Aloha, Barb here, on vacation in Hawaii. Yep, Hawaii, YAHOO!
One of the most common myths about a dog sled team is there is only one lead dog. All lead dogs need a rest now & again. Actually, in our sled dog teams Liz & I train all of our dogs to be lead dogs. Some are really good at it, among the really great lead dogs some are best in one environment or another & occasionally we have a dog who is awesome in all areas. No matter how many lead dogs we have we are sure to rotate dogs around so that every lead dog gets a break.
I’m often asked how I can get so much done & be so productive particularly in this day and age of so much to do & so much information happening so quickly. I am lucky that I’ve learned so much from my dogs which is the basis of the book Liz & I wrote, Be the Lead Dog, 7-Life Changing Lessons Taught by Sled Dogs.
One of the biggest things these transformative lessons helped me with has been my wonderful health both emotional & physical health. You might remember, I suffered a traumatic brain injury at my first sled dog race ever & the dogs literally saved my life. To get the full video on how the dogs helped me return to life click here.
When I hit my head I thought I had to do everything & I had to push through all of my challenges with my physical strength & in doing so I would crash & burn winding up not getting much done in the end. I learned that sometimes taking a break is the best thing I can do to be able to do more overall.
So I’m enjoying Hawaii as a time to relax & take some time for myself so I can lead my best life & hope you take some time to take care of yourself too! Aloha, Barb