Guapa wore a dog diaper for one night only. She had her pride to the end. Like Houdini she escaped from her binds in the night. Guapa had her pride and a bit of entitlement. She had been a lost lady of Jacksonville, Florida. She had pranced around the country with The Marvelous Mutts rescuedContinue reading “Farewell for Now”
Lilly doesn’t believe in Social Distancing. She much prefers that the dog cookie be delivered directly by hand to mouth. A bright spot in my day!
The world is becoming united now in breaking from daily activities. We are told to limit close exposure to workers, friends, surfaces, crowds. My hope is this will be a quieter time in which to reflect. I already am being struck by how small my battle to stop taking a certain drug really is. IContinue reading “Hiatus for All”
I heard this quote mentioned this morning while attending a church service at Unity Temple. The word “western” struck me. As it is International Women’s Day, I am wondering was the 14th Dalai Lama intentionally excluding women from his own part of the world? And if so, why? And what does the Dalai Lama seeContinue reading “Another Tribute to IWD March 8”
Happiest Cities In America 2020 What determines “happiness?” According to a study by WalletHub, there are 31 metrics that determine someone’s level of happiness categorized into three dimensions: emotional and physical wellbeing; income and employment; and community and environment. Emotional and physical wellbeing was weighed as 50% and the other two dimensions were weighed atContinue reading “Where is Your Happy Place?”
This is pretty much what I’m feeling as I continue my Effexor withdrawal. It’s so nice to have a cool graphic with a cat to sum it up. The condition even has a name – Discontinuation Syndrome. That makes me feel a bit better, too. Something others have called “brain shivers” is also on myContinue reading “What to expect when you’re not Effexor-ing”
As my blog heading says “Getting Off Effexor,” how’s that going, you might ask? Two days ago I dropped to one half of my original dosage. That’s one tablet a day. I had been taking two half dosages for the past three+ weeks. This new drop now feels drastic. Shopping in a busy Sunday WholeContinue reading “Double Whammy”
Anybody who owns a pet, especially a dog or cat, knows this — they brighten our lives. Who can ignore a warm curling, purring cat on the lap or the smiling wag of a dog at your door? Science has started backing this up. Owning a pet can actually help fight depression. And it allContinue reading “The Calming Power of Pets”