Debbie Jorde (website:
Author: "Eight Fingers and Eight Toes: Accepting Life's Challenges" Click here to purchase book and ebook at Amazon. Also available at Barnes and Noble and other online bookstores. Audio download available at

"Syndrome Psychology" Art Exhibit by Logan Madsen, at Art Access II April 18, 2014 6 - 9 pm

Hello friends, family and all the rest of you too

My family and I are all doing very well at this time and I hope you are as well. This spring weather is beautiful! What a great time to go to an art exhibit!

I'm excited to announce that Logan is presenting his art exhibit, "Syndrome Psychology." This has been his life's dream for many years.
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Loving Self

It is important to find joy in your life. The first step is to love yourself. Learning to love yourself is a step by step process. This is a 1 min video clip taken from my talk "Succeed with Life's Challenges" that shows the first step I took when learning to love myself. My wish is for all people to learn to love themselves and find the joy that is available in life.

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Talk: Succeed with Life's Challenges. Wed, Nov 20, Holladay Library,

Hello friends and family!
Thanksgiving time is a time for appreciation. I am appreciating the many friends and family who have supported me through in my life and for the opportunity to share the insights I have gained from overcoming and succeeding with my challenges.
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Talk: Wed, Nov 20, 2013, 7 pm, Holladay Library: "Succeed in Overcoming Challenges"

Hi all,
Happy fall! I hope you are enjoying cooler weather and fall colors
I have scheduled another talk for Nov 20, 2013, Wednesday, at 7 pm, at the Holladay Library. The title of my talk is "Success in Overcoming Challenges" Following my talk ...
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Oct 3, Holladay Library, Debbie Presents "Accept and Overcome Life's Challenges"

Hello friends, family and public,

I hope you are enjoying the last days of summer and looking forward to fall and cooler weather. I'm wishing you good health and happiness. I'm happy to say that I am enjoying all of the above

It's been too long since I gave a talk in a public setting which isn't a medical place, so I'm now scheduled to give a talk at the Holladay library on Thurs, Oct 3 at 7. Here is a link with the libraries location and phone information:  
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Transformation of Two Lives...Be Inspired to Overcome Challenges...1 Min Video

Hi friends, family and all people who are reading my blog,

Heather and Logan continue to inspire and amaze many people as they overcome their challenges and use their talents to inspire people everywhere. Heather continues to read enlightening books and write her insights for future talks and future publications. Logan is painting a collection of works for his next exhibit, "Syndrome Psychology" to be seen in ...
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3 Magic Steps to Accepting Challenges, The First Step in Overcoming Challenges

Hello everyone, As I hear the personal stories of overcoming challenges I regularly hear the words "First I had to accept what was happening" This is my experience too, and the theme of my talk and book

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Overcoming Challenges...I Stopped Drinking Diet Soda! I Stopped Aspartame! Stop Unhealthy Habit!

Making healthy choices is a goal I've been focusing on much of my life. However, for 36 years there was this one area....drinking way too much diet soda....that was way out of line with that goal. Some days I drank 1 to 2 liters a day! I felt like a slave! Well...I'm happy to say I gave it up! No more diet soda for me! It's been 5 months and I haven't had one drop! I've been drinking sparkling water, sometimes with a squeeze of lemon, and filtered water. For a sweeter treat, I enjoy decaffeinated hazelnut coffee ... << MORE >>

Heather Madsen Presents: "Living Beyond a Collection of Symptoms"

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Talk by Heather Madsen, U of U Integrative Health Education,Thursday, March 7th at 7:00 PM University of Utah ~ Social Work Building ~ 395 South 1500 East ~ Room 134

Hello friends and family,
I am excited to inform you that Heather is the main speaker at a meeting for SHIM-Spiritual Healing in Medicine, on March 7 at 7 pm. Her talk is transformational! I'm sure you will be greatly rewarded by attending Heather's inspiring presentation. We're looking forward to seeing you there.

Below is the address:

Integrative Health Educational Meeting
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Seeing Beyond Appearances: Is What You See What You Get? by Heather Madsen BS

Hi friends and family,

Heather spoke recently at the Inner Light Center. Her talk was transformational for many people. She talked about seeing beyond appearances and how she sees the beauty in everything and feels only love. I'm excited about sharing her talk with you. I believe you will enjoy it very much. Please share her talk with everyone you know who you will think will benefit from hearing it. Heather enjoys making a positive difference in people's lives. She is speaking at SHIM: Spiritual Healing in Medicine on March 7, 2013 at 7 pm ...
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Book Sale: "Eight Fingers and Eight Toes" $9.99 by Seller DJ Exclusive

Hi everyone,
Happy New Year! Thank you to all of you who have supported me in many ways with the creation of my book "Eight Fingers and Eight Toes: Accepting Life's Challenges" I appreciate all of you!

Seller DJ Exclusive is selling signed copies of my book on for $9.99 for a limited time. Please share this information with your friends and family members who may be interested. Making a positive difference in people's lives makes each day ...
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Exercises for All Ages Teens to Seniors Low Impact etc. Debbie Jorde, AFAA Certified Instructor

Hi family, friends and all who see this post,
We all know that being as healthy as possible increases our quality of life. I've recorded several videos which can be used by people of all ages. They include low-impact aerobics done both with and with-out light weights, weights for upper body toning and strengthening, ABS and lower back, and finally 10 minutes of stretching. Each video is recorded as a separate class so you can easily find the type of exercise you're desiring.  These exercises can be done in your home, office, or hotel room when you're ...
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Class 2: Low-Impact Aerobics Cardio Teens to Seniors, Exercise at Home, AFAA Certified Instructor, Debbie Jorde, 60 Min Cardio

Class 2 Low Impact Aerobics Class

Hi family, friends and all people who see this post,

I filmed a second Low-Impact aerobics class for you to enjoy using for your exercise. This class can be done in your home, hotel room, or office. This video contains an introduction ...
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Lo-Impact Aerobics Class for Cardio Exercise at Home with Debbie Jorde, AFAA Certified Instructor

Hi friends, family and all other people who see this blog,

We all know exercise is important for our physical, emotional, and spiritual well-being.  I was fortunate to have been attracted to being physically active since childhood, so staying active has been easier for me than for many people.   Over 30 years ago I made the decision to teach aerobics.   I saw it as a good opportunity to stay healthy and get paid to exercise.   I also liked removing the element of possible procrastination.   Now 30 years later, ...

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Heather speaking at the Inner Light Center Sunday Oct 21, SLC, UT

George Garff, one of the ministers at the Inner Light Center, 4408 So. 500 E., SLC, UT,  called Heather and asked her to talk on Sunday, Oct 21, 2012.  He said that a couple of the other ministers and women asked if he would be okay with sharing his talking time on Sunday the 21st with her.  Heather told him she would be happy to talk.  
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Context Important for People with Autism, by Heather Madsen, BS

Heather spoke about the importance of Context in the lives of people with autism at the kick off for "Autism Speaks". Following is a 3 min summary of her talk and below the written summary.

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Living my Best Day with MS, Debbie Jorde Shares Insights into Overcoming Challenges

Diagnosed with MS 3 years ago, I've gained insights into making each day my best day. Balance and rest are my key focuses.
 My greatest obstacle is over-achievement, which causes imbalance with my other goals. With balance as my main focus, I'm carefully planning my days, weeks and months to include regular exercise, a healthy ...
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Bonneville Salt Flats: Debbie Jorde Enjoying Sights of SLC with Heather and Logan Madsen

Friday, May 18, 2012, Heather, Logan and I set out on our first adventure of many proposed future adventures to explore the sights and places that Salt Lake City and neighboring cities and states offer. We drove to the Bonneville Salt Flats. We had a wonderful time! I commented to Heather and Logan, "Sometimes I feel like we're the three musketeers! It's a nice thought." We enjoyed each other's company during the drive talking about whatever came to our minds.  

We were impressed with the Bonneville Salt Flats. I had to keep reminding myself that I was looking at salt flats and not a sandy beach. I learned that that Salt Flats span over 30,000 acres. Speed Week is held in mid August and World of Speed is held in mid September. Perhaps we will go see a race for a future activity  

Having driven for 2 hours, we decided to drive another 15 minutes to Wendover, Neveda for a bite to eat and some more fun. We enjoyed eating breakfast foods for dinner and acting as a team to play digital poker. We played on $20 for 1 1/2 hrs. We were so happy to be having some fun! Physical and emotional challenges use so much of our time and energy, sometimes we don't plan enough activities to have fun. After several years of projects that took a lot of my time and energy, my new project is to create more fun times with Heather and Logan. So far we are planning on spending every other Friday to see the sights. Our next destination is Thanksgiving Point

Spending quality time with my friends and family has always been my heart's desire. Now, after years of creating an art business for Logan, building my salon, and writing and publishing my book, I'm making it a priority!
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Videos of Talks: Tools and Insights into Communication through Experiences with Autism, with Debbie Jorde, Heather and Logan Madsen.

Heather, Logan and I presented our talks, "Insights into Communication Through Experiences with Autism, at the SLC Library on Mar. 1, 2012. We enjoyed sharing some of our tools and insights into communication with our audience and would like to share videos and a summary of our tools with you here. Using these tools can make a dramatic difference in communicating more clearly, and producing richer, more rewarding relationships. We hope you enjoy our presentation! Thank you!

“Insights into Communication through Experiences with Autism” by Debbie Jorde 


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