Courage

I began riding nearly 10 years ago as an adult. It took a lot of courage to get back onto a horse after having not ridden since I was a child. At the time I was easily 40 pounds overweight, unhealthy, and recovering from a severe case of Fibromyalgia and […]

A Thousand Serious Moves

This poem by Hafiz is a good reminder about the choices we make every day and every moment.  Do you move with the flow and appreciate where you are at any given time? … or do you feel like you have 1000 serious moves between now and happiness? […]

Persistence

You may have noticed I have had a flower theme lately. It’s such a lovely time of year with colorful blossoms everywhere. Flowers remind me of the things that we can count on in life. The beautiful things that return time after time. Just like God’s love. They […]

Grandmother’s Roses

I recall being a little girl walking through paths surrounded by flowers taller than me. Beautiful blossoms perfumed the air with their heavenly scent  as butterflies and hummingbirds fluttered about. One of the most memorable flowers were the beautiful roses climbing up trellises against the solid brick walls. […]

Thankful

Every morning when I wake up I think about what I am thankful for. I am thankful for my home and comfortable bed, for my loved ones, and for a new day. No matter the season or the weather, I am thankful for the beauty I see outside […]

Expectation

When we decide that something has to be a certain way we create suffering and disappointment. When we have rigid views of how things should be, what others should do, and what outcomes should be, our thinking is unyielding and we often create unhappiness for ourselves. Instead of finding […]

Kale and Dandelion Greens

On October 1, 2015 I began a new diet from Wellness Mama that is basically paleo in style but I still incorporate some dairy. I love this diet. It has cured many food allergies, made my nails stronger, my hair shinier, my skin better, my mood happier, my […]

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Katie Green

Doing the 21 day New Year New You Challenge was one of the best things I have done for myself in a long time. I lost a total of six pounds during the WINTER – something I thought I could never do because I normally gain in January and February. This group provided me with motivation, accountability, and a lot of helpful ideas and tips I could use to make better choices. Sonya is a great coach and I really love her positive style – she has truly helped me to jump-start my goals and get me moving in the right direction. I look forward to joining her upcoming clean eating challenge and start a new fitness program.