A Learner's Journey

#32 Strategies for Motivation: Part 2 with Dr Stephanie Burns

I love the quote above. It was shared by Ann Martins in our new Facebook group. I asked her if I could quote her, she said yes and here it is .

Between the dreaming and the knowing… so many things can get us tripped up along the way as learners. Staying motivated can be a HUGE stumbling...

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#31 Who is Right? Our Brain's Default of Making Rules

I had an interesting conversation the other day... with myself!

Do you ever do that? Think something and then argue with yourself about it?

The other day, I was listening to an interesting conversation that was shared on our new private Facebook group between two accomplished horsewomen....

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#30 Myths and Truths about Learning and Motivation- A Conversation with Dr. Stephanie Burns

Dr. Stephanie Burns is a gift to learners everywhere! She has spent her lifetime studying adult learners and the pitfalls that keep them from getting the results they desire. 

Over 20 years ago, she completely changed the way I taught 4th graders and then years later, the way I approached...

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#29 Taking Control of the Flashlight- The Natural Power of Focus

You want to be better for your horse. You watch videos, read books, take lessons and go to clinics. You might even think about improving your horsemanship skills when you aren't with your horse. In our Facebook group, Jen B shared that she practices her riding while she's sitting or driving in...

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#28 Defining Softness and How Life Imitates Horsemanship: A Conversation with Amy Skinner

What a treat it was to have this conversation with Amy Skinner. She's the real deal. She's put a ton of time into honing her craft and will for the rest of her life. We delve into the topic of softness- a small word with A LOT of meaning. She shares some interesting and thought provoking ways of...

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#27 The 2021 Three Word Challenge

New Year’s Eve has always been one of my favorite holidays. I’ve never been a fan of big parties- so that isn’t what comes to mind when I think of the evening ahead. Spending time reflecting on the year with Brett, playing games and spending time with the dogs and horses is how...

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#26 The Allow- How it can Transform your Horsemanship and your Life

This is my first solo podcast episode. I'm planning to do one every couple of months. The theme for these podcast will be how concepts in our horsemanship can also improve our lives. 

In this one, I delve into what the Allow means to me when it comes to horsemanship and how it can be a game...

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#25 The Present... Where the Magic Happens

Have you ever had a session with your horse that you wish would last forever?

Maybe something you'd been trying to learn finally clicked Or your horse seemed to know what you wanted before you even asked. You could feel the harmony in your bones? 

Then you go out the next day and...

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#24 No Take in Contact: A Conversation with Karen Rohlf

Karen Rohlf was a name shared with me many times when I first mentioned the idea of doing a podcast (maybe you were one of the people who mentioned her). I have never met Karen in person, and to be honest, I was nervous to reach out to her to ask her to be a guest… Then someone I met when...

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#23 Three little words that can change everything

I find words fascinating. The power they can have over our perspective, our thoughts and ultimately our actions. 

Lately, I've been pondering the power of the questions we ask ourselves. In particular, the words we choose to start the question...

Oftentimes, questions that start with "why"...

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#22 Lessons from a Titanium Cowgirl- A Conversation with Michelle Scully

Life throws curveballs. No one gets a pass. I love finding people that learn to dance in the rain; learn to make home runs with the curveballs. Michelle Scully is one of these people. I recently met her during a virtual clinic I hosted with Charley Snell.

After finding out we had a lot in common-...

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#21 What Do You Collect?

A couple of weeks ago, I got to sit down (via zoom) with a woman I met through the virtual clinic with Charley Snell. She’d reached out after the clinic to let me know that we had something in common- broken backs… After a few email exchanges, I learned she wrote a book about her...

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