Making Room for Gratitude

"Feeling gratitude and not expressing it is like wrapping a present and not giving it." -William Arthur Ward Happy Tuesday!  Hello Summer!  And how the heck are we in August already?!? Gah! I have not had the opportunity to sit down and write to you about the tools, tips, and transformation from before, during, and …

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Thank you.

“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.” –Dalai Lama This is a shout-out to you.  A huge, sincere thank you to you. Today is all about you. It's National Pet Parent Day!  Yep.  I have to admit that I laughed when I realized this and thought, "Every day is …

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Every Day Is the 14th!

“It seems to me that love is everywhere. If you look for it, I’ve got a sneaky feeling you’ll find that love actually is all around.” -Love Actually

Valentine’s Day is one of those days that people seem to either love or loathe.  But here’s the deal: Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be something we dread.  February 14th doesn’t have to be limited to cards and candy.  And it certainly shouldn’t be limited to the human loves in our lives.  Animals can be our Valentines, too!

Check out how you can make every day of the year, February 14th:

Conscious Companion

 This fire that we call Loving is too strong for human minds, but just right for souls.  ― Aberjhani, Elemental: The Power of Illuminated Love

One of my animal soulmates, Magma, a wise and gentle Aldabra Tortoise who is nearly 100 years of age


Are You All About The Valentine?

Valentine’s Day is one of those days that people seem to either love or loathe.  Every February 14, across the United States and in other places around the world, gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of Love and St. Valentine.  The history of this centuries-old holiday stems from ancient Roman rituals, but today February the 14th  has been taken over by the chocolate, flower, lingerie,  and greeting card companies.

Valentine’s Day has morphed into a world wide day of obligatory gift giving.   Men and women usually forget that the day is coming, then at the last…

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Remembering Those In Need During Snowmageddon

Jan 24, 2016 No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another. ― Charles Dickens How's the weather where you are??  We just weathered through a record breaking blizzard here in D.C.   Snow totals have reached 35 inches west, north, and northwest of the Beltway, 24 inches inches inside the DC …

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What Animals Do When They Think No One is Watching

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson   In our family we make a point to be playful and silly as much as we can. We laugh a lot. And we make time to play.  I am also a huge advocate of using play when teaching kids and …

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Moments Like These

“Snow falling soundlessly in the middle of the night will always fill my heart with sweet clarity”- Novala Takemoto I hope you are enjoying a most relaxing weekend.  We sure are.  This morning I awoke to discover a soft fluttering of snow falling outside our house.  Considering the extreme lack of snow we have had in …

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King Albert The Grey

In ancient times cats were worshiped as gods; they have not forgotten this. I don't know any gods in this life, but I know a king. He is a good king.  This king does not live in a palace made of stone and ivory.   He does not sit on a throne made of jewels …

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Pupcakes and Thanks

She called herself an angel.  She lived every kind of life and dreamt every kind of dream.  She was wild in her wandering, a drop of free water.  She believed in her life and in her dreams.  She called herself an angel, and her god was Beauty. ― Roman Payne   Four years ago, just before …

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