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✏️ 25 Notes To Self: An Advent Calendar of Self-Reflection 🌷 ✍️ 4/25 On Wholeheartedness

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✏️ 3/ 25 Notes To Self: An Advent Calendar of Self-Reflection 🌷 ✍️ On Moving For Joy

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✏️ 2/ 25 Notes To Self: An Advent Calendar of Self-Reflection 🌷 ✍️ On Anticipation

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Simple Ways To Come Back To Yourself

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✏️ 1/25 Notes To Self: An Advent Calendar of Self-Reflection 🌷On Uncertainty

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On Outsourcing Your Power

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How Did It Go vs How Did It Feel?

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Upward Cycles Of Progress

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Exercising Your Superpower Of Showing Up

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Conversations Around Fear

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How Long Does It Take To Come Back?

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Confidence Requires Midwifery

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On Outsourcing Your Power

Outsourcing your power to trainers, clinicians, coaches, people at your barn. It’s a conversation that I am having with riders I work with all the

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Upward Cycles Of Progress

One of the most common “deflation points” I see with riders that I work with are feeling of failure or disappointment around situations “coming back”

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Conversations Around Fear

You know, it can be really tough weighing in on conversations around dealing with fear. There are so many different philosophies that people subscribe to,

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Confidence Requires Midwifery

Developing your confidence requires midwifery. Us humans, we have fooled ourselves into thinking that we need to go about things alone. We maroon ourselves on

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On Pointing Towards Vitality

It’s easy to lose yourself in trainings, theories, and teachings that are focused on finding solutions to your stresses, anxieties, and challenges. But in our

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Community: Joint Care & Belonging

I’ve been thinking a lot about community lately, and we’ve also been having a lot of conversations in JoyRide around belonging, connection, and even loneliness.

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On Robbing Yourself Of Joy

Yesterday, I booked in for a dressage lesson in a week’s time and a working cow clinic not long after that. Truth be known, I

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On Kickback

Kickback. One thing that’s important to realise is that we train people how to treat us. Just like with horses, if you have allowed yourself

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Humour As A Fawn Response

A sense of humour is something that I really value. I know mine has served me well. But I’ve also noticed a tendency I’ve had

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Claim Your Space

At the moment- even more so than usual- there’s a lot of stuff out there ready and willing to soak up your mental and emotional

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On Fear Not Being A Choice

I often get tagged in the comments of various posts in response to someone asking for help dealing with riding related fear. Maybe they’ve had

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Synchronised Movement & The Brain

A theory that I’m working on that brings together three different areas of current (and ongoing) fascination for me: brain mapping, riding as an embodied

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Asking Your Body For Consent

In one of the last sessions of the day I had over the weekend, I was asked a question about dealing with pressure at competition.

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On Spaciousness

Spaciousness. I remember at the beginning of the year, when I was thinking about what I wanted to experience more of, the word that popped

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You are a MindBody

A message pinged into my inbox: “Can you tell me more about the mind-body connection? I don’t feel very connected to my body at all.”

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Relaxation Induced Anxiety

The last week, I’ve been working on some new material for my membership pathway that centres around our ability to rest in good feeling and

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Showing Up As Your SuperPower

Showing up is one of the lesser talked about and seldom celebrated superpowers. And consistently showing up- making your way out to the arena, stables,

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Thawing Out The Freeze

Gentle wiggling I hear you say? What’s that all about? Well, let’s start by getting a better understanding of what freeze is. Freeze is the

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What Energy Is Needed Here?

In a world that idolizes rush, busy-ness and, hyper-productivity, it’s no great surprise that the natural need of our body to rest and cocoon at

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On Cultivating The Wait

Oftentimes, we fail to hear the voice of our intuition, not because it isn’t there, but because the space between the flash of insight and

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No Big Deal-Ness

Us lot are really very good at making a big deal out of things. We love to inflate, exaggerate and think about what things mean,

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Feeling Overwhelmed? Try This.

I’ve been playing with something recently which is a personal take on the Buddhist practice of Tonglen. Tonglen is slightly different to the usual meditation

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Belief Is Learned In Relationship

You know the beautiful thing about belief? It’s learned in relationship. Everything that we have come to understand about the world and ourselves has been

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On Shaking Things Up…

I’ve set my space up to allow me to insert as many moments of movement into the day as possible. One of my favourite things

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No-One Can Break The Ocean

“Every time you think you are broken, know this: you are never really breaking. Noone can break an ocean, darling. All you are doing is

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On Being A Sustainable Presence

Effective horsemanship is as much about learning to be a sustainable presence as it is anything else, and sustainability- the capacity to keep showing up

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On Those Boots…

A non-horsey friend came over the other day and said to me, Jane, what are those boots that you have standing near the end of

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Cultivating Adaptable Boundaries

Boundaries are a complicated subject. We refer them in different contexts all the time without having an embodied understanding of what it really means to

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Let Your Body Breathe Itself

Just take a deep breath. Lengthen your exhale. Slow your breath down. If you’ve ever felt upset or anxious in the saddle, these are all

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Slow Your Body Down

Slow your body down. Anxiety can feel like a permanent state of being when we are outside the window of what we can comfortably deal

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Practicing Self-Compassion

It’s so easy to bash yourself up. It’s so easy to be hard on yourself, to open social media, and compare yourself to every combination

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Vitality As The Benchmark

I just looked up vitality in the dictionary just now and it was defined as this; exuberant physical strength or mental vigor; the capacity for

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Anger: The Essential Fire

Anger has a bad reputation and frankly, I’m bored with it. So many of us have been trained out of our anger. Trained out of

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Resistance & Acceptance

Resistance is a natural strengthening mechanism. The specifics of what and how it strengthens can work for and against you.   For instance, resistance combined

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What If…

What if this is all part of it?   What if the heartbreak is necessary   The putting off a part of it   The

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Can We Start The Day Again?

Yesterday was the first day back at school for Team Pike. I feel like we started strong. 50% of required participants were out of bed

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Wellness First…

Want to know a little mantra that I’ve been using this year that has really turned things around for me? Wellness first. The idea of

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Falling In & Out of Good Habits

You’ve probably heard me talk before about the life changing magic of simply showing up, and why it’s so important when it comes to creating

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Untangling Anxiety

Yesterday, we talked about anticipation anxiety and the delicate process of untangling the experience of it with the necessary next steps to move through it.

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