Today, Stable Lifers, we are talking about the mythical unicorn...boundaries. How many time have you heard things like: "You have to set boundaries" or "That is just crossing the boundary". Here's the big question....What exactly are boundaries? Frequently, when clients are prompted to discuss their boundaries, many have difficulty verbalizing what boundaries they do or do not have. Most of the time this inability to explain is because they don't really know what boundaries are, nor what it takes to set boundaries.
We recently had a great group of women out for our women & horses boundaries Workshop. During the two-hour Workshop we explored, both educationally and through Pony games, what boundaries are and why they are so important in our lives, especially as women.
Your values are the things that you personal view as important in the way you live. They usually drive you, help you determine your priorities, and act as a measurement to tell if your life is on track, or not.
When the things that you do and the way you behave match your values, life is usually good – you're satisfied and content. But when these don't align with your personal values, that's when things don't feel right. This can be a real source of unhappiness.
This is why making a conscious effort to identify your values is so important.
Step 1: When are you happy
List 5-10 times when you were most happy.
What were you doing?
Who were you with?
Is there a theme?
And so begins 2018...
2018 started of quietly for us. We slowly started to wake up from our turkey-induced comas and began operating classes after the break. Anu (featured above) was out of commission with a nasty abscess in his hoof, but he was a good boy and behaved himself - even though the vet made him stay in his stall for 5 days! Jessica came in everyday to take care of him and play with him, so it eased his mind and kept him company.
Many people often find themselves getting caught up in other's energy. Be it that your child had an emotional response to something, or you feel the tension of your stressed out boss, we have all found ourselves sucked into other's issues and energy. Have you ever talked on the phone with a friend who was going through a difficult time, only to feel agitated after you hung up? You absorbed your friend's negative emotions and energy and let if affect your state of mind/being.
Rescue Horse of the Month
Each month Restorative Reins highlights a rescue horse from one of our trusted rescue centres. The horse may have a great rags-to-riches story, be a rehab pro, or they may be looking for a home. Keep an eye out to meet our horsey pals through our monthly Horsey Highlights posts.
Restorative Reins is looking for a Horse Rescue to sponsor!
We want to hear your stories of the amazing work that these rescues are doing! Send us your 300-500 word essays on the rescue of your choice. We will pick a winner of the essay contest and donate 5% of annual proceeds of all group courses to one (1) lucky Horse Rescue in Ontario.
Tell us about your experiences with the rescue of your choice. What makes them special? What amazing work are they doing? What successes and failures have you seen with them? Why do they need our help? Because we want to help!
Restorative Reins Gives Back!
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