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Good Grief

A dear friend of mine passed away a couple of days ago and I find myself pierced with grief.  It’s a full mind, body, spirit engulfment, isn’t it?  It takes you deep within to those spaces within yourself that hold memories that both heal…

Fluffy Perspective

I decided to do what I affectionately call a ‘mama groom’ on my dog, Benson, before we headed off to a family gathering.  Typically this includes him getting a bath, a brush, and me taking an electric razor and thinning shears to tidy up…

Full Colors

I recently started walking a tiny Chihuahua named Miles. When I first met Miles, his owner told me that if I just let Miles bite me, he’d likely get over his nervousness more quickly.  I wasn’t willing to do that, as I felt confident that…

The Wild West

I’ve just returned from the vet; both dogs were tended, and I’m now $544 lighter in my pockets.  It’s interesting when I talk to fellow dog owners, to see where they personally draw the line on how much they can, or are willing, to invest…

Orange Inspiration

At my house, we love the color orange.  It inspires playfulness, is bold, energized, and uniquely beautiful.  Orange couch, orange tiles in the living room rug, orange essential oils to diffuse, orange ink in a tattoo… makes us happy. …

Expert Focus

I would like you to take the finger pads on your right hand and gently place them on the center of your chest bone (sternum).  Allow your finger pads to sink in slightly by keeping a gentle touch.  Once they’ve sunk, I would like you to…

Every Small Step

Who were you yesterday?  My hope is that in some way, even the smallest of ways, you have changed since yesterday.  Perhaps it’s in the awareness of who you are, and who you would like to become?  Perhaps it’s accepting an aspect of yourself…

The Tao of Love

When I think about the words, “Tao of Love,” I focus on the absoluteness of it.  Tao, a Chinese philosophy, defined as: “the absolute principle underlying the universe, combining within itself the principles of yin and yang and signifying…

Life Lessons From My Dog

There is most certainly a book’s worth of gems I have learned from dogs over the years.  I’m very fortunate to spend every day in the company of a dog.  As a dog walker, owner, and canine massage therapist, I have a lot of furry friends! …