When Numb Is The Norm

I am seeking deeper things within myself and healing just like the next person. NO I’m not depressed. I’m SUPPRESSED. Self-imposed for the comfort of others.

Why Is It That. . .

Why is it that so many people suffer from depression and anxiety?! I mean, when I was growing up, those words were certainly NOT common-place. If you suffered from depression or anxiety or both, the label was “basket case”. This is what the modern dictionary has about the definition and origins of the term “Basket…

Dead Heading. . .

I was never much of a gardener until I started to buy flowers for the farm as a nice touch for visitors, clients, lesson parents and students. This may sound harsh but, to keep them healthy and looking nice and not all wilted and brown, I have to regularly snap off the stems, leaves and…

I Know What Its Like. . .

This is a very transparent and painful article. For far too long this blog has been silent. It has mirrored my heart. I too have been silent for far too long. No more. I can help counsel people of all walks of life because, you see, I have walked a bit in many shoes. Experienced…

Our Story…

It all started a little over 20 years ago. My husband and I have been talking and praying about starting a non-profit organization to pair abused & neglected horses with abused, neglected, bullied and at-risk youth. I have experience with rescuing and rehabbing horses and my hubby was horribly bullied for 6 years. His bullying was so…

Truth in Trials

No matter what you deal with in this life… whenever you experience some sort of trial, a truth is revealed about the character of ourselves and of others.  It is my staunch belief that trials serve to refine and strengthen us not break us down. Thus the old adage, “Whatever doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”. This…

Nugget of Hope

This is “Nugget”. She is a 2 year old miniature horse. She was given to us 6 days ago. She had been in a field, by herself for a long time. She became semi-feral (wild) due to lack of handling. The family that had her gave her to us because they just did not have…

Decisions…decisions…

Have you ever noticed that the events of your life, lead you to X or Y place? AND without those series of events happening in the exact sequence and manner that they did, your life would be SO much different? Have you ever pondered that?  I have.. a lot. Do you ever consider that life…

What’s In A Name?

Shakepeare famously asked this question many years ago…  When a couple discovers that they are expecting, there is much ado about name choosing, meanings, perceptions and so forth.   Recently I learned that names matter a great deal. You may have already noticed that the name of this blog has changed slightly. That is because…

What Does It All Mean…

For many years I struggled with the questions.. “Why am I here?”, “What does it all mean?” – “Why do mean people get away with things while sweet people suffer?” Well… We may never, ever get answers to those and many other questions we are seeking to have answered but, I have learned a few…