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Don’t Be A Naysayer

Impossible  adjective Definition of impossible 1a: incapable of being or of occurring b: felt to be incapable of being done, attained, or fulfilled: insuperably difficult Have you ever expressed an idea that you had to someone only to have ...

By |January 10th, 2024|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The “In Between Times”

How often do you celebrate the "In Between Times?" Many of us 'celebrated' Easter or Passover a few days ago. Some of us attended church, and others joined kids or grandkids for an Easter egg ...

By |April 13th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

It’s Not About The Bunny

As the Holy Week ends on this Good Friday before Easter, I invite you to remember that Easter is not about the bunny. Like many holidays, Easter has become an occasion for commercialization and entertainment. ...

By |April 10th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Courage

Day 31 - Monthly Theme: Vision From John O'Donohue May I live this day Compassionate of heart, Clear in words, Gracious in awareness, Courageous in thought, Generous in love. Have a wonderful weekend, my friend. ...

By |March 31st, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

God Bless America

Day 29 - March Theme: Grateful I don't care who you are; gratitude is in order if you had the good fortune to be born in this country. It saddens me to see the values-based ...

By |March 29th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Death Has to Teach Us

Day 27 - March Theme: Death Here are my thoughts on what death has to teach us. Please stick with me; it isn't as morbid as it might sound. https://podcasts.apple.com/.../the-truth.../id1353482128... #death #teacher #lessons #bepresent #health ...

By |March 27th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Say Thank You

Day 15 - March Theme: Gratitude Today allow yourself to be like the river. Meeting whatever is placed before you with acceptance and flow, knowing you will arrive where you are meant to. Please let ...

By |March 15th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Because I Said I Would

Day 14 - March Theme: Vision I had a hard conversation today. It was about a challenging situation that our company is traversing. I was expressing how important it was for me to have honest ...

By |March 14th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Get Grateful

Day 7 - March Theme: Grateful Stop. Right now. Grab a piece of paper and a pen/pencil. Now, write down all the things you are grateful for in your life...big or small. Family Health Vocation ...

By |March 7th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Stop Dreaming; Start Doing

Day 6 - March Theme: Vision/Dream I get the concept behind Dreams. For instance: Dream job Dream life Dream vacation Dream guy/gal Dream car Dream house Etc. However, I invite you to consider instead of ...

By |March 6th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Grief

Day 3 - March Theme; Grief Many years ago, someone close to me, whom I loved very much, died. The days that followed were hard. Loss has a way of making the ground beneath you ...

By |March 3rd, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

There Is Always Something

Day 2 - March Theme; Grateful There is always something. As bad as we think it gets or feels. There is always something to be grateful for. For instance: You woke up this morning, right? ...

By |March 2nd, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Let Go

Day 27 - Respect It is human nature to want to control things, but sometimes it's better to just let go. Let Life Surprise You. Respect that things are going to work out for you. ...

By |February 27th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Please Don’t Compare Yourself

Day 24 - Respect Please stop comparing yourself to others. Respect yourself enough to embrace and honor your authenticity. Think about it, two flowers don't sit next to each other and compare themselves to the ...

By |February 24th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Respect Our Flag

Day 21 - Respect The flag of the United States of America is a symbol of freedom and liberty. The flag's 13 alternating red and white stripes represent the 13 original colonies. Its 50 white ...

By |February 21st, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Respect Your Body

Day 17 - Respect Respect your body. Give it good fuel. You wouldn't put sugar or dirty fuel in the vehicle you drive. Have the same respect for the vehicle you walk around in. Give ...

By |February 17th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wisdom

Day 15 - Respect Respect the things you cannot change. Don't be a prisoner to the things you cannot change. It brings unnecessary stress and uncertainty to you. May I remind you of the Serenity ...

By |February 15th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Day 14 - Respect Respect yourself and the power of understanding. Valentine's day has always been one of my favorite holidays. I think it is fantastic that we celebrate love. As the day moves along, ...

By |February 14th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Respect Your Power

Day 13 - Respect Respect your power. Take back your power and choose to see the possibilities for healing and transformation. Reawaken your creativity and become a force for encouragement in the world. Be intentional ...

By |February 13th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Inner Tranquility

Day 10 - Respect “The very secret of life for me, I believed, was to maintain in the midst of rushing events an inner tranquility.” ​ — Margaret Bourke-White Have a blessed weekend, my friends. ...

By |February 10th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Respect Our Elders

Day 9 - Respect In most countries, their elders are held in the highest respect. Frequently in this country, age is viewed as a bad thing. It is thought that once one gets to a ...

By |February 9th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Do No Harm

Day 8 - Respect This past weekend some young boys attempted to knock over protective pylons placed in front of our office window to keep cars from driving through. (Note: A car drove through my ...

By |February 8th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Please and Thank You

Day 7 - Respect Say Please and Thank You. These words can make all the difference in someone's day. I have often seen people be rude to waiters in restaurants, hotel staff, and retail establishments. ...

By |February 7th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Listen

Day 5 - Respect Listen. People want and need to be heard. Listen to hear and understand, not to respond. Repeat back to the person talking about what you heard. This is a great way ...

By |February 5th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Don’t Litter

Day 4 - Respect Don't litter. It's pretty simple. Have enough respect for our planet and the people who live on it, and don't litter. Keep a small trash bag in your vehicle and throw ...

By |February 4th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Traffic

Day 3 - Respect Don't be an a$$wipe in traffic. Let them in when someone attempts to merge into traffic from an on-ramp or is trying to change lanes. This goes both ways. Don't be ...

By |February 3rd, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Put Your Phone Down

Day 2 - Respect I don't know about you, but I am appalled when I come across folks in the grocery store, a movie theater, and even church talking on their phones. We will cover ...

By |February 2nd, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Be On Time

Day 1 - Respect I have chosen respect as the theme for February. I need to catch up on this, but don't count me out. Why respect? Well, because it has become a scarce action ...

By |February 1st, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Renew Your Faith in Truth

Renewal - Day 31 Being an entrepreneur can be a long and lonely road sometimes. The responsibility can be daunting, and the risks are high. Many people are counting on you to put food on ...

By |January 31st, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Inform Yourself

Renewal - Day 26 It is essential to stay informed. So for those of you who may not be up to speed on what is going on at our southern border, here are some facts: ...

By |January 26th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Before You Speak…

Renewal - Day 25 I listen to a lot of podcasts. This morning I was tuned into the Ed Mylett Show. Ed was talking with Deepak Chopra, and they were talking about the impact of ...

By |January 25th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Background Music Matters

Renewal - Day 24 Can you imagine watching a movie without the background music? Me neither. But it is no different than living your life without the metaphorical 'background music.' It's the music that brings ...

By |January 24th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Write a Prayer

Renewal - Day 20 Write a prayer. Give yourself time to make a prayer that will become the prayer of your soul. Listen to the voices of longing in your soul. Listen to your hungers. ...

By |January 20th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Journey Is On

Renewal - Day 16 Have you ever asked yourself, "why is this so hard?" or "why can't this be easier?" We live in an I want it now society where we can have almost anything ...

By |January 16th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

A Journey Inside

Renewal - Day 10 Many of us love to travel, and just as many have dreamed of going to places near and far to explore and experience things that will give us a lifetime of ...

By |January 10th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

What Do You Want?

Day 6 & 7 - Renewal 𝓦𝓱𝓪𝓽 𝓭𝓸 𝔂𝓸𝓾 𝔀𝓪𝓷𝓽? 𝒜 𝓈𝒾𝓂𝓅𝓁𝑒 𝓆𝓊𝑒𝓈𝓉𝒾𝑜𝓃 𝓎𝑒𝓉 𝓋𝑒𝓇𝓎 𝒹𝒾𝒻𝒻𝒾𝒸𝓊𝓁𝓉 𝒻𝑜𝓇 𝓂𝒶𝓃𝓎 𝒻𝑜𝓁𝓀𝓈 𝓉𝑜 𝒶𝓃𝓈𝓌𝑒𝓇 𝓌𝒾𝓉𝒽 𝒸𝑒𝓇𝓉𝒶𝒾𝓃𝓉𝓎 𝒶𝓃𝒹 𝒸𝓁𝒶𝓇𝒾𝓉𝓎. Here is a list of areas of your life. This ...

By |January 6th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Wise Words

Day 4 - Renewal I came across this and thought I would share it. Someone asked their friend who was nearing eighty years old what changes he was seeing in himself as he was growing ...

By |January 4th, 2023|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Tradition of Gift Giving

How Did The Tradition of Christmas Gift Giving Start? Remember when you were a young child and couldn’t wait for Christmas to come, hopeful that Santa would bring everything on your list? Usually, in addition ...

By |December 15th, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Who Are THEY?

Have you ever wondered who They are? They come up often in the Weekend Workshops that I facilitate.  The conversation goes something like this: They will think I’m crazy Or They say you shouldn’t ( ...

By |November 29th, 2022|Categories: Belief Systems|0 Comments

November Theme: Truth

This photo is of the makeshift office I created in the gym area of our physical therapy and wellness business. I explain why I find myself here in today's podcast. I will also talk about ...

By |November 1st, 2022|Categories: Uncategorized|0 Comments

Be Where Your Feet Are

𝑨𝒏𝒈𝒆𝒓 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑹𝒆𝒔𝒆𝒏𝒕𝒎𝒆𝒏𝒕 generally are feelings we have when living in the 𝑷𝒂𝒔𝒕. 𝑭𝒆𝒂𝒓 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝑨𝒏𝒙𝒊𝒆𝒕𝒚 generally are feeling we have when we are thinking about the 𝑭𝒖𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆. These feelings are self-constructed prisons that rarely ...

By |July 17th, 2022|Categories: Thoughts from the Barn|Tags: , , |0 Comments

Be Still

Today marks the first day of the 2022 summer season in the Northern Hemisphere. Solstice comes from the Latin word solstitium.  Sol meaning “sun,” and stitium means “still.” How often are you “still”? Blaise Pascal ...

By |June 21st, 2022|Categories: Time Management|0 Comments

You Have A Choice

"If you are determined to think of yourself as limited, fearful, vulnerable, or scarred by past experience, know only that you have chosen to do so. The opportunity to experience yourself differently is always available." ...

By |May 18th, 2022|Categories: Belief Systems|Tags: |0 Comments

What’s Your Story?

What Uninspiring Story Do You Keep Telling About Your Life? What's your story?  Is it inspiring?  Is it true?  Is it assisting you in living your best life? So many folks will spend time ...

Conflict Transformation with Jonathan Miller

I had the chance to visit with Jonathan about what can be an uncomfortable subject; conflict. Have a listen to what he has to say. Listen here: https://anchor.fm/dashboard/episode/ef891p Jonathan Miller has spent hundreds of hours ...

April 19/Day 19 – Badass Soul Seeking Warrior Quarantine Challenge

Focus of the Day: Chunk it down. When you have a project that feels overwhelming, chunk it down into bits that you can achieve and feel success. Invitation of the Day: If you want ...

April 17/Day 17 – Badass Soul Seeking Warrior Quarantine Challenge

Focus of the Day: Check-in. Use today to check-in with yourself and others. How are you doing? Be honest. Make a commitment to muster up the courage to be your best today. When you ...

April 15/Day 15 – Badass Soul Seeking Warrior Quarantine Challenge

Focus of the Day: Intentional - "be" fully aware of what I am doing. Go here to download your complimentary copy of my Pillars of Intentional Living. http://meetmeatthebarn.com/my-pillars-of-intentional-living/ Today's Invitation: Write some letters. 1. Handwrite ...

April 14/Day 14 – Badass Soul Seeking Warrior Quarantine Challenge

Focus Of The Day: Gentle - "be" gentle in your thoughts, words, and actions. Today's first invitation: Consider Zen Master Dogen's philosophy as we prepare to emerge from this Universal Timeout. It's called Leave ...

April 13/Day 13 – Badass Soul Seeking Warrior Quarantine Challenge

Focus of the day: Vulnerable - "be" open to sharing your softness. As we start week three of this timeout, I invite you to say thank you more often. There are many folks out ...

April 8/Day 8 – Badass Soul Seeking Warrior Quarantine Challenge

Today's focus: Strong - "be" in good and sound health, robust. Today's invitation: 1. Gather together some magazines, photos, quotes, etc. and create a vision board or Life Book. Collect all the images that ...

April 7/Day 7 – Badass Soul Seeking Warrior Quarantine Challenge

Have A Look At Your Behaviors Today's focus: Growing - "be" of a thriving nature Today's invitation: Look at your behaviors in the following domains of your life. What behaviors are allowing you to ...

April 2/Day 2 – Badass Soul Seeking Warrior Quarantine Challenge

April 2: OK friends, The focus for today is: Persistent - "be" persevering regardless of the challenge. Learn more about the "Be" - Attitudes Kit here: www.beattitudeskit.com Idea for connection: Google Adopt a Grandparent and ...

April 1/Day One: Badass Soul Seeking Warrior Quarantine Challenge

The Badass Soul Seeking Quarantine Challenge For the next thirty days I am committed to showing up each day for you to give you some ideas and invitations to assist you in getting through ...

What Is The Gift?

View Every Experience As A Gift I have created 10 Lines In The Sand that I use as guideposts for how I live my life. Line Three is: View Every Experience as a Gift. ...

The Fourth Quarter 2019

You're Invited YOU’RE INVITED! to The Fourth Quarter How about showing up on January 1, 2020, as your best self? Just like in sports, the fourth quarter matters in the game of life. Right ...

Take A Road Trip

The Road Trip This road trip is just what the doctor ordered.  Last weekend three of my pals and I set out for a journey to a house concert in Cambria, California.  We left ...

Barn Musing – Edition 6

Barn Musings Welcome to Barn Musings. These weekly newsletters aim to provide you with timely, inspiring, and useful reflections and findings from Meet Me At The Barn. I promise to keep the content brief ...

What Do You Want More Of In Your Life?

What Is Missing In Your Life? I was at my barn, one of my favorite spots to “be” the other day, surrounded by my two horses and my sweet Australian Shepherd, 2Sox.  The horses ...

Barn Musing – Edition 5

Barn Musings Welcome to Barn Musings. These weekly newsletters aim to provide you with timely, inspiring, and useful reflections and findings from Meet Me At The Barn. I promise to keep the content brief ...

Do You Know The 4 Agreements?

What Are The 4 Agreements? Don Miguel Ruiz wrote The Four Agreements in 1997.  Since that time it has sold 7.2 million copies and has been translated into 40 languages.  That's big.  It's a lot.  I ...

The Badass Soul-Seeking Warrior Podcast Series, Episode 8 : Marji Guyler-Alaniz

Marji Guyler-Alaniz, founder of Farmher It all started with a dream and a camera. In 2013, Marji Guyler-Alaniz had just left her job in corporate agriculture and started a photo project titled FarmHer, capturing ...

The Badass Soul-Seeking Warrior Podcast Series, Episode : Adrian Buckaroogirl Brannan

Adrian Buckaroogirl Brannan Adrian “Buckaroogirl” is a 20 something firecracker who is equally at home in the branding pen, ranch bronc or stage, who burst onto the western music scene at just 14 years ...

Day 1 Create A Life You Love: The Four Agreements

The Reading Challenge Don Miguel Ruiz is the author of The Four Agreements.  In the book, Ruiz reveals the source of self-limiting beliefs that rob us of joy and create needless suffering. Based on ancient Toltec ...

Day 25 Intentional Living: The Space Between Stimulus and Response

Sacred Space There is a sacred space between stimulus and response.  What do I mean by that?  Well, when someone or something charges your emotions in a negative way, it is important to honor ...

Day 4 Intentional Living: Mindful Self-Talk

Mindful Self-Talk You must have mindful self-talk.  The conversions you have with yourself are conversations with the Universe.  Your subconscious mind holds on to the negative self-talk you have with yourself.  The old saying ...

The Badass Soul-Seeking Warrior Podcast Series, Episode : Ariana Luterman

Ariana Luterman is 18 years old and a powerhouse triathlon athlete and philanthropist.   In this podcast we talk about her start in the sport of triathlon as well as her being the founder of ...

The Fidgety Horse

 Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival I spent last week with friends in Elko, Nevada attending the Cowboy Poetry and Music Festival. This gathering started thirty-four years ago as a place where ranchers and cowboys ...

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