Speaker: Deborah Demazure

Deb is a Lay Minister at First Parish in Fitchburg. Raised a Catholic, by parents who were open to questioning their faith, Deborah‘s first crisis of consciousness began after she saw Jesus Christ Superstar on Broadway when she was 19 years old. That experience sent her on the path to discovering a higher power of her own understanding and a spiritual practice that nourished her soul.

From her “born-again“ experience at a Pentecostal Charismatic church, to her vow of devotion to an American born adept of the Hindu lineage, she finally found her home in the all encompassing principles and sources of the Unitarian Universalist faith.

Deborah holds a BA in Communications, a BS in Natural Health, as well as a certificate in massage therapy from New England Institute of Whole Health. She has served as a Sunday school teacher and a Sunday school superintendent. Over the last years, she has been a regular guest speaker at several area churches.

Deborah’s real strength lies in her insatiable curiosity and study of all things spiritual and her ability to communicate what she has learned to others.

Thanks a Thousand: A Gratitude Journey

Evolutionary science has found that all humans are genetically programmed to pay attention to what goes wrong. In Paleolithic times, it had survival value. But the result of this negative bias is that we are now awash in modern day anxiety. Join us this week … read more.

What Is Love?

The word love is most often defined as a noun, yet we would all love better if we used it more deliberately as a verb. Join Deborah in honor of Valentine’s Day as she explores Bell Hooks’ book entitled ‘All About Love,’ to answer the … read more.

Exploration of the Four Agreements

Don Miguel Ruiz’s seminal book draws on the long tradition of the Toltecs, an ancient, indigenous people of Mexico, shows us how we have been “domesticated” from childhood, how these internal, guiding rules can hurt us, as we as what we can do to break … read more.

How the Forest Can Heal You

In commemoration of Earth Day, Deb introduces us to the practice of Shinrin Yoku, also known as Japanese forest bathing. A type of meditation, forest bathing reveals to us that by simply being present in the natural world – with all our senses fully alive … read more.