Welcome to Heart Centered You…a place where you can reconnect with yourself, manage your stress and triggers, and infuse self-care back into your daily life. I am Deb- founder of Heart Centered You but also a mom, avid cook, athlete, yoga Nidra teacher, life long learner, daughter, friend, recipe sharer, quote lover and spirit junkie at heart! I initially created HCY as a way to inspire others and it quickly evolved into a multi-faceted hub for health, wellness, and spiritual growth! Over the past few years, the rollercoaster that is life has brought me tremendous awareness of the gifts I have to offer and I could not be more excited to share them with you!
Growing up an athlete, I know full well how amazing exercise can be for the body and mind. It is here where I truly learned how to set goals, believe in myself, how to support others and, most importantly, how to get outside my comfort zone! Be it swimming, triathlons, lifting weights, boxing, yoga or spinning with a group, I’ve always made working out a priority! It’s helped me stay strong and resilient through the toughest times in my life and kept my mind and body young at heart! When my life took a turn many years ago after having kids, I fell into a deep depression. I loved being a mom, but I felt alone in the job and lost myself straight-arming the guilt of motherhood not being enough. I craved a balance but didn’t know what that looked like or how to get it. Over time, I gained the courage to go back to school and start investing in me again. It helped create balance, but I still had to admit that divorce was around the corner and my, now ex, and I agreed that true happiness required letting go of the marriage.
Getting through another life hurdle was tough, but I knew fitness would help me stay grounded. Taking classes at Joyride gave me a safe place to feel strong, empowered and self-assured and I realized that I had a choice. I could focus on the disappointment, the fear of the unknown and “lack of control” or I could find the lessons, get to know myself again, and build new skillsets of resilience, mental fortitude, and self-awareness. I went on a wellness retreat to Honduras and was introduced to yoga Nidra and angel cards…..not a day goes by since that I haven’t turned to these outlets for strength and ownership over my life. Using these tools and reading hundreds of pages of motivational gold from the works of Kyle Gray, Marianne Williamson, and Gabrielle Bernstein, to name a few, I found my way out of a very dark place. Not only had I found a healthy way to cope with life’s ups and downs, I realized I wanted to help others do the same! I got certified as a yoga Nidra practitioner and found an entirely new world of self-care, stress management, holistic therapy, and spirituality. Month after month, I sought new training, completed a Spirit Junkie Masterclass with Gabrielle Bernstein, started a year-long training program as an angel card reader and am currently investing in countless hours of continuing education in the field of neuroscience via Neurogym programs and various literature from industry experts. My life has been my greatest teacher and has opened my eyes to a line of work that brings me immense joy and fulfillment. May this site be a resource for you as you ride your own wave. May you lead a brave, balanced and heart centered life!