It’s time for another installment of my bi-weekly email series. In each issue, I share three resources that I have found to be helpful for myself and/or my clients. As a former librarian and a current voracious gatherer of helpful information, I’m constantly listening to podcasts, reading books and articles, and watching various videos that spark my interest.

What do all three resources have in common this week? They are all topics that I wanted to learn more about. I know a little about equine therapy, modern art, and of course, Ruth Bader Ginsburg but each of these resources gave me so much more to chew on and appreciate about each of these subjects.

Listening:

Equine therapy seems to be gaining in popularity every day. In this edition of the Slate podcast, “Working,” Debbie Garcia-Bengochea of Gentle Carousel Miniature Therapy Horses describes her work with adults and children using her horses to help heal physical and psychological injuries. While I’ve heard of horses being used to train leadership skills, emotional intelligence and other interpersonal skills, I was fascinated by the use of horses for physical therapy as well.

Reading:Seeing Slowly book cover

“For art comes to you proposing frankly to give nothing but the highest quality to your moments as they pass, and simply for those moments’ sake.”  -Walter Pater

I was browsing the new books section at my local public library last week and Michael Findlay’s “Seeing Slowly: Looking at Modern Art” jumped off the shelf into my hands. I know very little about art and the gift of this book is to let people know that you don’t need to learn anything about art to appreciate it. Art is a sensual and perceptual experience and as such, can provide an antidote to the constant deluge of information that we are daily forced to ingest and synthesize. Give yourself a treat. Slow down and enjoy art for art’s sake.

Watching:

RBG is making the rounds not only in theaters but it’s also on CNN. Many of us have had no idea of how influential Ruth Bader Ginsburg has been on the current Supreme Court. Equally important, few people probably have known how powerfully her late husband, Martin D. Ginsburg supported her to arrive at her current position. They were the definition of a truly egalitarian marriage. The film is entertaining and enlightening. Ginsburg is “notorious” for supporting justice for all and highlighting the rights of all women.
‘RBG’ will encore Sunday, Sept. 9 at 8:00pm and again at 10:00pm Eastern (5:00pm and again at 7:00pm Pacific) on CNN/U.S.

Thanks for taking the time to read this newsletter. If any of these resources elicited any thoughts or feelings that you’d like to share with me, please contact me. If you like these emails, feel free to share them with other coaches, friends, clients and people walking the transformational path.

See you again in two weeks,
Judy