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Coulda, Woulda, Shoulda, I have had too many of these moments that I’d like to admit for 2018.  How about you?  But guess what?  They make me work “smarter” for next year.  I say smarter because they have nothing to do with how hard I worked.  I kicked butt in that department.  However, there were some things that I shoulda, woulda, coulda done to have accomplished even bigger results in 2018.  The past can be one of our best teachers if we acknowledge our mistakes or shortcomings and create a plan to overcome them.  The worst thing to do is...

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Last week someone messaged me that the only thing that helps you reach your goals is hard work.  Well, don’t get me wrong!  You will definitely have to put your blood, sweat and tears into reaching your riding goals. There is no short cut!  We all know that.  One of my favorite sayings is “the harder I work, the luckier I get”…lol.  Beyond that, we have learned to work smart.  We emulate those that are already successful.  We train with the best we have available to us.  But, there is another dimension and the Olympic and National winners have been...

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Your brain is more powerful than any computer and capable of processes so complex and detailed that they are almost impossible to fathom.  However, if you remember, in my research I found that it is actually impossible for our brain to multitask. Our brain can quickly shift back and forth but can only focus on one thought or task at a time.  Additionally, vision, despite being one of our five senses, takes precedence over the others when relying messages to the brain.  The amount of your brain area that is dedicated just to vision is truly a staggering amount compared...

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Let’s talk about Pavlov’s dogs and what this conditioning reflex phenomena has to do with your Equi-Energy Gem Mala.  First, let’s review the concept that came to be known as Pavlovian conditioning.  Russian physiologist, Ivan Pavlov while studying the salivation response in dogs, actually came upon another more complex concept by accident. By nature, a dog will salivate when he sees his food.  This is a natural reflex that is “hard-wired” in every dog that has eaten food from the time he is a puppy.  Because it does not require specific “learning”, it is considered an unconditioned response. The breakthrough...

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I’m going to tell you a personal story to demonstrate to you the power of your Equi-Energy Gems.  I have been fortunate enough to have ponies and horses since I was a young child.  In those days, we boarded our horses (self-care) at a farm not too far from our home.  Although it was close and the convenience allowed me to get there at least twice every day, it was not the amazing facility I longed for.  Like most young equestrians, I dreamed about owning my own horse farm someday.  Sound familiar? One day I was hand grazing one of...

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