Emotionally Introverted

Life is beginning to return to normal after my trip to San Antonio. My introverted nature is enjoying the solitude interspersed with connections that I get to savor during the summer. My trip to San Antonio was awesome but it also strains my somewhat reserved nature to always have people around. Brock stayed behind in … Continue reading Emotionally Introverted

Toe-Dippers and Jumpers

It seems like people fall into one of two categories when it comes to new experiences: toe-dippers who like to ease into the adventure or jumpers. I had the awesome opportunity to zipline in Austin yesterday thanks to the generosity of my friend, Kay. It. Was. Amazing. First of all, I have never witnessed a … Continue reading Toe-Dippers and Jumpers

Taming the Monkey Mind: Taking the Monkey for a Ride

My monkey mind has been unruly of late. It's been delivering excuses to refrain from sitting quietly faster than McDonald's serves up burgers. And the excuses are about as palatable. I could list those excuses, rationalize away my lack of mindfulness. But what's the point? It's just noise. Distraction. I have two friends, sisters, who … Continue reading Taming the Monkey Mind: Taking the Monkey for a Ride

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 with … Continue reading Walking a Marriage

10 Life Lessons From the Dog Whisperer

Yes, I know what you're thinking, "The Dog Whisperer?  That guy deals with...dogs. What on earth could he teach me about life?"  Remember that yours truly has found life and relationship lessons in barefoot running shoes, the actions (or lack thereof) of an elderly cat, a campground, and a fencing strip.  Oh, and I'm married … Continue reading 10 Life Lessons From the Dog Whisperer