Have you had this happen to you?

A wise man once told me, “I can show you the path, but it is you that must walk it!” I thought, “But, I want you to show me the path, explain it to me so I can understand, and hold my hand and help me succeed.” That’s not unreasonable, is it? And me being […]

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Confidence - Use it or Lose it

Confidence – Use it or Lose it

Why are you not as confident around horses as you would like and what can you do about it? That’s a question I’ve been getting a lot during my 1-to-1 private coaching calls that I have been doing recently. And by the way we have been having a blast talking about horses. So, if you’d […]

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What makes you happy?

This week was a mix of fun, disappointment, pain, and relaxation. That’s a lot of emotions all in the last 7 days. Let me explain. I have battled clinical depression ever since my mother passed away in 2005, which was devastating to me. My depression continued after my grandmother got sick and passed away in […]

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Let’s talk about what NOT to do

Normally, I enjoy talking about positive subjects, keeping the material light and fun, and teaching some sort of lesson (usually based on my own experience). But today I want to talk about something that happened that is not so positive and may be a touchy subject for some. It is something that is near and […]

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What an Attitude!

What an attitude! That’s what I was thinking after I went down to the barn to see my boys, Jazz and Apollo. So, I went down to the barn and my boys were in their stalls finishing breakfast. I wanted to let them out and just hang out for a while. Part of my thinking […]

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Thank You!

This week I just want to take a second to say THANK YOU! Thank you to my mother-in-law who is 84 years old and has been sewing facemasks for the last month, every day, giving them to her family, friends, neighbors and all the elderly members of her son’s large community of nursing homes. Thank […]

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Are you ok?

With the social distancing guidelines here in the US, I’ve been grateful for the ability to talk live with a lot of my students and friends over the phone, Zoom, and Google Duo. Like most of my conversations, the first thing I ask is … Are you ok? So far, I have always heard, “Yes […]

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What do horse training and salmon have in common?

Do you ever feel like you’re swimming upstream against the current? “To swim upstream. To go against or disagree with a prevailing or popularly held opinion or perspective; to act or behave contrary to the majority of others.” Yeah, me too. When I first started to go out on my own and do things my […]

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Asking for Forgiveness

“It’s easier to ask for forgiveness than it is to get permission” – Grace Hopper But what does it really mean? Here is another variant of that saying… “if you’ve got a good idea, and it’s a contribution, I want you to go ahead and DO IT. It is much easier to apologize than it […]

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Am I good enough?

Growing up – even well into my late 20’s – I was so insecure it was painful. My insecurities were deeply rooted since childhood. And they went far beyond just feeling a little bit nervous at a party or wondering whether my hair looked good. I was brought up to be a “good girl” and […]

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