Kathy's Blog

The Gestalt Way or Recovery Blog

 

 

Equine Adventures

We have two little filly's that are going on an adventure today, onward to their forever homes.  This travel will take them from Michigan to Colorado and Montana, and I will worry more then they will that they handle this transition well. Horses live in the here, and...

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The other side of addiction

What does life look like on the other side of addiction?  I tried to imagine my life without drinking years before I started my journey into recovery, and what I saw was a boring a** life.  Who would want to live without a buzz?  I could not even absorb the concept,...

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Gestalt Depression Away

I am struggling today with depression, it's cold, windy and I'm tired of winter.  The sun is peeking out and then goes into hiding again, as does my mood.   I need to Gestalt myself out of this mood; touch into my body, recognizing the signs of sadness.  As I'm...

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What the Heck is Gestalt

When I say that I am an Equine Gestalt Recovery Coach, most know that Equine means horse and many are aware of the responsibilities of a recovery coach, but what is Gestalt?  In my opinion, Gestalt is an essential piece of this title.  The dictionary translates...

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Celebrating my recovery from addiction

My Sobriety Birthday is February 11, 2012 I have been writing blogs about my recovery journey and how the horses have helped with my healing process, and how I have been able to watch them touched the heart of so many others as they seek to change their lives, here at...

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Vacation Drunk Vs. Vacation Sober

I knew how to vacation drunk, I did it well. In fact, I was drunk from the day I stepped off the airplane to the moment I slept it off, home in the comfort of my own bed. I would pack a cooler of drinks and sit in a chair on the beach, or next to a pool, enjoying...

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Grab your warm fuzzies, the barn is still open.

Do your moods vary with the weather? Here in Michigan, the gray skies can bring on the winter blues. We can go days where the sun stays hidden behind the clouds, the house is dark and the days are short, playing havoc on with my mood. On days like this, I have to work...

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