Lifestyle Coaching – Interview with Debi

Interview with Debi Dunn on Lifestyle Coaching, Movement Therapies, Meditation, Emotional Freedom Techniques and other strategies to heal your emotions, plug back into high performance productive living, and transform your health

Posted in EFT, Latest News, Meditation, Qigong, Worksite Wellness

4 Tips to Eliminate Those Winter Blues

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Everything outside is dead. Your job site includes a gray cube with gray walls. Even the snow you loved so much in December has started disrupting plans and making you angry. Is it Spring yet?

If you’re feeling wiped out, drained and just plain tired, you are not alone. For some, this even manifests itself as an inability to connect with the family and loved ones around you.

Many physicians report a higher incidence of S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder) with their patients at this time of year. A lack of vitamin D, typically derived from sunlight, causes lethargy and weakens the immune system, increasing our susceptibility to colds and flu and even cancers. You can improve this by just getting 15 minutes of sunshine on your skin a day; or by taking a vitamin D supplement.

You do not have to feel this way! Let’s turn it around. Here are four ways you can eliminate those winter blues:

The power of positive thinking

Start saying, multiple times a day – “I am grateful and thankful that _______;  I am grateful and thankful that ________.”

Examples might include comments to yourself like, “I have an nice place to live, my parents are healthy, I can pay the bills this month, Spring is coming in a month, I have a wonderful spouse and children.”

By reiterating positive mantras, it raises your energy vibration to Love or Above which on a scale of 1-1000 is around 500+. It draws positive rather than negative energy towards you. Gratitude works wonders in making you feel happier, more blessed and draws positive events to your improved energy field.

Take responsibility for your own happiness

Take time to find ways to love yourself more and take responsibility for your own happiness – don’t wait for the outside world or others to provide it for you – it is within you.

Go get a pedicure. Make yourself your favorite dinner. Spend an hour focusing on your happiness, what it means to you, and all the wonderful things you have in your life, right now, to be happy about. After all, happier people don’t necessarily have a better life than you, they just have a better way of looking at life.

Spring into action – no matter what

Find ways to motivate yourself to spring into action. Take a new class at the community college. Start planning for your summer vacation. Join us in a qigong class to rebalance your mind, body and spirit through movement.

Focus on joyful living

Do what brings you joy – take time to just be still, quiet and do nothing. That’s right, nothing. Decompress and focus on your breath being mindful of the present.

When you stop your whole life for a minute, you gain a deeper understanding of what’s around you. This doesn’t have to take all day. Simply give yourself a 15 minute break once in a while to be fully present.

Use Meditation & Visualization for Weight Loss!

Use Meditation & Visualization for Weight Loss!

Can’t kick the blues? Join Debi Dunn, MBA for some insight to your soul.

Don’t forget to take a look at the amazing events we have coming up. Join us in an Empower Me Up full day retreat on March 29, or plan on attending the chamber event, Leadership Style, we have coming up on April 9. See you there!


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Meditation & Visualization for Weight Loss!

Diets Don’t Work! We all know that weight loss is a struggle for most people. So many types, so many strategies, such as low fat, Primal Diet & low carb, what and who are we to believe? I have been enjoying Jon Gabriel’s, Gabriel Method for Weight Loss.

Use Meditation & Visualization for Weight Loss!

Use Meditation & Visualization for Weight Loss!

He espouses that visualization and meditation empowers the mind over body effect for reaching one’s desired goal weight.  No special diet, no special supplements, no crazy exercise routine, just use common sense for a whole food, plant-based diet with sufficient protein.  All it takes is 5 minutes in the morning to get your mind focused and centered.  Then a 30 minute guided visualization meditation before going to bed to imprint the intent to lose excess weight as you sleep! Et Voila!  Let your mind-body do the work!  It’s worth a try!

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Work Life Balance

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NicelyDunnCoaching specializes in working with corporate wellness programs, employee groups and executives in positive work life balance strategies. Debi enjoys working with the more enlightened businesses and individuals. They tend to realize that as coffee may not be their cup of tea, integrative health solutions may offer an alternative way to reduce stress and increase presenteeism and enhanced productivity in the workplace and at home. To be mindfully living in the present, and to be aware, is to have realized the true secret to living a healthy lifestyle. Studies have shown that managing one’s energy, and not time, is the fundamental currency of high performing employees. High positive energy, and strong emotions/attitudes, clearly serve the best interest of individuals, and that of corporate America.

NicelyDunnCoaching supports corporate health promotion and stress relief programs by offering:

*Meeting Energizer Breaks, “Qi & Tea” – to revitalize employees and teams during scheduled meetings, and special events

*Stress Less, Live More – lunch ‘n learn programs including stress reduction techniques, qigong, meditation, stretching, and more

*Reclaim Your Personal Power – stress management workshops and training (half and full day programs)

*One-on-one personal (or group) employee wellness coaching – a way to make changes one person at a time.IMG00114[1]


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Tap into a Fresh New You!

050_IMG_1082Spring is awakening after a long winter this year! It puts me into a detoxing state of mind! Time to clean out some mental and emotional clutter and freshen up that attitude. It’s kind of like cleaning out the garage, the basement, or a completely packed closet.  You take out one thing at a time. Look at it, ask “when was the last time I used that, or wore that?”, and then take action to either keep it or get rid of it.  This is just like the old thoughts and emotional baggage we tend to carry around with us that ends up wearing us down over time. When a negative thought arises, as they seem to do at the most inopportune times, stop, really pay attention to the thought, and decide to change it.  For example, you may think, “I really don’t want to be around that person, the negative vibration just drains me. On a scale of 1-10, it’s maybe an 8!”” It’s time to use EFT (Emotional Freedom Technique) to tap on the emotion and understand the core issue. Remember, you might vibrate at a higher frequency than others.  Don’t let their emotions, or their baggage lower your frequency.  Stay centered, stay in your own power, and tap!

Start with the set up phrase “Even though ____ is so negative, I completely love and accept myself” while tapping on the karate chop point on one hand. Then do a round or two of tapping on the specific points until it lowers to a 1 or 2.  Tapping statements might be – “S/he really drains my energy, I just don’t want to be around him/her, it’s annoying, you know, I wonder why s/he bothers me so much, s/he is so toxic”,etc.  Then, I suggest tapping a round or two in the positive – “This is a new day, a new me; I can stay true to myself and not absorb the negative comments; I am strong and positive.” then take a couple deep breaths.  This is a great way to do some spring cleaning on some old emotions that are lingering in your life!  Time to start afresh today!

If you don’t know how to tap, nor know much about EFT, contact Debi for a free initial consultation to see how EFT can work wonders in your life!

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Emotional Freedom Technique

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Advancing Mindfulness in a Twittering World

I admit that I am the last person who should be writing anything about technology. Many of us seasoned psychologists have been catapulted into an electronic age that spawns fear and ambivalence. While I value the capabilities of word processing, computerized test scoring, email, and, yes, even Wikis, I have not been convinced that social networking is worth all the aggravation. I have a website and a profile on LinkedIn. What more could I need?

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Qi it Up

Qi It Up…With An Old Exercise For A New You!

Debi discovered qigong about ten years ago.
She was searching for a slower-paced
movement therapy following a successful brain
surgery that would include gentle movements,
relaxation and breath work. She discovered
qigong, a 5000 year old energy exercise
meaning, “working with your vital life force”.
It is the foundation of both t’ai chi and kung
fu. Qigong emphasizes the importance of one’s
internal health, while conventional exercises,
performed in a fitness center, focus on outside
physical conditioning. Her personal routine
includes standard fitness exercises, biking,
Chi Walking, qigong, t’ai chi, and meditation.
You too can add qigong to your current workout plan to enhance your

health. Find a local class, or use a DVD to learn how.

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Latest News

Debi is excited to announce her new company name “NicelyDunnCoaching”. Formerly The Heart of Healing, Inc., this rebranding represents the company’s new heart-centered coaching focus towards whole-person wellness & health solutions. This new website is being continually updated and improved. Visit again at in May for the launch of the full website with exciting features, programs, and lifestyle products! It’s simply nicely Dunn!

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