Lead with Your Heart Lessons from a Life with Horses

Author: Allan J. Hamilton
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781612127354
Release Date: 2016-09-06
Genre: Pets

Award-winning author and celebrated neurosurgeon Allan J. Hamilton combines his understanding of the human brain with nearly 30 years’ experience training horses to offer wisdom on such universal themes as leadership, motivation, ambition, and humility. The results are showcased in more than 100 thoughtful essays that treat working with horses as a metaphor for personal, professional, and spiritual growth. Whether you’re searching for greater spiritual depth or simply want to better understand your four-legged partner, this wise and important collection has something for you.

Zen Mind Zen Horse

Author: Allan J. Hamilton
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603425650
Release Date: 2011
Genre: Nature

Horse training presents unique opportunities to explore powerful spiritual truths. The exercises in "Zen Mind, Zen Horse "offer everyone who works with horses -- novice or expert -- a new understanding of how humans train and interact with horses and why these two species, one a master predator and the other the ultimate prey animal, have such a deep, natural connection. Horses have evolved to understand and respond to the flow of vital energy -- "chi "-- around them, using it in their body language to communicate with members of their herd, to express dominance, and to sense danger from nearby predators. Being quietly present and receptive to your horse's energy opens the potential of your emotional, intuitive right brain. These simple, safe groundwork techniques reveal a pathway to awakening your deep sensitivity, calm leadership, intuition, and mindfulness.

The Scalpel and the Soul

Author: Allan J. Hamilton, MD, FACS
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 9781440638060
Release Date: 2008-03-13
Genre: Biography & Autobiography

A Harvard-educated neurosurgeon reveals his experiences—in and out of the operating room—with apparitions, angels, exorcism, after-death survival, and the miracle of hope. For the millions who have enjoyed Proof of Heaven, Heaven is Real, To Heaven and Back, and Getting to Heaven—an inspiring tale from where the veil between life and death is often at its thinnest. The Scalpel and the Soul explores how premonition, superstition, hope, and faith not only become factors in how patients feel but can change outcomes. It validates the spiritual manifestations physicians see every day and empowers patients to voice their spiritual needs when they seek medical help. Finally, it addresses the mysterious, attractive powers the soul exerts during life-threatening events.

Lead From The Heart

Author: Mark C. Crowley
Publisher: BalboaPress
ISBN: 9781452535418
Release Date: 2011-07-11
Genre: Business & Economics

Our common belief in business is that the heart has no place in workplace management. In fact, most of us were taught that the heart acts like Kryptonite in leadership: it inherently undermines a manager’s effectiveness – and lowers productivity and profitability. In this stunning and groundbreaking work, however, engagement expert, Mark C. Crowley, provides irrefutable proof that we were wrong. Crowley begins by showing us how traditional leadership practices are failing. Across the globe, employee engagement and job satisfaction scores have fallen to crisis levels. According to astonishing research from Gallup, 70% of the US workforce is now disengaged. It once was that a job and a paycheck kept workers satisfied and productive. Today, pay barely makes the list of what inspires people to put their hearts into their work and contribute to their highest capacity. Right before our eyes, human beings have evolved in what they need and want in exchange for work. 21st Century employees are seeking to find purpose, meaning and feelings of significance. What drives their engagement is feeling valued, respected, developed and cared for. Crowley’s profound insight draws upon recent medical science discoveries which prove it’s the heart, and not the mind, that drives human motivation and achievement. There’s nothing soft about Lead From The Heart. It represents the future of workplace management and a roadmap to driving uncommon engagement, productivity and profitability.

How to Think Like a Horse

Author: Cherry Hill
Publisher: Storey Publishing
ISBN: 9781603428026
Release Date: 2011-06-30
Genre: Pets

In this fascinating best seller, Cherry Hill explores the way horses think and how it affects their behavior. Explaining why certain smells and sounds appeal to your horse’s sensibility and what sets off his sudden movements, Hill stresses how recognizing the thought processes behind your horse’s actions can help you communicate effectively and develop a trusting relationship based on mutual respect.

The Little Book of Horse Quotes

Author: Illinois Horse Rescue of Will County
Publisher:
ISBN: 0983918260
Release Date: 2013-09
Genre: Pets

Get a Book. Give to a Horse. We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give. Winston Churchill Saving a horse will not change the world...But surely it would change the world for that one horse. Author Unknown When you give a personal lesson in meanness to a critter or to a person, don't be surprised if they learn their lesson. Cowboy Wisdom Finalist in the Self-Help: Journals & Quotes category of The USA "Best Books 2013" Awards, sponsored by USA Book News. The Little Book of Horse Quotes shares the laughter, lessons, and love that horses bring into our daily lives. This is a classic collection of 365 unforgettable quotes from more than 100 famous authors including Pam Brown, Winston Churchill, W.C. Fields, Ann Landers, Abraham Lincoln, Roy Rogers and John Wayne as well as savvy sayings and uplifting proverbs. The book is organized with a combination of lots of wisdom and horse sense to keep in mind for each and every day of the year. The quotes are arranged around the topics of Caring, Companionship, Compassion, Giving, Healing, Kindness, Laughter, Love, Respect, Understanding, and more. These quotes have stood the test of time and each can be used for enjoyment, inspiration, or motivation. The book also includes a checklist and journal to keep track of favorite horse quotes, rewarding experiences, and meaningful memories. A portion of the proceeds from this book benefits Illinois Horse Rescue of Will County.

Riding Home

Author: Tim Hayes
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 9781250033529
Release Date: 2015-03-03
Genre: Nature

Riding Home:The Power of Horses to Heal, Horse Nation's must read book of 2016, is the first and only book to scientifically and experientially explain why horses have the extraordinary ability to emotionally transform the lives of thousands of men, women and children, whether they are horse lovers, or suffering from deep psychological wounds. It is a book for anyone who wants to experience the joy, wonder, self-awareness and peace of mind that comes from creating a horse/human relationship, and it puts forth and clarifies the principles of today's Natural Horsemanship (or what was once referred to as "Horse Whispering") Everyone knows someone who needs help: a husband, a wife, a partner, a child, a friend, a troubled teenager, a war veteran with PTSD, someone with autism, an addiction, anyone in emotional pain or who has lost their way. Riding Home provides riveting examples of how Equine Therapy has become one of today's most effective cutting-edge methods of healing. Horses help us discover hidden parts of ourselves, whether we're seven or seventy. They model relationships that demonstrate acceptance, kindness, honesty, tolerance, patience, justice, compassion, and forgiveness. Horses cause all of us to become better people, better parents, better partners, and better friends. A horse can be our greatest teacher, for horses have no egos, they never lie, they're never wrong and they manifest unparalleled compassion. It is this amazing power of horses to heal and teach us about ourselves that is accessible to anyone and found in the pages of Tim Hayes's Riding Home. The information and lists of therapeutic and non-therapeutic equine programs, which are contained in the book, are also available at the book's website.

You Can Lead a Horse to Water But You Can t Make It Scuba Dive

Author: Robert Cormack
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781631580406
Release Date: 2014-11-18
Genre: Fiction

Down the street, a dog is running around a lamp post on a leash. I feel like I’m on a similar trajectory. Sam Bennett is the last of a dying breed, a former Mad Man, now made redundant after 30 years at the same advertising agency. Left with his awards and a case of Bulgarian whiskey (which he still can’t remember buying), Sam retreats to his home, awaits the summer arrival of his daughter and crazy son-in-law, Muller, is plagued by panic attacks and has an incident involving a pressed ham on a liquor store window with a young security guard named Max. With the ground feeling like a trampoline, Sam sets out to do the one thing Mary, his wife, wants more than anything else—a grandchild. It won’t be easy with Muller, his suicidal son-in-law, jumping off roofs and drinking green paint, but life is full of surprises. Meanwhile, Muller wants Max’s mom, and Max’s dad, Otis, has the craziest online show in Chicago called, “Otis Cries For You.” As Sam’s doctor Krupsky tells him, “Life’s a crapshoot. At least you filled the cheap seats.” Sam is about to learn the greatest lessons in life, even if it means stealing his neighbor’s pot, and getting more people stoned than he ever imagined possible.

The Hearts of Horses

Author: Molly Gloss
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 0547525249
Release Date: 2008-12-08
Genre: Fiction

This breakout novel from the author of The Jump-Off Creek tells the heartwarming story of a determined young woman with a gift for “gentling” wild horses. In the winter of 1917, a big-boned young woman shows up at George Bliss’s doorstep. She's looking for a job breaking horses, and he hires her on. Many of his regular hands are off fighting the war, and he glimpses, beneath her showy rodeo garb, a shy but strong-willed girl with a serious knowledge of horses. So begins the irresistible tale of nineteen-year-old Martha Lessen, a female horse whisperer trying to make a go of it in a man’s world. It was thought that the only way to break a horse was to buck the wild out of it, and broken ribs and tough falls just went with the job. But over several long, hard winter months, many of the townsfolk in this remote county of eastern Oregon witness Martha's way of talking in low, sweet tones to horses believed beyond repair—and getting miraculous, almost immediate results—and she thereby earns a place of respect in the community. Along the way, Martha helps a family save their horses when their wagon slides into a ravine. She gentles a horse for a dying man—a last gift to his young son. She clashes with a hired hand who is abusing horses in unspeakable ways. Soon, despite her best efforts to remain aloof and detached, she comes to feel enveloped by a sense of community and family that she’s never had before. With the elegant sweetness of Plainsong and a pitch-perfect sense of western life reminiscent of Annie Dillard, The Hearts of Horses is a remarkable story about how people and animals make connections and touch each other's lives in the most unexpected and profound ways.

Horse Speak An Equine Human Translation Guide

Author: Sharon Wilsie
Publisher: Trafalgar Square Books
ISBN: 9781570767548
Release Date: 2016-11-29
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Horse Speak is not a training method or technique—it is a practical system for “listening” and “talking” to horses in their language, instead of expecting them to comprehend ours. Horse Speak can be used by anyone who works with horses, whether riding instructor, colt starter, recreational rider, or avid competitor. It promises improved understanding of what a horse is telling you, and provides simple replies you can use to tell him that you “hear” him, you “get it,” and you have ideas you want to share with him, too. The result? Time with your horse will be full of what horse trainer and equine-assisted learning instructor Sharon Wilsie of Wilsie Way Horsemanship calls Conversations, and soon the all-too-common misunderstandings that occur between horse and human will evolve into civil discussions with positive and progressive results! Learn Horse Speak in 12 easy steps; understand equine communication via breath and body language; and discover the Four Gs of Horse Speak: Greeting, Going Somewhere, Grooming, and Gone. Practice regulating your intensity, and sample dozens of ready-made Conversations with your horse, as step-by-step templates and instructional color photographs walk you through the eye-opening process of communicating on a whole new level.

The Inner Matrix

Author: Joey Klein
Publisher: Balboa Press
ISBN: 9781452591780
Release Date: 2014-03-24
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

The Inner Matrix illuminates a proven approach to living a truly rich and meaningful life – one more deeply connected to spirit. Marrying the ancient wisdom traditions of East and West with the latest science in genetics, psychology, and brain function, Klein provides a cutting-edge system to transform your life by shifting deep mental, emotional, and physical patterns that create stress and limit your success. Those engaging Klein’s Conscious TransformationTM practices routinely experience: reduced stress increased focus higher emotional intelligence improved health and well-being enhanced connection to spirit Included is a nine-week strategy guide to assimilate the practices of Conscious TransformationTM into your daily life. “Joey Klein has artfully bridged ancient traditions with burgeoning Western scientific and biomedical research. He shares powerful testimony and vivid examples of the benefits achieved through this intentional training.” —Michael L. Weaver, MD, Emergency Medicine Physician “Applying the book’s principles to my mind, emotions, and physical body, I have uncovered the profound spiritual connection I had secretly yearned for but been unable to reach. My entire experience of life has radically changed.” —Diane Breneman, JD, Nationally Recognized Trial Attorney

How Will You Measure Your Life Harvard Business Review Classics

Author: Clayton M. Christensen
Publisher: Harvard Business Review Press
ISBN: 9781633692572
Release Date: 2017-01-17
Genre: Business & Economics

In the spring of 2010, Harvard Business School’s graduating class asked HBS professor Clay Christensen to address them—but not on how to apply his principles and thinking to their post-HBS careers. The students wanted to know how to apply his wisdom to their personal lives. He shared with them a set of guidelines that have helped him find meaning in his own life, which led to this now-classic article. Although Christensen’s thinking is rooted in his deep religious faith, these are strategies anyone can use. Since 1922, Harvard Business Review has been a leading source of breakthrough ideas in management practice. The Harvard Business Review Classics series now offers you the opportunity to make these seminal pieces a part of your permanent management library. Each highly readable volume contains a groundbreaking idea that continues to shape best practices and inspire countless managers around the world.

The Soul of a Horse

Author: Joe Camp
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
ISBN: 9780307449498
Release Date: 2008-04-29
Genre: Pets

A surprise birthday gift plunged Joe Camp and his wife, Kathleen, into the world of horses as complete neophytes without a clue as to what horses needed or wanted. The Camps went searching for logic and sense in the rule books of traditional horse care and what they found was not what they had expected. Written for everyone who has ever loved a horse or even loved the idea of having a horse in their lives, this memoir leads us on a riveting voyage of discovery as Joe and Kathleen navigate uncharted, often politically incorrect territory on their way to achieving a true relationship with their horses. As the creator of the beloved Benji series, Joe has spent most of his life luring us into the heart and soul of a famous dog, but now in this engaging, emotional, and often humorous story, he deftly lures us into the heart and soul of a horse. In doing so, he exposes astonishing truths and unlocks the mystery of a majestic creature who has survived on Earth, without assistance, for fifty-five million years. In a single emotionally charged moment, Camp communes with his first horse, Cash, in a way that changes him and his relationship with horses forever. In his own words, as he stood alone with his back to this horse: The collar of my jacket was tickling the hairs on the back of my neck. And my heart was pounding. Then a puff of warm, moist air brushed my ear. My heart skipped a beat. He was really close. Then I felt his nose on my shoulder . . . I couldn’t believe it. Tears came out of nowhere and streamed down my cheeks. I had spoken to him in his own language, and he had listened . . . and he had chosen to be with me. He had said, I trust you. Ingeniously alternating between the stories of two people thrust into an unfamiliar, enigmatic realm and a fabled herd of wild horses brought to the New World centuries ago, Joe Camp’s valuable and inspiring book teaches us that the lessons he was learning apply not only to his horses but to life and to people as well–to all of us. From the Hardcover edition.

The Untethered Soul

Author: Michael A. Singer
Publisher: ReadHowYouWant.com
ISBN: 9781458727374
Release Date: 2009-10
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit

Presents advice on ways to free oneself from habitual thoughts, emotions, and energy patterns that limit one's consciousness.

How To Win Friends and Influence People

Author: Dale Carnegie
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 145162171X
Release Date: 2010-08-24
Genre: Self-Help

You can go after the job you want—and get it! You can take the job you have—and improve it! You can take any situation—and make it work for you! Dale Carnegie’s rock-solid, time-tested advice has carried countless people up the ladder of success in their business and personal lives. One of the most groundbreaking and timeless bestsellers of all time, How to Win Friends & Influence People will teach you: -Six ways to make people like you -Twelve ways to win people to your way of thinking -Nine ways to change people without arousing resentment And much more! Achieve your maximum potential—a must-read for the twenty-first century with more than 15 million copies sold!