Entries by The HERD Institute®

Never Enough

I’ve been noticing a theme this month with students, supervisees, friends, and family. I’m hearing more and more about how folks are experiencing imposter syndrome, not meeting others’ expectations, and a general sense of not doing, being, or giving enough. Whether it’s in the personal or professional arena, I’m hearing how we are all struggling […]

Coming Home

Time. This human social construct that helps us to navigate our existence. So elusive, yet constant. An ever-present reminder that life goes on even when it feels like you’re standing still. I feel like I’ve traveled back in time, to memories I thought I’d lost, but my senses tell me they’re very much alive and […]

One Of Us Is All Of Us

I don’t know about you all, but 2024 has me exhausted already! I feel like I’m constantly running late, trying to catch up with my never ending to-do list, while spinning in circles to put out the fires I see every which way I turn. This feeling isn’t new to me. I know that it’s […]

Journey to Alignment

In honor of Leap Day, we’re taking a leap of faith to let the secret out about what we’ve been planning for you all! The HERD team has been working hard since our inaugural in-person Sharing Space with The HERD Conference to create our next offering to meet the requests from our HERD community. Over […]

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 […]