Are you a hoarder of negativity?

Have you ever watched the TV show, Hoarders? In the really nightmarish cases, the piles of junk in these homes have a ‘strata-like’ thing going on. While the stuff on the top of the pile is clearly recognizable, the oldest stuff on the way bottom has decomposed into a pressed down, smelly, almost unidentifiable, nasty…

Crippling Fear

Our poor, little dog.. It had been over an hour of thunder and lightening yesterday afternoon and she was completely exhausted from all the shaking and fretting. When it storms, Daisy is inconsolable; she runs from room to room looking out windows.. won’t be held.. won’t be calmed. She’s gotta get through it ‘her way’…

WHY IS THIS SO HARD?

So if we don’t care about people, do we care about animals? Last Saturday in Seattle’s Pioneer Square, a 67 year old man with an injured leg was walking his 14 year old dog, Alice. Suddenly, a 29 year old homeless man approached them and demanded the guy’s jacket. When the older man said “no,”…

Second Hand Stress

Knew it existed.. didn’t know it had an actual name. Second hand stress is the emotional and physical response we experience because of someone else’s stress and anxiety. A test back in 2009 found that exposing people to pheromones in simple stress sweat could trigger the fear center of their brains even when there was…

Wanna come out and play?

We just got back from three days off the ‘hamster wheel’ and I’m here to tell ya, it was INCREDIBLE. The prep for our mini-FL-KEYS-vaca required more work than usual, but I felt better being super cautious about our potential exposure to Covid which, let’s face it, can be minimized but is never really zero…..

The Outsized Positive Impact of One Little Decision!

I made a teeny tiny decision last week that immediately improved my life.  Sound too dramatic? Well try this on for size: I didn’t give up anything, I didn’t add anything, all I did was create a shift. Let me describe my morning routine:  Get up Take the dog out Make coffee Read the news…