January 16, 2020

Meet Laurie Berglie, known to our Instagram community as @marylandequestrian and author of the equestrian fiction books Kicking OnWhere the Bluegrass Grows & Taking Off.

I had the pleasure of meeting Laurie (online) to talk about an article in Horse & Style magazine we were working on together and through our chats I learned she was also celiac (auto-immune disease where ingestion of gluten leads to damage of the small intestine).  It's always interesting...

January 19, 2019

Happy New Year Everyone! Hope all of you are off to a great start!  

It's only a couple of weeks into the year and I know many of you are struggling with your resolutions.  I

used to make a long list of resolutions because that’s what I thought I was supposed to do only to discover by mid-January that everything I had resolved to do would never happen.  I was a great procrastinator and always felt like a failure at this.  My feelings were finally va...

October 19, 2018

The temps and leaves are falling, your cravings for comfort foods are through the roof and, with the holidays just around the corner, you can feel the waistband of your breeches tightening.  Sound familiar?  

Maybe it's time to try some health coaching.  What is health coaching?  It's just like a riding lesson, but instead of learning how to manage your canter rhythm, you'll learn how to manage your daily life rhythm.  I work with clients one on one to...

September 28, 2018

What a great question!  Those five little words that are spoken the moment you walk into any brick and mortar shop.  Sometimes I find them comforting.  Other times I find them to be annoying like a gnat buzzing around my head.  Then there are times when it’s just a loaded question waiting for a response like why yes, can you please take a look at my to-do list and just take care of it all for me?  And then there are times when you really need someone to lis...

September 24, 2018

I love reading stories about people, riders in particular, who come to the realization that in order to ride better, they have to feel better in their bodies.  I'd like to introduce you to Jaime Krupnick Geffen.  You may have seen her ride or heard about her recently winning just about everything in the adult equitation classes on the west coast. The following is her journey, or rather her truth, that starts with awareness of how she was feeling in her body...

July 3, 2018

What is the role of calcium in the body?

Our bones are used as a calcium storage area to release this precious mineral into our bloodstream when it is needed. Eating calcium-rich foods makes it possible for our bodies to achieve optimal nerve transmission (or “intercellular nerve communication”), blood clotting, hormone secretion and muscle contraction.

Another surprising benefit of eating calcium-rich foods? They may help to control your appetite and potenti...

June 21, 2018

It’s the first day of summer and the longest daylight of the year.  Have you made your summer plans yet?  No matter where your summer travels may take you, you’ll need to remember the sunscreen.  We believe in eating lots of colorful foods full of antioxidants that will help to protect your skin from harmful rays from the inside out, but it’s never a bad idea to apply a little SPF if you plan to be outside more than 20 minutes.  And, It’s always a good idea...

June 12, 2018

How much do you love that carrot ginger dressing they put on iceberg lettuce in Japanese restaurants?  So tasty you could lick the bowl, right?  

We've created a tasty salad to go with that delicious dressing and you won't be disappointed.  The recipe is simple and quick to prepare, the ingredients are perfect for this time of year and, there will be leftovers! Enjoy!  

Shrimp Salad w/Carrot Ginger Dressing

Organic Ingredients:

16 large shri...

June 5, 2018

Goodbye Helmet Hair Kit ($50)

Goodbye Helmet Hair…Finally!! I know you’ve done it too. You grab a random towel in the tack room to mop up the sweat from your face and head. And we all know where that towel has been. While it may seem ‘barn’ clean, it’s likely been in the washer with saddle pads, blankets, wraps and other questionable rags, explaining all the horse hair that is now stuck to your face & lips. 

Time for a little upgrade? We heard your requests a...

May 31, 2018

This blog is a little self-serving, but I felt compelled to introduce all of you to several people who inspired this little venture, Equestrian Wellness.  I lovingly refer to them as my herd.  They are Aurelie, Bettina and Kenny.  You’ll discover their stories here.  I call them my advisors.  They are really my reverse mentors.  Yes, I’m a few decades older, but we all came together in a rather serendipitous way, at Aurelie’s family’s stable in a...

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