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Coffee Break with Miss Debbie

Coffee Break with Miss Debbie

By Debbie Wiens
Debbie Wiens is an author, blogger, wife, mother and also a Dance Studio Owner for 25 yrs! She has mentored and trained thousands of students and friends over the years. She carries and immense wealth of wisdom and experience.. She is a great inspirational communicator and many will appreciate her fun dry sense of humor.
Debbie will cover various topics such as how to run a successful business, the do's + don'ts, great stories as well as failures and valuable lessons learned. Some episodes will just be lighthearted entertaining fun stories. Blending Faith, Art + Studio Life!
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More Steps to Recovery! New and Improved.
As a dance teacher who works with many adorable Pre-Schoolers, I have simplified our steps to recovery by making them rhyme for you. If the  3 and 4 year old children can get it then so can we. Here's to a better week!
August 16, 2022
Next Steps in the Journey
Thank you for joining me as I travel the next few steps in the journey I have recently been podcasting about. It's not truly perfect but it's truly human. 
July 31, 2022
To Prune or Not to Prune.
To prune or not to prune, that is the question. I dare to say, more often than not, prune away!
July 26, 2022
That's Crazy!
We all know that the world is pretty upside down, but still there are days when I am completely caught off  guard and I am left thinking, "Wow, That IS CRAZY!" Listen along and please tell me if I am wrong.
July 21, 2022
Burn Out Part 2
When we are completely spent, we don't need any heady, heavy material to study. We need rest and relief. Here's to 14 minutes  of recovery encouragement.
July 06, 2022
From the Blog "The Sadness"
Taken from a recent blog, I am simply sharing my honest and open experience with burn out.
June 17, 2022
Who's in Charge Anyway?
It's picture week, recital week and celebration week but let's make sure we know who is supposed to be in charge at the end of the day.
June 16, 2022
No, The Grass is NOT Always Greener on the Other Side.
It's that time of year when our dancers start getting "antsy" and instead of expressing appropriate gratitude for a year well spent they start looking at the green, green grass on the lawn of the dance school up the street.  
June 06, 2022
Injustice in the World of Reviews
Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly with your God, in business. 
May 16, 2022
Thimbelina Re-Visited
I can learn lessons from any human beings, fiction or non fiction. Three Life lessons from inside the thimble.
April 25, 2022
Tutu Day and So Much More!
With  labor shortages nation wide, dance studios are also effected. Join me for a little chat about what my short staffing looks like.
April 16, 2022
Thimbelina, Ballerina
Introducing the newest character from bedtime stories with Miss Debbie. As she sat in her tiny thimble of a life, she cried. Why, why didn't the rest of the world pause and clap for her?
April 05, 2022
WORK Give it a try.
As a writer who is a little too young for Baby Boomer perspective, a little too old for Gen X perspective and definitely too old for Millennial perspective, I have some thoughts on the self care generation and the work ethic within. 
March 23, 2022
Everything is Negotiable
I suppose this is my version of "Choose your battles" but I find that these days, everything in dance and at the studio is negotiable. Often, it is much easier to just change.
January 17, 2022
Share Your Pretzels
As we enter 2022 with bright optimism, here are a few tips to make the your world a better place, 
January 11, 2022
Choose Joy Tigger
I have settled on the character from the 100 Acre Wood that I will most identify with in the Christmas season. Won't you join me, and choose joy?  
December 16, 2021
Possibilities From the 100 Hundred Acre Wood
Where is the edge and who told you it was there? Let's not let Eorye decide what we can and cannot do.
December 03, 2021
Piglet and Pooh
With this blustery change of seasons and moods, here's to a simple yet profound time of gatherings with a few insights from Winnie the Pooh and Piglet too. Blessings! 
November 16, 2021
Cute Life in the Studio and Other Cute Things That Happen to Me
Just a few moments in the life of a dance teacher. With all that sass and all that cuteness packed into one space, we have to call on our dance super power to make it through the day. Join me for 11 minutes as I give you a little snapshot of how it's done. 
October 30, 2021
Art, Identity and the People We Reach
We artists express out of who we are and where our identity lies. Let's encourage each other to create and live from a true, solid and healthy place. Art speaks and what we say, matters!
October 21, 2021
Life Lessons From Dance Class Re-released.
Getting back to the basics for the greatest results in your class and the greatest success in your day. So glad to be back with you all and so glad for the great engagements. God bless! 
October 14, 2021
Coffee Break with Miss Debbie and Company 2 of 2
In part 2 we welcome Olivia, Mishaela and Elena to the podcast. These dancers love to giggle out loud while they punch you right in the gut with the truth. So get ready to laugh and learn.
October 11, 2021
Coffee Break with Miss Debbie and Company -Part 1 of 2
Sit back, listen in and enjoy as we welcome Emerge Dance Company members Addy, Eleanor and Noelle to the show. What an inspiration these 3 are! This is a dose of insight from some remarkable teens we can all benefit from for sure.
October 10, 2021
When opportunities for unpleasant encounters arise, what will you do? Here's a great tip to apply every time! 
July 16, 2021
Practical Concepts to Remain Unstuck.. Again!
The way we speak and think directly effects the level of freedom at which we live. Let's get out of the mud and stay out permanently.
July 14, 2021
Final Call Number 50
Before we go, here are a few tips in keeping your artistic inspiration fresh as you continue to create, innovate and change the world around you.
July 13, 2021
It Takes Grit
It may sound old fashioned, but studio ownership or any business ownership takes loyalty, hard work, honesty and down right grit.
July 08, 2021
Art for the Senses
Let's create and produce art for the fully human experience called life.
July 02, 2021
For you and for your clients, is the glass half empty or half full? What is actually in the glass? 
June 20, 2021
Reviews have become a part of our culture for better or worse. Gossip, communication, disgruntled people, differing perspective. Can you maneuver through the mess without taking it personally and ending up in a puddle of tears? Learn to sort out the constructive from the garbage and laugh as often as possible! 
June 13, 2021
The 2020, 20
Like so many, did the stay at home orders make you a little lethargic and puffy? You are certainly not alone! Here are a few tips to get your mind in the right place and your body feeling better. Cheers!   
June 06, 2021
Grace and Rules that Suck
One of my Covid observations is that when rule and guidelines are given some people will crawl inside the guideline box with no intention of ever coming out. Others even after 14 months may not have noticed that there ever were any guidelines......As per my last email.
May 30, 2021
Doggy Bag
When it comes to life lessons, you need not look far. They could be as close as the trail in front of you. Cheers!
May 23, 2021
Idols Living Rent Free
The sought after space of your brain is only shared at a premium price. Allowing  a worthless idol to settle in for the duration of the lease is like money down the drain. Let's talk about it!  
May 16, 2021
The Rhododendron
More true and silly dance studio stories with Miss Debbie
May 10, 2021
The Power Of A Bad Report
Why does it seem like bad news spreads faster than good news? Because unfortunately, that's what some folks find most interesting. With self discipline and recognition, we can stop this unfruitful trend in it's tracks!   
May 02, 2021
Listen to Quiet Waters
When everything and perhaps everyone around you becomes chaotic, you are not required to participate. Practice listening to quiet waters instead. 
April 26, 2021
Breaking the Comfort Zone Barriers
As familiar and comfortable as that old box is that you are living in, it longer fits. You are going to have to move.  
April 19, 2021
Bridging 3
Let's avoid eating conspiracy meat. It doesn't taste good and it lacks nutrition! 
April 12, 2021
Just Say No and Make it Stick
As a dance studio or small business owner, it is one thing to create your policies and guidelines. It quite another to enforce them. Together, let's grow in sticking to our guns and gaining respect. 
April 05, 2021
Easter Stories With Miss Debbie
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
Just, happy Easter to you!
April 03, 2021
Miss Debbie's Recommended Reading
Each of us is forever the student. The way we use our free time directly effects how productive we will be in our career path. Keep reading and be choosey about what you read. This week I am sharing some good reads.
March 28, 2021
More Bridging Please!
Many of the issues we find ourselves disagreeing over these days are really not that difficult at the end of the day. Call me simple minded if you like because I am in fact, pretty simple minded but I personally find the simple things refreshing. Jesus encourages us to be innocent and child like in our faith. We can learn SO MUCH from the children.
March 23, 2021
Keep Bridging!
The world needs the artistic thinker RIGHT NOW! It's a new world and we must build more bridges between the artists and the community at large. 
March 15, 2021
Pragmatic Artistry: So, You're An Artist. Work With It.
Celebrating the first 30 episodes of Coffee Break With Miss Debbie, today we discuss right and left brain art and the genius of blending the two. Join the conversation as we explore the problem solving art in the middle of a global pandemic.
March 08, 2021
Three Abbreviations That May Help You Make It Through The Day.
TYGO, PITA, BB may only be terms used in the tiny world of Miss Debbie speak, but you are more than welcome to use them as they may just help you make it through the day. You must not be a BB or a PITA but as a leader, you will sometimes need to practice TYGO. 
March 01, 2021
Dance Studio Hospitality
Just a little whimsy for the end of February. How hospitable are you at your dance studio? 
February 22, 2021
Pastoring the Artist Part 4 The Heart
When creating and sharing our art with the world, let's generously give it from a pure heart. 
February 16, 2021
Pastoring the Artist Part 3
The fun is in the messy creativity. The mature responsibility is in pulling substance out of the mess and bringing artistic product of value to bless our culture and those around us.
February 07, 2021
Vulnerable and Real Art
The art God has given us to share with the world comes from who we are on the inside. The ups, the downs. All of it, can become rich and real art to touch the world. 
February 01, 2021
Well That Wasn't Fun!
You thought 2020 was crazy? Have I got news for you.
January 26, 2021
Well That Wasn't Fun!
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
You all thought 2020 was crazy? Have I got news for you.
January 26, 2021
Stepping Into 2021
We may not be  getting a "clean slate" on which to launch this new year. Some of our communication seems about as clear as mud in this crazy year, but our hearts are in the right place and we are slipping and sliding forward.
January 04, 2021
Pastoring the Artist Part 2
Times are tough. We look forward to the new year and we need the artists to nurture their creativity and arise with problem solving fresh ideas.
December 27, 2020
3 Life Lessons to Make Through the Holidays.
Get your holiday podcast snack and enjoy the things that really matter this season.
December 22, 2020
Christmas Hallmark Edition (Spotify)
Episodes with music are only available on Spotify.
When I cannot travel (thank you virus) I let my imagination run away with me.
December 16, 2020
The Hallmark Christmas Edition
When I cannot travel, (Thank you virus) I let my imagination run away with me.
December 16, 2020
Pastoring the Artist 1
Let's start a conversation that brings validation and permission to the God designed artistic human. Why don't I seem to fit?
December 01, 2020
3 Little Seeds
Expanding our series on 3 Life Lessons to Help You Make it Through the Day, 3 Little Seeds offers tiny things you can do to gain big results in brightening your friendships today. 
November 30, 2020
Life Lessons Regarding Your Calling
Instead of wasting time convincing others of what you are called to do, why not just confidently do it?
November 21, 2020
Contemplative Coping Part 2 -Fruits of Contemplation
Let prayer be your completion in our 3 part emotional processing.
November 19, 2020
Breath of the Spirit
You may be trying to simply catch your breath as you drown in the sea of judgement that is this 2020 season. You are not alone. 
November 16, 2020
Contemplative Coping
My three most effective coping tools have been contemplation, journaling and prayer. These tools are now more powerful than ever in these crazy times so I would like to share these possibilities with you. 
November 05, 2020
Since perfect does not exist in the real world I suggest we take a step away and just celebrate what we've got!,
November 02, 2020
Learn, Discern, Be Stern.
3 Life lessons to get you through your life. Put your foot down and don't budge on this one.  
October 29, 2020
Fear Causes Irrational Behavior
Let's not let fear rob us of any precious treasures God is placing before us. 
October 26, 2020
Swing Shift
As important as what you do "on the clock" is how you spend your off time in preparation for greater efficiency and effectiveness.
October 24, 2020
Scary Story Time With Miss Debbie
Although I personally have never watched a horror movie, my studio life can be just a frightening as the next persons so in the spirit of October I bring you "Thrills and Chills of Studio Life".
October 23, 2020
SO MANY Life Lessons From the Littles
With children, it's not just dance. We have so much more to learn. Just ask the 6 year olds. 
October 22, 2020
On Being Offended in 10 Minutes or Less
In this season of experts, busybodies and self righteousness, let's be more forgiving, shall we?
October 16, 2020
Episode 1 - Introduction
Whether we are drinking coffee together or "spilling the tea", let's grow together with bits of wisdom that I have gathered throughout the saga that is my dance studio life. Cheers!
October 15, 2020
3 Life Lessons From the Dog Park
Some of the most practical wisdom you can gain is probably over at the dog park.    
October 14, 2020
Life Lessons From Dance Class
From the series "3 Life Lessons to Get You Through the Day", the dance segment.
October 10, 2020
Gratitude Unlimited
A joyful, gracious atmosphere must be intentionally fostered.
October 09, 2020
Podcast Snacks
Fuel the Emotions
October 09, 2020