While studying spiritual psychology we did a creative exercise where we were given a sheet of paper with a heart and in the middle were the words “I Am.” I felt chills as I spontaneously filled in that page with more affirmations because I suddenly realized that who “I Am” is unlimited.
This sparked a habit of my declaring “I Am” statements throughout the day. I find that this simple prompt brings me back into the present moment, into the now — where the magic resides.
I thought I’d share with you who “I Am” today:
I am a deeply passionate, enthusiastic and loving being who is continually growing and learning.
I am a holistic coach and an actor. Through the years, I’ve been lucky enough to experience the gifts of some amazing teachers and directors in my life. It was their belief in me that allowed me to transcend moments of doubt and fear. Those teachers and directors taught me the strength and importance of believing in myself and to author my own story. Working as an actor, I understand the power and magnitude of the creative process. No matter how we define ourselves, I believe in our core we all deeply creative. We are all capable of authoring our own lives. I hold this vision at the center of my coaching approach.
I am here to assist people in stepping out of their old narratives, out of their comfort zones, and into their greatness. There is nothing quite like it, to see the light go on in another person’s eyes when they start to imagine a grander and truer vision for themselves. It is truly beautiful.
I am a spiritual and optimistic person with a great love for people and for the complexity of what it means to be here.
And so that is who “I Am.”
- BA Humanities/Theater, USC–Cum Laude
- Acted in many TV shows, films, commercials and on stage
- Founded Underground Asylum – an LA based theater company
- Founded And Action – a drama program for kids and teens designed to encourage creativity, self-expression and group collaboration
- Tutored children and young adults (academia and in the arts) both individually and in small groups
- Masters in Spiritual Psychology with an emphasis in Consciousness, Health and Healing – University of Santa Monica
- Advanced Professional Coaching Program SCPC – USM
- Certified in First Degree Reiki
- Studied energy healing including Meditation, EFT and the work of Donna Eden
Oh, and I am a lover of quotes. Here’s one of my favorites:
“But what if I fall? But oh, my darling, what if you fly?”Erin Hanson
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Thank you for all that you are Debra.James
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