Thursday, 14 July 2016


July 14/16 Blog


Have you ever wondered what the opposite of “FEAR” is? Some people might say Courage. But if you think about it sometimes “Fear” is good. When you’re in danger you feel “Fear” so that helps you move forward out of “Fear”.

But what about the “Fear” that stops us from moving forward. The day to day decisions that overwhelms us because we have a level of “Fear” to move forward. The “Fear” that others will judge us, that you might not do something right, that you might not get healthy or the fear of the unknown. The list goes on...

In my opinion it doesn’t really matter what “FEAR” is, but it does matter how you deal with the Fear. The Fear is real but you have the power within yourself to take one step forward away from the Fear. Maybe you might have to ask for help but the key is moving forward. Asking for help and support is a positive step. You are much stronger within yourself than you sometimes believe.

So what is your Fear today? What’s holding you back from moving forward in life? 
Drop the excuses and really look at your Fear. Then take that one step forward.

 Empower yourself! You can do it!

Have a great day


Friday, 17 June 2016


June 17/16 Blog

Why is it we assume because individuals have been putting up with a situation for years that we automatically say it’s “Normal”?

Throughout my Natural Healthcare practice I see women every day talking about Menopause and how it’s just part of getting older.  What’s even more interesting is to be out in public and see various women having hot flashes and supporting each other that it is just “Normal”.

Well today I’m officially telling “Women” out there that it’s “Not Normal”. Your body is screaming at you to listen. You do not have to put up with those symptoms. 

Unless it’s easier for you to do so and that’s where the problem begins.

It’s harder to take a stand and make some lifestyle changes then it is to just live with the abnormal side effects of menopause.

So do any of these sound familiar:

In the months or years leading up to menopause (perimenopause), you might experience these signs and symptoms:
·         Irregular periods
·         Vaginal dryness
·         Hot flashes
·         Night sweats
·         Sleep problems
·         Mood changes
·         Weight gain and slowed metabolism
·         Thinning hair and dry skin
·         Loss of breast fullness
Don’t forget the urge to want to scream at someone.

So what if I told you that through sitting down taking a medical and personal history of your life. Doing a Blood Analysis to see how healthy your cells are and then putting together a lifestyle plan you would get rid of alot of your side effects. Would you be willing to:
·         Removing Toxins from your home/work
·         Removing sources of Radiation from around you
·         Looking at Nutrition and make sure you are receiving your 9 essential amino acids daily to feed your cells
·         Deal with and address your Emotional Stress levels.

As always choices in life are your decision.  I plan on enjoying the summer and having the energy to be with our family and grandkids and probably work with the horses. 

How are you going to enjoy the summer?

Enjoy your weekend. 


Saturday, 26 March 2016


Mar 26/16 BLOG

Have you ever thought about the people that are in your life? The people you surround yourself with each day? Have you ever stopped to think how they affect your energy & mood?

I just returned from a huge horse event in Kentucky where there were 8000 people in attendance. The event was amazing but the most powerful feeling I came away with was this. “The energy was positive, caring and so polite!” From the time I walked up the steps to the arena there were young people smiling and looking directly at you welcoming and saying good morning. Even in the lineups for the women’s bathroom it was a social event with meeting new people and connecting. As I’m sitting in the stands I’m surrounded with friendly people from all over the US and would you believe 4 women from Ontario, Canada. (what are the odds on that!)

But here’s my take away. If we were to surround ourselves daily with caring, encouraging and positive people how would that change how we feel about ourselves and others? Would there be less depression and stress in our daily lives? Would people be a lot healthier both physically and mentally?

I think it’s time for all of us to honor ourselves and realize that it is very important to surround ourselves with caring, encouraging and positive people. Walk away from the negative people. Rise above all the craziness in this world and remember to “Love” yourself so you in turn can pass that “Love” around to others.

Regardless of what your beliefs are, this coming weekend celebrate with sharing your “Love” for others. Offer to someone that caring, encouraging and positive energy.

Have a great weekend.


Friday, 19 February 2016


Feb 19/16

Recently I’ve seen a lot of ads regarding “Senior Complexes” “Retirement Homes” and my mind started to wonder. Now all of these places looked really nice. Lots of activities and interaction.  BUT there was one question I had, or that I’m asking myself. In all these beautiful places there are no animals! Certainly no horses! Now for those of you that don’t have animals I get the fact you will not be able to relate to this. But here’s where I’m having some problems with the idea of ever moving into a Senior Complex. When your life has been surrounded with animals and for me certainly horses how do you go from that to no animals?

Being around animals and sharing that connection is huge! I few years back we had to evacuate our horses because of flooding concerns. For two weeks we had no animals at our facility. I cannot begin to tell you how the energy changed at our farm. It felt so heavy. No life. Even our dog walked around and seemed lost. This didn’t change again until all the horses were back on the property.

I believe that in order to stay healthy the energy around you needs to be good. So if that’s the case how does a person go from animals to no animals?

What as individuals and communities can we offer or provide to those that are nearing retirement or looking at moving to a Senior Complex (sometimes not by choice) that will continue to allow them exposure to animals?

Can we not start thinking outside the box and create Senior Living accommodations on a farm with full services?  We could develop small communities with the care that individuals need. Would it not be healthier for individuals to walk outside and enjoy the country with animals and gardens and maybe even a greenhouse?

Just because it’s never been done doesn’t mean it cannot be done! Where do you see your future retirement? I’m a country girl and a horsewoman by heart. That’s not going to change. 

So to all those country people and animal lovers let’s put the energy out there to create some amazing retirement country resorts!

Enjoy your day. 


Sunday, 10 January 2016


Blog #1 - 2016 Jan 10/16 

Who’s the Elephant in the room? What secrets are you keeping quiet about? Are those secrets harming yourself or others? Is it time to give a name to the Elephant or help the Elephant?

We’ve spent quite a bit of time over the last 10 years working through our Equine Personal Wellness Programs and dealing with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) with clients. Unfortunately PTSD has neither age limit nor profession.  Through these sessions we found that we didn’t need to have the clients relive the experience but instead help them find the tools to manage the issues they developed due to PTSD.

One of the biggest problems we have is the general public having a hard time talking about the problem. It’s like there’s a strong need to keep it quiet behind closed doors if you experience the symptoms. It’s really not contagious! AND it’s certainly not a weakness to admit you are suffering from PTSD
PTSD can come in all types of experiences. The ones we hear a lot of are with our emergency services providers, (Military, RCMP, Firemen, Nurses, Doctors etc….) But here’s the thing if you experience any kind of trauma you can possibly have PTSD. For example you witness a death, an accident, are in an accident, receive an emotional shock from an incident or physical injury. PTSD has no boundaries. I’ve seen people that have lost an animal go into PTSD.  Any type of situation where you body has received a shock emotionally or physically causes health issues.  Having a healthy body requires dealing with “Body, Mind & Spirit”.

Those that experience PTSD deserve the opportunity to live life to its fullest. Through our EPW programs individuals are working with our horses on the ground. Various exercises have been created to assist you in developing your personal tool chest to help you when you experience symptoms of PTSD.
In Feb we start our mini workshops offered to individuals that suffer with PTSD. These are closed sessions (private) with only 9 individuals in the group. We offer 3 mini workshops 2.5 hours long on one Saturday in Feb, March & April.

So I’m suggesting that we start talking about the Elephant in the room and looking at other options that will decrease the numbers of individuals suffering from PTSD.   We’re doing our part. How are you going to handle or help the next person you meet with PTSD and remember we’d like the Elephant in the room to disappear. 

Have a great month. 


Saturday, 5 December 2015


Blog #16 Dec 5/15  

Well I do believe I missed Nov entirely! It was a very busy month from start to finish. The most exciting part was our “Roycan Fall Energy Healing Workshop”. This workshop is working with our horses in our Equine Personal Wellness Programs.

Most of us would agree that owing any type of animal does give you to some degree enjoyment, pride, comfort and love. From a very young child I had this connection with horses. We didn’t have fancy expensive horses. Two of them were work horses that dad used to clean out the barn with and move hay. But one summer he came home with a quarter horse gelding. Just my size and really trained well. He loved moving cattle and if I didn’t hang on while he herded then I was on the ground. I remember one time the bull wouldn’t get moving and the gelding decided it was his job to get him going. I’m not sure who was more determined the bull or the gelding. I was just there for the ride and hanging on. Needless to say the gelding won!

Through the years I have seen amazing connections between horse’s and their owners. Sometimes it’s like watching a dance.

Recently our grandkids have started to take an interest in our horses. They have no fear. But to stand back and watch the connection and bond they have with each horse tells a story all in itself.

Horses mirror the emotions of people. They feel your moods, your energy. They comfort when you need love and a hug. They are amazing listeners.

In the last 10 years we have worked hard to create our Equine Personal Wellness Programs. We’ve seen and experienced some amazing healing with our clients emotionally. The biggest thing we learned was to get rid of our “Ego” and allow the horses to be the therapist and healers.

In our fall workshop we witnessed that during the day. Those that could let their ego’s disappear had some incredible stories to tell afterwards. Their personal relationship with the horses will never be forgotten.

I invite you to visit our website we have numerous workshops planned for 2016 and limited spaces.   

Enjoy your Christmas Season.

Candice Kontzie


Thursday, 29 October 2015


Blog #15    Oct 29/15 

Not sure where this month has gone! Each day is filled with schedules, creating memories, self-care and of course spending time outside.

In the last two weeks there’s been a lot of changes both with our government and our personal life.  Changes either makes you “Happy, Sad, Anxious or Fearful”. The key to change is that we are totally in control of how “Change” affects us.

We’ve all done it at sometime in our life and allowed the negative feelings to surface and control how we deal with change. I must admit I allowed “FEAR” to control a lot of my situations in the past.  But here’s what I learned.

First of all I needed to realize I wasn’t in control but I was in control of my feelings and actions. Life throws situations in our way. Good and Bad. I totally believe that there’s a High Power that is much smarter than me and has the bigger picture.

2nd I needed to understand that when situations arise I needed to take care of myself first so I was healthy enough to help others. I needed to be aware of my energy levels and not stay in the extreme high mode for long.

3rd I needed to always stay close to nature and take moments to just stop and appreciate what was right around me.

4th I needed to listen to what my inner wisdom was trying to communicate to me. Sometimes that’s the hard one. But I’ve learned even in difficult situations to listen to what some people would call their gut feeling. It has never lead me down the wrong path.

5th I also realized that even in bad situations there was always something positive that came out of it. Even if it was just a hug from someone.

6th I also realized I will face “Fear” again,  again but I now know I have the tools to deal with the “Fear”  

So take a moment and look at the "Changes" you are facing in your life. Then see whether "Fear" is a part of that "Change".  Then visualize how it looks without that “Fear”.  Then see if you can move forward in more positive energy.

Enjoy the rest of your day.