Entries by Devon

Adventure and the Joy of Feeling Alive

When I have too much routine, I go crazy. I crave adventure, I need adventure, especially in nature. Adventure is food for my soul. One of the beauties of working from home is creating my own schedule. I go on mid-week adventures and spontaneously pick places to explore. This week I chose Kenosha Pass, a […]

How to Meditate in 7 Simple Steps

“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” – Lao Tzu Horses live in the present moment. They aren’t worried about the fight they had with their spouse yesterday, or what the […]

How I overcame my inner critic this morning

I just busted myself in a familiar pattern – avoiding my creative impulse. I got up early, couldn’t go back to sleep, and “Charley,” my cat, was walking all over me – a sign from the Universe to wake up and write. I walked downstairs, fed Charley, started typing on my laptop. Ten minutes in, […]

How to Be Kind to Yourself

Recently I’ve been reading my old journals. The #1 difference I notice between my past and present is the way I talk to myself. Self-talk. Old journals have scribbled, “Why do you keep doing this?” to current journals reading, “You’ve got this, Dev.” My relationship with myself has changed drastically over the years and I […]

How to become Unbridled

Are you overworked, overscheduled, feeling contained, and wanting to break free? It’s time to become Unbridled. You’ve been holding onto the reins of life so tightly that your “sense of security” is robbing you of joy. Time to gently let go, trust more and worry less, ease up on yourself and everyone around you. Life […]

Top 5 tips for Well-Being

Are you going through a rough time, feeling out of whack, or just want some tools to feel better in general? Check out my TOP 5 TIPS FOR WELL-BEING… BE IN NATURE “In every walk with nature one receives far more than he seeks.” – John Muir Being in nature is an efficient healing source and a […]

The #1 Thing to Do to Follow Your Dreams

Do you know the biggest difference between people who are living their dreams and those who aren’t? It’s TAKING ACTION AND GOING FOR IT IN SPITE OF FEAR, plus the ability to tolerate risk, uncertainty and feeling uncomfortable for a while. There are no guarantees in life and none of us know what the trail […]

Letting Go of What Was, and Accepting What Is

This picture of Detail and I was taken 3 years ago. I keep posting it to remember the good old days before lameness took over. Detail’s been off for over a year now. We’ve tried changing vets, changing farriers, ultrasounds, Platelet Rich Plasma injections, arthritis medications, corrective shoeing, chiropractic adjustments, Reiki, the list goes on… […]

How Horses Validate our Feelings

This is Lobo, a ranch horse, who was at liberty (loose) in a large riding arena at the Unbridled Retreat. He walked right over to a woman in our group who was sharing her pain of being in an abusive marriage. Lobo promptly nudged his way to her heart and acknowledged, honored, and validated how […]

7 Solutions to Give Your Fears the Boot

Giving your fears the boot is a skill and a practice. Your fears have most likely have been with you for a long time, but they DO NOT have to control your life. Here are 7 solutions to help you confront and overcome your fears… 1. WRITE A LETTER TO YOURSELF FROM YOUR FEAR Acknowledge […]