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The Power of Gratitude

The Power of Gratitude

The exercise of gratitude as an instrument for happiness has been known for years. Continuing studies support gratitude’s effectiveness, suggesting that a positive, thankful attitude contributes to greater success in work, better health, peak performance in sports...

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7 Years of Yen

7 Years of Yen

Sometimes things just kind of sneak up on you. Facebook reminded me today that Yen arrived 7 years ago today. I don't think I blogged about her arrival then - though she is very present in the blog, as she is in life at the farm. She's feisty, fierce and a tiny...

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It’s Usually Not About You

It’s Usually Not About You

Two people sent me similar ideas for a post in less than 24 hours. That's unusual - though much welcomed! They asked me to look at other people's contributions to us, and how to handle ourselves when that other person is offering varied, different and perhaps even...

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Makin’ it work …

Makin’ it work …

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwwPmNWQfIY Takes a little time .. It's amazing this world we live in now - the internet brings us information, ideas, skill development classes, webinars, workshops, FB groups, articles, blog posts ... the information overload is real...

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The Mindful Dog/Horse Trainer

The Mindful Dog/Horse Trainer

What is mindfulness? This is a question I get asked quite often. And have been answering even more lately with the FDSA Webinar I have coming up Feb 7/2019. The webinar is about using mindfulness to become a better dog (or horse!) trainer. Mindfulness in its most...

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I’m not the only one writing!

I’m not the only one writing!

Two of my dear, wonderful, and brilliant Fenzi Dog Sport Academy colleagues have new books out and available to order now. Deb Jones, yes that Dr. Deb Jones of Focus fame, has a new book on cooperative care out called, fittingly enough, Cooperative Care: Seven Steps...

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About Andrea

I help handlers and their animal companions find the joy in training and competing together... By focusing on the handler-half of the team! 

Whether you struggle with mental prep, planning, goal setting, or something else, I can help.