Author Archives: Debbie Beaton

About Debbie Beaton

I am a certified Jin Shin Jyutsu Self-Help Practitioner/Instructor, Reiki Practitioner and ordained minister of the Universal Life Church. I have taught Jin Shin Jyutsu at the Adult School of Montclair, Caldwell College and mentored nurses and physicians at St. Clare’s Hospital in Dover. I’ve volunteered at Mountainside Hospital (now Hackensack UMC at Mountainside) and Morristown Medical Center. I have had my own private Jin Shin Jyutsu/Reiki practice in Montclair for 6 years. I have presented self-help classes at Northwest Essex Community Hospital Network and at various senior citizen residences, nursing homes and rehabilitation centers as well as participated in various health fairs in central/northern New Jersey. If you are unfamiliar with Jin Shin Jyutsu and/or the Universal Life Church, I invite you to visit and

I’m thinking about choices…


“I was part of that strange race of people aptly described as spending their lives doing things they detest to make money they don’t want to buy things they don’t need to impress people they dislike.”
— Emile Henry Gauvreau

Once again, we invite you to look closely at what you are choosing for yourself.

Why are you doing what you are doing? Would you prefer to be or do something different? How can you bring that ‘something different’ into reality?

“You make what seems a simple choice: choose a man or a job or a neighborhood — and what you have chosen is not a man or a job or a neighborhood, but a life.”
— Jessamyn West

“Choice is destiny’s soul mate.”
— Sarah Ban Breathnach

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I’m thinking about rules…


“To do exactly as your neighbors do is the only sensible rule.”
— Emily Post

Do you have strong and clear definitions for what is acceptable and what is not?

Where have these rules come from? What’s the purpose of these judgments? What do they protect?

Can we explore new territory for ourselves and others by allowing and even welcoming spontaneity, exuberance and surprises?

“The idea that men are created free and equal is both true and misleading: men are created different; they lose their social freedom and their individual autonomy in seeking to become like each other.”
— David Riesman

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I’m thinking about balance…


“To do great work a man must be very idle as well as very industrious.”
— Samuel Butler

Spirit requires a balance of female and male energy, yin and yang, receptiveness and expression. Are you sensitive to intuition and inner guidance? Are you able to act on the guidance you receive? Seek to find a balance in being and doing in all areas of your life.

“The balanced energy is the birthing energy. I used to say that the birthing energy was all feminine — it’s not. You have to push and you have to be. It’s such a potent example of the dance of the feminine and masculine together, the dance that is the creative energy of life!”
— Joyce Irvine

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I’m thinking about money management…


“The person who doesn’t know where his next dollar is coming from usually doesn’t know where his last dollar went.”
— Source Unknown

To master money management, you must have the facts of how money moves through your life. We’re talking details here, for the specifics can be revealing.

If you’re struggling with your finances, keep an accurate record of your spending for at least one month. Monitor every coin. This will tell you exactly how much you spend in a month, and on what.

Once the hard data is in front of you, you will likely know what can be changed. Also be aware that just recording your expenses will greatly increase your daily awareness and intention around money.

“More than ever before, Americans are suffering from back problems: back taxes, back rent, back auto payments.”
— Robert Orben

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I’m thinking about procrastination…


“Procrastination is the art of keeping up with yesterday.”
— Don Marquis

Most of us struggle with procrastination — the ‘I’ll do it later’ syndrome. If this is one of your key time wasters, take time to become more aware of your behaviour.

  • Identify what you are procrastinating.
  • Identify why you have not done these things. Seek out your deepest reason.
  • Is there a fear underlying your reason? There is for most people.

We typically procrastinate because of unclear goals, lack of information and/or skills, fear of moving into new territory, fear of failure or success, feeling overwhelmed, lack of time due to over-commitments, poor timing, and general disorganization.

“Much of the stress that people feel doesn’t come from having too much to do. It comes from not finishing what they started.”
— David Allen

And, just for fun: “The best labor saving device is doing it tomorrow.”
— Source Unknown

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I’m thinking about excuses…


“The first and worst of all frauds is to cheat one’s self.”
— Phillip James Bailey

Are you hiding in some way from your own inner light?

I wouldn’t dream of stealing things but I do steal from my own potential. I can be a master at rationalizing, at justifying why it’s not the right time to do something challenging. My arguments seem valid but deep down, I know they’re excuses.

“The longer the excuse, the less likely it’s the truth.”
— Robert Half

“When we know deep down that we’re acting with integrity despite impulses to do otherwise, we feel gates of higher energy and inspiration open inside of us.”
— Dan Millman

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I’m thinking about a palace or a jail…


“Life does not happen to us, it happens from us.”
— Mike Wickett

Are you easily overwhelmed? If so, answer this question in your journal:

While growing up, what did you experience too much of?

Experiencing too much of something leads to feelings of overwhelm. When we’re young, overwhelm can lead us to believe that we are not capable or that we are not good enough. These are power issues.

Awareness of when we are feeling overwhelmed can help us go inside, claim our power and change our experience of any situation.

“When we know that the cause of something is in ourselves, and that we (ourselves) are one of the few things in the universe that we have the right and ability to change, we begin to get a sense of the choices we really do have, an inkling of the power we have, a feeling of being in charge… of our lives, of our future, of our dreams.”
— John-Roger and Peter McWilliams

“Be thine own palace, or the world’s thy jail.”
— John Donne

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