Memorian for Charlie McGuire & Nicole Christine

December 8, 2008 by  

Once in awhile you met an extraordinary person who changes your life.  I have had the honor to call Charlie McGuire and Nicole Christine my friends, my mentors, my colleagues and my sisters of the heart.  Both of these women have left this earthly plane this year, Charlie in May and Nicole in October, however their influence and presence is so profound that I sometimes hear their voices of support, encouragement and feel a personal challenge to be authentic and accountable.  Charlie was a graduate of the first apprenticeship class from Epona Equestrian Services and both Linda Kohanov and I count her as one of our guiding lights and mentors.  Charlie started the Holistic Nurses Association, and with her life partner, Robbie Nelson, founded Buffalo Woman Ranch where Robbie and her colleagues continue to teach, educate and support many in the field of equine facilitated learning and personal development. 

Charlie embracing life

Charlie embracing life






Nicole, recommended to Linda and myself by Charlie and Robbie, was the administrative assistant to the growing Epona program from 2002 through 2007.  Her dedication, honesty, integrity, and genuine positive regard for all gave us the solid foundation needed in this growing field of Equine Facilitated Learning.  Nicole was an avatar with deep spiritual beliefs and connections to the Magdalene energies.  You can find out more about Nicole at

Nicole at Summit 2007
Nicole at Summit 2007

My Dear Sisters,

Thank you for your love, guidance and for paving the way for all of us seeking a new way of living.
Blessings, love, and gratitude,


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