Author Archives: Christie Green

About Christie Green

I'm a certified health coach, intuitive healer, writer, animal-lover, and peace artist (formerly martial artist) helping clients create lives with more balance, less bark.

Vacation!

November is our annual family vacation. In years past, I’ve come home with some bigger insight, courtesy of the dogs, of course. Things like being brave enough to let my mutts run free, getting out of my comfort zone, and … Continue reading

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It’s Not You, It’s Me

“Can’t you be just a little more grateful? Don’t you remember where you were?” I hadn’t even finished that second sentence when I flinched. Immediately I recognized my scathing remarks were more about myself than Whiskey. It felt like I … Continue reading

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What To Do When Life Hands You Lemons (Besides Throw Them At Whoever Came Up With That Phrase)

I had a good run. I took a huge leap into the unknown in the name of growth. I planned to launch my own business. Live the American Dream. Be a risk-taking, adventure-seeking, go-it-alone maverick. Except I’m not. So that … Continue reading

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A new way to make decisions

Recently, I took Rico and Whiskey to visit my elderly uncle, who lives on a farm. It’s smaller, with a quintessential red barn, a field that still carries hidden scents of cows long gone, a meandering creek, various old chicken … Continue reading

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Roll with it

My neighbors’ grandkids think Whiskey is part human because she’s so well-behaved. I’m talking about this dog … Like, this dog… Seriously. This dog … We’ve come a long way since she came home not quite two years ago. Rolling … Continue reading

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Whiskey’s revenge

This is a different kind of post for Dog and Dojo, but it was so funny, I have to share it. It’s a series of text messages I sent my boyfriend, beginning with an evening walk with Rico and Whiskey. … Continue reading

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Intentions: the good, the bad, and the misunderstood

Lately I’ve felt like I have so many balls in the air, I fear an avalanche. I just finished my first children’s book, with another started, and am working on a collection of dog-themed poems and essays. I have my … Continue reading

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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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