My daughter got a severe concussion at the Spokane Horse Trials. I don't tell you this for drama, empathy or advice. It's a diagnosed fact at this point and we're dealing with the symptoms - dizziness, fatigue, feeling overwhelmed by noise and lights. I know of at least two people who had them at Aspen [...]
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Connection matters. So much so that I value it almost more than any other aspect of life, much to the chagrin of those in my life with a different perspective. When we feel connected, it helps us overcome many things, TWO very large things that often get in the way of riding (or doing life) [...]
I spent last week at The Event at Rebecca Farm and wow, what a week of beautiful riding, competition and landscape! I just love it there! I talked to a lot of people at my booth and one question that came up was, "Why would you use a coach when you have (or are) a [...]
I was doing mindfulness this morning (my words and actions line up!) the topic was gratefulness at work. The host started with this statement.... "Just thinking of what we are grateful for changes our brain chemistry". The next instruction was to think about what I was grateful for and what came to mind were important [...]
What is connection? Google says.... It's about relationships - and associations. Is that how you would define it? I went to a Natural Lifemanship training and there were three full pages of definitions. None of them really [...]
Admit it, now you have that song in your head, right? Sorry about that part, a little. I like people. Always have. Nothing I love more than a good, long conversation and even better if it involves coffee. Nothing better on earth than that connection, of finding a place where we understand one another. I'm [...]
Not that there is anything wrong with hugging a tree! I love trees. I mean, that is MY photo so apparently I'm a fan. But mindfulness? Not tree huggy. It's also not about sitting around for a long time. Or making all your thoughts go away. None of those things are realistic. What mindfulness ISN'T [...]
It's pretty boring and I'm not sure it's a secret. Practice. You know that thing you're already doing. Riding consistently. Lessons. Spending time with your horse. And above all, take good care of you. Yes, YOU! Horses take a ton of time and energy and they are worth every amount of effort. But it's also [...]
Over the weekend I went to the Spokane 3 day that starts the show season. Lots of horses and their people, the smells and lots of "stop" being said to horses. I joke if I could get paid a dollar for every time a human said "Stop" to their horse, I could retire. But I [...]
Rolex, Landrover, the grand slam 3 day event, whatever you're calling it, if you're an eventer, this is the weekend to pay attention. I've been intrigued as two of the riders in particular have talked about mindfulness as being components to their success. I'll start with with Phillip Dutton. He currently has two horses in [...]