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How do you learn to lead? I offer words of encouragement and caution to students at every training: learning must be integrated to become valuable. How many conferences have you attended, returning home with a binder full of wisdom, and three or six months later, realize...

It wasn’t long after we had adopted our first two, then four, okay six, horses that we realized we needed a better long-term solution than boarding. Before we got that far, I'd like to share what it's like to have a horse for the...

I'm back from summer vacation, my kids are back in school and I'm back to writing newsletters - my latest love note is dropping on Wednesday. It's not an email list, it's a VIP access pass to the backstage of my world ...

Now that I have written and published a book, at least once a week I get to talk with an aspiring author or storyteller about the process, my process. I love to speak from the place of yes, this dream came true for me and...

I have this friend who is an amazing artist. AMAZING. If you saw her work, you'd be in awe. She's an incredible artist, but art does not pay her bills. The thing she does that pays her bills is solid but it does not light...

Inspire. Go look it up. Google will tell you it comes from the Latin, inspirare (breathe or blow into); to create a positive feeling in a person, to animate a person with a feeling, to fill someone with the urge or ability to feel something. I told Jessie...

  Emma Holmes, 7 June 2017 One year ago today I jumped on a call with Gary L Mahler and Karen Pery because their Into The Fire Women's Surf Retreat spoke directly to my soul. It turned out to be the beginning of the ride of a lifetime. An...

Central Park, New York, May 2017, Man getting dressed in Elmo costume to attend toddler birthday party   New York. I love you. I'm a bit intimidated by you, and I find you delightfully weird. Years ago, Rafe and I hosted a trip for UCLA where we accompanied alumni...

[gallery columns="4" ids="3752,3740,3735,3751"] Most six year olds spend their time going to school and playing. When I was six, I was organizing a club of first graders who loved The Jackson 5, even though I didn't particularly like The Jackson 5. The kids in my class had...