I thought I was setting boundaries. But in reality I was also building walls. It's easy to do. To get so carried away with a line in the sand that it becomes the beginning of a foundation of a fortress. A stronghold intended to keep you safe. But that really holds you prisoner. Do you … Continue reading Are You Setting Healthy Boundaries or Hiding Behind Walls?
When we're on the inside of a relationship, it is often difficult to be objective. After all, we don't just observe, we experience. We feel. And sometimes we only see what we are prepared to see. So it can be helpful to have a metric with which to assess the health of our relationships. I … Continue reading An Objective Look At Your Relationship
This. Is. Life. Changing. My mom clued me in recently to the Karpman Drama Triangle. It's a simple and elegant tool that can help you understand and change dysfunctional relationships (not just romantic relationships - familial, friend and work too). This particular description really resonates with me because I think it is possible for everyone to recognize … Continue reading Role Play
There are days when Tiger needs a bone to chew on. Maybe he's stressed because of some change in his environment. Maybe he needs to bleed excess energy because the weather hasn't been conducive to walks or runs. Or, maybe he's just bored and looking for something to do. Regardless, he'll get this certain look … Continue reading Bone to Chew On
Carrot Cake Smoothie This one is practically a salad hidden inside of dessert. Gluten free if gluten free oats are used Vegan if vegan protein powder and non-dairy milk are used ½ banana ice 1 cup baby carrots ¼ cup oats ¼ cup raw cashews 1 tsp. vanilla extract 1 scoop vanilla protein powder … Continue reading Carrot Cake Green Smoothie