Beginnings and Endings: Circles of Hope

In my book “Creating Harmony From Within”, I share that my mother told me two important messages that I have found to be essential wisdom. The first was on a day that I had a big melt down. And, of course, who do you turn to… your mom, of course. I was struggling to get my fitness club up and …

Join the Journey

In this next week I am beginning a new experience. I will be renting an office from SOAR Innovations in the Daily Planet building in Chatham. This will be the first time since my accident that I will be leaving the house on a regular basis to be part of a larger community. I am excited to be part of …

Circles of Hope

One Breath ~ One Heartbeat ~ One Song Thank you to all of you who wrote me to say how moved you were by Everleigh’s story last week and all of the prayer requests I received. I tell those I meet that I have the greatest people ever that read my emails and blogs! I see our community as a Circle …

A butterfly of hope for Everleigh

This past week we had a young girl Everleigh come to our farm to watch Megan trick ride and to ride one of our horses. The look of excitement and joy on Everleigh’s face as Megan came out of the saddle and laid on the side of the horse with her arm stretched out to Aramis’ nose made my heart soar. Everleigh then had …

Thymus Tap

“My future starts when I wake up every morning. Every day I find something creative to do with my life.” – Miles Davis It is essential to stop throughout our day to check in with how we are feeling, the thoughts, emotions, and sensations that we are experiencing throughout our day to reboot our system, redirect the GPS to get …

SHIFT Happens

As you know, prior to my horseback riding accident I was a busy, predominantly left-brained, decision maker and developer. After being a Public Health Nurse for 7 years, I owned and operated the Good Life Fitness Club for Women for 10 years, and then felt called by the Spirit to be a “Messenger of Hope” in a 3-point charge and …

Just Keep Going

I was honoured to assist in a funeral of Terry, a member of one of the churches that I have been working with. I met Terry eight years ago when I filled in one Sunday at his church. I remember that day because I felt unready, anxious, self-conscious, and afraid. (You see, due to my accident I had an acquired …

Elevate Your Mood With Exercise

Today, I want to talk about the importance of physical activity. Being physically active is one of the most life changing actions that can benefit your physical, mental, and spiritual health and well-being. Why? Because exercise produces endorphins, which are natural mood enhancers that reduce stress. Too much to consider adding exercise to your routine? It’s as simple as strapping …

Taking Care of You

Today, I want to talk about the importance of taking care of…you! If you’re like me, you can be harder on yourself than you would be on anyone else. I know after my accident I couldn’t perform as I used to. Even daily routines of meals, self-care, and simple tasks overwhelmed me. I berated myself again and again because I …

Keeping the Hope in Troubling Times

This last week I heard that a friend and mentor had passed. Deep love at times reveals deep sadness, but this means we have experienced joy, too! Out of tragedy can come unexpected blessings! My accident was devastating to me. I lost all confidence. I often felt overwhelming sadness and powerlessness. People would stay away because they didn’t know what …