*** For the Horses & People magazine articles in full please scroll down for each PDF *** Pro-active Over Re-active. Welfare over Care. Today if you are passionate about horses, welfare AND horse sports, we need to explore how we are championing the horse. Collectively we are accountable for what we do to horses. A social license to operate is about earning our privilege to manage, train and compete horses. If you are like me, passionate about horse sports and dedicated to
World Mental Health Day 2020 Day 5: Resiliency All week I have focused on all the parts of pro-active mental health. Yesterday (8 October) the Mental Health Foundation released their research sharing the 'top 10' for building resiliency in a pandemic. The theme hit me...
SELF CARE Myth busting: Self Care is NOT self ish Being pro-active in a pandemic is about giving ourselves attention, perhaps in the past or over time, neglected. Self care, in my opinion, is the sum of all
"No man is an island entire of itself...Any man's death diminishes me because I am involved in mankind." John Donne (1624) From connection to oneliness is the best way I can explain the impact of social distancing on me. In a blink of an eye my social connections severed, giving me time and space to reflect. My oneliness meant I got to review my connections, assess my empathy, care and humility, I read, listened to audiobooks and podcasts. Oneliness replaced connectedness. W
Day 3: Navigating Social Media Blending information with epidemic is the word infodemic. Accurate or inaccurate information (also known as misinformation or commonly referred to as bullshit) being spread. Pro-active mental health is about managing our own social media filter. Here are my 6 ways I navigate my social media: Notifications ALL turned off. I decide when I am checking my social media feeds. This gives me the space to reply to messages and comments in my time. I blo
Are you accessing your free SS cocktail? Creating your own free brain drugs is my definition of pro-active mental health in a pandemic. Did you there is an independent UK nationwide service delivering psychological support to those who are, or have been on the frontline of Covid-19? I did't either, until I saw this infographic (see below) on social media, from Frontline19. What a fantastic resource explaining how we can enjoy a 'mental health cocktail' - not just for our fr
World Mental Health Day is just 6 days away, so I thought it would be worthwhile discussing together all the parts of good mental health. As you know, my coaching philosophy is to 'walk the talk'. So every day this week I will share my different and connected parts of my mental health and well-being. Day 1 is the foundation all mental health is built upon.... Sleep. The power of naps REST aka recharging mind and body. Rest Is Training I am passionate about sleep. Why? Becaus
Waiting for perfect kills progress. I did not wait to run a perfect event before I organised my first Equitation Science Conference, or wait to become an ‘influencer’ to lead my own Equitation Science online community, Coffee With Horse Lovers. My ebook was born in lockdown. The opposite of an optimal time in which to be creative! So yes, I am very not perfect. My mind and fingers do not ‘dance together' when I write. I have affectionately named this part of me 'The Lisa Tra