Viviane’s View: If you have a dream, go chase it…

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“If you have a dream, go chase it If you feel hope, don’t waste it If you find love, embrace it And never take a single breath for granted” — Granted by Josh Groban When I came to Canada last year, I dreamed of an internship with horses. I found something much bigger.  I found a […]

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Owning Crazy

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Do you own your crazy? When I launched The Mane Intent, my inner critic had a party. At my age and with my professional tenure, why would I essentially start over, launching a new business from ground zero? Why would I invest in a horse-based business with a focus on experiential learning? My ego’s biggest […]

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A Business Birthday and a New Web Site

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“Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” — John Anster In May this year, The Mane Intent entered into its fifth fiscal year and on Monday, August 13 — we are hosting an open house to recognize this milestone.  It’s an opportunity to take […]

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Ways to Develop a Generous Mind

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“If you treat yourself like you matter, then you thrive. Are you willing to allow who you might be to continually triumph over who you currently are?” — Jordan Petersen One of the presentations I enjoyed most at the HETI 2018 Conference in Dublin was the keynote remarks delivered by William Micklem entitled “Going Over […]

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Horses in Education and Therapy International Conference Highlights – Dublin 2018

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A highlight of my summer was presenting at The 16th International HETI Congress of Equine Facilitated Programs hosted by the Federation of Horses in Education and Therapy International’s (HETI) in Dublin, Ireland on June 26 – 29, 2018. HETI is a global organization that forms worldwide links between countries, centres and individuals offering equine facilitated […]

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Taking our Self-Management to the Next Level with These Three Easy Tips

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“Stay committed in your decisions, but stay flexible in your approach.” – Tony Robbins Often things in life happen without warning. Responses we get to certain situations may not be what we expected, and may send us down a different path than we had originally planned for. Because of this uncertainty in life, we need […]

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Four Ways to Improve Your Self-Awareness

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“I think self-awareness is probably the most important thing towards being a champion.” – Billie Jean King The first part of building our emotional intelligence is through our personal competence. Personal competence is made up of two parts: our self-awareness and our self-management. Both have a strong focus on emotions and learning how to understand […]

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Three Tips for Better Breathing

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“Feelings come and go like clouds in a windy sky. Conscious breathing is my anchor.” – Thich Nhat Hanh One of the most fascinating physiological processes of the body is our breath. It’s fascinating because breathing is an autonomous system that we also have control of. Meaning that our bodies breathe naturally on their own, but we […]

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4 Ways to Cultivate Kindness, In Oneself and Others

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Becoming mindful of ourselves allows us to go through life with intent and purpose, opposed to mindless thinking which entails a programmed, single-minded thought, rigid against surprise. Mindfulness training requires a deep connection with our bodies, minds, and surroundings. The benefits of mindfulness stretch far and wide from relationships, work life, family and our inner-self. […]

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My Welcome to the Herd

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As an introduction to the programs available at The Mane Intent, and to gain a better understanding of the offerings there, Jennifer took me through a few exercises as if I were a client. We began with a grounding exercise, to practice becoming aware of what we are feeling in our body, our emotions, pressures, […]

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