Category Archives: Grief

Horses Helping People Heal

We KNOW that work with horses can help people heal, because we SEE IT every day with the clients we work with, but it is so encouraging to hear about other programs that are partnering with horses to help others. … Continue reading

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Life Experiences and PTSD

Watching the news this morning is heartbreaking. We see families hunkered down and hoping that they survive. We see families dragging themselves through waist high water, trying to find someplace dry. We see families in shelters, wondering if friends and … Continue reading

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Environmental Factors that Keep People From Healing

I have to admit, one of the hardest things about the work we do, is the awareness that sometimes, no matter how much we care and how well a client does in our program, they will continue to have serious … Continue reading

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“Suicide rates among young women at an all-time high”

This headline stopped my heart for a moment. At this time, when so many of us are working to help young woman understand that they can be themselves and can grow up to have the life they want for themselves, … Continue reading

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Depression Can Strike Anyone

Our vision of what someone dealing with depression is often very skewed. We may see a ‘loser’. Someone who can not keep a job, has no life, just can’t get it together. However, we are often reminded that even successful … Continue reading

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The Struggle With PTSD

As I have stated in recent posts, most of us have experienced some type of trauma in our lives. However, depending on many things, including the severity of the situation and our own resiliency, we may have been about to … Continue reading

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What Burden Do You Carry?

I have shared this before. My dad died when I was very young. Not only his death, but the ripples from it, shaped my early childhood and all the years since.  We were lucky. He was in the military, so … Continue reading

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Denying Depression Will Not Make It Go Away

Gosh, life can be tough. Sometimes we feel like we are just putting one foot in front of the other. Day to day stress of family and work can cause us to feel drained and probably at times we just … Continue reading

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We Are Failing Our Veterans

Once again the news is not good for our Veterans. Instead of providing the care they really need, all to often, Vets struggling with depression and PTSD, are given a prescription and sent on their way. This USA Today story … Continue reading

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For The Love of a Horse

I personally know how powerful a relationship with horses can be, but at times it can be very difficult to explain to others. However, time and time again I have seen the proof of Winston Churchill’s famous quote “There is … Continue reading

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