From the ClickRyder mailing list... Horse training is traditionally built around the threat of escalating pressure. Although it would be nice to throw away all of our pressure-adding tools, it's not practical since some of those tools are used to give cues when riding. Alexandra Kurland explored how traditionally-aversive tools, like ropes, can be used in a more positive way. The first step, she said, is to retrain our own muscles with new behavior patterns, so we don't fall back into the old rope-handling habits.
A new Yahoo Group mailing list called Positive Weight Control got off to a roaring start this summer. Traditionally, the focus of a diet is what you can't have, what you're giving up, what you're forcing yourself to do that you really don't want to do. The members of the Positive Weight Control list decided they would rather focus on the good things they were adding to their lives and what they were getting in return.