As I mentioned in the last newsletter, I am always sad to see summer come to an end, but fall brings other delights, and not only the beauty of nature. It is a time for new beginnings – the kids are going back to school, we return to work after vacations that hopefully left us relaxed and happy, and everyday life begins anew.
I always feel inspired to start new things or expand on the ones I am already working on this time of year (photo projects, aromatherapy products, recipes, blog posts…) and am looking forward to trying all the ideas I had over the summer.
And I’m not the only one with a lot of projects in the works: below, our experts share what they are up to and excited about this fall:
Amy Snow & Nancy Zidonis, Tallgrass Animal Acupressure Institute
We are excited about our new horse book – ACU-HORSE: A Guide to Equine Acupressure – coming out in November. It’s filled with photos and charts and goes step-by-step through Traditional Chinese Medicine theories and concepts and explains how to apply them. Every horse owner and healthcare practitioner will love the 35+ common equine specific condition protocols. To add to our excitement we will have a new Horse Movement Online Course up on the Tallgrass learning site later this fall as well. We are looking forward to developing more courses and materials over the coming year – stay tuned!
Lola Michelin, Northwest School of Animal Massage
At NWSAM, we are really excited about some of the great events (Vashon SheepDog Trials and Best Friend’s Strut Your Mutt) and new classes (Equine MLT and Skeletal Articulation Lab) our students will be enjoying. For me personally, fall means apple cider and donuts and leaves crunching under my horse’s hooves.
Beth Innis, DVM, CVA, CVCHM
I am excited that my arthritic patients get to enjoy a beautiful season in New England that is nice and dry and not too hot or cold! And I love to see those leaves turn and feel a little more reconnected to the wonderful Mother Earth.
Lisa Ruthig, Lively Dog Animal Massage & Doggone U at Bancroft School of Massage Therapy
I am excited that it is our 10th anniversary teaching animal massage at Bancroft. Doggone U is planning a full slate of canine and equine continuing education this spring in celebration. New workshops for fall will also be posted soon.
Cattie Coyle, Animal Wellness Guide & Cattie Coyle Photography
I am excited to keep working on the new website and look of Animal Massage Guide (Animal Wellness Guide) and eventually finally get to see the result of all this work behind the scenes! I’m also excited about getting my photo logo, website and personal blog redesigned, adding more images to my Etsy store and meeting many new adorable clients.
Julie Lines, Voice of The Animals
I’m excited about our next Awakening to Animals conference. It’s not until September 2014 but this is the time when we are inviting our expert speakers, finding our venue and developing the DVD of the previous conference ready for sale. It is always very exciting as you never quite know who the speakers will be and what exciting and leading edge content will be covered.
I am also excited about the various things that are changing around the world. Although it may look and feel like chaos and destruction around the globe, there is actually much new and better things just starting to emerge. It will not be long before China bans the use of Bear Bile for example, that South Africa makes Canned Trophy Hunting illegal and that millions and millions more people wake up to the realisation that becoming vegetarian/vegan is the best solution for everyone, certainly for the billions of animals that suffer needlessly but also for the health and welfare of humanity too.
It excites me that more and more people are awakening and changing their lives to reflect this rising consciousness – it gives my heart a boost to know that this is happening right here and right now! Bring it on!
How about you? What are you working on or can’t wait to try this fall?