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Let these remarkable women inspire you

Certain women dance
Merrily into your life
And you pray ‘THANK YOU!’

Last weekend I had the huge pleasure of interviewing women whom I love and respect as friends, mentors and family. Whoever said you can’t mix business with pleasure, certainly never met us!

And whoever warned against doing business with family never met THIS family!

Three generations of Northrup women have been a powerful influence in every area of my life – including, but not limited to our USANA business.  I treasure them like crazy, and my heart is so full after spending time with them last weekend that I want to share the love with you.

The Matriarch

Any time I have a chance to listen to Edna Northrup’s life stories, I grab it.  Her motto in life is “NO LIMITS” – and she embodies that motto!  Just watch this 3 minute video and you’ll be blessed with her amazing energy and zest for life. It’s the next best thing to being with her in person.

The Doctor

Women’s health pioneer and best-selling author, Dr. Christiane Northrup needs no introduction. She continues to challenge the status quo and expand the possibilities for women to be fully empowered. She sees her job as a doctor to help women learn everything that can go RIGHT with their bodies….not someone who looks for what’s wrong.

This is one of my favorite interviews with Dr. Northrup. It will change your perception of aging and open up a whole new level of possibility for what it means to be ageless!

Dr. Christiane Northrup Tapping Solution Video

The Athlete

Penny Northrup Kirk

Photo Credit to Vanity Fire

You may not be familiar with Dr. Northrup’s sister, Penny. Penny was a member of the United States Ski Team from 1968-1972 competing on the world cup tour. She’s the mother of 3 grown guys and a very successful USANA business owner. My nickname for Penny is “Switzerland.” She has the ability to rise above any conflict, take the 30,000 foot view and then offer the most grounded, practical, spiritual solution. I don’t have a video of Penny, so I’ll share one of the best pieces of advice she gave me: I was stressing about a conversation I’d had with a potential business associate…beating myself up because I felt I hadn’t been well prepared for the conversation, and Penny said:

“You can’t say the right thing to the wrong person, or the wrong thing to the right person.”

Phew! Instant relief! I’ve clung to those words on many occasions and they have served me well. I hope they serve you, too.

The Next Generation

Kate Northrup-Watts

Photo Credit to Vanity Fire

Kate Northrup is, and always has been, a creative entrepreneur. She started her business with USANA Health Sciences at the age of 18 and has been taking the world by storm ever since! The biggest thing I’ve learned from Kate is to BE YOURSELF. When she started her online journal in 2010, it was just that: an online journal. She wasn’t intentionally trying to create a persona in order to monetize her journal, she simply felt compelled to share her life. And that authentic, bold action turned into a blog that is the basis of a high 6 figure business.

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Now you can see why my heart was overflowing after spending a weekend with these Northrup women. If you would like to know more about mixing business with pleasure and doing business with us, simply send me a message and we’ll set up a time to talk.



Call back your energy now

I just returned from a powerful energy healing training in which I was reminded of the importance of calling back my energy.  Why? Because as my teacher pointed out to me – if I’m not in control of my energy, someone else is. And they are using MY energy for THEIR purposes.

The sobering question is: Who is doing what with your energy?twitter-icon

If you want ALL your energy to use in ways that serve you and everyone around you, call your energy back! It’s a deceptively simple practice. But I can assure you that it can make all the difference in how you think, feel and act.

Wanna know how to do it?


Art by SheWhoIs

Simply stand with your arms spread out wide and as you bring your hands together into fists at your heart say these words:

I call all my energy back to me.

Then extend your left arm up and right arm down – and as you bring your hands together into fists at your heart say:

I am whole and complete.

 This practice goes perfectly with the practice I have written about called “plugging energy leaks.” As many of you prepare for your kids to go back to school, now would be great time to call your energy back and plug your energy leaks.

To rejuvenate and increase your energy, I invite you to join me at any of the events I am doing this fall. I’ll be offering retreats at Omega and in Costa Rica, a workshop at a yoga retreat in the hill country of Texas and a keynote address in Austin. I’d love to see you!


Dr. Deb

Introducing…Israfel, the angel of music

Every Monday morning I meet with my amazing business manager (a.k.a. my business guardian angel) Adeah to go over all the activities and details of the upcoming week so it will unfold with grace and ease. The first thing we do is pull an angel card from Kimberly Marooney’s “Angel Blessings” deck.

This week our big task was to finalize my Fall appointment calendar for “Divine Your Life Sessions.” (Fall calendar is now open!) This can sometimes be a challenging process because with my travel, teaching and family schedule we have to pay attention to many details.

We were both relieved and tickled that the card we chose this week was Israfel, the angel of music. It brought immediate joy and lightness to our otherwise ‘heady’ task. I really appreciated these words from Kimberly:

Israfel the angel of music“Music is a powerful tool for transformation from the little self to the Eternal Self. Search for music that increases your ability to vibrate and feel. When music makes your body want to dance, you are opening to receive more Light. When music touches your heart, you are opening to receive love. When music unleashes your sensuality and passion, you are becoming more alive. When music helps you express anger and rage, you are opening to make room for the transformation that will ultimately take you Home! When music breaks free the sadness in your heart, you feel an overpowering longing. This vibration is your direct connection with the energy of God, the angels and your Eternal Self.”  -Angel Blessings: Cards of Sacred guidance and Inspiration.

In honor of the angel of music, Israfel and my desire to offer you the gift of healing energy, here’s a group of playlists to activate all of those vibrations: (I suggest that you not focus on video, but instead, turn up the volume, listen with your whole being and allow the music to move you.)

Music that makes your body want to dance

Music that touches your heart

Music that unleashes your sensuality and passion

Music that helps you express anger and rage

Music that breaks free the sadness in your heart

  Tweet: In honor of the angel of music, Israfel @DrDebKern created playlists to activate Israfel's vibrations #AngelBlessingsShare these playlists and expand the vibration

Sending you vibrations of peace, joy, love and light,

Dr. Deb

 Book a ‘Divine Your Life’ session with me, HERE.

From jailer to liberator.

JailerI want to be free

From doubts, fears, limiting thoughts!

I am the jailer.

Yesterday as I was preparing to teach the One Billion Rising song to my class, I was reminded once again that injustice and violence often begins as injustice and violence toward ourselves.  So, while I’m supporting the One Billion Rising world-wide campaign to end injustice and violence toward women –  I’m also supporting the internal campaign that must be waged.

It’s time to end injustice and violence toward ourselves. Tweet This!

What injustice and violence, you ask?

How about all the times you betray yourself by saying ‘yes’ when you mean ‘no?’

Skip meals when you’re hungry.
Keep pushing when you’re tired.

How about negative self-talk…telling yourself that you’re not smart enough, thin enough, pretty enough, good enough?

One way to begin healing the inner battle is to take extreme, loving care of ourselves.  So – as promised – I’ve created a special webinar to teach you how to ‘Customize Your Container’ as a powerful way to begin the process (click here if you missed that blog.)    Learning how to take care of yourself in this way is one way to begin the shift from jailer to liberator.

CLICK HERE to register for my free webinar to learn how to create unique daily practices that will nurture and support you.  (Don’t worry if you can’t attend live.  I’ll send you a recording of the webinar if you register)

To freedom and love!


p.s.  Here’s the playlist I used for my “One Billion Rising” Class.  The music is so empowering  I just had to share it with you.  ENJOY!!


Lokah Samasta by Sharon Gannon

Free by Bonnie Bishop

Free by Illumine

Break the Chain by One Billion Rising

Right Where You Are by Bonnie Bishop

Breath Connect Us All by Professor Trance & The Energisers

Be a Light by Melissa Simonson

Strength, Courage and Wisdom by India Arie

Yes We Can, Can by the Pointer Sisters

CLICK HERE to find a One Billion Rising event in your area


CLICK HERE if you missed the ‘Anatomy of a Resurrection’ blog and would like to join me for this journey.

Resurrections are meant to be shared! If you have any friends who could use this support, please pass this blog along.

One size does NOT fit all!

We are each unique

With precious gifts and talents

Waiting to unfurl

Last week I asked how many of you would like for me to offer a free webinar to teach you how to customize your ‘container,’ and I was thrilled (even a little overwhelmed) by how many of you responded with a “Yes, please!”

So…I’m figuring out the mechanics of hosting a webinar that can hold so many people and will announce all the details as soon as they are clear.

Meanwhile, I have some detective work for you to do.  In order to customize your container (if you missed that blog, CLICK HERE) you need to understand a bit more about your individual gifts and challenges.   Once you understand those, I’ll be able to guide you in creating a container to magnify your gifts and minimize the challenges.    

Sound good?


Here’s my gift/homework for you to do between now and the webinar.  I recorded an introduction to Ayurveda that will give you insight and probably many ‘a ha’ moments.  When you learn the basics of Ayurveda you will understand why it’s just not possible for me to offer everyone the same advice.

One size does not fit all!!  

 CLICK HERE to watch the presentation.


As you listen to my presentation, you will undoubtedly begin thinking of family members and friends who need to know this information.  Please feel free to share it with them – and invite them to the webinar when I send out the details next week.

The more we all know how to nurture our gifts and talents, the more we create heaven on earth. Tweet This!

Until then, may you enjoy the journey of learning more about yourself…


CLICK HERE if you missed the “Anatomy of a Resurrection” blog and want to follow along with me on this journey.

Resurrections are meant to be shared! If you have any friends who could use this support, please pass this blog along.


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