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So far Deborah Kukal, PhD has created 22 blog entries.

It’s Graduation, Not Retirement

2017-11-08T16:11:50+00:00 Featured Latest Thoughts|

It took me by surprise, when I first heard myself say I was “graduating.”  But the more I lived it, the more I realized it was true. I hadn’t always felt this way.  When I first considered “retiring”, I was mostly thinking of it as a long vacation.  Then I realized leaving work [...]

The Path to Your Happy Endings

2017-10-31T07:14:15+00:00 Featured Latest Thoughts, Latest Thoughts, Resources|

Do you have trouble seeing the way to a “happy ending” for the situations you’re in?  In your work?  Your home?  Your life?  Is it time to build a new path to your happy ending? You can build a path to your happy ending by actively seeing yourself living your everyday life in [...]

The Easy One-Two-Three of Automatic Writing

2017-10-30T15:31:25+00:00 Featured Resource, Latest Thoughts, Resources|

Automatic writing is a simple, fast, and effective way to reduce anxiety.  Writing takes the anxious thoughts that are stuck circling in your deep emotional brain and moves them on through, allowing your cognitive brain to give you distance and perspective.  Automatic writing doesn’t change the outside world, but it does change how [...]

Lord make me an instrument of your peace

2017-10-30T11:00:13+00:00 Featured Latest Thoughts, Latest Thoughts|

  Lord, make me an instrument of Your peace. Where there is hatred, let me sow love where there is injury, pardon; where there is doubt, faith; where there is despair, hope; where there is darkness, light; and where there is sadness, joy. O Divine Master, grant that I may not so much [...]

Coffee – With a Grain of Salt

2017-10-18T08:12:46+00:00 Featured Latest Thoughts, Health And Wellness, Latest Thoughts|

Have you heard the news about coffee?  The latest research shows that coffee drinking is associated with longer life. A large European study found that men and women who drank more than 3 cups a day had lower mortality from digestive and circulatory diseases, and a large American study found lower risk for all-cause [...]

Are You “Home Alone?”

2017-06-29T12:50:15+00:00 Featured Latest Thoughts, Health And Wellness|

The home in your heart…where mind and body touch one another. Some of us have a nurturing and empowering home in our hearts.  It was built by our life experiences, in our early relationships.  As we became adults, that inner home gave us a strong foundation and safe refuge.  We can be alone, [...]

Do Something New (First You Breathe)

2017-06-16T09:45:54+00:00 Featured Latest Thoughts, Latest Thoughts|

Remember this? “If you always do what you always did… You’ll always get what you always got.” I’ve known that, even taught it, for years.  But lately I realized something.  Sometimes – not always, but sometimes –I fool myself into thinking I’m doing something new, something different, when really, I’m doing what I [...]

Better Memory in a Younger Brain (No Matter What Your Age)

2017-06-08T14:26:09+00:00 Brain Health, Featured Latest Thoughts, Health And Wellness, Resources|

How has your memory been lately?  As good as ever?  Remember names easily?  Find the word you want quickly? The hard truth is, as you get older - probably not.   Loss of brain cells starts in adulthood, and by the time we’re 50, we’re losing 1% of our brain each year.  And [...]

Pathway to Pain Relief

2017-05-16T21:33:45+00:00 Chronic Pain, Guided Meditations|

Deep relaxation releases streams of healing biochemicals in your brain and body. Your muscles relax, you have a rest from pain, and your body can begin to heal. This guided meditation is filled with healing imagery to comfort your body and support you as you deal with chronic pain. Guided meditations calm and [...]

Because Meditation Can Take You Further

2017-06-16T09:47:54+00:00 Latest Thoughts|

I’m not really a computer person - I’d actually rather read.  So why do I struggle to decode computer jargon, wrestle with recording programs and risk crashing the whole site when I mess up?   Because I know something important, and I want to share it. Here's the bottom line:  Stress causes damage.  It [...]