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Pupdate: Six Months of Animal Assisted Therapy

Dude’s First Semester Report Card Hospitality : OutstandingRapport with Clients: ImprovingAttention : Needs Improvement Collaboration: Needs Improvement Observations: Clients have been pleased to notice that Dude recognizes them from week to week. He comes out of his crate, wagging his tail, and nuzzling them on the couch. Less verbal clients have been encouraged to speak […]

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Radical Self-Care this Season

Tops on my Christmas list this year is radical self-care. How about you? “Self-care is the practice of taking an active role in protecting one’s own well-being and happiness, in particular during periods of stress” (Oxford Living Dictionary). My friend and colleague Charles Gosset, Life Purpose Coach, recently hosted a workshop entitled Handling the Holidaze. […]

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Feeling Stressed? 3 ways to Ground Yourself

Welcome to Part 2 of my Stress-Less fall blog series. This is the time of year that my seasonal allergies kick in and “extracurricular” responsibilities kick off. For many of us Parent-Teacher conferences, Halloween, and Fall Break signal the beginning of added pressure to our schedules. Daylight savings time unfortunately does not actually give us […]

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What will captivate your attention in 2018?

For the past 3 years I have chosen a word to focus my attention and intention for the year. It all started with “mindfulness” which initiated a full year of study, meditation, and more time on my yoga mat. The other years (gratitude, presence) although worthwhile, had less dramatic impact. This year I thought I […]

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Recharge your Mojo!

Writers spend a great deal of solitary time BIC (bottom in chair) trying to translate the thoughts and images in their head into coherent sentences and meaningful story on the page. Every time I went to a conference or a critique I was supercharged! My muse was singing in my ear, my fingers itching for […]

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