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DEAR SALLY

Find out how our wisest mare, Sally, responds to your human questions and conundrums. She’s a bay mare with a lot of heart, a wise mind and the courage to keep boundaries clear and her herd stable.  She’s got great leadership and generously offers horse solutions to human problems.

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Check out our latest blog posts about relationships and leadership.  For updates straight to your inbox, subscribe to the newsletter.

Find out how our wisest mare, Sally, responds to your human questions and conundrums. She’s a bay mare with a lot of heart, a wise mind and the courage to keep boundaries clear and her herd stable.  She’s got great leadership and generously offers horse solutions to human problems.  

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Vole, C’est Moi: What I’ve Learned from Working Alone

By |July 9th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

The prairie vole has become invaluable to certain scientists because the prairie vole appears to fall in love.   It’s the only rodent that does.  It’s one of about 5% all known species (per Smithsonian) that does. The prairie vole.  And [...]

Making Something out of Nothing:  The Creative at Work and at Home

By |June 16th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , |

Our offices are pretty dull.  Tasks are assigned and tasks are done.  We clock in, we clock out. Most of the time, we are repeating actions that have been deemed productive in the past.  Rarely are we contributing anything [...]

Nature Has No Due Dates: Lessons from the Frontline of Foaling Season

By |May 26th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Walk through any populated urban area and look past the concrete, see beyond the electronics, listen through the automotive noise. There, you’ll find nature: dirt and trees, birds and rodents, plants and water.  As mammals that think and talk [...]

Mindfulness Schmindfulness: Reality Is a Pain

By |May 14th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Mindful eating.  Mindful drinking.  Mindful working. Mindful napping.  Mindful this, and mindful that. Mindful purchasing of mindfulness-branded goods and services.  If you’ve been to a grocery store, a mall, a school, the internet, anywhere, in the past year or [...]

Mindfulness in the Minefield: Reclaiming Calm in the Office

By |April 15th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , |

You’re at your desk and the phone rings.  The hairs stand up on back of your neck when the number flashes on the phone’s face:  it’s your boss’ admin and you do not have anything scheduled with your boss. [...]

Corporate Grief: When the Workplace Breaks Your Heart

By |March 22nd, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |

When I transitioned from my private practice as a therapist to leadership consulting in the corporate sector, I figured the psychic heaviness of my role would lift some. I knew that people’s work lives were ridden with relationship conflicts, [...]

Corporate Corral: Conferencing in Captivity

By |March 9th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

I just got off a weekly conference call with members of the Circle Up team.  The call often runs well over an hour but, today, we wrapped in 45 minutes. And I’m a little sad.  I miss my team. [...]

Relational Inflammation: The Value of Rest and Space

By |March 2nd, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |

Relationships are like high contact sports. We bump into each other and sometimes knock each other down. It’s nearly impossible to have a human relationship with any kind of authenticity and not hit points of conflict and upset. You’ll [...]

We’re Just Shy

By |August 22nd, 2017|

Our teachers come to us in all forms. Sometimes, the animals in our lives carry the most powerful lessons, insisting that we search for and find a common language of trust, honesty, and love. Tai Little, who helps Circle [...]

Lead Yourself, Love Yourself, and Others Will Follow: A Crash Course in Personal Leadership

By |April 13th, 2017|

Buzzwords are like old sweaters. They're familiar and comfortable but eventually the yarn gets frayed and their shape falls apart. We have perhaps saturated the concept of leadership beyond recognition. It used to be sweater and now it's a tattered blanket. Leadership used [...]

Convergence

By |March 11th, 2016|

I can feel the wanting in the bones of my toes, this mammal itch to move, to walk where the sea water laps, where the lines meander and shimmer, glorious— and then invisible. And so I walk. There, at [...]

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We’re Just Shy

Our teachers come to us in all forms. Sometimes, the animals in our lives carry the most powerful lessons, insisting that we search for and find a common language of trust, honesty, and love. Tai Little, who helps Circle [...]

Lead Yourself, Love Yourself, and Others Will Follow: A Crash Course in Personal Leadership

Buzzwords are like old sweaters. They're familiar and comfortable but eventually the yarn gets frayed and their shape falls apart. We have perhaps saturated the concept of leadership beyond recognition. It used to be sweater and now it's a tattered blanket. Leadership used [...]

Convergence

I can feel the wanting in the bones of my toes, this mammal itch to move, to walk where the sea water laps, where the lines meander and shimmer, glorious— and then invisible. And so I walk. There, at [...]