Category Archives: Grief

Many Teens Are Struggling

Our world is full of challenges and stress! Teens today are often more aware and engaged in what is going on in the world. We may not be aware that they are watching us and noting when we are concerned … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Depression Steal Your Life

Elite Daily has published a very insightful piece by Syrah London on Mental Health. She shares some of her personal experiences in living with depression, though many of them may be universal. Depression can happen to anyone at any age, … Continue reading

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WHO ‘depression as the leading cause of ill health and disability worldwide’

In our lifetime, we will all have to deal with feelings of sadness and grief. Things don’t work out the way we want. We are let down. People we love pass from our lives. All of these situations can be … Continue reading

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Work With Horses Can Help With Healing

We love seeing so many programs, all around the world, offering a path to healing through work with horses. From traditional ‘therapeutic riding’ programs, that focus on physical and cognitive challenges to traveling programs that help people by bringing miniature … Continue reading

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What Are ‘Trauma Informed Practices’?

A few weeks ago I attended a very powerful seminar, presented by Heather T. Forbes, LCSW, on ‘Trauma Informed Practices’. This particular seminar was geared to educators, but the ideas presented are designed to be used across environments. The basic … Continue reading

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The Challenges of Depression

Many people have a hard time understanding the struggles faced by those living with depression. ‘How hard can it be to just get up and brush your hair? You know you’ll feel better’. But the truth is there are real … Continue reading

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How Do You Take Care of Yourself?

There are so many demands in our lives today. As employees, partners, parents and friends, we often give, give and give of ourselves, leaving little for taking care of us. We can become overwhelmed and begin to really suffer not … Continue reading

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Horses have so many wonderful gifts to share!

Whether you are young or old, horses have so much to offer! This wonderful news clip/article, describes a trial program/study that took place at UCDavis and focused on the role of horses in helping those living with dementia and/or Alzheimer. … Continue reading

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How do we deal with depression?

Look, we all have times in our lives when we feel sad. Something goes wrong. We lose out on an opportunity, a job, a promotion, a home we hoped to buy. We lose someone we love through death or divorce.  … Continue reading

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Alarming Rise in Teenage Girls Dealing with Depression

Life today can be very complicated. There is incredible pressures pulling in every direction and it often feels like there is little help available. Teenage girls seem to be perhaps struggling the most. With conflicting expectation and too few positive … Continue reading

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