Entries by Vonie

A War Between Body, Mind, and Spirit

The day I started to write this blog post, it was with shaky hands and feeling as if I had just left a battlefield. The battle began when Melisa Pierce, my Equine Gestalt teacher and mentor, took me through a Gestalt coaching session where I landed smack dab in the middle of a battlefield between […]

8 Strategies to Reset Your Health Post Halloween

As someone who spent her entire life working towards health and wellness only to be diagnosed with Lymphoma in 2019, you might think that I’d have the mindset of “well, if taking care of myself got me this, then why do I work so hard at it?” It also dawned on me that if I […]

Agreements With Self

Earlier today, I read a quick post about how our relationships rest on a foundation of trust, and it got me thinking about how often I trust myself to do what’s right for me. I don’t know about you, but there have been times in my life where I have wondered how in the world […]

Let’s Make A Deal

Do you remember the show, ‘Let’s Make a Deal’ with Monty Hall? If you do, then you’re probably in my age bracket. The show first appeared on TV in 1963. Monty Hall, one of the creators, producers, and the host for nearly 30 years brought great opportunities to the studio contestants, known as a “trader.” […]

Is it an Opportunity or an Obstacle?

Today is a beautiful day of opportunity! The words in the sentence below have been sitting on an open Word Document on my laptop for days. I’ve not closed it because I would look at it each day and repeat the words aloud. “Today is a beautiful day of opportunity. I am exactly where I […]

Three Strikes You’re Out

So, wow, once again, another night of weird dreams. I swear it’s carbs. If I eat them too late, they seem to disrupt my sleep. When I have a dream that continues to repeat itself, I toss and turn all night, frustrated that I’m not getting a solid night’s sleep. It was 3 am when […]

Grieving The Loss

Despite Covid, I fared pretty well through that shitstorm. I was in a place of freedom and independence to educate and teach on a different level. With the Pilates studio closed, I created an online learning platform for women to create a new level of health and wellness for themselves, of which I was genuinely […]

The Labyrinth

In May of 2018, I attended a PTSD Training for post 911 veterans at the Horses For Heroes Ranch, located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. The owners, Nancy and Rick DeSantis, had created a rock formation labyrinth on their property. Fascinated by the layout of the labyrinth and the idea of doing a walking meditation, […]

The Mountain

The Mountain The mountain I climbed gave birth to the idea that mountains are meant to go around, go through, climb or even demolish. The mountain I climbed brought relief from the pain I pushed through.
 The mountain I climbed brought new beginnings.
 The mountain I climbed held accomplishments, results, and success for the life […]