Field Notes

A Glorious Fall

A Glorious Fall

Arguably the fall colors in our part of the WV were nothing to write home about this year. It was a bit disappointing not to see the vibrancy and variety of colors generally worn by these mountains.  But here at Shayna Meadows, we still had a glorious fall, full of light and color, and we […]

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October Women’s Wellness Workshop

October Women’s Wellness Workshop

We are offering this wonderful workshop once more this fall, Saturday October 15th The focus of the workshop is to provide a time and space to stop, take a deep breath and focus on YOU. In a beautiful outdoors setting and with the help of the horse herd, we will seek to look at ourselves […]

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Scary Stuff

Scary Stuff

In my work, I hear a lot of scary stuff…either scary things that have happened to people or scary things that they are currently enduring and passing though. Life takes us into scary territory, frightening places, way more often than we would like. We would all rather hang out in our well furnished comfort zones. […]

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September 17th Women’s Wellness Workshop

September 17th Women’s Wellness Workshop

Shayna Meadows Therapy and Wellness is offering a Women’s Wellness Workshop, September 17th from 10:00am to 12:30pm. The focus of the workshop is to provide a time and space to stop, take a deep breath and focus on YOU. In a beautiful outdoors setting and with the help of the horse herd, we will seek […]

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Al’s Example

Al’s Example

Here’s what happened in a therapy session a few days ago: the client and I began the session both with the same yet unspoken idea that the session needed to be about “sitting with” the difficult emotions that she is experiencing. But before we got to that, we were processing some insights she had from […]

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A lot going on!

I have had a hard time finding time to write a post for the website because it has been so wonderfully busy lately. On any given day, I feel both overwhelmed by the amount of work to be done and overjoyed at the smiles on the faces of kids on horses and the moments of […]

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It’s Spring!

It’s the beginning of an exciting spring here at Shayna Meadows. In contrast to this time last year, when I was lamenting how long it was taking to get things up to full speed, now I am greeting clients daily and watching my herd of now five horses bring hope and healing to the folks […]

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“Snowed in” horses

Well, we survived the big blizzard of 2016 pretty well here at Shayna Meadows. We are thankful we didn’t get the heavier snow falls that places in Virginia got, but 18 inches is still a lot to deal with. It’s interesting to watch how the horses deal with this extreme change to their environment. Snow […]

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Approaching the New Year

The day after tomorrow, we enter a brand new year. I think most of us find ourselves a little introspective at this time of year, looking at the year that has just been and wondering what the year ahead will bring. Many of us can look back at the past 12 months and see things […]

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McCullough

McCullough

Turns out that McCullough is internationally known. In one of those “small world” experiences, we were introduced to a couple in England whose daughter is friends with my son. This couple is from the Basque country in Spain and speaks no English. As their daughter was making the introduction in their language, all of the […]

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