Eight Fundamental Principles for Developing Healthy Relationships

Today I am sharing some of the teaching from Jim Rohn and what he believes are the fundamental basics for a healthy relationship.  I just love this article as it incorporates all the elements that we need to develop a great relationship with our horses. “Nothing can bring more joy to life than beautifully fulfilling relationships. The depth of meaning, … Continue reading

Barriers to Connection

Whilst good communication and leadership are all important, both in business and when working with horses, it is connection that forms the essential foundation of this triage. This is because if you can connect with others at all levels — one on one, in groups and with an audience — then relationships are stronger, your sense of community and belonging … Continue reading

How Applying the Waterhole Rituals Develops Your Leadership and Relationships

Becci Harvey shares her experience of how she is applying the lessons she learnt on an Instinctive Horsemanship – Introduction to the Waterhole Rituals workshop. “I had a great learning session with my horses last night! I’ve been really inspired this week by some of the video’s that Carolyn’s students post on the connection they get and I’m up for … Continue reading

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Find Out What It Means to You

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Every time Lloyd walks past her desk in his smart business suit, Tracy thinks to herself Prima donna CEO. She ignores him, doesn’t even acknowledge his presence. Gerald looks with derision at a videotape of his wife’s recent theatrical performance. Ridiculous to be doing this at her age, he thinks. Missy leaves the house when her husband’s friends are over. They’re all … Continue reading

How Well Constructed Are Your Boundaries?

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Remember that boundaries are those invisible fences around yourself that let people (and your horse) know the limits of what they can say or do around you. Make your boundaries too solid and you build walls, too weak and you allow others’ actions to harm you. We continue the theme of boundaries this month with a great quiz that will … Continue reading

Tending the Fences: Setting Healthy Boundaries

“Good fences make good neighbours.” So goes the old proverb from the well-loved poet Robert Frost in his poem Mending Walls. Likewise, good personal boundaries make for good relationships. Boundaries are those invisible lines of protection you draw around yourself. They let people know your limits on what they can say or do around you. Healthy boundaries give you freedom in … Continue reading