October Update

I felt light headed at one point. My heart raced constantly, I felt my hearing (which is my peripheral vision) partially overwhelmed with what I expected to hear rather than what I was actually hearing. And by the time of the announcement of the last delay out of Seattle…I remembered all I’d eaten in almost 2 days was just 2 salads! That might have ad something to do with it.

Greta Explains the Therapeutic Process

Today Greta and I are going to guide you through the basics of the therapeutic process as it applies to both humans and dogs. Greta’s hit that “partial therapy crisis” in her own training, and it provides a unique and adorable way for me to share with you some inside information about the often mythicized process of mental health counseling.

A Beautiful Description: Blindness and Boundaries

“We’re blind to our blindness. We have very little idea of how little we know. We’re not designed to know how little we know.” — Daniel Kahneman

Job Interviews Are Like Blind Dates

It’s legal,, awkward, and  concerning. I worry my answer might label me a burden instead of an asset to the company. But on the other hand, accommodations can often be expensive, bulky, time consuming, or even compromise the integrity of a work process. Answering is a challenge when I can see the issue from both sides.

The Zen Pup: Mindfulness And Your Dog

Ever google “Mindfulness for dogs?” I was surprised by the usefulness of the results. I really wanted a list of bizarre articles about how people tried to teach their dogs to chant “om” or sit with their paws crossed or something like that to share with you, but instead, I found my own experience withContinue reading “The Zen Pup: Mindfulness And Your Dog”

Flashback Friday: How Blindness Might Help Your Mental Health

The moment of darkness when your eyes fall closed can become an avenue of peace, rather than just another blink in your hectic day.

The Zen Pack Leader

No matter how old you are, your brain is still a puppy. It responds far better to encouragement and boundaries than self-criticism. Training it to return to a particular thought or mental posture takes just as much time, and patience, as teaching basic obedience skills to a dog.