Zipper’s mishap

Some of you may have read some previous blogs I have written that I called lessons from the barn. If not, I will give you the short version. We own a horse named Zipper that belongs to my 14 yr old daughter. They are both equally sweet and spicy and present each other and me…

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Being busy to avoid the present

I have a pattern of going too fast. I am my own version of the little blue hedgehog, Sonic. My pattern is “eyes forward and go!” The more difficult the task or obstacles, the faster I move. This sounds ok in theory, I am extremely productive in this pattern and sleep well most nights. However,…

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Me first!!

Recently, I have been noticing patterns in myself and how they have manifested in my children.  This is part fascinating, part upsetting.  When my children were small, it was very important to me to teach them manners, kindness, and being good citizens.  I wanted them to have a tribal mentality of working and doing the…

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Resiliency

A few months back, I shared with you some lessons I had recently learned from my daughter and her horse shopping experience. Once again, I find myself learning at the barn from a sweet, sassy and strong 13 year old girl. She has diligently put in time with her horse, training and bonding.  This past…

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Being present or procrastinating

I have to admit, I am a recovering over-planning, people pleaser.  It took me years to realize this was a coping mechanism for anxiety.  I would plan everything days, weeks, and months in advance.  It felt like if I was organized enough and knew what to expect, I could somehow control the situation and make…

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Children are good teachers

I like to fancy myself a student in this life.  I am always looking for the lesson during difficult times and trying to learn from situations that come my way.  I am also a mother of 4 children of various ages.  They have provided me with plenty of material and are quick to remind me…

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Applying what I’ve learned

I have met many of you personally or professionally.  You know a bit about me and my family.  If you have met me, you are very aware of my passion and connection to animals.  Animals of all sorts, cats, dogs, horses, even my yard pet opossum Frankie.  So, it would come as no surprise, I…

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Reactivity Reset

We often suggest meditation to our clients to help with better overall well-being.  However, sometimes we don’t fully understand the signs we need to meditate or the benefits.  So, how do I know I need meditation?  While meditation is never a bad idea, sometimes we have specific signs that it is time to sit and…

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One Resolution at a Time

We are approaching the end of the year and the beginning of the new year.  It’s a closing cycle that makes most of us review the past year.  What went well? What didn’t?  What do I want to change?  We review our losses and gains, making a mental tally.  It also presents an opportunity to…

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Need some motivation?

The weather is changing.  Leaves are turning, days are shorter, temperatures are dropping and so is my motivation.  I’m not sure if it is the adjustment to cold or lack of vitamin D that prompts it, but I notice it each fall.  I feel less productive, move slower and am hesitant to say yes to…

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