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The value of getting curious

The value of getting curious

It’s been a hot, dry summer and seeing lush, vibrant green grass is refreshing. While a welcome relief, it nearly sent me to the emergency room. Bella and I ventured out for a walk in the woods. When we reached this patch of grass, she bucked violently and...
Focused Leadership

Focused Leadership

This is a pretty accurate depiction of my “look” when “Focus” my #2 CliftonStrength is in overdrive. Eyes laser focused, neck tensed, shoulders hunched, intent on the task ahead. It’s a key strength for me as both a business owner and...
Wear the Buckle

Wear the Buckle

In 2019, I won this beautiful championship buckle. It was the  first (and only so far) trophy buckle I’ve won. It sits on my dresser so I can see it, but I never wear it.  I cherish the hard work it represents. Yet, I hadn’t given myself permission to wear...
Crash and Burn

Crash and Burn

What happened the last time you decided on a course of action and took 180-degree turn at the last second? Last week a near collision with a wall was a stark reminder. I clearly asked my horse for an advanced maneuver, and she was listening, poised to respond. At the...
Say goodbye to never ever

Say goodbye to never ever

I’ve been thinking about the things I’ve claimed “I’d never, ever do.” I was NEVER EVER going to work on another grant. Last year, a group I belong to asked for help writing a grant. The result, a $30,000 award to support the...
Herd Lessons

Herd Lessons

In western Colorado, Mustangs are being used to help people enhance their skills in the workplace. If you’re a fan of roller coasters, drive to the Colorado National Monument. A narrow road, barely wide enough for two cars, follows zigzagging switchbacks flanked...