What do “Gypsy Knots” have to do with perception?

Things are not always as they appear. The paint pony here at Horses and Healing has such an amazingly thick and long mane. He sometimes comes in from the field with his mane “plated”, as if someone had braided his hair. Wives tales indicate that this is a sign of gypsies marking a horse to…

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Nature & Therapy

Sitting in my office; It’s nighttime and quiet here. I hear the donkey bray, “Time to bring me in!” I thought I could leave him and his mini-pony pal out in the meadow tonight- it’s warm and the weather is fair. The mini-pony snorts as if to say “I’m cool. I don’t need a stall…

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Pool Rafts and Emotions

“It is not what I have been through in my life that defines who I am, it’s how I got through it that has made me the person I am today”-Unknown How many of us are willing to accept all of the experiences we’ve had?  The good?  The Bad? The Ugly?  No, I am not…

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What You Need to Know About the Importance of Nurturing

It was just a few days ago that we picked our first cucumber of the year at Walnut Hollow Farm.  We haven’t had much luck lately with cukes; squash bugs destroyed the plants 2 years ago and last year our spoiled hens found the ripening veggies quite tasty. It amazes me how excited I get…

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3 Keys to Happiness in Daily Life

It doesn’t take a whole new routine to instill a dose of happiness into your day—but it does take a little self awareness. 1. Be grateful for the good & the bad. Research shows, grateful people are happy people. It’s also important to understand that happiness is not the absence of negative feelings. Gratitude is…

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