Category: soul

What a Horse Taught Me about Grief and Play

What a Horse Taught Me about Grief and Play

Earlier this month I was in sunny Pismo Beach, California, as part of Martha Beck Life Coach Training. Immediately following that event, I attended a one-day equus coaching workshop — that is, horses helping coach humans — hosted by coaches Renee Sievert and Dixie St. John. It was new, fun, and unexpectedly intense. Many of us came away from that day with aha moments. Carrie, a curly-haired woman who led a full moon ceremony for two dozen of us life-coaches-in-training by the resort pool two nights earlier, was shown that maybe there isn’t a “right way” to do anything. Mari, a quiet Scot, learned that she wants more teamwork in her life. That she’s been doing it all alone, which isn’t nearly as easy and as fun as with a tribe. I walked away with two big insights. First, because of my many encounters with animals throughout the day, I was called Snow White. (“You think you want to work with animals?” Mari laughed. “How much more of a hint could you get?”) Second, I had a breakthrough about grief and play.

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How I Found My Tribe

How I Found My Tribe

Guys, I think I’ve found my tribe. I’m so geeking out over here! For years I’ve read self-help books and scribbled answers to their introspective exercises in journals I keep tucked away in drawers. It’s always been a solo affair. But now? Now I have a whole tribe of people to work through this process with me!

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DIY Retreat on the Cheap

DIY Retreat on the Cheap

Ah, to go on a retreat… so luxurious! To get away for a week (or more) and focus just on you – maybe it’s silent meditation, yoga in the woods, or even heart-pumping adventure. But what if you don’t want to spend the money or time? Or maybe it’s Wednesday and you realize you need a retreat, like, now! No problem. Here are some tips on how to plan your own retreat.

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