This self-exploration comes from a personal coaching session with the Discovery Horse herd a couple of weeks ago. I wrote it that same day, but I wasn’t ready to share it until now.
On my way to Discovery Horse, I was overwhelmed with sorrow. It was a sorrow that had been building for a while and I could feel it morphing into a familiar monster: depression. My whole body felt like a place I needed to escape from.Read More »
During my Minnesota months, I volunteer as much of my time as possible at Discovery Horse, where my good friends, Sara Sherman and Matt Schwab, have created a safe haven for people seeking connection. One of my favorite jobs on the farm is “horse handling”. In my role as horse handler, I am responsible for inviting the horses into the arena before a session and being present for them as they work. A side-effect of being present for the horses is that I am also present for the work the humans are doing. I have the honor of observing people at their bravest, as they let down their armor and allow themselves to be truly seen. This is a true story (with names and identifying information removed, of course) as seen from my horse handler position.Read More »
I loved her before she made her appearance. I love her having never met her. She represents family and hope and the future, and I am so excited to be her auntie. Today’s gratitude is Miss Aria, who joined us in the big wide world on November 4, 2016. I can’t wait to see what she makes of it.Read More »