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Express yourself and feel powerful today!

A new way of looking at frozen smiles, feelings and thoughts. Please read on…

This message was from a lovely connection who asked me to post blogs dealing with tough times. “It’s been a tough year so any blog posts you have to deal with winter and a tough year that would be ideal!”. So while travelling to enjoy a magical weekend in freezing London exploring Borough Market and the impressive Shard Building and Windsor Castle in the crisp sunlight (read more below) this article about expression put me back in touch with my Smile!.

If you see an expressive face as emotive and human then muscle- paralysing Botox might not appeal. As Botox has become such a wide spread practice among so many from all walks of life. Lynnette Yong, a Harley Street doctor, says “since restricting movement in multiple facial sites you simply cause lines to occur elsewhere. Muscles are designed to be flexible”.

Most people want to look good for their age and less tired. Here is a confidence boost without botox.

One writer who tried Botox did’nt like the reduced facial expression and has decided not to use it again. “Expression is such an important part of human interaction – study after scientific study proves it – that I would rather accept my frown lines than have them be a barrier to communication”. Why not enjoy instead a full range of surprises and scepticism that brows can express?.

How do you reduce lines and wrinkles?.

Enjoying great company – I was lucky enough to have this special invite to see some of these spectacular sights in London and Windsor and they really did put a smile on my face. I would highly recommend you take a trip if you haven’t already seen them?.

The Shard London Bridge finally on a full thrust

Free things to do in London via Helen Wallis

Living in London guide

Windsor Great Park

What a contrast and what spectacular sights. Even the “hot ginger and honey” drink prepared in the Borough Market, warmed you up from inside. Smiles all round, as everyone dressed in hats, scarfs and layers to keep out the north wind.

What did you do over the weekend?.

Carolyn Williams, helping you find ways to re-energise you for your business?


Breathing new life into business. I provide social media campaigns for small business owners & entrepreneurs to help increase their followers, advocates and leads using social media.


A café style skype conversation with Franklin Levinson – the authentic Horse Whisperer

Franklin Levinson’s “Way of the Horse”

Solving horse behaviour issues through Compassion, Wisdom, Skill & Trust



Just as the summer sun nourishes all the flowers in creation, so can you nourish and expand your happiness with each moment spent in gratitude. I am a huge believer in building your own community and advocates on social media. When you build trust online you begin to see a pattern of open, supportive and random followers.  I was introduced to Franklin initially, by yet another intuitive and gifted networking photographer Carolyn Seager and then began to notice Franklin, was following my posts across the networks.  Just how gifted both these people are, can be seen here Seagerworld

Franklin Levinson – The gentle wisdom of the authentic Horseman




Franklin Levinson has been a professional horseman for nearly 50 years. At 13 years of age he was the youngest registered polo player in the US. In his early 20′s he created and ran equestrian programs at large summer camps in North Michigan.  He has always taught success with horses to be a life enriching process for both horse and human and that horses are never naughty or bad. In his teaching he states; “All unwanted behaviour from a horse is a symptom of the animal’s fear and never deserves punishment.” He is adamant about human’s not merely ‘using’ horses for selfish enjoyment. Franklin’s goal that the horse and human become partners through the inspired and excellent leadership of the human. Additionally, his desire is that the horse be honoured and highly respected within any horse – human activity.

Franklin was an outfitter and wilderness guide at his ranch on the island of Maui for 30 years (Adventures on Horseback), along the way creating The Maui Horse Whisperer experience. This was the first Equine Facilitated Learning program in the Pacific basin and one of the first in the US.  He is credited in Your Horse Magazine 2004, UK’s premier equine magazine, as being the first person to introduce EFL for children with a learning disability to the UK. Additionally, about that same time, he is credited as the first person to bring EFL to Australia. He founded the Australia Equine Facilitated Learning Pty. Ltd. (AEFL) several years ago.

With his Training through Trust DVD, filmed in 2005, he created the first video documentation of EFL for children with learning disabilities. For many years before the Natural Horsemanship bandwagon and craze he taught his brand of gentle, effective horsemanship (Beyond Natural Horsemanship, Successful Training through Compassion, Wisdom, Skill and Trust) and EFL in seven countries annually. For over 25 years Franklin has been published internationally in various print media outlets. Other media credits include: podcasts, webinars and numerous television and radio appearances, on the topics of horse training, horsemanship and Equine Facilitated Learning. He even acted in a western movie titled September Dawn starring Jon Voight.

He has recently released his first book, an eBook titled Trust ‘n’ Horses Volume 1 and now Trust ‘n’ Horses Volume 2. It is available, along with numerous DVDs, through his website.


One of the many skills I came across on Franklin’s website was this  The Riding Song  Composed and performed by Franklin Levinson

Franklin Levinson has been working with horses most of his life. He rejects most traditional forms of training which usually consist of ‘breaking in’ an animal with forceful methods. He’s in Ballarat giving demonstrations of natural horsemanship at the National Polo Crosse Championships.  It is easy to host one of Franklin seminars in your home area.  What is required is a comfortable facility that will accommodate a minimum of 8- 10 pairs of horses and humans. A maximum number of participants are basically decided by the capacity of the hosting facility.

Demonstration programs for extremely large crowds are available, such as those Franklin often presents in Greece.

Depending on the local climate, a covered arena may be advisable.

Topics covered can be requested by the hosting facility depending on the needs and desires of their clientele. Subjects ranging from entry level horsemanship, high level ‘winning’ techniques and training methods for horses and humans, problem solving (all types big and small), centered balanced riding and colt starting are available to name just some of the potential topics. EFL (Equine Facilitated Learning) programs that teach potential practioners, establish Horse Whisperer Seminar bases, as well as providing programs for corporations (leadership/teambuilding) as well as individuals with special challenges are available.

Clinics and seminar time frames range from one day to several weeks. Fees vary accordingly. This is why most fees are decided upon on an individual program basis. There are profit sharing alternatives and other opportunities for the hosting facility as well.

We hope this information may help and inspire you to want to host a Franklin Levinson seminar in your home area.

If you know of anyone in your family or friends who would like this fantastic “Beyond Natural Horsemanship clinic” at the Horse Spirit Ranch in California, then this is for them.

Follow Franklin on Horse Whisperer Seminars, Ltd. I would highly recommend it.


Carolyn Williams 

Breathing new life into business. I generate new leads, followers and advocates for small business owners & entrepreneurs 


Therapease Ltd – Why is all round good health the true measure of success?

On Saturday June 8th, 2013 10am – 1pm I am giving a workshop presentation to therapists, teachers, and those wishing to change career or start up a new business

at Therapease Ltd, Windsor House, Cardiff CF10 3DE

As a business mentor I help individuals and groups look at how to focus for new business



Here is an article written by  Rachael Stuckey – Therapease Ltd

‘Why is all round good health the true measure of success?’

Here at Therapease we believe that in order to have a truly
successful life that you must have strong physical and mental health, which is
one of the reasons we set up a multi- disciplinary clinic.  What is health? The definition from the world
health organisation states “Health is a state of complete physical, mental and
social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”

Ask yourself what do you put up with? Is that niggling ache
in the lower back, adult acne, and feelings of not wanting to get out bed, poor
sleep or those daily headaches? If you’re not feeling great on a regular basis
the chances are you are suffering from some form of poor health.

How can therapy help? It’s all about finding the right
therapy and therapist for you. There are many different therapies on offer so
it’s best to start with what you think you want to achieve. For example stress
relief is one of the most common reasons to start treatment.

You may choose to start with Aromatherapy massage as
essential oils can be used to promote mental relaxation, whilst the massage is
used to slow the bodies responses down i.e. lowers blood pressure, slows heart
rate, but it may not cure the underlying reason for the stress. Which could be
continually working in high stress situations and putting your home life on the
back burner – causing feelings of conflict – here a good therapist will realise
that their help is limited and offer to refer you to a life coach or counsellor
who can help you breakdown the causes of the stress and find ways in which to
help elevate the conflict.

Another example would be stress caused by poor diet – if you
continually under feed the body nutritionally it cannot function to its
optimum. In this case the aroma-therapist can give you some basic tips but
should also get you to consider seeing a nutritional therapist, who can work
with you on individualised plan to improve your diet – therefore leading to
improvements in your health.

No one therapy is better than another, some work really well
for some and not for others and just because one does not suit one individual
it does not mean that it will not work for you. It is best to start with one
that you feel comfortable with and see where it takes you…..


Carolyn Williams

Breathing for business. I mentor small business owners & entrepreneurs on how to improve their focus – energy to open doors that attract new customers and boost new revenue.





Did that spark an interest in business?

Today I met with Andrew Field at Miskin Manor, Llantrisant, Cardiff.

When you click on Andrew’s Sunzu profile you will read:

“Most of you are here to make a business connection, but I am not. I am here for the social interface. Surprised? Do not be, the Ecademy network is actually one of the better social meeting places to which I subscribe on the Web. It is brimming with interesting people and it is much more than just business here!”

Andrew sincerely believes Ecademy, which is a social media network with a new owner, Lyndon Wood, who has renamed it Sunzu, has been one of the better social meeting places that we can subscribe to on the web. He continues to explain his point of view so well. He, like me has reached a level of maturity and experience in life. We naturally discussed the changes that are happening in business life today and within networking websites, like Sunzu.  Having shared blogs with Andrew and contributed to his superbly written stories on Africa, I felt I had his measure, until I met him in person today. Our discussions raised a question for me about this new platform. ‘Will the newer members of Sunzu embrace the ‘older tried and tested’ contributors ?’ I guess time will tell.

Looking through a lens.

When you give someone respect, you also give them space to express who it is they truly are.
Without hearing and understanding someone’s ancestry and business history you can only scratch the surface. To measure the quality of a social media connection, you gain a much better insight by meeting them in person and by looking at their photographs. Here are just two of Andrew’s favourite pictures (taken by Andrew himself)

Lion activity captured in Mana Pools National Park, Zimbabwe

Boardroom insight

I can tell you having met him, he is a man who means exactly what he says and has so much more to offer a person on this social network site, about business. Since joining Ecademy in 2008, Andrew is the first person I have met who is Mr. Boardroom himself.   Having built a few businesses, armed with several business strengths, he is a boardroom all rolled into one. Throughout my meetings with local South Wales businessmen and women, I inevitably see the quizzical look on their faces when I mention ecademy and again when I talk about the merits of  joining a boardroom. Today, I was able to sit back and truly engage with someone who was not trying to sell me anything. Don’t be fooled by his superb shots of lions and elephants roaming in the wild, he is so much more.

In his profile he concludes by asking the reader:
” Did that spark an interest? Feel free to connect if it did, no harm can be done, but be aware I would like to make our connection a little more than just your name on a now rather large list. I am happy to explore opportunities where I can help, where I have the experiences; and to participate where I have an opinion, so please explore my other networks too?”

So I will continue to keep an eye out for him on blog sphere, as he suggests.

I would love to hear from you, if you have met a member through any of your favourite social media networks and learnt something so new and valuable because you took the time to find out?


Carolyn Williams
Moving minds and people in business

Breaking through the Daylight #Smiles

Woop! Woop! More heaven on earth courtesy of Alun Morris Jones and Twitter. I had to share this early Christmas pressie with my follow friends. Like so many other connections here on Ecademy the past few months have been a personal and professional test. Whatever circumstances throw at you I do hope this piece of Magic lifts your Spirit?


Coldplay’s Paradise says it all for me.
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