We had the good fortune of connecting with Deborah Capogrosso and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Deborah, what do you think makes you most happy? Why?
What makes me happy is Freedom and Freedom, coupled with the spirituality that lives in my heart, are the key factors that have given me such happiness in my life.  Letting go gives us Freedom, and Freedom is the only condition for happiness. If in our hearts, we still cling to anything – anger, anxiety or possession – we cannot be free.  I created the hands free Freedom Belt made of soft leather which holds your Iphone, money, horse treats, lipsticks and passports.  Two small loops which hold your sunglasses as you gallop into the night or walk along the ocean.

Freedom has played a huge part of my existence.  It is also what encourages me to take risks and grow.  Without the Freedom to take those risks, life would just be existing.  My ultimate Freedom is riding my horse and feeling the connection with this  powerful, yet gentle soul who I love so much.
I am blessed to have two wonderful sons and a new granddaughter named Rocky after the Rocky Mountains.  I am taking the risk and moving to Colorado with my horses and dog, Lovey.  I am excited for the Freedom of riding the range, seeing my granddaughter grow and enjoying my family and animals.  I look forward to creating more products for My Freedom Company and sharing my creations with those who love life, adventure and freedom.

Alright, so let’s move onto what keeps you busy professionally?
I hold a Brokerage license in Real Estate, have produced for television and film, have written a cookbook, rescued horses and dogs, and created MYFREEDOMBELT.COM.     I ride my horses and know the importance of hands free and focus.  Having style and wanting a cool belt  for my phone, horse pick and treats without having to dig for them and get distracted was essential.

Freedom Belt came out of necessity and desire for something that looks chic and is functional.  The Freedom Belt is perfect for traveling.  It holds  passports, money, chapsticks, glasses and more while keeping you balanced with two pouches on your hips.  Shoulder pain and feeling lopsided is eliminated.
This Freedom Belt is the fourth generation of design which has developed from the input of trusted customers and friends.
I would like the world to know that we are all creative beings.  Silence, meditation and love in our hearts let us create with Freedom, from the Source.  If we listen to our souls and trust, we will eliminate fear and go forth with what we were meant to do.
Be free and take risks! Live life and have fun!

If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
This is a fun question.  The morning would begin with a cappuccino, egg over toast with basil and tomato.  We would sit outside on the deck and enjoy nature. Then – it would be riding horses in Ojai followed by a fabulous lunch of fish tacos and charcoal lemonade at The Nest. The drive back along Pacific Coast Highway would be relaxing.  Walking my dog before dinner at home or at The Farm on the Malibu Pier followed by a walk on the beach would be delightful.  During the week we would hike, cycle dance and enjoy nature. The Getty Villa in Malibu is one of my favorite places to visit.  Perferring nature and the outdoors, attending a concert at The Hollywood Bowl would be a lovely way to end the evening.

The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
I would dedicate my shoutout to My two sons, my siblings, my friends and of course my horses who have all encouraged my creativity.

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