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What if you’re wrong about that?

“The moment you doubt whether you can fly, you cease for ever to be able to do it.”
― J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Last week I was training one of my rising star wellness coaches. She’s a gifted massage therapist, super experienced yoga teacher, amazing vegan chef and excellent coach. But as talented as she is, she felt stuck in her business. She really wanted to get to the root of her inertia. What was keeping her from growing a successful wellness business? As we spoke it became clear to both of us that the culprit was this core belief:

“I don’t want to grow up, because grown-ups are stressed out, cranky and don’t have any fun.”

What ensued was a conversation about the 2 choices she thought she had:

1. Enjoy our lives, follow our hearts, be adventurous, play, dance, sing, laugh…and be irresponsible and broke.

Or

2. Put our nose to the grind stone, work hard, be responsible, make money…and feel trapped, sick, bored and miserable.

I asked her, “What if you’re wrong about that? What if there’s another choice? What if being grown-up means enjoying your life AND being responsible… following your heart AND making money?” At which point she said, “Wait! That IS what I’m doing! I am responsible and I love what I do. I do make money and I’m following my heart.”

Then I said, “and you’re a grown-up! In fact, you’re the kind of grown up kids want to become!”

How about you? Have you become the kind of grown-up that is tired, stressed, cranky and not having any fun?

Have you been so caught up in taking care of “business” that you’ve lost your center, your sense of curiosity and joy, your natural rhythm?

Have you forgotten that you can fly?

If so, I created the Bliss Retreat just for you.

Costa Rica 2015

It’s a magical week where you get to…

  • rest deeply in order to feel peaceful and calm in your core and surrender to the rhythms of nature
  • dance, practice yoga, pray, sing, and have adventures in nature that recalibrate your nervous systems so you can feel predominately peaceful and joyful
  • express yourself in writing and art so you can actually see what’s going on inside of you
  • connect with women of all ages, backgrounds, shapes and sizes
  • return home with a regime that will help you stay centered and connected to your true nature – which is joyful, creative, loving, peaceful, courageous and light
  • and…if you want to…you’ll even get to fly!

Claim your spot by registering here or emailing Laura Forsyth (my event coordinator) and join me for this special 7-night women’s Bliss Retreat in beautiful Costa Rica.

Receiving Guidance

Tune in.
Listen to your intuition.
Trust your gut.

Divine Your Life CollageYes, but what about those times when you feel stuck, doubting your intuition, confused? Sometimes we need a guide to help us see beyond our current perception, hear more clearly what our inner guidance is telling us and  offer us tools to proceed with confidence.

That’s why I created “Divine Your Life” sessions. One of my gifts is to bring the esoteric into the practical.  I draw from my 35 years of experience in exercise and nutrition science, nursing, yoga, yoga therapy, Ayurveda, entrepreneurship and raising a family as well as my deep and abiding connection with Spirit to give you practical, tangible, do-able guidance that is in alignment with who you are and what you are here to do.

If you are at a place in your life where you’d like guidance, I’d love to work with you. Click here to book your session.

Here’s what people are saying…

Sessions with you are like soul nectar. The clear guidance, the imagery, the practices… so, so nourishing. I’m beyond grateful to have access to your gifts and wisdom — you’re a divine hotline.

Danielle LaPorte, author The Desire Map

My session with Deb was life-changing. After I was finished, I found that emotional issues that had been plaguing me for years had simply vanished. I now knew what was in my heart. There was something about the purity and clarity of the reading that made me trust my heart more than ever before. Deep peace and joy followed. I highly recommend this experience for anyone who is ready to truly embrace the truth of his or her soul.
Dr. Christiane Northrup, Women’s Health Expert, Visionary Health Pioneer, Wellness Speaker, and New York Times Best-Selling Author

Over the years as I’ve explored my relationship with the Divine and to myself, I’ve done sessions with a lot of different healers and intuitives. For me when it comes to transformation, I need to be able to trust these people and feel safe. I’ve never felt so held in a session as with Deb. Also the practices she gave me have been so deeply healing, within just a week I was already seeing and feeling shifts in the relationships we talked about. I keep the image of my altar as my phone backdrop image and I’ve already referred her to a few close friends.
Such a worthwhile investment.
Liz DiAlto, Creatrix of Wild Soul Movement

Searing. Soulful. And a little bit Sexy. My Divine Your Life session with Deb was all of these things and so much more. I opened myself up to be guided, and was instead burst open and shown it was time to embrace my femininity, body and all the gifts that were mine to come in the year ahead. I left feeling like the whole world was mine for the taking. Which of course it is.
An hour and a half with Deb could gently alter the whole course of your life. It will leave undoubtedly leave you more whole, present and grace filled.
Julie Parker, CEO & Founder, Beautiful You Coaching Academy

Every time I have a session with Dr. Deb Kern, I get greater clarification and confirmation on who I am and how I can best support myself and my future growth. The actionable steps that I am given are always the perfect puzzle pieces to my souls yearning and my hearts desire.
Ashley Abbs, Acupuncturist and creatrix of The Living Fertile Method

The birth of my love child.

This love child was born
Riding waves of prayer and dance
Bringing love and joy

PranaShakti Dance with Dr. Deb

Meet PranaShatki™. She’s the love child that was born through me as a culmination of 35 years of studying and teaching movement from all around the world.

My love for movement started with 1980’s aerobics (complete with matching leg warmers and head band) and took me on a journey that included Nia, Hatha Yoga, Kundalini Yoga , Exotic Dance, Phoenix Rising Yoga Therapy and a doctoral dissertation researching mind/body interactions and healing through movement.

When I teach a PranaShakti™ class, my intention is to help people remove energy blocks, liberate trapped energy, reconnect mind and body, reawaken creativity, express emotions, pray with the body, celebrate life and ultimately come home to peace, love, joy and freedom. It all happens in what my dance community calls a “sweaty church dance party.”

If you’re ever in Austin, I’d love for you to drop by and join me.

Re-entry Is As Important As Retreat

Retreat/Re-entry
Both are important facets
Of your healing path

photo re-entry

When I lead a retreat, it’s not simply a vacation. It’s a powerful healing experience. Last week I co-facilitated a super-powered healing retreat at Mt. Shasta. It was a dream come true to be on that sacred land and in those holy waters. We danced, hiked, meditated, chanted, prayed, learned energy healing techniques, ate prana-filled food, drank pure spring water, purified our bodies in wood-burning saunas followed by icy cold plunges, laughed, cried, played, unwound and rested.

Here’s a mini experience of the retreat for you:

As powerful as a retreat is, re-entry is just as important. click to tweet

Everyone who attends a retreat leaves and returns to a full life. It’s kind of like stepping off a treadmill that’s going 10 mph and then returning. My advice? Slow that treadmill way down before jumping back on.

But it’s not always easy.

Luckily, I’ve been leading retreats and re-entering life as a working mom for years and I’ve discovered a few re-entry strategies that might be helpful to you.

Before you get home:

  1. Write down what the retreat has helped you release and what you desire to call in. (You’ll use this information later)
  2. If you are coming home to loved ones (friends, spouse, children, parents…) write 1–3 bullet points to express how the retreat benefited you, how it will benefit them and how it will benefit your relationship. What I’ve discovered is that loved ones really want to hear about your retreat, but they often don’t have the bandwidth to hear a complete download all at once. So it’s nice to be able to distill a few things for your first re-entry conversations.
  3. Create a grocery list! This one is so important because while on retreat you have been fed delicious, nutritious, TIMELY meals. And since you’ve been gone, your fridge and cupboards are probably empty. So in order to continue feeling great, you’ll need to make an immediate trip to the grocery store – and since your brain has been so relaxed, you cannot depend on wandering the aisles and coming home with everything you need. Trust me. I’ve tried.

When you get home:

  1. Create your new daily routine based on the things you committed to during your retreat. If you committed to morning meditation and a morning workout – start before checking emails and doing laundry. This is such a key moment that will determine how you will integrate and continue to expand the healing you received from the retreat.
  2. Give yourself at least 2 days before fully jumping into your life if at all possible. If this isn’t possible (like my current situation where I literally jumped back into life as a traveling swim mom) then stay focused on one or two things you decided to call in (from #1 above.)
    For example, I committed to add a specific meditation to my daily practice and to take the same good care of myself as I do of my son (this is huge.) So here I am, in an AirBnB house shuttling 2 swimmers back and forth to warm-ups and events, feeding them meals and snacks and coordinating with coaches…and I’m starting each day with that meditation and making sure I have my morning smoothie and timely, prana-filled meals.
  3. Stay in touch with at least one person who was on the retreat with you. This is a great way to share creative solutions for re-entry conundrums.
  4. Remember…. healing happens when you slow down and connect with nature. You can bring yourself back into the feeling of the retreat by taking a few moments to walk barefoot in grass. It can be that easy.

Wishing you moments of healing throughout your day,

Deb

PS- My next women’s retreat is in Costa Rica. Do you want to join us? There are 8 spots remaining, maybe one is for you! Learn more, HERE.

Simple, Delicious Summertime Yumminess

One hundred degrees
Makes me want to slow way down
Enjoy simple things

Here are two of my favorite summertime treats.  Super delicious and super simple to make.  Oh…and bonus: super nutritious.

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8 ounces unsweetened Hemp (or almond, coconut or cashew milk)
¼ cup chia seeds
A squirt (or 2) of liquid stevia (or agave, honey, xylitol to taste)
Mix with whisk.
Let sit at least an hour in the fridge. (I let mine sit overnight)
Top with your choice of fresh, summertime fruit.

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Sparking water (I use Topo Chico or LaCroix)
Squeeze ½ lime
Sweeten with Lemon Flavored Stevia to taste

Here’s to simple, summertime pleasures,

Deb

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