Key #2 to Creating a Business You Love | Conduit for Self-Healing

Key #2 to Creating a Business You Love Have you struggled with how to create a business doing something you love? Imagine for a moment that the one thing you enjoy most is baking the best dark chocolate chip cookies that anyone’s ever tasted. Or, perhaps you have a love of travel and tasting new and different cuisine. Or, maybe you have a knack for creating inventions that make women look and feel more beautiful. All of the above formed the basis for businesses like: Mrs. Fields Cookies; Anthony Bourdain, Best-Selling Author and TV personality; and, Sara Blakely, founder and inventor (and billionaire) of Spanx. All of these are multi-million-dollar business enterprises. Many of them started out of their home on a shoestring budget. I can almost hear you saying, “Yeah, but they have business knowledge or experience I don’t have.” Or, “They’re more outgoing than I am.” Or, any number of other skills or attributes you may think they possess that make them more capable than you. As Sara was quoted in Forbes “I did not have the most experience in the industry or the most money. But I cared the most.” Perhaps you don’t have dreams of being a multi-millionaire. Perhaps you’d just like to make a nice living doing something you really love. Maybe you have a love of horses, or yoga or are a great Paralegal who wants to be more of a legal advocate for victims of domestic violence. I have clients who have formed, or are in the process of forming, businesses with all of the above. They aren’t any different than you....

The missing ingredient | Conduit for Self-Healing

  The Key Ingredient Growing a thriving wellness practice is like baking a cake – omit a Key Ingredient and the result is hard and flat as a pancake. Follow the recipe exactly, and you end up with a light and delectable life experience! THE JOURNEY My life journey to creating my coaching and wellness practice may be very similar to yours. My parents divorced when I was in kindergarten. Although my dad lived close by, I didn’t get to see him very often. When I did spend the weekend with him, we’d frequently go camping or motorcycle riding – activities I love even today but that my mom and I never did. I craved the visits with my dad. Then, when I was with him, I dreaded going home and returning to waiting for him to call again. As a result I dealt with many feelings of loss and abandonment due to his absence in my life. My mom remarried when I was about 11 to a man who physically abused me, and emotionally and verbally abused her. All of this impacted my ability as I was growing up to feel like I fit in. I always felt different than the other kids. In my early twenties I was tormented by my difficulty in forming relationships, especially with men. I always seemed to end up with men who were emotionally unavailable to me. I also had difficulty in not only creating, but maintaining, success in my life. I lived my life with this overriding feeling of “waiting for the other shoe to drop”. Whenever I reached a certain level...

Be Courageous | Conduit for Self-Healing

Be Courageous! “Do you have the courage to bring forth the treasures that are hidden within you?” – Elizabeth Gilbert This is from my latest read, “Big Magic“, by Elizabeth Gilbert. This quote really speaks to me, possibly because I am in the process of writing a book. CLICK HERE FOR A SHORT VIDEO ON MY INSIGHTS Completing a book, and getting it out there, is somewhat terrifying actually. “What will people think? Will they like it?” And of course the underlying thought or fear is “Will they like me?” If I don’t complete it then I don’t have to face the perceived possible threat of rejection. Right? If it stays unfinished it’s a just a work in progress. That’s safe. But it doesn’t really serve anyone if it stays there does it? I heard someone say recently write a book for you. Because you feel the need to write it. That helps somehow. I encourage you to complete and bring forth what’s in you, for you, for the love of the process itself and let it go. ENJOY! With good energy, Debra     Debra Wilson Guttas, Mid-Life Transition Doula™, HTP Author of the forthcoming book “Personal & Business Success through the 7 Gateways – Spiritual & Practical Tools for Crafting Your Life from the Inside Out” and co-author of the book “Women of...

Are YOU on your calendar? | Conduit for Self-Healing

Are you on your calendar? I was in a coaching call with a client this week and she wanted support in “Sticking to making time to be creative and follow through without feeling rushed!” When I asked her what her process was for planning, she admitted that she books time on her calendar to be creative and then she fills it with other stuff. Ever done that?! 😉 I was on vacation last week on the coast with my husband in our motorhome and I had a similar “ah-ha moment” at the beach. I recorded a short video about it. Take a look at it and use it for inspiration for taking care of you. CLICK HERE FOR A SHORT VIDEO ENJOY! With good energy, Debra     Debra Wilson Guttas, Mid-Life Transition Doula™, HTP Author of the forthcoming book “Personal & Business Success through the 7 Gateways – Spiritual & Practical Tools for Crafting Your Life from the Inside Out” and co-author of the book “Women of...

Revealed: Why relationships may be toxic to your health | Conduit for Self-Healing

Revealed: Why relationships may be toxic to your health When he first came to me, it was a month after his diagnosis – he had an inoperable tumor in his lung. He’d already had one round of chemotherapy and had lost a lot of weight. His once strong, athletic body looked frail and extremely thin. He wore a baseball cap to hide the fact that he had lost all of his hair. Outside of this invader in his body, his hair loss was the most painful thing for him. The doctors were baffled as to how he had contracted this deadly disease. He wasn’t a smoker; never had been. He had no history of smoking or cancer in his family. Up to the time of his diagnosis, he had been very active. The Secret Connection Between Your Health and Your Relationships We know scientifically that all illness originates from an energetic imbalance. When an imbalance exists for too long it begins to tax the body and over time, if not resolved, results in illness or disease. Energetic imbalance usually forms in the area of the specific chakra that has experienced some sort of previous unresolved emotional or physical trauma. Isolate which chakra is involved and you can usually trace it back to some sort of a life event that started the ball rolling: a divorce, death, betrayal or some sort of loss. Over the course of working with my client, he acknowledged that he had some very deep-seated anger towards his father and his brother that went way back to when he was a child. Since anger involves the...