Entries by Unbridled Retreats

A Reminder to Breathe

None of us are raised to think about our breathing. We assume breathing just comes naturally. Some cultures, and religions, and scientific studies, however, show us the significant benefits of bringing awareness to your breath. When we take short breaths, we tend to be disconnected from our physical sensations and stuck in our head—overthinking, uptight, and […]

8 Reasons to Go on a Women’s Retreat

Women are choosing to attend women’s retreats more and more as a way to find inspiration, purpose and community, while engaging in fun activities and exploring new, beautiful locations. According to Pamela Madsen, author of Shameless, “Women are on a mission to find something bigger in their own lives. And though retreats can be an […]

Is your relationship with your body based on CONTROL?

My relationships have changed drastically in the past sixteen years. First, is my relationship with horses. Second, is my relationship with my body. Both of these relationships are now based on a two-way street of communication, mutual respect, trust and compassion. I grew up in the ego-dominated world of showing horses competitively where it was strictly […]

How to Meditate in 7 Simple Steps

“If you are depressed, you are living in the past. If you are anxious, you are living in the future. If you are at peace, you are living in the present.” – Lao Tzu Horses live in the present moment. They aren’t worried about the fight they had with their spouse yesterday, or what the […]