The alarm went off at 5:00 a.m.… oh what a beautiful day I found! I quickly made a cup of coffee and out the door Charlie, my dog, and I went. Wow, what an amazing day! I started saying all that I was grateful for: the beautiful day; breathing in the amazing air; my lovely yard filled with the aroma of lilacs in full bloom; my comfortable bed on which I was able to get such a restful sleep last night; my home that when I walk back in will be filled with the smell of fresh-br
You CAN teach an old dog new tricks! I just love life. I love that in every moment, of every day, there is a lesson, a gift, an “ah-ha” moment, if you are grounded and present enough to witness it. I love my BFF Charlie. He is a happy springer spaniel who is 10 years old. He used to live in a house where he had his own dog yard, literally. I had a home that was amazingly planned out for my four-legged children. Right out the back kitchen door, it opened to their very own
Take a deep breath, then place your hand on your heart and be brave enough to ask for help. I have an issue I've been struggling with for quite some time, probably my whole life. It started when I was a child and my mom would tell me "Oh honey, don't eat that because it will make you fat!" Please parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, and care givers of any kind, NEVER say that to a child. Please, and thank you! You see, I wasn't even fat or heavy, but my mother’s fear of me
I got a text today from a friend who followed her fream and moved to live on the ocean. She was thinking about all the 4th of July celebrations she has been a part of and this will be the first year she will not be here to do her traditional backyard grilling for the family. She is a sailor at heart and the ocean and freedom were calling her. You see, she had just turned 50 and felt like there has to be more to life than just getting up and going to work day in and day out!
As an inspirational coach, author, and mentor I often tell people to follow their intuition (that feeling in their gut). I tell people to please do what their intuition is telling them, as by doing so they honor their intuition and their spirit. If their gut says, “Go right at the light,” go right, or if it says to call someone then call them. My intuition often says, “You need to go to ___,” and guess what? - I do, and this is why: Currently, I'm in the middle of a webs
Oh how I love mornings... I love to get up with the sun. Yet, somehow lately I’ve started to sleep later and later… some days not waking until 8:30am. It makes me feel sad, because I love being up early in the morning and watching the sunrise, listening to the birds sing… being a part of the hustle and bustle as the day begins to start. I'm not really sure what happened… why I stopped getting up at six in the morning. I guess I started to feel a little bit sad, maybe a lit
I am sitting here this morning, reflecting on the weekend. I had the honor of witnessing my 12 year old niece push through and win her highest award yet in the confirmation dog ring... “Best of Breed” at a specialty show for German Shepards, which was like winning Best of Show at Westminster for her! Let's take a step back about 4 years ago... Tifani started in the dog world at the age of nine. When she was younger, I used to take her to dog shows because she loved them so m