Cyber-Monday Mania!

Crossing out stress and writing relax on a blackboard.

Whether you’re looking for holiday gifts, or seeking a little something for yourself as a post-shopping treat, look no further! We’ve got something at every price point and for just about any gift idea (gift certificates for teachers, a month-long program for your best friend, or a personalized “life makeover” for your spouse). Let FYB help […]

Black Friday Deals!


For those of you who missed out on (or entered but didn’t win) yesterday’s #GratitudeGiveaway, I wanted to offer you something special for Black Friday. But not just ONE “something specials”…so here are the goodies I’ve got for you! Special #1: December BOGO Do you know someone who could benefit from some stress management? Maybe […]

Gratitude Giveaway! Win a FREE Month of Stress Management With Debra!

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To express my thanks for you, the supporters of FYB, family, friends, graduates…I am giving away a FREE month of stress management services and products. The winner will receive an initial assessment by phone or face-to-face, 4 individualized sessions (60-75 minutes each), videos & audios to support your needs (yoga, relaxation, breathing techniques, etc.), a BalanceBall, […]

Finding Inner Peace With One Simple Mind “Trick”


CRASH! “Mumble mumble…” (that wasn’t exactly what I uttered when I knocked the glass to the tile floor with my elbow, but you get the gist). “So this is how my week is going to start…bring it!” I thought, as 7am Monday morning greeted me with shards of glass on my kitchen floor. Immediately I […]

10 Things To Ask Yourself To Make Exercise More Enjoyable


Do you remember the old LIFE cereal commercial with Mikey, the kid who “hates everything”? His brothers said that LIFE is “good for you”, and do you recall their reaction? They assumed it would taste bad! And what happened when Mikey tried it? He liked it! (Thus the famous tag-line “Hey Mikey!”) What was the reaction of […]

Death By Voodoo: Is It Really Possible?


“So doctor…what was it that killed her?” the woman asked between sobs, clinging to her husband. “I’m afraid it was voodoo.” She gasped. “You mean the Haitian religion based on rituals dating back to the 18th century?” “No ma’am…Voodoo…as in doughnuts. She choked on one. See that little bit of jelly on her chin?” That […]

A Cancer Survivor, On Brittany Maynard’s Death

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Amidst all the controversy regarding the Brittany Maynard story is a girl who is fearful. She has a fear of speaking her opinion about the story because it’s likely not one that everyone shares. Yet, it’s one that she feels may speak to someone today, and so she shares. This is my story. No, mine […]

Eat The Marshmallow Already: Delaying Gratification (A Review of “The Marshmallow Test: Mastering Self-Control”)


My son is a choco-holic. Like, to the point of obsession. If he isn’t allowed to have some type of chocolate at some point in the day (even just a few chocolate chips sprinkled on his waffle in the morning, since they fit so perfectly into the little squares), he feels robbed of his basic human […]