Entries by Devon

A Tribute to Playboy

With a heavy heart I need to share that Playboy, my incredible equine partner, is no longer with us, in physical form. Due to health complications, he made his transition while I stroked his forelock and sobbed goodbye. He was an integral part of my life and a beloved member of Beyond the Arena. Playboy was […]

Do What Scares You

“Go confidently in the direction of your dreams.” Thanks, Henry David Thoreau, but what if I don’t have the confidence yet? Here’s what I propose, “Go in the direction of your dreams….one shaky step at a time.” “I’ve been afraid every single day of my life, but I’ve gone ahead and done it anyway.” – […]

I am enough, I know enough, and I am worthy

Recently I stayed at Canyon Ranch…a world renowned healing and wellness resort in Tucson, Arizona. I got my boots shined at the airport, then flew down to meet about a position to create and run their equine retreats for 2018. It was a dream come true. During my meeting, I sat at the head of a […]

How to be Present (in 10 mins or less)

Being present allows us to enjoy and experience our lives more fully. It relives stress, brings peace of mind, and deep contentment. As I type this blog, I’m listening to the click-clack of computer keys and smiling because it reminds me of a horse’s hooves on pavement; click-clack, click-clack. It’s my first time noticing this […]

What’s Your Manifesto?

Yesterday I drove through the sprawling New Mexico desert headed south to the Unbridled Arizona Retreat. Two hours past Albuquerque, I got a hit of inspiration to share my manifesto after singing along to Steppenwolf’s “Born to be Wild,” and listening to a Podcast about lifestyle manifestoes. Listen to my manifesto by clicking below:   What’s […]

Grieving the loss of my best friend

“Grief is like the ocean; it comes on waves ebbing and flowing. Sometimes the water is calm, and sometimes it is overwhelming. All we can do is learn to swim.” –Vicki Harrison I woke up this morning feeling sad. I had a tear streaming down my face before I got out of bed. The busy-ness of […]

Roped in at the Rodeo

I met a guy when I wasn’t looking to meet a guy. I was innocently walking around Cheyenne Frontier Days when I got roped, literally, by a 3-year-old kid walking behind me. I felt the rope come over my boot-clad ankle, then heard a giggle. I turned around and saw a cute kid in a […]

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 […]

How to Embrace ALL of Who You Are

It’s been a month since I began boarding Detail and Playboy at a beautiful new barn and it’s freed up my time immensely. Detail is fed twice a day, Playboy is fed 3 times a day, and that’s 90 times someone else has fed my horses this past month. 90 times I didn’t have to […]