Meet Your Coach
Janet Solie, PA, MS is an integrative health coach and physician assistant who specializes in coaching women in the areas of self-care, mindful eating, cancer survival and challenging life transitions that include recovery from illness and loss. Janet has a health coaching practice in Calabasas as well as a telephone-based coaching practice, HealthCoachAdvantage.com.
Her life dream has been to build a wellness adventure at C Lazy U for like-minded women that focuses on wellness in a beautiful mountain ranch setting and emphasizes a deeper connection with horses. Although not a horse trainer, she believes horses offer us a path for growth and healing. She is based in both Southern California and on-ranch at C Lazy U.
Cindy on Beau
Karol on Tupelo
Kathleen on Cooper
Kris on Rico
Fifty plus years ago, I was fortunate to meet my roomie and future “bestie girlfriend” at Ohio State University. Barbara was a free spirit singer and song writer and I was a parentally-controlled teenager who was never allowed to be free or adventurous except with “paint”.
Last summer Barbara called and suggested we set up a reunion in Granby, Colorado. She wanted to meet at the Women in the Rockies adventure wellness retreat at C Lazy U ranch. I immediately sent her a check. After all, who wouldn’t trust their bestie’s judgment? I had always had a fantasy of riding a horse but the fact that I had never even been up close to these huge animals sent me whirling back to childhood. “You can’t do that! You are not allowed.”
A few weeks later I spoke with Janet Solie, the founder of Women in the Rockies. She encouraged me and found lots of reasons why I could do Women in the Rockies. Janet said, “You can paint!”. “No,” I said. “I’ll get lost. I’ll lose my way, I don’t even drive a car, because I am so dyslexic!” Janet said, “We’ll drive you to a great painting spot.” With each objection and fear I voiced, she proposed a solution.
Needless to say, we arrived at C Lazy U ranch and I loved everything!! Great Food, New Friendships, Time around the Fire for Branding, S’mores and Singing and especially Cowboy coffee! And YES I rode my horse, Jane and LOVED her! I have never felt so proud and free. Also I painted watercolors of the beautiful scenery and all my new friends enjoyed watching the painting process, and loved the final results!!! Barbara and I had such a great time, we hope to be back next year.
Thank you Women In The Rockies and C Lazy U for such a life-changing wonderful experience!