Entries by The HERD Institute®

Questions As A Vehicle For Connection

I’ve just returned from Europe on a trip with friends to London and Paris. Aside from the joy of being able to spend time with people I love, it was also the first time that I’ve been a “tourist” in London since I was about 7 years old. I’d been looking forward to this trip […]

All Hands on Deck

It’s been all hands on deck at The HERD Institute® this month as we prepare to launch our BRAND NEW Equine Facilitated Learning Foundation Certification curriculum. This Foundation program replaces our existing EFL Level 1 Certification. HERD members please note: All EFL Level 1 Graduates and current EFL Level 1 students will be automatically transferred […]

One Hundred Years

In this season of Thanksgiving, I’ve been reflecting on the dark side of gratitude. Yeah, I wasn’t expecting that either. My usual musings tend to lead me down the path of embracing gratitude for all the ways that I am privileged in my existence. While that all still holds true, I’m also aware of how […]

No Words

I’ve really struggled to find words this month to articulate the depth of pain and horror that we are witnessing in the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict. I feel a responsibility and desire to name the atrocities and to stand against the onslaught against humanity, but everything that I write seems pithy and insincere. Not only because […]

Sharing The Love of The HERD

Wow! What an incredible ride these past few days have been. One week post-conference and I’m still basking in the joy of being in community. I am overflowing with gratitude and excitement about what will come from all the connections made. Thanks to each and every one of you who made this event such a […]

Embracing Differences: Assembling Our Collaborative HERD Conference Jigsaw

We’re thrilled to announce that the big day is approaching fast – just ONE MONTH until the Sharing Space with The HERD Conference, and we couldn’t be more excited! It feels like we’ve been assembling an enormous jigsaw puzzle, and you, our amazing attendees, are the missing pieces that will complete the picture, each of […]

Naked and Afraid

Have you seen the show Naked and Afraid? It’s a reality show where a pair of total strangers have to survive for 21 days together with no clothes and supplies, exposed to the dangers of extreme environments. There are 15 seasons of this show, so clearly that says something about us as viewers and our […]

The Risks of Connection

I just got back from an incredible week of reconnecting with friends and family in the UK. England is stunning this time of year and I was able to fill my senses with the beauty of our green and pleasant land. Lying on the grass in the middle of a field full of buttercups, inhaling […]

Growth Opportunities

Find Your Growth Opportunity Here I’ve been on a crazy, wild ride these past 14 weeks. Last September, I applied for a scholarship to the Goldman Sachs 10,000 Small Businesses program and was accepted in the Spring Cohort. The program is like a mini-MBA, with a grueling schedule of about 20 hours a week studying, […]

It’s Time!

Four years ago, HERD Operations Executive, Sarah Morehouse, and I started dreaming about creating an in-person conference for our community. We wanted this to be a space of collective celebration of the work of our students and graduates, their commitment to their communities, and acknowledge the gift of our equine partners in these endeavors. Then, […]