“Where are You Christmas, Why Can’t I Find You?”

Dear Wellness Seekers:

When I was a child, Christmas was a time of wonder and surprise. Relatives joined us for lunch at our house and the merriment was audible. The family gathered for the purpose of well-wishes and happiness. Now, this year, I ask, “Where are You Christmas, Why Can’t I Find You?”

Dreaded Phone Calls

I got one of those phone calls that I dread. My brother told me that my nephew Steve had died from COVID. My heart sank and my soul cried. How could this happen? Steve was 54, a good man, and a wonderful father. He developed MS many years ago, and his doctors advised him not to get the COVID vaccinations due to his compromised immune system. They were afraid that the vaccines would affect his health — but not getting the vaccines took his life. There is no winning when it comes to COVID.

I used to babysit Steve and his two sisters. The three were rascals and he was their leader, but he was always a kind older brother. Steve was a big guy with a huge heart. I loved him so much.

Get Vaccinated!

PLEASE give yourself a gift of life this Christmas by getting vaccinated, and get the booster, too. Forget all those conspiracy theories and lies that you’ve heard about the virus. In reality, over 800,000 people have died from COVID. Now, that number includes my nephew Steve. I will always remember his smile.

Peace to you, Steve, and know that I will love you forever.


Alexis Acker-Halbur is an award-winning author and medical miracle. Child abuse made her seriously ill and put her in harm’s way many times. She survived and shares her experiences and tools with women and men who have been traumatized. To order her book, Never Give Up: Break the Connection Between Stress and Illnessclick here, or her newly published fictional novel, THE BEAR: In the Middle of Between click here.


Let There Be Light

Merry Christmas, Friends:

This week I’ve been staying in the moment and finding unbelievable light and joy. Sure there are a lot of things that make me sad, but I also know that I can only help this world if I’m at my best. And why not right now? This very moment. It’s all I have — but it’s enough.

After beating cancer a friend of mine told me she knew I was healing because the sparkle was back in my eyes. What a wonderful thing to say. I could feel the sparkle as it raced through my veins. It continues to do so as I devote my life helping others resolve their traumas.

A spark is all that’s needed. One tiny spark of enlightenment, a spark of genius, a spark that fuels our bodies with immense love and caring. That one spark that lightens our loads and helps us get through the day. Where does it come from? Where can you find it?

Like a lighthouse, we each have a light within us. It’s up to us to light the way for ourselves and others. Take this holiday season to refuel your light so you can shine beyond the darkness. Get some rest and relaxation, enjoy time with others, make time for yourself, listen to the music of the season, and share your light with the world.

Let there be healing, peaceful light today and always!lighthouse-925314__340[1]

Merry Christmas to all!!!