Paddle On

  “There is nothing — absolutely nothing — half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats. In or out of ’em, it doesn’t matter. Nothing seems really to matter, that’s the charm of it. Whether you get away, or whether you don’t; whether you arrive […]

In the Ocean of Being

Each of us is like a wave riding upon the ocean, retaining a sense of unique identity, yet the ocean is the collective whole, the source from which we all come. Each life is a unique wave flowing on the surface in its own space, time, and place. Yet we […]

The Return to My Creative Self

I have decided that I need to be much more creative. That I need to return to that joyous feeling of creating without expectation. I want to play with clay, paint, and beads. I want to dance, sing, play instruments, write poems, and share my story through art. […]

Tomato and Basil Salad

I am going to a summer potluck today and wanted to bring a dish to pass. I decided to choose something where all of the ingredients are sold in the grocery store at room temperature. That way I don’t have to worry about keeping it cold. Tomato and […]

A Weekend in Holly

I just had a fun weekend visit to Holly, Michigan. We stayed at the Holly Crossing Bed and Breakfast where our hosts were gracious, the room comfortable, and the breakfast was just right. It was a relaxing place to stay and we enjoyed talking with the owners who had many […]

Write Now

✔️ Best advice for writers: “Finish. Don’t keep tinkering with the same book for years. Put it aside and start another one. You won’t improve as a writer by writing the same book over and over.” – Melissa Lenhardt

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? […]

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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.