When I first began to struggle to get up, my body woke up at the usual time, but instead of throwing my feet out of bed, I rolled over and stayed in bed longer. Within a few weeks, I was staying in bed until the very last moment. I was convinced I was too tired to move...

September 13, 2019

My lack of rhythm was so embarrassing that my partner once stood me in front of a full-length mirror and told me to practice snapping my fingers to a song. I remember standing in front of the mirror, snapping my fingers. I could not find the beat. My partner generously...

September 7, 2019

If you had asked me if that experience was traumatic, I would have said at the time, but not any longer. I would have been wrong. Sometimes, we do not know...

It sounds good on the surface. For small disappointments, it may be, but for handling bigger things, like trauma, it doesn’t work at all.

I wanted his experience at our office to be a pleasant experience and not a frightening one. I decided to take him to feed some of our horses. Sometimes interacting with our horses helps children feel calmer and more safe at our office.

Perry considered Little Tigger a moment then started ignoring her by eating grass. "I want him to pay attention to me, " Little Tigger explained.

December 13, 2018

"What do you think would happen if people were able to give themselves compassion for what they have been through?” He studied his hands. His body remained open, and his muscle tone was soft. “World peace,” he said softly. “World peace,” I repeated back to him mak...

Emotions are as important to humans as whiskers are on the nose of a horse or a cat. Well, that’s not too important you say since folks shave whiskers on cats and horses all the time. Yes, you are correct some folks shave the whiskers on their horses and cats so that t...

When we are trying to change deeply embedded behaviors, it is hard work. While we are doing the work, we can feel bad and be making great strides towards improving the behavior. Often people do not realize how much they have changed until someone reminds them of where...

September 20, 2018

I threw on saddles and cinched up girths without second thoughts. If my horse was cinchy, I put my knee in his belly. I tied down their heads when the way they carried it did not suit my purpose. I put bits in their mouths and often used too much pressure to accomplish...

Please reload