Slow Tourism in the south of France

Five years ago, early one morning, I received an e-mail from a potential retreat guest. She was interested in coming to my new Christmas/New Year's retreat here in the south of France. “Do you support Slow Tourism?” she wanted to know. Slow tourism? What that supposed to be? According to Wikipedia Slow Travel and Tourism …

Grateful for what we have

Comparing Meditation Retreats

If wishes were horses! I wish we had a whirlpool/jacuzzi/spa tub at our retreat. It would have been wonderful to lie back into hot, swirling bubbles at the end of a busy day of walking meditation, writing meditation and working meditation sessions. Especially if we also did an equine-assisted experiential learning session. Instead, all we have is a …

Midlife Wisdom: Collect experiences, not possessions

Since December 2015, I have been thinking about making New Year's resolutions, in a very general, non-focussed sort of way. It is now the beginning of March 2016 and still I have not been able to formulate any inspiring resolutions for this year. I am not sure why, because I am actually a great recommender …

10 Horse Quotes: Mantras for Equine-guided Meditation

Meditation mantras

If you types « horse quotes » into google, you will find hundreds of hits with thousands of quotes. Most of these have to do with horse riding, horse training, horse behaviour...all the things we teach horses. As equine-assisted experiential learning is an essential part of our Equine-guided Mindfulness Meditation Retreats, and especially of our new Mindfulness …