Joyce Benning

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    Episode 792 with guest Deb Matlock

    Deb Matlock grew up in the mountains of Colorado and is deeply committed to nurturing the connection between people, animals, earth, and spirit. She has spent twenty-five years working as a professional environmental and humane educator and naturalist. Additionally, Deb offers shamanic- style spiritual guidance, animal communication, nature connection workshops, and retreats through her business, Wild Rhythms. She is passionate about helping people find connection and deep spiritual meaning in their lives and in the places where they live. Deb holds a Master of Arts in Environmental Education from Prescott College and is pursuing her doctoral degree in environmental studies at Antioch University New England.

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    Episode 791 with guest Lynnea Paxton-Honn

    Lynnea is a lifetime horsewoman. She has dabbled in many different disciplines with many different breeds. The trail she has traveled has led her to see horses in their spiritual context. Her book, From the Heart of a Horsewoman: Horse-A Bridge Between Spirit and Matter and Spirit, won the EQUUS Film and Art Festival 2021 Winnie Award for the category Equine Spirituality. It is Lynnea’s search for the depth of the Horse/Human relationship through prose, poetry, and the highlighting of the multifaceted interactions that bring such wonderful satisfaction to the mind,body, and soul.

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    Episode 789 with Guest Beth Lauren Parrish

    Beth Lauren Parrish is a Certified Level 3 CHA Riding Instructor and Level 1 Certified Equestrian Tai Chi Instructor. She has taught thousands of lessons for the past 20 years across the United States, and now teaches worldwide remotely. Beth has an unrelenting passion to improve her life and anyone else’s life that she comes into contact with. With her business, Inspired Riding, Beth has created courses, meditations, and a journal for Inspired Riders to help them become more confident and connected with their horses. She teaches equestrians to trust their intuition and have conversations with their horses telepathically, which sets up each horse and rider to have the best co-creative dances possible.

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    Episode 788 with guest Kate Neligan

    Kate Neligan is an equine-partnered coach, healer, and animal communicator whose life’s work is devoted to the human-animal bond. Kate pairs her intuitive gifts with those of the horses to help people access their own inner power and connect to their life purpose. Kate has been a best-selling author, TEDx speaker, corporate marketing VP, and Huffington Post writer. She has a Master’s in Spiritual Psychology and is certified in Equine Experiential Education. In equine coaching sessions, she facilitates life-changing transformation with horses and humans around the country. In animal communication sessions, she bridges humans and their beloved pets for conversations and healings that spark positive change.

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    Episode 784 with guest Danielle Ramirez

    Danielle is a mother of three, prospective psychology student, and has worked in the nonprofit sector in places like Wichita, Lawrence, and Kansas City for fifteen years. She has led projects related to substance use prevention, food insecurity, behavioral health, advocacy, youth empowerment and more. She values equity and believes cultural humility is vital for individual, organizational, and community progress. Her passion for collaboration has helped build important partnerships locally and across the state. Throughout her life, Danielle has dealt with trauma and adversity through reading, writing, and connecting with others. Her passion for growth, community, and the art of writing is what led her to pursue this grassroots, collaborative…

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    Episode 777 with guest Nancy Gerson

    With limited horse riding experience, and no formal equestrian training, native New York attorney, Nancy Lee Gerson, travelled to Colorado on a whim, to attend a women’s retreat with horses. She spent five days riding and communing with a special horse named Cherokee, who became the ambassador for Nancy’s life-changing, serendipitous journey, guided by interspecies connections and inspiring synchronicities.  She is a contributing writer in Touched by a Horse Equine Coaching Stories, Volume 1, and a former student of twenty-three years at the School of Practical Philosophy in New York City.  She is currently working on her next book!

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    Episode 775 with guest Susan Rommelfanger

    My love of gardening blossomed under the guidance of my father who encouraged and inspired me from a very young age. I find it empowering and awe-inspiring to put in the work, bury something deep, nurture it, then watch it grow into something beautiful. Ever since I was a little girl it’s been my dream to bring fresh, locally grown, sustainably produced foods to my community and the surrounding communities.

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    Episode 773 with guest Janet Alexander

    I was born horse-crazy in a big city without a connection to horses. Taking advantage of every opportunity that came my way to interact with horses whetted my appetite for more experiences. I got my first horse after college graduation then sold him to go the grad school. Afterward, it took me until my late 40’s, in the process of giving up my dream, to restablish a relationship with another horse. It was a miracle and horses have been in my life ever since. (I have never owned a horse trailer or property in the country. Rather than compete, I enjoy the relationship I have with my horse. I board…

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    Episode 771 with guest Deb Matlock

    Deb Matlock grew up in the mountains of Colorado and is deeply committed to nurturing the connection between people, animals, earth, and spirit. She has spent twenty-five years working as a professional environmental and humane educator and naturalist. Additionally, Deb offers shamanic- style spiritual guidance, animal communication, nature connection workshops, and retreats through her business, Wild Rhythms. She is passionate about helping people find connection and deep spiritual meaning in their lives and in the places where they live. Deb holds a Master of Arts in Environmental Education from Prescott College and is pursuing her doctoral degree in environmental studies at Antioch University New England.

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    Episode 768 with guest Kate Neligan

    Kate Neligan is an equine-partnered coach, healer, and animal communicator whose life’s work is devoted to the human-animal bond. Kate pairs her intuitive gifts with those of the horses to help people access their own inner power and connect to their life purpose. Kate has been a best-selling author, TEDx speaker, corporate marketing VP, and Huffington Post writer. She has a Master’s in Spiritual Psychology and is certified in Equine Experiential Education. In equine coaching sessions, she facilitates life-changing transformation with horses and humans around the country. In animal communication sessions, she bridges humans and their beloved pets for conversations and healings that spark positive change.

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    Episode 762 with guest Beth Parrish

    Beth Lauren Parrish is a Certified Level 3 CHA Riding Instructor and Level 1 Certified Equestrian Tai Chi Instructor. She has taught thousands of lessons for the past 20 years across the United States, and now teaches worldwide remotely. Beth has an unrelenting passion to improve her life and anyone else’s life that she comes into contact with. With her business, Inspired Riding, Beth has created courses, meditations, and a journal for Inspired Riders to help them become more confident and connected with their horses. She teaches equestrians to trust their intuition and have conversations with their horses telepathically, which sets up each horse and rider to have the best co-creative dances possible.