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.

Aggression Appreciated: A Defense of the Fight Response

Cowardice is no longer the crime it once was. The face of fear is cherished and soothed. But when it puts on the mask of aggression, do we recognize it?

Guest Post: Dungeons and Doggies

Currently, there are no game modifications specifically for the inclusion of service animals. Those that want their character to have an assisting animal companion must utilize existing game rules and structure. 

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

What is Holistic Vet Care?

By taking a. Purely bio-chemical approach to vet care, how many years of life are we cheating ourselves out of? How many more griefs over the loss of beloved pets could we avoid?

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.