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Your Body Is A Portal For Your Intuition

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If Your World Is Rapidly Expanding Sideways, Keep Focused On The Up & Down

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On News Of Death: When The Body Holds Your Hand

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Beginning With Brilliance

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Movement Of The Shoulder Girdle Dictates The Movement Of The Head

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Social Media & Blogs Are Just A Taste Test…

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Embracing Your Finite Time

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Look Up! Gaze & Gadgets: Looking At The Eye Socket / Eye Ball Relationship

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There’s No Such Thing As Being Behind.

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Making Friends with Forward: A Three Part Workshop

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Are You Creating Your Own Fight Flight Reflex?

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So you’re frustrated….

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Beginning With Brilliance

Yesterday, I slipped out into the afternoon sun, grabbed a halter and walked up the farm to get Saffy out of the paddock. I had

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Embracing Your Finite Time

Time- or perhaps more specifically, the feeling that I don’t have enough of it- is something that I have wrestled with my whole life. In

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So you’re frustrated….

On Tuesday, I caught Merc and brought him into the yards with the plan of going down to the arena and working together. By the

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Trauma As A Dominant Pattern

Modern living has got us into all sorts of pickles when it comes to our nervous system. Let’s consider movement as an example. In early

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{Letters To My Body} Dear Head

Dear Head, For the longest time we had a complicated relationship. I won’t be so arrogant to assume that I completely have you sorted. To

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What Is Success?

An article popped up the other day in my newsfeed and the title was something like “5 Tips to help you become a more successful

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Let Yourself Be New

A little while back, I read a post on another page from someone who felt like they’d done the wrong thing by their horse in

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What Is The Purpose?

Movement. From the perspective of the brain, movement is only ever performed with a functional reason in mind. We are designed to move with a

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Overthinking

Overthinking can be a real scourge for those of us interested in pursuing a peaceful mind. It’s certainly been something that I have wrestled with

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One For The Long Gamers

Here’s one for the long gamers. Dee is my big bay horse that you see in many of my photos. I’ve had him since he

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Facing Frustration

Frustration is something that you might find yourself experiencing a little or a lot in your riding adventures. In and of itself, frustration is part

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New Dances & New Conversations

I always love the beginning stages of forming a new partnership. It’s such a dance of discovery. I love asking the questions of ‘how do

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The Low Down On The Neck Rope

In the various photos I’ve posted of late, my horse has been wearing a neck rope (or lariat) and I’ve had several questions asking why

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Knees + The Sympathetic Reflex

This week in JoyRide we’ve been working with the kneecaps and looking at the different movement patterns generally that exist between the parasympathetic and survival

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Failure Is A Choice

I’ve talked a lot about failure before, and the more I do so, the more convinced I become that failure doesn’t actually exist. It’s just

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Musings From On The Trail

Trail riding, to my mind, is such an art form. I always laugh to myself when I read comments from riders who flippantly throw comments

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The Largest Sensory Nerve In The Body

In our movement classes this week, we’ve been focusing on the trigeminal nerve, the largest sensory nerve in the body. Activating and re-habituating the sensory

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Calm Is Not The Goal

A frequent conversation that I am having with riders I work with revolves around letting go of the idea that the goal is to reach

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Your Jaw Mimics Your Pelvis

Often, when it comes to making corrections in the body- adjusting our position, correcting our posture, attempting to develop our seat- we focus on specific

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We Are Natural Multitaskers

Yesterday, we talked briefly about the different learning styles and mode of response that are expressions of the various stages the survival nervous system travels

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Pattern Not Personality

Your learning style- how you process information, respond to feedback or criticism, the conditions you “require” in order to be able to take things in-

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Begin Again

“Comfort zone” is an interesting phrase, and it’s not one that we typically think of with positive connotations. Usually, the discussions about it centre around

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You Have Permission To Shift

In all the work I do, I’m trying to strike a balance between understanding what’s happening at a nervous system level, and then recognizing how

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To Lead The Orchestra…

8:30 pm, I flop down on the couch, pick up the remote and press the green button. I don’t very often feel like watching TV

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Looking Beyond Our Biology

One of the common “complaints” that I hear about focusing on the body and the mind from the level of the nervous system is that

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The Story Of Your Body

Last week, I added a practice to my membership program called The Story Of Your Body. The purpose of it was two-fold. Firstly, I wanted

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Acceptance & Resistance

If you find yourself in a situation that you would really rather not be in, it’s easy to fall into the trap of being desperate

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Seriously, But Not Personally

So, there’s self-awareness (the ability to stay in connection with yourself whilst engaging with the world) and there’s self-centering (the tendency to centre all situations

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Can We Start Again, Please?

In my family, we have a little tradition. It’s not a food that we share on a particular day. It’s not a place that we

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Constant, Glorious Failure

If I have the belief that there is a right way to do something, I’ve eliminated all possibilities for learning. My quest for “right-ness” can

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Showing Up Sometimes Means Saying No

Continuing on with our “Showing Up” Conversation! We started yesterday by talking about two different situations that can share the same outward manifestations, and how

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Showing Up For Ourselves

Showing up is something that’s talked about a lot. Personally, I’m a fan of it. After all, nothing happens, changes, or gets discovered if you

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If In Doubt, Move

This face right here is the face of a four-legged pup wot needs a lot of exercise. And if she doesn’t get it, she can

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The Trauma Of Unfiltered Opinions

In many ways, the world has cracked open with the discussion of trauma. It’s facilitated a greater degree of empathy and understanding; it’s allowed many

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Finding The Choice Zone

A common situation for you. Your horse spooks and you find yourself completely discombobulated. In fact, you are so out of sorts, that the only

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I need to listen well…

A quote that struck a chord with me today… “I need to listen well so I hear what is not said” ~ Thuli Madonsela  

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Failure… We Just Made it up

We humans have a funny relationship with failure, and perhaps the most curious aspect about it is that the whole thing is completely made up.

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Take Up Your Space

There’s a meme or a quote that I’ve seen floating around recently that speaks to the idea that “extreme independence” is a trauma response. I

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Don’t Assume Fragility

Yesterday, we jumped into a conversation around learning that centered around the fear of ruining your horse. If you missed that and want to have

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