Archives for May, 2012

Depression

Equine Therapy: Embrace Those Emotions

How often do we hear a negative command placed in front of an emotion such as “Don’t worry,” “Don’t stress,” “Don’t get angry,” or the always wonderful to hear, “Don’t be sad”? The truth is that for people who are struggling with an emotional response, the worst thing they can be told is not to feel it.

And yet, people often admonish their own emotions, just as much as those around them...
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Depression

Equine Therapy: Unplugged

More people than ever before are “connected.” Smart phones, iPads, laptops and video games seem the normal things to turn to when forced to wait for anything these days, even if the wait is only 3 minutes.

These connection devices have easily infested almost every area of our lives and people -- so much so that to ask someone to put down the phone, shut off the computer or iPad, or disconnect the...
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Depression

Equine Therapy: A New Book Published

As equine therapy has gained popularity, we have experienced a surge of new books, certification programs, training manuals and even movies depicting different equine therapy and the many benefits it can offer. Along with this movement, studies have been conducted on the efficacy of equine therapy, many of which have become the basis for the written material.

Recently, a new book was written by Anita Shkedi, who, in 1985, founded Therapeutic Riding in Israel....
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Depression

Equine Therapy: Authenticity Challenge – Part Two

A few days ago, I blogged about the importance of authenticity in assuring a happy and fulfilling life, and also noted that Neil Pasricha, the author of “the Book of Awesome,” and the 1000 Awesome Things blog, calls authenticity one of the three parts of awesome.

I additionally offered an authenticity challenge to my readers: be authentic at least once in the coming weeks.

However, I also put myself to the same challenge...
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Depression

Equine Therapy: Authenticity Challenge

On the heels of Neil Pasricha’s overwhelmingly successful blog, 1000 Awesome Things and subsequent book, “The Book of Awesome,” many people are beginning to wonder just what comprises awesome. Luckily, in a recent TED talk, Pasricha breaks down this overarching concept into three simple things: Attitude, Awareness and Authenticity.

So, being that a hallmark of equine therapy is learning the capacity to be authentic, I thought now would be an appropriate time to...
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