Just Out of Our Awareness

Have you ever been somewhere – maybe a room in your house, a store, a public place, or at an event - and you became aware of something in your presence, but long after you arrived there?   You thought you could sense (see, feel, know, touch, or taste) all that was in front of …

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A Fear-Free 4th?

“Fear is a stranger to the ways of love.  – A Course In Miracles Happy July! Wow.  How are we already past the midway point of 2017!? Hello Summer! And hello to you! It's been 3 months since I shared here.  So much has happened since the last post .  After our beloved King Albert …

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Their World of Gratitude

2016 Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Hello.  I hope this finds you and yours doing very …

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Coming Out of the Shadows Thanks to Animal Companions

Thank you for being here. I am sincerely grateful to each of you who consciously chose to follow this blog. I realize that there are many other ways for you to spend your time other than reading my posts. I am touched and truly appreciate that you care enough to want to be gently challenged and inspired, and that you want to learn from my musings and mistakes. But if we are going to stay together and grow together, and if I am going to keep sharing with you, I have to be honest.

Where are you?

Few of us ever live in the present. We are forever anticipating what is to come or remembering what has gone. ― Louis L'Amour FEB 2016 I Faked It. When I was working at Audubon Nature Institute my coworkers and I used to lovingly joke about a "rambling" coworker.  One of our colleagues had a tendency …

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Finding Hope Through Writing About Loss

Have you ever lost an animal companion so suddenly and unexpectedly that you struggled to come to terms with it for weeks, months, or even years? If you follow this blog, chances are you view your pets as part of the family, just like I do. I'd like to tell you about my experience of healing …

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Humans aren’t the only ones that can tell a lie.

Do you think only humans can tell a lie? Think again. Koko, like most gorillas, is very intelligent. She is world-renown for her ability to communicate through sign language with a vocabulary of over 1000 words. Once Koko learned to communicate, she asked her trainers for a kitten as a present. One day at the …

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The Passion of a Little Girl

  Posted: Aug 2012 The year is 1979.  The town is Wichita, Kansas.  I am three years old.  Playing outside is one of my favorite things, but playing with friends outside is even better. Samson and Sheba are my favorite friends. They are beautiful. Samson's hair is light blonde like mine. It's wavy, but gets …

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