights and ornaments. Stockings on the mantle. Hundreds of Santas and happy elves populate my house. There’s a reason that a four-year-old was walking into my home with his mother for his session, and he looked at the tree and then at me and said, “Are you Mrs. Santa Claus, too?”

Holiday Tree with Angel on TopDeck the Halls with Lights and Love

I love the color and the lights just as much as I do the Christmas theme. There’s something about those lights that are so important this time of the year when the days are short, and there is more darkness than light in our twenty-four-hour days.

Our Bodies Crave Light during this winter-time holiday season

Our bodies are so hungry for more exposure to light and vitality. Here are several super easy ways to give you and your body that extra boost. And when you share this with the kids in your life, they will remind YOU what to do!

5 Steps to Give Yourself an Energy Boost

  1. To bring extra breath — hug yourself, gently touching the upper arms
  2. Create alignment, posture correction, and vitality — sit on your hands (hold your sit bones)
  3. Enjoy breath, ease, and calm —
    Right hand — cup your sternum directly below your collarbone
    Left hand — hold your fingers on your tummy below your navel.
  4. To manage feelings — Jumper Cable — gently cup each thumb and finger and balance ALL of your emotions. Get rid of worry, fear, anger, sadness, and trying too hard.
  5. To let go of confusion and bring in clarity
    Right hand — cup base of skull
    Left hand — cup forehead

Best Wishes

So, with that, I give you my joy of Christmas and lights and color! And I wish for you and yours a magnificent holiday season and a super new year of fulfilled dreams and lots of magical moments that surprise you daily!

All my best to you,

Deborah

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Stress-Proof Your Kid

Stress-Proof Your Kid

Stress-Proof Your Kid

Before the holidays begin and family gatherings, this is the perfect time to lessen the pressure building up in your kids.

My pre-Thanksgiving treat for kids, parents, and all kinds of families is a free 45-minute webinar. I’ll share 3 prime ways to “Stress-Proof Your Kids.”

All you have to do is sign-up for an invitation (and join my community).

Free Live Webinar

The live webinar is scheduled for November 20 at 7:00 pm PDT. You can take part in the webinar using a computer, smartphone, tablet, or landline. I promise to leave time for Q&A. Those who register will also get a link to the recording.

Download a Flyer

Stress-Proof-QR-Code is a flyer that will provide you with an easy way to get to the registration page where you can get all the details for the event. This flyer includes a scannable QR-Code.

  1. To use the QR-Code, hover your smartphone camera over the code
  2. Your smart device will ask if you want to open the page in a browser window.
  3. You don’t even need to print the flyer, you can hover your phone in front of your computer screen.
  4. And, if you want to share the flyer, please feel free. There will be folks joining us from around the country.

If QR-Codes aren’t your cup of tea, click here to get to the registration page.

Have a Happier Holiday Season with your Stress-Proof Kid

Did I mention, this is a free event. You’ll have a happier holiday when you learn how to “Stress-Proof Your Kids.”

Invite someone you love and share the good stuff.

 

 

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Catch Your Breath

Time to Catch Your Breath


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Considering our recent wildfires in Sonoma, Napa, and Southern California, it makes sense to remind all of you how you can “catch your breath.”

2019, like the smoky days of 2017,  brought high winds, intense fires, and intense emotions.

While we cannot control when and where fires erupt, we can control our reactions.

Your Breath and Self-Care Refresher 

  • how to reclaim your breath
  • reorganize your immune system
  • calm your nervous system
  • and reduce the stress your body and mind are experiencing

Those of us who were not directly in harm’s way from the fire were under stress from a loss of power, and sometimes water too. We were living with uncertainty about when we could resume our normal activities and if we would be safe from disaster.

At my home and office, we were without electricity which affected our water, as we are on a well. We could stay in our home, but it was as if we were camping out for the week, as we nervously watched and waited. They evacuated many of my friends and clients, some more than once. And I understand that some folks were without power for more than a week.

Help Your Breath

I know there is concern about the ash in the air. The dust and debris have triggered:

  • respiratory projects
  • fatigue
  • scattered thinking
  • sleep disruptions
  • feelings of being under threat
  • Loss of control
  • Anxiety
  • General disquiet

In California, we are living in fire season. We have been on high alert since the first dry winds in September. Extreme low humidity, dry conditions, lots of vegetation/fuel, unusually high winds, a convergence of meteorologic conditions that result from global warming, all have contributed to our current situation. Life is not business as usual.

What You Can Control

Take extra care of yourself and by using these energy tips, you can feel more like yourself now and whenever you encounter challenging situations, natural disasters, work stress, and family pressures.

Get more information and tips from Recovering from the Sonoma Fires

https://www.deborahmyerswellness.com/2017/10/

Resources for Victims of California Wildfires

Wildfire Resources – California Victim Compensation Board

California Wildfire Resources

Resources for Victims of Wildfires | Official Website …

Northern California fires: List of resources for victims …

2019 Fire Season Outlook | Welcome to CAL FIRE

California Fire & Evacuation Maps: Track Fires Near Me Today [Nov. 3]

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Choices

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Would YOU help me become a best-selling author? For only 99 cents you can help me get there. Take this opportunity to read Choices: Inspiring Stories of Healing Through Alternative and Holistic Health Care. The eBook is available now on Amazon. Our big campaign day: Friday the 13th, the perfect day for you to post a review.

Here is how you can help yourself as you help me:

1. Buy the book

2. Read the book

3. Post an honest review on Amazon

4. Tell someone you love about this offer

5. Post a photo of yourself reading the book

6. Email a copy of your receipt for a chance to win a copy of one of my Easy Self-Help Acupressure Books

Here’s the link where you can purchase the book and post a review. I’m in gratitude, ahead of time, for your support!

I chose to be a part of a fantastic book called Choices. Why did 19 authors come together and compile what I think is a wonderful creation?

In alternative and holistic health care, we have possibilities for improving health unknown to the public. We know it can be easy to make yourself a priority and want you to explore ALL your CHOICES before making life-changing decisions.

In this book, the community of practitioners and authors provide short, compelling, examples of just a few modalities available to help you on your journey to get your life back. Grab the keys, take responsibility, and make your CHOICE for your life.

I am Chapter 5 in the book: “The Magic of Jin Shin Jyutsu.” What I offer is one choice available in the world of health care. I loved writing my chapter in the book Choices. It helped me re-validate WHY I love doing what I do! I started my acupressure/Jin Shin Jyutsu practice in 1995. And I can’t imagine not doing what I get to do every day with and for my clients! Within the sessions and with self-help instruction, I teach others how to partner with their bodies with ease.

Here is an excerpt from my chapter that gives you a sense of life-changing possibilities from what I offer my clients and my students.

“In fall 2017, thousands of people in Sonoma County experienced trauma, beyond description, as they raced away from the blazing infernos that had been their homes. The impact from those few days of hell, left emotional scars, particularly for youngsters…”

“I used Jin Shin Jyutsu to help Justin, a five-year-old who could not understand why he had lost his belongings, why he didn’t have his old bedroom to go home to, and why his cat was no longer part of the family. He was suffering a physical shortness of breath from smoke inhalation, plus his breath had been taken away by the trauma. This caused him to be more and more stuck in the memory and sadness, and he was plagued by recurring nightmares. As I applied gentle touch on energy meridian points, his lungs opened to release the buildup of smoke, his body remembered the old pattern of expansive breath, he broke through the nightmares, and he started smiling and laughing again.”

*****

I love having the opportunity to help people partner with their bodies. Non-intrusive and gentle, Jin Shin Jyutsu replenishes mental, physical, and emotional energy, and allows breathing to be more expansive. Where energy flows, the breath follows. It seems like magic: it can reduce stress, balance emotions, improve performance, increase clarity and focus, and strengthen self-confidence and mindfulness. Pressure points are targeted to relieve bothersome symptoms and maintain energy balance. The result is empowering.

We each have opportunities every single day to look at options. See the possibilities. Choose where you go, from where you are to where you want to be.

As always, I feel gratitude for everyone who chooses to “be a partner with their body.”

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Heart Talk Series Webinar

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Whole Earth Hub Heart Talk Series Webinar

Join us on June 26, 2019, from 7 to 8:30 pm PDT

Meet the Speakers for the Heart Talk

Watch a video preview

Heart: Diana Borge

Mind: Marjorie Favuzzi

Body: Deborah Myers

Spirit: Jan Kucker

Register for the Webinar

It is easy and free. We will use Zoom. To join the call, click on the link below.

Https://zoom.us/j/466847330

You can join by phone, tablet, or computer. Give yourself 5-10 minutes to test your connection.

We want to share four easy techniques to connect your heart, mind, body, and spirit. Join us for this Heart Talk. It is our gift to you. Feel free to share this with one person you feel would benefit.

 

 

 

 

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Ah(choo) Spring!

Allergy SuffererAre you sick and tired of the symptoms of allergies?

Feeling any of these symptoms:

  • sinus congestion
  • sneezing
  • headaches
  • itchy watery eyes
  • itchy throat
  • a stuffy or runny nose

If you are constantly dealing with any or all of those miserable symptoms, you are most likely noticing a loss of productivity. These symptoms impact sleep and vitality in a big way. Spring grasses, weeds, and tree pollen (allergens) can bring on those pesky discomforts. If you are like me, you don’t want to hide inside. You want to enjoy what Mother Nature has created for you. 

3 easy ways to reduce the misery of seasonal allergies

Follow along and learn how to reduce reactivity to the pollen floating around outside.

Use acupressure to relieve allergy symptoms

Jasmine came for a Jin Shin Jyutsu session feeling uncomfortable and lousy. Swollen, weepy eyes. Her head hurt. Jasmine had intense sinus congestion.  She had been doing all the right things to boost her immune system: lots of self-help acupressure flows and drinking lots of water. It seemed like an uphill battle and she was on the losing side. She left our 90-minute session in comfort and ease. She could breathe deeply. Her face was no longer puffy, and her cheekbones reappeared.

Why did Jin Shin relieve Jasmine’s allergies?

Our bodies are made of energy. Energy needs to flow. Conditions, illnesses, and injuries are evidence of blocked energy. Acupressure helps energy flow. It allows the body to let go of symptoms and heal.

Now, when Jasmine does her daily self-help acupressure, she will notice the benefits more readily. And everything else she does for herself will help her body be happier, healthier and more comfortable.

Hydration!  Drink lots of water!

Allergies have a tendency to dry out our systems. It’s important to hydrate your body. Avoiding dehydration will boost your immune system and help maintain normal histamine levels. Read more about it in this article from mytapscore.com, http://bit.ly/2JtBbuM

Lubricate your body adequately with good fluids, including electrolytes, and all layers and levels of your body will notice the difference. Your physical, mental, emotional, and energetic levels will all cooperate with each other and bring health.

Eat anti-inflammatory foods

Beat seasonal allergies the natural way by adding anti-inflammatory foods to your grocery list. Pineapple, which contains the enzyme known as bromelain, fish oil, and fresh ginger are just a few that will reduce allergic reactions.

Check out a more complete list at http://bit.ly/2Jvs2Sq

To read more about seasonal allergies go to https://www.healthline.com/health/allergies/seasonal-allergies

Got Questions about Allergies?

Leave a comment below or contact me directly.

Wishing you a beautiful and enjoyable spring without the misery of allergies!

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Announcing the Deborah Myers Wellness Website

FireworksAnnouncing the Deborah Myers Wellness Website

It happened! My new website is live! I’m not saying it’s done, because I discovered along the way that I had to let go of that expectation. Anything we create is always in a state of change. Even when we think we finished a project, we discover something needs changing. And, my goodness, I know that about my garden! I can’t even count the number of times over the last 18 years that I’ve moved plants to different locations because they needed more sun, less sun, more elbow room, a different set of companion plants. Sometimes I discovered I needed to let a plant go because it didn’t work. So, if I knew that, I wonder why I thought a website update would go to a completed state without changes and side trips! Here is my ah-ah for this experience! Just like my garden, projects like a website, a training program or a new product are never in a completed state because they are always being added to and changed up, which allows them to evolve into many bigger possibilities.

It Takes a Team

Thank goodness for my amazing team who worked with me to bring my ideas for the website and the possibilities to fruition. Catch the garden connection? I couldn’t have done it without Heidi, who was my website guru at Planeteria, my longtime website company. I sure couldn’t manage all the intricacies of the content without Ruth Schwartz who has an eagle eye and can comb through minutia with a fine-toothed comb. She’s the reason there will be the parts and pieces that still get found and changed up. Judy Baker was there to make sure we had the right product images and banners. And Victoria Lasin was often my final eye for editing the content.

Along the way, there were critical deadlines, as you can well imagine. I’ve always known that I don’t do well with deadlines when I’m the one who sets them. But when someone else gives me one, I can really get into a state of angst. Well, getting things done isn’t an easy process when we get into that place. I so wish I could remember that each time I set a deadline!

Stay in Flow

I’ve decided that instead of expecting myself to remember how I can be with deadlines, I am choosing to find the flow. Here’s what I’ve realized. And, I hope you can get help from my realization when you decide to create a big project.

Order from Chaos Tip Sheet

  1.  Create a master list of all your projects and split big projects into smaller manageable ones
  2. Develop a storyboard to remind you of what you want to see at the end of the journey
  3. Have hope of the completion date and allow yourself room for change
  4. Put timelines to the items listed in the smaller lists (keep lists and projects manageable with 10 or fewer items)
  5. Be realistic that everything on the list (both the actual to-do steps and the expected completion dates) will change when the prior items get shifted
  6. Change the storyboard often. It’s okay!
  7. Don’t sweat the small stuff
  8. Don’t sweat the timing
  9. Celebrate the completions along the way
  10. Give yourself permission to take a break from the project; both you and the project may benefit from some respite
  11. Don’t sweat the small stuff and the timing
  12. And maybe the most important item of all is to be kind to yourself. We are more often than not the hardest on ourselves

 

Notice how many times I said, “don’t sweat the small stuff and the timing?”

Visit the new website

Please tell your friends to visit my new website. It combines the Health at Your Fingertips and the Daily Clean Your House Flow sites.

To see what we created: go to deborahmyerswellness.com

I am a proud Mama

The new website process felt as if I was giving birth, and it took a full nine months. Thank goodness for my team who helped me with the gestation and the actual birthing.

Stay on the Right Path

Clarity and focus kept me on the path. There is one key energy hold I kept reminding myself to do.

  1. Right hand: cup forehead with fingers on the left side
    Left hand: cup base of skull with fingers on the right side of occiput
  2. Switch hands

 

To release any tension that has built up and to prevent tension and stress, follow these steps:

  1. Right hand: cup sternum below the clavicle
    Left hand: hold fingers in a vertical pattern on the tummy below the navel
  2. Right hand: cup left shoulder with fingers near neck
    Left hand: hold left sit bone
  3. Switch hands to release right side

 

I wish you an easy journey with your project, whatever it might be!

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Ensuring Student Success

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Thanks to our School Professionals!!!

There are so many people who play a part in ensuring the success of students. American Education Week is a dedicated time to recognize all those professionals who touch the lives of our children: teachers, administrators, counselors, office staff, food service employees, health care employees, safety officers, custodial and maintenance employees.

Each and every one of them help keep schools running and students safe, healthy and ready to learn. Student achievement is a reality when they receive quality education. Without all of these professionals we would not have a school environment that creates the space for education to be a journey in discovery.

Good Memories of School

Do you have memories of school being fun, engaging, beneficial, and worthwhile and that you wanted to be there? I’m lucky to say those qualities are what I experienced when I was a young student, and that it was primarily the adults who were on the school campus who brought that to fruition. They fostered my desire to study and learn, and to have fun doing so.

Creating Success for Our Kids

Maybe its those memories that brought me to the place of wanting to create a program that allows teachers to have classrooms that are calmer and more productive, to have students who aren’t anxious and stressed and have more clarity and focus. However I got there, I am passionate about bringing the possibility of that environment to our schools. My animated video of a self-help acupressure flow is helping teachers and parents create a balanced calm space — at school and at home.

Check out the first 90 seconds of the six minute video called the Daily Clean Your House Flow. Teachers and parents are saying, “This makes a huge difference at school and at home.” And kids are saying, “Everything is easier.” Studying, doing homework, taking tests,  sports, music – kids are having more success in all they do. And they’re having fun learning an easy way to get there!

And that’s what they should experience! Life should be filled with successful moments that give them the inclination to keep on being involved, trying, learning and stepping into their potential. I love hearing kids telling me the good things, the happy moments, the “I like being in school,” and “my teacher is the best,” and “I’m doing better.”

And I know that teachers and school staff feel the very same way. Otherwise they wouldn’t be doing what they do – helping children step into being the best they can be. Thanks to ALL of you who are there every day for your students!

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Getting Your Breath Back with Easy Self-Help Acupressure

Life can throw us curves of all sorts! We don’t plan on those, and we don’t necessarily see them coming our way. One such event was the October 2017 fires. And no matter how YOU were individually impacted, the experience most likely affected your breath, your emotions, your sense of well-being, and maybe your physical health.

Our Bodies Remember Trauma

As we get closer to the one-year anniversary of that terrible time for Sonoma County and Napa County, your body may be experiencing memories of distress. Also, it hasn’t helped that we’ve had other fires raging north of us.

People are using phrases like, “I’m waiting with baited breath” and “I’m wondering how much more I can take.” Some folks realize that they’re not processing information with ease, similar to what they were experiencing one year ago after the fires. And many are trying to figure out what they need to do to regain their vitality and productivity. Fatigue is running rampant because sleep isn’t restful and rejuvenating.

None of those symptoms are unusual after trauma and chaos. And when we re-experience the memories of the traumatic event, our bodies get even more stuck in the patterns of the symptoms.

Reduce the Impact of Trauma

We can help our bodies let go of the symptoms and the tendency to hold onto those patterns. By balancing our energy, we can create new patterns of balance and ease that our bodies will see as more desirable.

Self-help acupressure is a natural, effortless way to remind your body how to be in breath, how to let go of stress and anxiety, and how not to take on stress. You can relieve discomfort and pain, balance your emotions, boost wellness, and improve performance in your daily activities.

Daily Practice

A daily practice of balancing your energy allows you to become a partner with your body. Rediscover your breath, boost your immune system, improve your focus and clarity, increase your vitality, let go of overwhelming thoughts and handle your feelings. You will find that your body feels healthy and full of life when you get your breath and energy back.

Here are a few energy tips that will help you reach health and vitality: To open the breath and calm the whole system:

▪ Hold thumbs with opposite hands

▪ Hold index fingers with opposite hands

▪ Fold arms across chest and hold opposite upper arms

To relieve respiratory distress, such as holding breath or coughing:

▪ Hold the right base of the rib cage with right fingers

▪ Hold right chest below clavicle with left fingers

▪ Switch and hold opposite sides

To release jaw, mouth or throat tension, such as clenching or holding breath:

▪ Cup sternum directly below clavicle with the right hand

▪ Place left fingertips in a vertical pattern below the navel

I hope that you make use of these suggestions! to get your breath back. They can really make a difference!

Sonoma Strong

And to learn even more, join me at the Sonoma Strong Healing Fair on Saturday, September 29th at the Veteran’s Building in Santa Rosa. I’ll be presenting at 11:30, offering more suggestions on how to get your breath back.

I’ll also be teaching in the Kids’ Area at 1:00 and 3:00. I look forward to seeing you there! In the meantime, wishing you ease.

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