I got Level 1 EAGALA certified.

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GOOD MORNING to all, or afternoon, where ever you are in the world)

In 2009, I traveled to Lafayette Louisiana for a Level 1 Certification with EAGALA. (Equine assisted growth and learning association)

Here’s a LINK for more explanation about the program.

At that time they still had mental health professionals, and equine specialists, with Level 1, 11, certifications. When I took my three day training, it was in 2009, so I’m sure the curriculum has changed a bit. It was one of the most amazing learning experiences I have been through. And I got a certificate that gave me 23 college credit hours in counseling.

I usually go into these type of things as an observer…but at the beginning of the class the instructor told us to not be surprised if feelings, emotions, reactions come to the surface.

I was literally emotionally caught off guard.

I got Level 1 EAGALA certified


HERE’S WHERE YOU CAN ACCESS ALL OF MY SOCIAL MEDIA, POETRY, YOUTUBE AND MY FAVORITE “THINGS”. ALSO, BE LOOKING FOR MY AMAZON STORE, WHERE I SHARE ALL OF WHAT I USE for HEALTH, WELLNESS, AND MY VAN BUILD OUT PRODUCTS.


At the beginning of the class, on the first day, there were horses in the arena, just hanging out. Enough for all of us, and we had to choose a horse and bring him or her back to the other end of the paddock, with no halter, no food, no ropes, nothing, just ourselves and our ability to communicate what we wanted our chosen horse to do.


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I walked around a bit looking at the horses and trying to get a feeling, and ended up choosing a 4 year old cutting bred gelding. He was amazing. (I almost bought him and took him home.). I managed to communicate what I wanted him to do, and we made it back to the other end of the paddock. No halters, no treats, no buckets of food…just me and the horse.

The next three days brought out “stuff” that I had ignored for years. Stories were told by licensed mental health professionals about their experiences using this type of therapy, some I cannot share because of the nature of the sensitivity of the patients and their traumas. But I will say that one story showed how much this type of therapy works…a young child who didn’t communicate due to extensive trauma, began to open up with a gelding he had bonded with and was finally able to speak his truth, and begin his healing.


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Needless to say, I’m going to go through the training again, for a refresher. Just for my own well being at least.

If you are interested in this… a fully licensed EAGALA team consists of an equine specialist, and a licensed professional therapist. One person can’t be both.

But it’s so worth it. I promise. Here’s the link again

✌️

Shassy

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Lets go over some ways I’ve made money online. Hooray! My 1st favorite is blogging.

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Let’s go over some way’s I’ve made money online. Hooray! My 1st favorite is blogging.

Lets go over some ways I’ve made money online. All of these I have used, and they have generated income. Making money online started to explode during the onset, and following the covid pandemic. People realized that they could make a living from home, or anywhere there’s an internet connection. Employees were forced out of their offices and into their homes, and it’s turned out to be a good thing.

You can gain more freedom, work from a van down by the river, or from a beach by the ocean. As long as you can get internet, you’re good to go. Gone are the days where a person has to punch a time clock and work a 9-5.

I understand some people enjoy their work, and prefer it that way. That’s cool too. When I was able to work, and working in the nursing industry, I loved my job. But times have changed, and being unable to work as an employee, and being on disability has forced me to learn to do new things.

Fiverr

The first online platform I’m going to talk about is Fiverr. It was created as a platform in the beginning for people to do projects for others for 5 bucks. It’s since then evolved and you can create what they call a ”gig”, to do anything. Website design, Amazon listings, app development. I did a quick search for “how to build a website”, and there were over 25K gigs ranging in price from $650 to $5.

It’s easy to set up, and takes about an hour or a little more if you are a newbie, to set up your first gig. I have made money on this platform. If you would like to check it out, you can click any of the underlined words.

Legiit

The next platform that is similar to Fiverr is Legiit. Legitt works about the same way as Fiverr, is a bit newer to the online freelance platform world. But it is getting great reviews. It has awesome security with 2FA and great payout programs.

Etsy and ShineOn

Ok, this is a seriously cool trick. You can start an Etsy store, create jewelry via ShineOn, and upload your jewelry to your Etsy store. You don’t have to have any inventory, you don’t have to do any shipping, or any of that. You simply find a piece of jewelry, or a product that ShineOn has, do the setup, and then sync it to your Etsy store. I’ve made money this way as well.

My store is kind of on the back burner right now, so I’m working on that, but it is a great way to make and sell products, without having to actually fabricate the product yourself. If you do make products, then that’s awesome, Etsy is a great place to showcase them. You can click any of the underlined words to try it out and see my store.

Print on Demand

This is similar to Etsy and Shineon. Except you can take one of your pictures, and upload it to Redbubble, and then you can choose what kind of products that picture will be on. Cups, mugs, aprons, mini skirts, dog items, shower curtains, tank tops, t-shirts, water bottles… that’s just a few items. There are A LOT. You can click HERE to see what I’m talking about. Currently I’m adding anther print on demand shop.

I’ll update this post when it goes live. All you have to do is go to the website, create an account, and then start making items. It will take some time to get everything set up for payment, and whatever kind of designs you want to create. I use Canva, click here to create your account. Canva’s images are not copyrighted, so you can find whatever you want to create and then use it. It’s really cool.

Most of these platforms are geared towards the freelancer. Someone who wants to be able to work from anywhere, and create their own type of atmosphere. Especially if you like to write, are good at creating content, understand seo, or just like to work in your pjs from your couch.

There will always be blogging. Blogs will never go away, and are another great way to generate income. I started this blog fore FREE nine years ago…it’s my go-to to publish whatever I want to write about. It’s a little slower, but if you can be consistent, then it’s a sure fire winner.

Always remember that you only fail if you don’t try. Just try…all of these platforms are FREE to use. FREE FREE FREE FREE.

If you would like an EXTREMELY detailed guide to these and other services to start your own online business, I’ve partnered with Adrian Brambila to share the Brambila Method. This is how he’s made his money, and is financially retired at the age of 32. Yes it costs money, but if you aren’t 100% satisfied, he offers a money back guarantee.

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Depression and anxiety suck

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Depression and anxiety suck.

Depression and anxiety sucks, and I have been dealing with it since I was 9 years old.

I have many hours in with my therapist, and many coping skills in my tool box. But there are some days that even that doesn’t work very well. In those cases I need to step away from all social media, my business, and go out and be in nature, and just sit. That may sound crazy, but it works for me.

There are also ways you can have tools readily available from you phone, or computer.

I have been researching mental health options and want to share them here. I will ad more to this post as I find programs, because everyone is different, and so are some of the mental health programs that are available to us.

The most important thing to remember is to REACH out for help when you need it. Doesn’t matter how, or who, just ask for help. Don’t struggle alone. There is always someone out there that can relate and that you can talk to.

Panic Away is an option for you that I’m sharing now. Try it out.

Don’t give up, you are on this planet for a reason. Find your reason.

There are treatments for depression and anxiety, and learning how to treat your symptoms of anxiety and depression is key to being able to find some sort of ”normalcy” in your life. Whatever normal is.

Depression and anxiety suck
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Canva, your one stop creative hub.

Canva, your one stop creative hub.

I use Canva for EVERYTHING.

I’m currently working on a short story that will be available for download, and I’m doing it in Canva.

Need a t-shirt logo? Make it on Canva. Want to make a Facebook ad? You can create it on Canva. It has preset templates with the correct size already built in. I can’t believe I didn’t start using it sooner. 🤦‍♀️

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How my online business is pivoting, and how you can start yours NOW.

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The Brambila Method.

Wowee, I am learning A LOT about building an online business.

I started by converting my blog to a business site at the beginning of the year, so I could have all of the tools I need to manage what I am building.

I took a $7 dollar course, which gave me the initial understanding of how the business model worked. Though it left me with a lot of questions. So I headed over to youtube to do some more research.

This led me to getting a mentor, and she has helped me a lot to understand that part of the business.

The Brambila Method.

But… yes there’s a but… as I’m going through the mentoring process, I’m finding out that I don’t want to do my business that way. I don’t want to be a coach to a bunch of people, not right now at least. I WANT to help others, and intend on doing that, but coaching/mentoring isn’t at the top of my list right now. Maybe later…but right now I’m just going to share the tools that have WORKED for me, and generated income.

The Brambila Method.

The reason for this, is I want the majority of my income to continue to come in passively. This means doing the back end work, continuing to blog and share what I’m learning, and creating projects that literally make money in my sleep. Which has happened to date.

I took one more training, as I have mentioned before, and it has really helped me nail down the little things that I was missing, in creating passive income. It gave me awesome ideas, and I feel like I’m moving in the right direction to scale and grow my business.

That being said, here’s the training I took. Yes it will cost you some money, but if you need some PROVEN methods to expand your online business, this is the training for you. I’ve also linked it in one of my pages.

The Brambila Method.

I want to remind you that starting a business, whether it’s a brick and mortor business, or a passive online business, takes work. The term ”passive” can be misleading, as you HAVE to do the initial work, to make it passive. You have to learn how to do it, and learn how to make it successful.

So if you want to get started, with a LEGIT way to earn money online, click here for the Brambila Method.

As always, reach out with questions.

✌️

Shassy

Down by the River

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Check out all the products with ”I’d rather be in a van down by the River” on my Redbubble Shop!

I’m seriously having too much fun with this.

Try it! It’s awesome.

Peace

Shassy

This is so cool…T-Shirts, mugs, masks, phone cases, stickers….

Lookie lookie!!! 😁

I’ve created a print on demand store, to generate more passive income.

It’s fairly easy to do.

Do you have a cool picture? Wanna put it on different items and sell it?

It costs nothing to create a shop on this site. Which is super cool.

Check this out! I’ve got my horse on an iphone case! Fashizzle!

Also, I have one with my cat, Simba…yea yea, I know I’m weird, but my cat is weirder. He LOVES spicy cheetos, and the white cheddar cheetos. Whenever he hears me get the bag, he plops himself right in front of me and stares until I throw him one. So, that’s why his t-shirts look like this. (Click the red words to see Simba’s tshirt.)

I do realize that I’m probably going to be the only one who buys one, but I DON’T CARE… I love it. lol

This is so cool.. Look for more items in the coming weeks!

Peace

Shassy

If you want to learn how to make your own custom products, start the journey here. These are proven methods to generate online income, I’m using them, and they work!

Lookie lookie!!! 😁

I’ve created a print on demand store, to generate more passive income.

It’s fairly easy to do.

Do you have a cool picture? Wanna put it on different items and sell it?

It costs nothing to create a shop on this site. Which is super cool.

Check this out! I’ve got my horse on an iphone case! Fashizzle!

Also, I have one with my cat, Simba…yea yea, I know I’m weird, but my cat is weirder. He LOVES spicy cheetos, and the white cheddar cheetos. Whenever he hears me get the bag, he plops himself right in front of me and stares until I throw him one. So, that’s why his t-shirts look like this. (Click the red words to see Simba’s tshirt.)

I do realize that I’m probably going to be the only one who buys one, but I DON’T CARE… I love it. lol

This is so cool.. Look for more items in the coming weeks!

Peace

Shassy

If you want to learn how to make your own custom products, start the journey here. These are proven methods to generate online income, I’m using them, and they work!

Need hunting gear?

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I know there are a lot of things that people use to hunt. Optics Planet is a great place to get pew pews, optics, whatever gear you need to do whatever kind of hunting you want to do. Need something for the range? I bet they have it. I’ll be adding to this list as well.

Check them out here, and there’s an option for FREE SHIPPING on most orders.

And send me an email and let me know you’re here. 😊

Peace

Shassy

Added products, and Manly Men.

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Just a quick post to say that I’ve added Just Nutritive Skincare, and Benefits Bad Gal Mascara (they have an option for free shipping, below.) Click on any of the red words to check them out.

Free Shipping when you buy NEW Powdered Blushes. Use code: FREESHIP

I’m going to be posting some ”manly man” skin care. 😊 Stuff that smells woodsy, and masculine. I’ll update this post and ad another when I get them checked out.

Peace

Shassy

Shareasale affiliate platform

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I have affiliate links on my site for products that I use, have used, or would use. Some of my affiliate partnerships come from Shareasale. A great place to find businesses who want you to promote their products!

If you are looking to start building out information about products, and would like to join up, click the info below.

Find a sponsor for your web site. Get paid for your great content. shareasale.com.

You will need to create an account, then get your login information. After that is done, you can search for products in your niche, and apply to be an affiliate for them.

If you have any questions, feel free to reach out.

Peace

Shassy