5 Tips for Connecting through Conversation

One of the best ways to connect to others is to hear their stories - this breaks down our mental barriers of how we see "the other" and engages empathy. That being said, when we meet someone new, they are not necessarily going to launch into storytelling just so our pre-conceived notions of who they …

Welcoming Flurry into our Herd and Hearts

Change can be a hard pill to swallow, for humans and horses. In a crisis, I am clear, focused and ready to lead those who may not be processing the situation well. My challenge comes later - learning to accept the change and whatever new reality that may bring. When a horse changes barns, this …

A Heartfelt Approach to Medicine

I could say a lot of negatives about social media, but sometimes it serves a beautiful purpose. A couple of weeks ago, I received a heartfelt message from Victoria Korsos, a woman I haven’t seen in many years. In fact the last time we saw each other we were twelve years old, graduating from Willingdon …

Friendship Heals the Heart

Good friends are rare, especially those who stand the test of time. While in high school, I experienced significant bullying in the earlier grades. I attended an all-girls school which proved many of the stereotypes true: intense cliques, backstabbing, harmful group-think, and low self-esteems that resulted in higher than normal percentages of eating disorders and …