Link between Adolescent Pot Smoking and Psychosis Strengthens

An important article.    Research presented at a Berlin psychiatric conference shows teenage cannabis use hastens onset of schizophrenia in vulnerable individuals By R. Douglas Fields on October 20, 2017   Credit: Sean Gallup Getty Images   BERLIN—Society’s embrace of cannabis to treat nausea, pain and other conditions proceeds apace […] Read more »

How to Trust in a Healing Relationship as a Trauma Survivor

Reprinted with permission from author. A very well respected therapist in Virginia. How to Trust in a Healing Relationship as a Trauma Survivor September 15, 2017 Robyn E. Brickel, MA, LMFT Trauma-Informed Care It’s good, healthy and human to want love and seek it out. We live longer, healthier lives […] Read more »

Why Close Encounters With Animals Soothe Us

Zoie Brogdon, Age 12 “I tried soccer, which I hated. I tried track, and there was just mean people. I tried tennis, same thing, mean people. With horses, there still are mean people, but I don’t care. Because I have my horse right next to me.” CreditIlona Szwarc for The […] Read more »

Voting Is Live for Kind Causes

Hi, By now you are familiar with the work I do with Herd By A Horse. This month, we have an exciting opportunity to receive $10,000 in meaningful funding. Here’s where you come in… What is this about? I am participating in KIND Causes – a program from KIND Snacks […] Read more »

Reactive and Insecure Attachment Disorders – Interventions with Equine Therapy

When born, most children have a special bond with their parents, especially their mothers. This is the natural progression of a child-parent relationship, and the bond that develops over time is often rewarding and loving. However, roughly 1% of children ages five and under suffer from reactive attachment disorder (RAD), […] Read more »