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Turned Off by the Horse Whisperer

Melissa wasn't feeling the equine therapy session.

By Melissa Gorga

Hi, everyone. Happy Labor Day! Hope you’re all barbecuing, swimming and having a great time with loved ones. We’re down the shore, soaking up the last sparkling days of summer before fall madness begins. It’s going to be an insane September this year.
For one thing, we’re moving! Joe and I finally sold our Montville house. We are going to rent a place for now while we build our new home in Franklin Lakes. Packing? Not fun! I’m way too OCD about our things to let movers do it all for us. I have to make sure every plate is wrapped up perfectly and put into boxes in just the right way. Meanwhile, the kids start their new school soon. We’ve got a lot of back to school shopping to do!
And, then there’s my BOOK LAUNCH! Love Italian Style comes out on September 17, just two weeks from now. I’ve been waiting for this day for months, and it’s so close. I simply CANNOT WAIT to share the story of Joe and I with you all, and to meet you at my events and signings. Please check my website for dates and locations. On to last night’s episode... This was a strange one for me.  I’m not going to sugar coat it, when I was told we were going to a spa resort in Arizona to celebrate my birthday, this is not exactly what I pictured. I don’t even think Joe quite understood what Miraval was.  Getting sick on top of it just made things worse. 
The activity with the horse was the first one where I felt well enough to venture out.  As I said that morning, I honestly did not want to do therapy and healing. Not that I didn’t want to heal our family, I just wanted to relax and for everyone to have a good time and enjoy our vacation. We had just done therapy at Lake George. We needed a break.
The horse therapy seemed to work for some and not for others. I was more than turned off by the “horse whisperer” sizing me up within a few seconds of meeting me. It seemed a little too contrived, but he seemed to break through to other people. Rosie, as always, hit me in the soft spot. Just love her to death. I didn’t know Albert had had such a rough childhood. I was happy to see him open up. He is truly a great man. Kathy and Rich seemed to have a breakthrough. I think everyone’s collective jaw dropped when Joe Giudice admitted to being afraid about his legal matters. Of course, Joe and I wish the best for the Giudices and their beautiful girls. Joe’s humbling moment really moved us. He really seemed to get a lot out of the stable-side therapy experience. I just wasn’t willing to go there. Part of it was skepticism about the entire idea of a horse being a Human Whisperer. Part of it was still not feeling great physically. But mainly, I couldn’t let down my guard. It would’ve taken a team of horses to kick down the wall I had up. Same thing with Joe and Teresa, apparently. Teresa and I were having fun together on the trip, but we weren’t at the point yet where we had enough trust to really open up. Some things can’t be willed. They have to come naturally. Pony steps…
Stay tuned as always to see if we eventually do move through the bad stuff, and get to a place of harmony and comfort with each other, which is what we all want.
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