Entries by Vonie

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 […]

Habit or Hunger?

You’ve had dinner, the dishes are cleaned, the kids are in bed, the house is quiet, but for the television droning in the background, and once again, you’ve gotten up and headed to the refrigerator. Opening the refrigerator door, you bend down and peer inside only to feel annoyed with yourself. This is your second […]

Preparing for The Mission

I woke up to a sliver of bright light peeking through the blinds. I knew instantly that it was going to be a sunny morning. A day filled with sunshine would be perfect for some cycling, time with my horse, and any other outdoor activities I would pursue over the weekend. Immediately following that thought, […]

What’s Your Mindset?

If you’ve been reading my blog posts recently, you may have noticed a similar theme. The title might be different, the words are organized and framed differently, but the truth is, they are all pointing in the same direction, MINDSET! Often, I hear friends, family, and clients talk about how they want to change this […]

The Body Mantra – A Love Letter to My Body

A guest post by Erin Nichole Boyt, Artistic Director of Version Excursion Dance Last week, a dear friend of mine and I were painting each other’s toenails after patching up a big fight. (It’s how we fix things. Don’t judge. It works for us.) As we sat on her bathroom floor in front of a […]

How to Reclaim Your Power

It’s full-on spring here in the Pacific Northwest, and I love it. Warmer temperatures and sunny days brighten my mood and seem to light a fire under me to get more done. I find I gain transformational success versus completing short-term goals when that fire is lit.

How about you, what lights your fire?

 I know […]

Why Fad Diets Don’t Work

I wrote a post about releasing “The Weight of The World.” So, this week I wanted to address Fad Diets.  Most of us who have dieted a time or two know that fad diets don’t work, and most have little to no success in keeping the weight off. Why is that?

 On November 3, 2020, […]