Monthly Archives: July 2014

A Dog Who’s More Than 10% Happier

Television journalist Dan Harris recently released a book called 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Really Works — a True Story. From what I understand, it … Continue reading

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Daily Meditation Using Eight Everyday, Stressful Moments

  No matter how hard I tried, daily meditation didn’t help me with everyday stress. Apparently, sitting alone on a cushion wasn’t the same as being face-to-face with a bitchy colleague. Or a fickle lap top, a stressed-out loved one, … Continue reading

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Pausing at the Intersection of Mindfulness and Gratitude

At the intersection of mindfulness and gratitude lies a tiny, little dot on the map. Blink, and you’ll miss it. I don’t know if you’d call it enlightenment. But it is someplace profound. I can say that now, having recently … Continue reading

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Learning to Come When Called

I have a theory that teaching dogs to come when called isn’t about teaching them anything at all. I know this to be true with Rico and Roxy. I’ve never taught them the “come” cue, but they never…OK, Roxy has … Continue reading

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