What’s Mainstream?

The cofounder of Nia Debbie Rosas discusses how Nia developed and why it isn’t yet ‘mainstream’. She says:

“Looking back, I’m proud to have influenced such an important movement. Even now I’m committed more than ever to keep on doing what I love: using movement to heal. In many ways, I believe Nia is still as radical an approach as it was in the early days. I’m not exactly sure why it’s not ‘mainstream’ yet, but I do know that at 61 years old, I’ve discovered it’s the only workout that keeps me feeling vital and happy.”

Read complete article here: What’s Mainstream?

© Deborah Redfern 2011. All rights reserved.

eCourse – Feng Shui Soulutions

Feng Shui Soulutions: Your 30 Day Home and Life Makeover

This eCourse consists of 30 days and 30 unique lessons to embrace feng shui home décor and life-style coaching. Following the path of the five elements of wood, water, fire, earth and metal each lesson in this course gives you proactive steps that help you balance, open, release, or shift energy in your home, and your life.

Lessons in this course guide you to:

  • Focus scattered energy.
  • Clear way for movement towards desired goals.
  • Find symbols that empower you to move forward or break past obstacles.
  • Create a Home Spirit Center.
  • Space Clear your Home.
  • Identify and release energy-draining clutter.
  • Feng Shui your front door.
  • Feng Shui your kitchen.
  • Feng Shui Your Storage Areas.
  • Embrace the elements including Fire, Water, Earth, Metal.
  • Embrace Feng Shui Color.
  • Feng Shui your bedroom.
  • Do Green Feng Shui.

You can begin your Feng Shui Soulutions today. This course is hosted by Self Healing Expressions. They will take good care of you at their website.


“Deborah has taken ‘dusty’ ideas from traditional feng shui and seamlessly made them sparkle, and appropriate for contemporary life. She has a unique way of presenting this material so that change seems simple, ideas seem fresh, and on top of that, everything seems so do-able.” ~ Stratton Semmes, California.

“Useful, uplifting, supportive, thought provoking course: I am truly amazed at the layers and depth of this course from the basics of feng shui…to applying them at a heart and soul level…and even a personal expression of feng shui. Even the format is easy to use.” ~ Eileen Kelz, Wisconsin.

“Your E-course is amazing Deborah! It is very thorough, insightful and full of useful exercises. Your links to Suggested Resources are very well thought out and complement each lesson. I’m looking at my environment and self totally different! Thank you so much for this invaluable course!” ~ Karen Jarldane, Colorado.

“As I read through Deborah’s feng shui online course, I did the meditations and implemented a number of her feng shui solutions (as they applied to my home). Have you looked at your front door lately and considered its impact on your life – from a feng shui perspective? I found the lessons in this course fascinating. Over a 30 day period, she guides the learner to focus on one feng shui solution daily – one tweak you may make to your home or life. In turn, I could feel energy shifting around me as I went through this life altering process. This is truly a terrific feng shui eCourse that will help shake things up in a very positive (and fun) way!” ~ June Cook.

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The Single Most Important Thing (you can do for your Health)

Watch this video by Dr. Mike Evans “23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single most important thing you can do for your Health?” The answer is exercise, especially walking.

My take on it is we have to think of our body as our boss (our real boss) and our ‘job’ is to keep moving. It doesn’t matter what we do, whether it is walking, running, biking, fitness class, tennis – but whatever it is, it is important to find something you really enjoy doing, something that is fun. That’s why I do Nia. But Nia is based on ‘stances’ from the Martial Arts, and in terms of movement it is really just walking. Walking in a pattern to be sure (forward, back, side, side,) and that’s what makes it so fun and effective.



Organization System Love

I think I am in love with organization systems! A year living in a RV gave me a taste for ‘organizers’ and even though we now live in a (relatively) spacious condo, I haven’t lost the taste, that feeling that I could gather up whatever I am working on, or is currently close to my heart, put it in my backpack and be on my way.

When it comes right down to it, do we really need so much? Ask yourself what you would take with you if you had to vacate your home in an emergency. (Beyond the necessary – important documents that would be difficult to replace, medications, etc – what personal things would give you comfort?) Those are probably the things which are closest to your heart. Would it give you peace of mind to know you could gather them quickly?

When I saw a system called GRID-IT™ in a magazine, my organizer antenna went up. GRID-IT™ (as I gather from the photograph) has overlapping horizontal and vertical elastic straps that you slot your stuff into. The one I saw one in a magazine held art supplies – pencils, tubes of paint, brushes and paper. On the website, they show them holding all your computer paraphernalia (no more searching in the bottom of the bag for the power supply). I thought about the emergency question. I know (usually) where my iPhone is, but finding the accessories that go with it (power adapter, cables, earphones) – all those bits and pieces that I seem to forever be hunting for – I would probably end up not having because they aren’t well organized.

It is a neat idea! I am wondering what other things I could use it for. It would definitely be handy for the purse — no more worrying about my cell phone falling out of my bag, And there is one made for a suitcase which would be great for travelling!

Does anyone have any favourite organization systems they’d like to share?