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Why Horses?

Why Horses?

“The essential joy of being with horses is that it brings us in contact with the rare elements of grace, beauty, spirit, and fire.” ~ Sharon Ralls Lemon ~ Humans and animals have always had a strong bond. How many of us have returned home after a bad day and found...

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Stepping Out of Your Comfort Zone

“The biggest adventure you can ever take is to live the life of your dreams.” ~ Oprah Winfrey ~ The bond between humans and animals has always been an integral part of our society. Our relationships with animals can often be one of the most powerful and rewarding...

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A Serendipitous Journey

“There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for the inside of a man.” ~ Winston Churchill ~ How does a diplomat go from working in war-torn countries to establishing a holistic equine-facilitated psychotherapy centre? Jean-Jacques Joris, a former...

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Crossing Boundaries

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much” ~ Helen Keller ~ The word “leadership” carries with it an implicit meaning of a person who is in charge. However, do we ever pause to consider what we mean when we use the word “leadership”? Dr. Bruno Sobral, is...

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Vive la Différence!

“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his language, that goes to his heart.” ~ Nelson Mandela ~ Working together as a community is essential in today’s world. But how can we approach this in a respectful way...

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Hovering in the “Maybe”

“Ask the animals, and they will teach you, or the birds in the sky, and they will tell you; or speak to the earth, and it will teach you, or let the fish in the sea inform you.” ~ Job ~ As we go through life, we are all continually learning from one another and...

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The Light from Within

“Nothing can dim the light which shines from within.” ~ Maya Angelou ~ How do we react to aggression? For most of us, our “fight or flight” reflexes kick in immediately. When participating in any physical encounter, people do not simply react physically – their...

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The Writing of the World

“Every line is good because it doesn’t lie.” ~ Ed Young ~ Have you ever drawn a line in the beach sand with your finger and watched it wash away? Humans have been making their beautiful marks in the world for a long time. We have developed the unique capacity to bring...

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The Storm before the Calm

“To be fully alive, fully human, and completely awake is to be continually thrown out of the nest.” ~ Pema Chödrön ~ In this fast-paced world, it is easy for us to get caught up in constant motion. We understandably become so busy with our lives, our work and various...

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The Art of Life

“It is possible to make a brushstroke that expresses one’s whole life.” ~ Chogyam Trungpa ~ We all want to leave a positive imprint in the world. But do we ever pause to consider how we are showing up for our life? Barbara Bash, author, illustrator, calligraphic...

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