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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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Stop and Smell the Flowers

I recently came across this gem from poet Mary Oliver. I think it’s a beautiful reminder to watch animals – especially our dogs, our bridges to nature – to learn how to enjoy life agenda-free using mindfulness. I hope you … Continue reading

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How Do You Respond To Your Dog’s Barking?

What if people only expressed degrees of anger or fear at everything you said? That would suck. But that’s how many of us respond to our dogs’ barking. We might intellectually know dogs use a vocabulary of noises, including barking, … 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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The Secret to Stopping Door Dashing Dogs

I’m either the luckiest dog parent on earth or I’ve stumbled across one of the biggest dreams of every dog parent—ridding the dogs of all door dashing. I think the secret comes from the Wizard of Oz: There’s no place … Continue reading

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Two Experts Teach Mindfulness In The Kitchen

If you celebrate Christmas, I hope you had a wonderful one! And if you don’t, I hope you got to enjoy a day of rest and relaxation. We spent the afternoon using our new dog treat maker, which got me … Continue reading

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Was That Treat Worthy?

I loved Alice’s comment on an earlier post. She joked that her dog tricked her into taking her to the vet so she could get the usual reward of a hamburger at the drive-through afterward. It does seem like some … Continue reading

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The Martial Art of Dog Training?

Have you ever stood outside while it’s snowing, just watching the world disappear under a white blanket? Living in Virginia – born, raised, and still loving it – I noticed at an early age that as snow falls, the sounds … Continue reading

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