Autumn on the Farm

Leaves are beginning to change colors and fall. The black walnuts are dropping. The thistle, burdock, and jack-in-the-pulpit are going to seed.

The garden is winding down from it’s summer fullness and the pumpkins are ready to harvest.

The horses are shedding summer hair and their winter coat is beginning to show.


My new puppy is growing.

Finding feathers on our walks is like finding a treasure. This is autumn on the farm.




I took one of those online quizzes and found out I have a CREATOR archetype.

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In case you aren’t familiar, an archetype is like a pattern or symbol that represents a person’s personality. One of the attributes of God is creation and God has given me the gifts to share in that part. Another of God’s attributes is Mercy, another Justice, and so on … other people share in those gifts.

I chuckled when I was baking a cake the other day. A ‘creator’ doesn’t follow a recipe … it’s like a recipe is only a suggestion. Yes, I improvised but with good substitutions … applesauce instead of oil, 1 whole egg and egg whites instead of 3 eggs. And yes, the cake was not only delicious, it was healthy too.

Being a creator is also probably one of the reasons I don’t walk the flow of the rest of the world. I tend to create my own paths for others to follow. But I don’t walk blindly. I study the terrain, review the risks, and consider the wisdom from others. One of the new directions I going in my professional life is towards energy medicine.

Einstein’s wisdom helps to understand this seemingly esoteric field of study. E=MC2. E is energy, M is mass and C2 is the speed of light squared. The equation is telling us what energy is … it’s both a particle (mass) and a wave length (light speed). That’s not so esoteric is it. A particle is some type of matter. And the electromagnetic spectrum gives us a broad look at wavelengths where certain wavelengths equate to sound, other wavelengths give us colors, and yet other wavelengths give us microwaves. It’s physics.

I use quantum physics to help me understand energy medicine. Regular physics to understand electromagnetic energy. Chemistry to help me understand essential oils. Chaos physics to understand what happens with the body’s reprocessing and the healing crisis. And anatomy and physiology to understand pain relief bodywork and how the fascia in the body works. I’ve loved science since grade school. It was my best subject.

And now I’m applying all of that to a new creation … a wholistic healing process to help support others in health of both people and animals. My latest creation is an upcoming class on releasing old emotions. And I invite you to check it out!

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Detox Month Nine

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September is a beautiful month for riding. I’m on the right with my bay gelding Jimmy. I was contemplating how much joy I feel in life … with friends and horses and sunshine dappling a 60 degree day. Life is good.

But I’ve found that even when it’s good and you do everything right bad things can happen. I know of someone who has done everything “right” … eats organic, lives a good life, has a relationship with God, has social supports, lives in a comfortable house. Why would someone like this, someone who follows the detox plan laid out the previous eight months, why would she get cancer?

It’s a conundrum.

And I have to wonder if it’s not possibly due to the toxic problems of stressful emotions. Emotions are an energy with a physical component in the body. The physical component is the neuropeptide chemistry that attaches to cell receptor sites in the body. The energetic components are the electromagnetic bonds of the emotions. Most people innately know about the energy part … you can literally feel when someone is angry, you can sense when someone is down, and you get a boost from the “up” energy of a happy person. These different emotions radiate from the body.

It’s as important to detox stressful emotions as it is to avoid aluminum in antiperspirant. But how? It’s both simple and hard. Don’t avoid the emotions. Fully accept them as information about a situation and fully feel them when you are experiencing them. That’s it. But problems come when you 1) stuff emotions or 2) label them as dumb or bad and deny them or 3) disassociate from them or 4) experience a situation that’s so overwhelming you can’t possibly safely feel all the emotions … then that’s when emotional energy gets trapped in the body.

The energy of trapped emotions is as toxic as heavy metal poisoning and can affect your health, pain, and even your immune system. If you think you have old trapped emotions, the Emotion Code is a book that teaches a process of self-release. I’m also certified in the Emotion Code and can help you release toxic trapped emotions.

This month, focus on facing emotions and fully feeling the good, the bad, and the ugly. Begin adding in the practice of emotional detoxing. You may find it to be the most liberating detox you’ve ever done!

Quite a Month


A very sad goodbye to loyal Hummer. He passed quickly from lymphoma cancer.


A major event – the Eclipse. (You can see it in the colored sun spots on the right.)

It’s looking like fall already! The Indian corn is beautiful, ready to harvest. The tomatoes have been dismal this year … just too cool this summer. (I’m not complaining, I don’t miss 100 degrees + Michigan humidity.)

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When there’s an ending, there’s also another beginning. Welcome Sweet Merci! It’s been quite a month.

Messages in Dreams

My Wall

I made a quick sketch of a dream I had last night.

There is a huge plow shaped wall 20-30 stories high. It is so high and so daunting and difficult to climb that many people just stand at the bottom looking up to the top, yearning to reach it and a small number try to climb the wall. They aren’t always successful and the fall is treacherous. I feel compelled to climb the wall and know, to survive, I MUST make it to the top. There is a fence at the top of the wall and there are a few people walking around at the top appearing very carefree. I am on the left and have about 20 feet more to climb but I am exhausted and there is no further way up. Somehow I have binder twine (used on hay bales) and I tie pieces together and form a loop around myself, I think I have enough energy to throw it up but I would need someone up there to catch it and help to pull me up. I yell for “help.” An older lady looks over the top and nods and then disappears. I’m downcast and feel hope draining away. As my head hangs I notice the older lady at the bottom of the wall looking up at me. She had just come out of buildings at the bottom of the wall. The door behind her was closing and I yelled for her to catch the door and save herself. I hurried down to try and prevent the door from closing but was too late. I despaired for her and myself. Now we were both trapped down at the bottom. But the lady simply walked to the door and opened it and held it for me. I was dumbfounded. I followed her a short distance, an easy walk and we were suddenly at the top looking down at the others. I was free. There was another path to the top but I only knew the difficult path, the easy path had to be pointed out to me.

Then I awoke.

Slightly foggy.

Slightly amazed.

The message?

I’m not experienced at analyzing dreams but it seems like I’ve been in an unnecessary struggle and that’s about to change. An easier way is right there, it’s behind me in a place that doesn’t seem like a possible solution. Whatever ends up becoming of this, and I do believe dreams have deep meaning, I’ll be sure and share the easy path with you!

Detox Plan Month Eight

Here’s a review of past seven months of the 2017 detox plan.

January, Month One, Living the Natural Life – Switch to a Natural Deodorant without Aluminum (doTerra, Schmidts)

February, Month Two, Living the Natural Life – Switch to a Natural Shampoo, Soap, and Lotion without endocrine disruptors (doTerra, Arbonne, POSH, etc.)

March, Month Three, Living the Natural Life – Switch to Natural Pain Relief with Essential Oils (doTerra’s Deep Blue Rub, a natural capsaicin cream, Peppermint for Headaches, or a Blend of Juniper Berry and Black Pepper for nerve pain)

April, Month Four, Living the Natural Life – Switch to a Natural Toothpaste and avoid the dangers of toxic fluoride

May, Month Five, Living the Natural Life – Check your cleaning products for toxins with the EWG guide and switch to all natural products and using lemon essential oil for cleaning

June, Month Six, Living the Natural Life – Decrease sugar consumption and use natural sweeteners

July, Month Seven, Living the Natural Life – Switch to essential oils as a natural insect repellent

Just a quick reminder of “why” we detox:

  • The body will naturally detox harmful chemicals
  • The body can become so overloaded with synthetic chemicals that it can’t keep up with detoxing
  • When the body becomes overloaded with toxins you experience more sickness, more body pain, an increase risk for cancer, an increase risk for auto-immune diseases, an increased rate of aging, skin issues and more
  • By lightening the load of incoming synthetic chemicals and toxins, you give your body a chance to heal itself

Have you implemented the 2017 detox plan yet? If not, why not? If so, a big congratulations … change can be hard, even simple changes like using a different toothpaste. We get so stuck in our habits and routines, I’m proud of you for taking a step in a new direction, the right step for your health. Your future you will be so thankful for the small sacrifices you are doing now.

It’s August, the middle of the summer, a time when we are in the heat, on vacations, or simply doing work around the yard and are looking for quick and simple refreshment. If you’re drinking those individualized bottled waters, stop and research the cost. First, do a google search of the “health risks of drinking bottled water.”

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If that isn’t eye opening, then consider the problems of the plastics leaching into the water (that’s a whole other detox health concern), and also the environmental impact of all those plastic bottles.

Am I saying to give up the convenience of using bottled water? Nope, but I am encouraging you this month to buy your own water filtration bottle or buy a glass water bottle and fill it with your own water. The highlighted links go to amazon where you can find an example of these items. This month is a fun switch, go shopping for your own personal new water bottle, save money (over buying bottled water), and help improve your health!

If you like flavored waters or those with electrolytes, make your own using natural ingredients and natural sugars (if you like them sweetened. Just do a google search for “make your own gatorade” and there you go!

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So much was going on four years ago. Everything felt chaotic. In 2012 I lost the barns I had been running my therapy practice out of. My business was my life and it felt like it was collapsing. That’s the problem when you get too wrapped up in something, losing yourself in it. Not two months later my business computer crashed and my therapy horse died. Within a week after that I was in the hospital with severe pain.

I ran across this Facebook message I sent to a friend not long before the computer/horse/hospital thing happened … “You know the breath of life – expand and then contract – well, I’m in the contracted bit of that – contemplating and still deciding what to do… I love your thoughtfulness and will get back with you – just not sure when?!”


I was amazed at the awareness – I was in a very painfully contracted state at that time of my life.  So much so that I received a chronic pain diagnosis and just felt defeated.

But it’s now four years later. Four years of slow healing. Four years of searching for a way out. And I’m pretty much pain free. Yes, I still have to lose the weight that came on during that period and I still have to monitor my blood pressure and I still have those regular aging aches … but the draining chronic, difficulty to breathe, nauseating, always there pain is gone.

So much has contributed to the healing … time, separating myself from my business, working through emotions, de-stressing with essential oils, tapping, bodywork, acupuncture, and even simple walks in nature with my dog. But it’s just recently that I really became aware that the chronic pain is just not there anymore. All the little things added up. Thank God.

One of the last things I did that seemed to really make a difference was to release old trapped emotions using a process called the Emotion Code. The Emotion Code is an energy healing technique that helps us to identify and literally release trapped emotions- which are harmful emotional energies from negative past events. Trapped emotions can cause depression, anxiety, they can block people from love and happiness and make them feel disconnected from others. And because trapped emotions are made of energy, just like the rest of the body, they exert an influence on the physical tissues, and can cause acute pain and even cancer. Releasing trapped emotions makes conditions right for the body to heal- so physical and emotional difficulties often disappear or become much more manageable.

If you have any pain issues and are curious if releasing trapped emotions might help you too, I’m working towards being certified in the Emotion Code and am offering 10 Free Sessions Available for People and 10 Free Sessions Available for Pets (Horse, Dog, Cat). First come, first serve. The sessions can be done via email, so it’s convenient but you can’t volunteer your spouse or friend … it would have to be for you or your pet. The Emotion Code is a great tool for awareness, is totally safe and gentle, and we don’t need to discuss anything that you want to keep private. Let me know! Here’s to all of our healing journeys!