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Applaud the Bad Times!

Imagine how mind-numbingly boring it would be if life was perfect and you never felt stressed or sick or angry or cold or wet or miserable.

Imagine if all day, every day, everybody was smiling and happy and content and serene.

On the one hand, we all think we want life to be perfect and hassle-free, but without the challenges there could be no perfection.

Until you have been cold and wet you can never fully appreciate being warm and dry.

Until you have been afraid and alone you can never fully appreciate being supported.

Until you have been sick and miserable you can never fully appreciate your health and vitality.

Until you have touched deep sadness you can never fully appreciate joy and laughter.

Until you’ve experienced the dark you can never fully appreciate the light.

So, thank the challenges.

Appreciate the negative.

Applaud the bad times.

They are adding colour and texture and depth and beauty to your life!



In 2015, I set up Horses Connect, a non-profit company based in the West of Ireland dedicated to helping people of all ages, with all kinds of life and other challenges.  After a colorful and adventurous life (career-wise)  I now work with people and horses. I teach and I learn – boy, do I learn!

Horses connect us to our true value and full potential in a unique and powerful way and it is my privilege to facilitate that connection. We design a range of equine-assisted programs for individuals and groups, and our equine team help us deliver those programs.

I am particularly interested in personal development and was blogging about the topic long before blogging became popular, or profitable.

I have a Masters in Writing from NUI, Galway and tons of other random qualifications.


Twitter – @horsesconnect




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