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Draw Out Youth Potential

**Written after Regional Competition; finally published after State Competition. Direct and Indirect How does my work in Educational Kinesiology and Brain Gym® align with coaching horse knowledge bowl teams? Drawing out is a key concept in both fields. One junior team comes out after their first match. Coaches shared how they got beat bad. They …

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Thankful for Health

In Thanksgiving It’s tradition. Everyone’s doing it. Sharing my thankful list. My list is aimed at whole body health. I’m thankful for: A body that moves. It can walk, bike, twist, and stretch. Sleep. It is rejuvenating and the dreams offer a (sometimes weird) glimpse into my subconscious. Frontal lobes that allow me to ponder …

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A Victim of Trauma

I. Fearful. Victim. I had an experience that left me feeling traumatized. The first thing my mom asked as I was sharing was, “Why? Why would God allow this?” And that question allowed me to start healing. There must be a lesson here for me to learn—maybe tolerance of those living in abusive situations or …

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Remodel

…Was Already Beautiful–Why Remodel? Comments and questions such as this invite introspection. Why bother remodeling one’s tangible home? My answer reminds me of why I get such fulfillment in helping myself and others remodel their own HOMEostasis as we do in Educational Kinesiology (Edu-K). Pre-Checks = Project Expansion With a quick glance at the surface, …

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Good-Bye Fur Baby

Hubby and I agreed long ago to not be animal owners. Then there were kids. A few years into parenting, animals joined the family. As with anything, there is life and there is death. Both are filled with learning opportunities. Bunnies, Dog, Chickens, and Horses Vacation Bible School led us to baby bunnies looking for …

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Fake It Until You Make It

Watching a performance, I saw one person whose eyes were watering and nose was dripping. I wondered whether she had a cold or had pulled a muscle or if perhaps someone had died. The next day the same person was on stage smiling and fully engaged in the performance. Afterwards, I shared my observation from …

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Burning to Bitch

I have a cold sore. It’s my down time between summer and fall. I should NOT be stressed. Why do I have this blazing burning blister, front and center, on my lower lip? Cool It, Girlie! Venting to my mom, I was on quite a rant! Unbeknownst to me, my “techie” parents placed me on …

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Everybody is safe…but…

Manning a vending table at a conference on a Friday night, I received the following text, “Everybody is safe, but the van has a problem,” followed by “It apparently rear ended a car full of teenagers. The radiator is leaking and it has a few bruises.” Thirdly, “We need to take it to the shop.” …

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