Here There Be Tears

As a kid, I was always fascinated with the portrayal of old maps. I loved the rather amorphous forms of the landmasses. I chuckled at the fanciful guesses about what might lie beyond. And I especially liked the tiny illustrations of dragons at the edges of the plot, warning adventurers of the dangers that canContinue reading “Here There Be Tears”

Homeostatic

I spend a lot of time thinking about habits – the good, the bad, the intentional and the wholly accidental. In my own life, I have become aware of and am addressing my habits of mind that lead me to anxious thoughts and a propensity to becoming overwhelmed. I have removed some habits (okay, maybeContinue reading “Homeostatic”

Walking a Marriage

Walking Tiger is pure joy. There is an ease in the connection, a trusted bond evident in the matched rhythms of human and dog. The leash is loose in my hand and the worries loose in my mind. We move forward together, sharing the experience in our unique ways (he spends much more time withContinue reading “Walking a Marriage”

Dogs Tell the Truth. People Tell a Story.

“Dogs tell the truth. People tell a story.” Cesar Millan, The Dog Whisperer It’s no secret that I’m a fan of Cesar. His show, The Dog Whisperer, was some of the best therapy I received to help me with my anxiety and trust issues following the divorce. I used many of his ideas in my ownContinue reading “Dogs Tell the Truth. People Tell a Story.”