A whole new level of crazy?

A whole new level of crazy?

I’m celebrating some firsts today — today Odin’s first birthday. Today is the first time I have ever bought a cake to celebrate a dogs birthday. And I’ve had dogs of my own since 1994. Now, I’m not saying that I haven’t acknowledged dog birthdays — I certainly have, sometimes even with a milk-bone sticking out […]

Thoughts on fleeting thoughts

Thoughts on fleeting thoughts

So this morning I’m walking garbage cans down to the end of our driveway because it’s Tuesday and, well, Tuesday is garbage day. My three dogs were out with me playing in the front yard. Odin is definitely teaching me lots of lessons as a 130-pound dog with the brain of a puppy. The problem, […]

A little taste of the safari

I’ve mentioned in a past post that I would be writing more about my experience in South Africa once I had taken some time to process the trip enough to do it justice when I put it into words.  And I swear I will do that eventually… In the meantime, enjoy some communication between elephants […]

One in a million?

One in a million?

I’ve started taking one of my dogs, Fenway, for acupuncture in hopes that we can relieve whatever it is that is bothering him in his spine and causing a limp. You read that right… Acupuncture. For my dog. I’m a big believer in acupuncture myself, and my only concern with having it done to my […]

Redefining once in a lifetime

Redefining once in a lifetime

Prologue: An interesting thing is happening as I try to put together my thoughts on writing this post… Every time I start trying to organize my words on the page, I start crying. Figuring out how to put into words what I saw and experienced brings up emotions for me that I didn’t realize were […]

Thoughts on grieving

Thoughts on grieving

My Monday started in what is becoming a typical fashion for me – waking around 4 am, not quite ready to get up for the day but unable to get back to sleep. My thoughts travel from to-do lists and mundane things, to sometimes more profound thoughts. This morning, I was reflecting on the funeral […]

Lessons in life

Lessons in life

I went to a funeral today, for the wife of a work friend from a long time ago. So many thoughts cross my mind as I sit in the pew of a beautiful, historic church in Newport. I remember once hearing the advice to always go to weddings and funerals of friends, family and loved […]

Little signs

Little signs

This Sunday, I’ll be at the DiscoverYou Wellness Expo in Warwick, RI. It’s my first time doing an event like this, and I have to admit, my nerves have been getting the better of me lately. Not only is it my first time participating, but it’s also really the first time I’ve ever even attended […]

Learning to breathe (and other lessons)

Learning to breathe (and other lessons)

We take our first breath moments after birth, yet for me, I feel like I am just learning how to breathe 49 years later. I’ve recently started on a journey at my local yoga center based on the book by Baron Baptiste titled “40 Days To a Personal Revolution”. It’s forty days of being immersed […]

You are what you believe.

You are what you believe.

I’ve been thinking about beliefs lately — particularly beliefs I have about myself, what I am capable of, what I can or cannot do.  And so I’ve been challenging myself just a little bit to try and overcome some of my beliefs that aren’t really working for me anymore.  Yesterday was a big day for […]