The Good News and the Bad News about Midlife

I sing. If you thought the next sentence is going to be: "I have been singing since I was 5 years old and attended singing lessons with some of the best teachers throughout my childhood and teenage years," you would be WRONG. I did not. This is a pity, because I have a very good …

If You need a Friend, be a Friend – Making Friends on a Meditation Retreat

One of the most rewarding things about running our Connect with Horses Mindful Meditation Retreats here in the south of France, is the friends we make during the retreats. And not only us. Very often, our retreat participants make friends during the retreats that they keep for life. Our horses also make friends. Many of our …

Hosting Workshops in France: 13 of my favourite things

A friend of mine at Letters from Athens has a post on her blog called A few of my favourite things with loads of beautiful pictures. It inspired me to take a look at the things I love about living and hosting our Connect with Horses Personal Empowerment Workshops here in deepest (but not darkest) rural France: I love …

Gratitude Quotes and Gratitude Meditations

I read hundreds of famous quotes about gratitude while researching this post. Only a handful of these resonated with my understanding of the meaning of gratitude. This is my list - for now. I may add more quotes on gratitude while I research the subject, but for now, these are my favourites. During our Connect …