Hi, I’m Deb Timmerman


I help those who are tired and overwhelmed understand stress and teach them to use natural tools to recover.

Learn to activate the body's natural healing potential (Reflexology) with evidence-based tools, strategies and products; Take control of stress, the biggest factor to influence our level of health and wellness. 

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photo of woman smiling with a coffee cup in front of her
Hi, I’m Deb Timmerman


I help those who are tired and overwhelmed understand stress and give them the tools to recover.

I impart valuable knowledge to individuals on effectively handling stress, overcoming obstacles, and adapting to adverse circumstances. Through my dedication to professional development, I have obtained multiple certifications in stress and resilience training, culminating in my recognition as a Diplomate by the American Institute of Stress.

logos of the many certifications Deb has for helping her patients deal with and manage stress effectively

“Stress is the root of illness. It acts like a tourniquet around the weakest part of the body.” ~ Sande Rosen

Unmanaged stress is the leading cause of physical and mental health issues: 75-90% of physician visits are stress-related (source stress.org)

Stress is a pre-pandemic problem, accelerated by rapid change and
uncertainty. It is affecting our health, our families, and the workplace.
• In a normal year 1 in 5 will suffer a mental health issue
• 40% reported feeling burned out, 65% say stress is impacting work
• Only 19% of full-time employees sought care from a mental health care professional
• Fewer than 3% engage with their EAP (lyrahealth.com) 

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The Less Stress in Life Mission

Providing a diverse range of avenues for both individuals and groups to alleviate stress and bolster resilience. Our offerings include revitalizing de-stress sessions, comprehensive training, personalized mentoring, and engaging speaking engagements.

De-Stress Sessions

Need to unwind and relax?

De-Stress Sessions, offer restorative reflexology and Healing Touch techniques to help clear your mind, restore balance to the body, and re-energize.



Empower yourself with essential tools to effectively manage stress

Our training programs equip you with self-regulation techniques and strategies to enhance your composure in high-pressure situations, both beforehand and afterwards.



Seeking a captivating speaker for your upcoming conference or event?

Look no further. I have been invited to share my insights and expertise on stress and resilience with diverse organizations, including, multiple Chambers of Commerce, the Great Lakes Ice Cream and Fast Food Association, and the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services.



Ditch old patterns of stress once and for all with our personalized mentoring program.

Our expert guidance empowers you to seize control of stress and make sustainable lifestyle changes that will transform your life.


Try a Masterclass!

Change your relationship with stress in just 4 weeks!

Leave with tools and strategies you can use immediately to decrease stress.


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Are you tired of getting the same disappointing results from doing the same old thing? It's time to break the cycle and level up your stress management skills for lasting change.

But first, it's crucial to assess how stress is affecting your life, as everyone's relationship with stress is unique. That's why we offer the Stress and Well-Being Assessment (SWBA), which evaluates four essential dimensions of well-being: stress management, adaptability, resilience, and emotional vitality.

By taking the SWBA, you'll gain valuable insights to determine the best path forward for you. We'll use your scores to guide you towards the most effective training or mentoring program and to track your progress as you grow and improve.

Don't settle for the same old results - let's start making real change happen.

Katie Burd
Katie Burd
Working with Deb was amazing! I was struggling with issues related to anxiety and insomnia. We met for several months via zoom since I don't live very close. She helped me learn tools & breathing techniques like I'd never learned before. They allowed me to relax and press a reset. She is the most caring lady and she truly wants to help people feel better. If you need help with issues related to stress, overwhelm, anxiety or relaxation, you will NOT be disappointed.
Jeremiah Keeler
Jeremiah Keeler
Deb has been great to work with and is extremely knowledgeable! She cares about her customers and is an expert in what she does.

“When I met Deb, I was experiencing the most difficult thing I personally had ever gone through in my life. I wanted to understand myself better, and how the brain and heart ties into it all. I’ve learned so much about myself, what leads to anxiety attacks, stress, depression, and how it can overcome you. How adverse childhood experiences growing up impact who you are today. I went from depleting emotions like depression, agitation to renewing emotions like gratitude, compassion, joy, and thankfulness. I learned quick coherence techniques working on breathing and how to live in the present more. Anyone going through a tough time, I highly recommend Deb Timmerman. She will change your life forever in a positive way!”

- Eric K

"My life was stressful, but I wasn't dealing with it effectively, I was frustrated and overwhelmed. Deb and I met for 13 sessions where I learned how my brain works and she taught me several stress management tools and techniques. This helped me go from high stress and low energy to low stress and high energy levels. What a dramatic improvement in a short period of time! I will be forever grateful that a friend introduced me to Deb. If you are overwhelmed by stress, please schedule a consultation with Deb to learn more about her groundbreaking approach to stress management. You will be pleased you did!"

-Alix C

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I’ve been in your shoes. My story may not be the same as yours, but I understand how easy it is to go down the stress and burnout path. I have done it multiple times.  Recognizing and breaking those patterns changed my health, my relationships, and my life, so I’m passionate about sharing this health education with others.   

I live in West Michigan and share life with my husband, our blended family of 5 adult children, 11 delightful grandkids (ranging in age from babies to college age), and two Jack Russell rescues - Grizz and Sarah. Coco. In my leisure time, you can catch me cruising around the lake, cooking, hanging out with my grandkids, or golfing. I am a bit of a science geek and enjoy being a life-long learner! I love to follow stress science and the studies that explore the enormous potential of the human body to heal itself.