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Coffee Break with Miss Debbie

66 EpisodesProduced by Debbie WiensWebsite

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 f… read more

66 Episodes | 2020 - 2022

Injustice in the World of Reviews

May 16th, 2022


Act Justly, Love Mercy, Walk Humbly with your God, in business. 

Thimbelina Re-Visited

April 25th, 2022


I can learn lessons from any human beings, fiction or non fiction. Three Life lessons from inside the thimble.

Tutu Day and So Much More!

April 16th, 2022


With  labor shortages nation wide, dance studios are also effected. Join me for a little chat about what my short staffing looks like.

Thimbelina, Ballerina

April 5th, 2022


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?

WORK Give it a try.

March 23rd, 2022


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 …

Everything is Negotiable

January 17th, 2022


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.

Share Your Pretzels

January 11th, 2022


As we enter 2022 with bright optimism, here are a few tips to make the your world a better place, 

Choose Joy Tigger

December 16th, 2021


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?  

Possibilities From the 100 Hundred Acre Wood

December 3rd, 2021


Where is the edge and who told you it was there? Let's not let Eorye decide what we can and cannot do.

Piglet and Pooh

November 16th, 2021


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! 

Cute Life in the Studio and Other Cute Things That Happen to Me

October 30th, 2021


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 …

Art, Identity and the People We Reach

October 21st, 2021


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 …

Life Lessons From Dance Class Re-released.

October 14th, 2021


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 …

Coffee Break with Miss Debbie and Company 2 of 2

October 11th, 2021


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.

Coffee Break with Miss Debbie and Company -Part 1 of 2

October 10th, 2021


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 …


July 16th, 2021


When opportunities for unpleasant encounters arise, what will you do? Here's a great tip to apply every time! 

Practical Concepts to Remain Unstuck.. Again!

July 14th, 2021


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.

Final Call Number 50

July 13th, 2021


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.

It Takes Grit

July 8th, 2021


It may sound old fashioned, but studio ownership or any business ownership takes loyalty, hard work, honesty and down right grit.

Art for the Senses

July 2nd, 2021


Let's create and produce art for the fully human experience called life.


June 20th, 2021


For you and for your clients, is the glass half empty or half full? What is actually in the glass? 


June 13th, 2021


Reviews have become a part of our culture for better or worse. Gossip, communication, disgruntled people, differing perspective. Can you maneuver …

The 2020, 20

June 6th, 2021


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!   

Grace and Rules that Suck

May 30th, 2021


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 …

Doggy Bag

May 23rd, 2021


When it comes to life lessons, you need not look far. They could be as close as the trail in front of you. Cheers!

Idols Living Rent Free

May 16th, 2021


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 …

The Rhododendron

May 10th, 2021


More true and silly dance studio stories with Miss Debbie

The Power Of A Bad Report

May 2nd, 2021


Why does it seem like bad news spreads faster than good news? Because unfortunately, that's what some folks find most interesting. With self …

Listen to Quiet Waters

April 26th, 2021


When everything and perhaps everyone around you becomes chaotic, you are not required to participate. Practice listening to quiet waters instead. 

Breaking the Comfort Zone Barriers

April 19th, 2021


As familiar and comfortable as that old box is that you are living in, it longer fits. You are going to have to move.

Bridging 3

April 12th, 2021


Let's avoid eating conspiracy meat. It doesn't taste good and it lacks nutrition! 

Just Say No and Make it Stick

April 5th, 2021


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 …

Miss Debbie's Recommended Reading

March 28th, 2021


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.

More Bridging Please!

March 23rd, 2021


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 …

Keep Bridging!

March 15th, 2021


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. 

Pragmatic Artistry: So, You're An Artist. Work With It.

March 8th, 2021


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. …

Three Abbreviations That May Help You Make It Through The Day.

March 1st, 2021


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, …

Dance Studio Hospitality

February 22nd, 2021


Just a little whimsy for the end of February. How hospitable are you at your dance studio? 

Pastoring the Artist Part 4 The Heart

February 16th, 2021


When creating and sharing our art with the world, let's generously give it from a pure heart. 

Pastoring the Artist Part 3

February 7th, 2021


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 …

Vulnerable and Real Art

February 1st, 2021


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. 

Well That Wasn't Fun!

January 26th, 2021


You thought 2020 was crazy? Have I got news for you.

Stepping Into 2021

January 4th, 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 …

Pastoring the Artist Part 2

December 27th, 2020


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.

3 Life Lessons to Make Through the Holidays.

December 22nd, 2020


Get your holiday podcast snack and enjoy the things that really matter this season.

The Hallmark Christmas Edition

December 16th, 2020


When I cannot travel, (Thank you virus) I let my imagination run away with me.

Pastoring the Artist 1

December 1st, 2020


Let's start a conversation that brings validation and permission to the God designed artistic human. Why don't I seem to fit?

3 Little Seeds

November 30th, 2020


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 …

Life Lessons Regarding Your Calling

November 21st, 2020


Instead of wasting time convincing others of what you are called to do, why not just confidently do it?

Contemplative Coping Part 2 -Fruits of Contemplation

November 19th, 2020


Let prayer be your completion in our 3 part emotional processing.

Breath of the Spirit

November 16th, 2020


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. 

Contemplative Coping

November 5th, 2020


My three most effective coping tools have been contemplation, journaling and prayer. These tools are now more powerful than ever in these crazy times …


November 2nd, 2020


Since perfect does not exist in the real world I suggest we take a step away and just celebrate what we've got!,

Learn, Discern, Be Stern.

October 29th, 2020


3 Life lessons to get you through your life. Put your foot down and don't budge on this one.  

Fear Causes Irrational Behavior

October 26th, 2020


Let's not let fear rob us of any precious treasures God is placing before us. 

Swing Shift

October 24th, 2020


As important as what you do "on the clock" is how you spend your off time in preparation for greater efficiency and effectiveness.

Scary Story Time With Miss Debbie

October 23rd, 2020


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".

SO MANY Life Lessons From the Littles

October 22nd, 2020


With children, it's not just dance. We have so much more to learn. Just ask the 6 year olds. 

On Being Offended in 10 Minutes or Less

October 16th, 2020


In this season of experts, busybodies and self righteousness, let's be more forgiving, shall we?

Episode 1 - Introduction

October 15th, 2020


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!

3 Life Lessons From the Dog Park

October 14th, 2020


Some of the most practical wisdom you can gain is probably over at the dog park.    

Life Lessons From Dance Class

October 10th, 2020


From the series "3 Life Lessons to Get You Through the Day", the dance segment.

Gratitude Unlimited

October 9th, 2020


A joyful, gracious atmosphere must be intentionally fostered.

Coffee Break With Miss Debbie

September 27th, 2020


A blend of Faith, Art and Studio Life create interesting subject matter over which we may "spill the tea together". Your feedback is welcome.

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