JOY WARRIOR – A transformational journey of my body, mind and heart
I LOVE that time with my Karoly has become a barometer of my health and joy transformation This horse has helped me heal in the past 4 plus years since my husband, Russell, died more than any other animal in my life. With him I breathe and let go of the bazillion worries I have faster than just about anything else. He grounds me, he holds space for me and he brings me such delight. What a heart partner he has become!
2015 (1st picture – 186 lbs) Forcing Joy – On a trip to Forest park a mere 3 weeks after Russell died I was inching towards my heaviest weight – weight in my heart, my body and my mind. At that time, I was desperate to find anything that could bring even short periods of relief and joy. This day at Forest Park, celebrating with my daughter and our friends with her birthday trail ride, was one of the greatest highlights of a very emotional spring.
2018 (2nd picture – 150lbs) Seeking Joy – Ah what a glorious weekend I had with my Karoly on our first overnight trip with friends. I was introduced to mounted archery for the first time which has definitely brought me much joy. With over 30lbs off of my body and a heart in a much happier place, being with Karoly that weekend was just fun and playful. I felt like a true warrior woman as my body and mind felt strong, light and grounded.
2019 (3rd picture – 136lbs) Breathing Joy – What a glorious thing it is now to feel as if I am breathing joy every single day. No longer do I have to seek out Karoly simply to slow my breath and regain my balance. Now, feeling strong, resilient and confident even in the midst of a very chaotic part of my life, I seek him out just because. I breathe in joy and breathe joy right back out. Having a body that feels like my own again is an amazing thing.
I can hardly wait to see what fun adventures we will continue to have as I live my healthiest, most joy-filled, and amazing life.