• celebrations,  personal,  things I love,  wellness

    Gratitude and Grace

    One thing I know for sure is nothing happens in a vacuum. It really takes a village It’s been said it “takes a village to raise a child,” and I can assure you that it takes a village to have a meaningful life. Without my “village” of friends and family NOTHING in my life would be possible. My village picked me up when I was literally on the floor, sobbing. My village sent me wine, books, socks, flowers, cash, moving supplies, humans, co-pilots (both virtual and actual), food and so much love that I can barely contain my immense joy and gratitude. If you don’t have a village like this,…

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    dogs,  personal,  senior dogs,  travel

    Tucson to Texas

    Twas the night before road-tripping and all through the house, all the creatures were stirring, especially me. Getting on the road for any length of time is an arduous task for me. As much as I claim to love adventure and trying new things, I’m also a homebody. This makes life a little bit complicated. I want to do that new thing and hang out with the cool kids, but I also want to be in bed with a good book by 9:30 pm. Snow in Tucson You may not believe this because I started from Southern Arizona, but the day my moving pod was packed it snowed. All Day.…

  • dogs,  personal,  travel

    Big Changes for Old Dogs

    Things are changing rapidly in my life. I’ll spare you the gory details (because you likely wouldn’t believe them anyway!) and simply say, I’m moving across the country again! I see now that Deuce knew something was up all along. She’s always followed me around the house and done her best to be as close to me as caninely possible. Now that she’s older I do think twice before leaving the desk to run to the kitchen for more coffee – lest I disturb her. I know she won’t listen when I tell her “Just stay right there, you can see me in the kitchen. I’ll be RIGHT back.” There…

  • dogs,  personal

    Who’s a Good Teacher?!

    This is supposed to be uttered like you do when you’re saying, “Who’s a good boy?! Who’s a good dog?! You are! You are!” You know that tone, right? This post isn’t about finding a good trainer for your dog. Nope it’s a New Year’s shout out to the lessons our dogs teach us regularly throughout the year. Some of my favorite lessons: Do you. Don’t worry about you hair being out of whack, just go out and make friends. Ask for what you want – directly. Sit and watch nature as much as possible. Chase what you want and have fun doing it. Trust your instincts. Investigate new things.…