Author Archives: Christie Green

About Christie Green

A student of martial arts since 1995, a writer since 1999, and an animal-lover for all of time

7 Tips from vacation applied to life

They worked hard all year long — fending off postal workers, keeping critters out of the yard, and holding down the sofa. So we took Rico and Whiskey on a well-deserved vacation recently. But that doesn’t mean these scruffy senseis … Continue reading

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Feel the doodie, don’t be the doodie

I’m walking the dogs the other day. Per the usual, Whiskey ventures out as far front as her leash will allow, and Rico lags behind at the full extent of his. I hear cars and the high-pitched squeal of arguing … Continue reading

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Self-talk, the first ingredient in humble pie

I recently ate a piece of humble pie, served up by Whiskey, my pit bull mix. I’m glad she dished it and not anyone else, though. Having your faults exposed by your dog is harder to see – it’s not … Continue reading

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Be right or be free, but not both

Like many Americans, I’ve been disturbed by kneelgate—the cultural war started over professional athletes kneeling during the national anthem. For or against, everyone seems pissed. (Full disclosure: I support every American’s right to free speech, especially when speaking out in … Continue reading

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5 Lessons from Failed Goals

Have you ever set what seemed like a reasonable goal, failed to meet it, beat yourself up, then realized what you did accomplish mattered more than your goal and had to undo the damage you caused yourself in the throes … Continue reading

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A Free Journal For You And Your Pet

I have a list of seven blog post ideas on my office white board. This isn’t one of them. But I wanted to get this journal I’ve been working on posted. It’s a free guide for anyone interested in trying … Continue reading

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The Antidote For Hate Is Not What You Think

Love does not defeat hate. In fact, if anything, I believe love gives rise to hate. Inevitably, someone, some group will feel they are less loved than the others and ta-da! The seeds of jealousy sprout into a little hate … Continue reading

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How to meditate through the unpleasant

A meditation class at a Buddhist monastery has me thinking about dog poop. Hmmm, let me try that again. A meditation class at a Buddhist monastery has me thinking about picking up dog poop in our yard again. Nope, not … Continue reading

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“One is not sleeping, does not mean they are awake.” – wisdom from a fortune cookie

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Getting The Control Freak Under Control

“Control freak” sounds harsh. “Keeping things under control so I feel safe and secure” sounds better. Please tell me you’ve also thought maintaining control makes things predictable, certain, more manageable. Regardless of the fact that’s almost never true. If you … Continue reading

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