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Smoke Screens

Earlier today someone said to me, in reference to a client, that the client was talking about a “smoke screen” instead of talking about the real issue. This conversation then expanded to include other situations, both personal and professional, where we are aware that a person is hiding behind their own “smoke screen” to avoid […]

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Rocky Says: Human Words

I wanted to take a few minutes and define some human words for you in horse terms. These are feeling words that I think we horses experience a little differently than you humans. Happy-This is when we are content, safe, and understanding what is going on around us. Excited-This is when we aren’t sure what […]

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Superheroes

What makes a superhero a superhero? I’d love to hear what everyone else thinks, but for me a superhero is someone who does something extraordinary and for the greater good. They typically have powers that the rest of us don’t possess. Superman was always my favorite growing up, probably because that was the era of […]

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Peace

Peace is something we find in dreams, in movies, in times of happiness. It can be much harder to find it in daily life or times of stress. But imagine if we could. Peace comes from letting go; from not having to prove your point and not giving yourself grief over mistakes you have made. […]

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Good News

Sometimes in this helping line of work it becomes too easy to only notice the bad news. Bad news has a heavy emotional impact, making it almost easier to remember than good news. Maybe that it why our media focuses on the bad news every day. We get caught up in it and the emotions […]

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Rocky Says: Let’s go to the Horse Show

Sometimes humans like to show us off, along with their talents, at a horse show. Depending on the horse, this can be scary, exciting, or just interesting. When we see new things, we don’t really understand them and so we react, like any horse would, by first trying to get away and then by trying […]

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Dancing in the Rain

One of our office workers has a magnet above her desk that says, “Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about learning how to dance in the rain.” As I sat in my office yesterday, unable to see out the window because of the rain and watching the lightening. listening to the […]

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Wisdom

We’ve all heard it before: Life is a Journey. Well, that sentiment is loaded with truth. I was talking to someone today who was talking about her perspective 30 years ago as a teenager, and then now as an adult. She said with her perspective now, she was able to ride through the difficult times […]

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Attentiveness

Photo courtesy of A. Kasarjian What are you being attentive to in your daily life? Part of what we focus on helps determine our mental health. If we focus on anxiety and worry, we will feel less healthy than if we focus on the good pieces of our day. This is easier said than done, […]

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What’s the Word?

Last night the question came up, “How DO we help the world be more positive?” My answer was that it just has to come from within. There has always been and always will be a great deal of negativity in the world. There always has been and always will be a great deal of positivity […]

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