Back in the Saddle
September 16, 2015
Hosted by Karen Leavitt
I had the pleasure to visit Windrush Farm located in North Andover Massachusetts. I sit down to talk with Mandy Hogan, Executive Director, and Jenna Turcotte, Program Director about Windrush Farm. We talk about Windrush Farms history, learn what therapeutic riding is, who it benefits, the wide array of people who this farm serves, as well as the many success stories of those who've spent time here. They are a non profit farm specializing in teaching, physically emotionally and learning disabled children and adults, as well as Wounded Warriors. They provide an array of educational services and therapeutic activities to more than 2,056 children and adults- including their families. Windrush offers lessons for those with and without special needs, summer programs, volunteer opportunities, and hipportherapy. It is often time spent here whether in the barn or back in the saddle where the transformation begins. Their motto is "Changing lives one stride at a time."
The Sky’s the Limit
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The Sky’s the Limit is a motivating, inspirational program which is based on my journey from medical professional to patient, highlighting people from all walks of life and various stages of overcoming adversity, their challenges and awakening to the rediscovery of themselves, a transformation. I engage with a number of successful life coaches, authors, athletes and everyday people who discuss their journey and process as well as exploring the concepts of Eastern and Western medicine. We are all learning life’s lessons every day and living in the moment, no matter where we are in our journey.
Karen Leavitt is a restorative coach. With her background as an accomplished career nurse, and a survivor of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), Karen has a unique perspective on how to navigate life-changing events. Utilizing her skills in health and wellness, public speaking, advocacy and teambuilding, she guides others to achieve healthy, balanced, successful lives, regardless of their circumstances.
Karen is happy to be returning to VoiceAmerica after a life changing event resulted in a traumatic brain injury post-concussion syndrome. Now, Karen has a dynamic purpose and passion that is igniting her to guide others. A former successful career nurse, advocate, “natural care giver,” and athlete, Karen brings positivity and resilience grounded in reality through her own journey and experiences. Her mission is to educate, empower and inspire others to live their truth and passion as she engages in heartfelt, meaningful conversations around life’s situations, and circumstances. #thegiftistheshift