Tip of the Week 11/5/12

We have discovered a couple of great little books written by David Niven, Ph.d. entitled “The 100 simple secrets of Happy People” and “The 100 simple secrets of Happy Families”. The most interesting thing about these “secrets” is that they are all based on research.  We will post a weekly tip at the ranch and here for you to consider…

Events are temporary.

Bad things happen, but usually we do not feel their effects on us forever. It’s really true that time heals wounds. Your disappointments are important and serious, but your distress will pass and your life will take you in new directions. Give yourself some time.

To often we get trapped in feeling bad. When we are depressed we may even do self-destructive things, eating for comfort, turning to drugs or alcohol,  not allowing others to comfort us and possibly even worse, actually doing physical harm, not to mention the emotional harm we do when we do not allow ourselves to heal.

Studies of thousands of Americans show that the happy people are not immune to negative events. Instead, they are characterized by the ability to think about other things in the aftermath of negative events.   Bless, Clores, Schwarz, and Golisano 1996

Horses are wonderful guides to healing. The quiet and soothing action of grooming, the non-judgmental acceptance of who and where we are and the change of focus required to interact with them, all can provide relief, leading us to a physically and emotionally better place.

If you or someone you know is struggling with emotional pain, we would like to offer you an opportunity to come out to the ranch, meet our wonderful horses and learn more about how we may be able to help. Call today to schedule a visit.

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