Welcome to Episode 8 of Parables: Life Lessons From a Horse where we are talking about creativity and routine.
Over the past year, I have been consistent with Para—Playing with him regularly, setting goals and always showing up. Pretty quickly, though, I felt that our progress together plateaued and boredom set in… For both of us. Boredom then started manifesting itself into unfavorable behavior from him and I began to wonder “What is the answer?“
Through self-reflection of my own life, I soon discovered the answer was creativity, variety and learning!
Since changing my perspective for Para, I have begun challenging him through creative activities, learning new things and always keeping it fun. I’m glad to report that we are back on the upward trend of improvement.
Our guest today shares about creativity and how we can all learn to embrace it.
Carly Kade is a creativity coach, award-winning independent author, horse owner, and the host of the Equestrian Author Spotlight Podcast. She helps fellow equine authors build, grow, and expand their author careers. Creative writing makes her spurs jingle!
In the Reins, the first in Carly’s series of novels inspired by the equestrian lifestyle, has been an Amazon best seller for more than 10 weeks, is an EQUUS Film Festival Literary Award Winner for Best Western Fiction and has earned two Feathered Quill Book Awards in the Romance and Adult Book featuring Animals categories. The In the Reins book series was written with horse lovers in mind, no matter which discipline they ride, and the horses are as vital to moving the story forward as the human characters are. The books are perfect for poolside reading or taking to the beach. If you want to learn more about Carly, connect with her here.