Rest is Healing

Whenever I’m working in my home office, Puff and Zoey will curl up on their beds next to my chair and sleep contentedly, sometimes for hours at a time. They look adorable, there’s no scuffles between them, and it lets me focus on my projects du jour. I understood the reasons for this from a…

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Show Up Anyway

Between making some upgrades in my business and resigning from a part-time teaching job, I’d put a lot of faith in my ability to be more consistent than I’ve ever been in the 9+ years I’ve been doing this work. So when I found myself struggling to come up with my weekly blog post last…

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I Do What I Want

Earlier this week, I walked into my kitchen and was surprised to see an orange kitty lounging on top of the hutch. Holly has been known to maneuver her way to the ledge above the cabinets to get a better view for stalking an intruding bug or mouse she’s intent on hunting, but this was…

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Just Love (Is the Answer)

I’ve helped countless clients achieve lasting transformations with their animals (and even in themselves) by bridging gaps in communication and teaching them to understand a few essential points. And I make every effort to practice what I preach. A major tenet of that is the idea that our animals mirror us. My question to clients who approach…

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Let Sleeping Cats Lie

After all the animals I’ve lost and all the animals clients I’ve assisted with end-of-life transitions, you’d think I’d be a little more at peace with the whole life-and-death nature of all beings. But the truth is that I’m still devastated by the mere thought of losing another. The threat of loss and heartbreak has been especially…

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Don’t Have Favorites

I’ve been focusing on being more present with my animals. I realized that, too often, my time spent with them is shared with some additional task or project or an electronic device. While they’ve never complained, it’s not the relationship I want to have with anyone I care about. Noticing that Holly was watching me attentively from her perch atop…

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Always a “Good” Girl

Whenever I take a bath (which has been quite often lately), Puff invites herself in and curls up next to the tub in whatever pile of clothes or towels she finds on the floor. She loves to be near me when I’m at my calmest, and I usually welcome her company. But when I close my eyes…

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I Love You Right Now

Note:  This post contains affiliate links, meaning that I may receive a small commission if you decide to purchase the items linked to. It does not affect the price you pay.    I used to believe my quest was to find “happiness” before I realized there was no such destination. Happiness is not a far-off…

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A Little at a Time

Between my wavering energy levels and my preference to focus on things that bring me joy (like writing this blog), I’ve allowed a critical lag in my home upkeep efforts. The paradox is that as much as I don’t want to spend my precious time cleaning and organizing our living space, I can’t stand living in a messy environment.…

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Start With What You Know

Re-aligning oneself in an effort to heal can be an exciting but exhausting task. After several hours of intense brainstorming and to-do list drafting, I was eager to retreat to the solace of my bath tub. My head was spinning so quickly I didn’t even have to turn on the jets. The door creaked as Quincy squeezed through, taking his usual…

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