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...

7 Things That Contribute To Your Lack of Peace | Conduit for Self-Healing

7 Things That Contribute To Your Lack of Peace (And What To Do About It) Feeling stressed, confused or “stuck” in life is lot like having too much furniture in your living room. Imagine your living room is overcrowded with too much furniture, making it difficult to walk around in it without bumping into the coffee table or stubbing your toe on a chair. In the same way, when your head is filled with worry, anxiety or head chatter, there isn’t enough room or “space” for the energy to flow, or for your intuition or inner guidance to show up! Make some room and, wa-lah! Peace. We typically think of “spring cleaning” in relationship to freshening up our yards or patios, cleaning windows from the winter crud, or clearing out our closets or garages of stuff that we’ve accumulated but no longer use. In the literal sense, the physical clearing out of clutter, organizing your home or office space, and donating or throwing out things you no longer need, serves to re-energize you. It feels really good, doesn’t it?! Yes! It feels fresh and new and if you pay attention, you can feel yourself taking a deep breath – because there’s more space; the energy is more free to move around. A Different Form of Spring Cleaning In the same way, your life needs a spring cleaning to clear out the stuff that can literally suck the energy right out of you. It can get in the way of you being able to connect to your spirit, your creativity, your sense of feeling grounded and connected. The “stuff” I’m...