Comfort Dogs

January 28th, 2013
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 They say that dogs can sense when people need comforting.
And when dogs feel a person’s fatigue, sadness or loneliness, it is in their nature to give companionship and sometimes entertainment to the person in need.
I have been watching the generous spirit of a new puppy named Charlie who has joined the family of one of my sisters.  Charlie is full of so much energy and love and he just can’t wait for someone to hold him and play with him.  Charlie is a King Charles Cavalier Spaniel and he has an uncanny sixth sense about which person … Read More

Writing Through Your Emotions

January 25th, 2013
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To me, processing or working through difficult emotions such as grief, anger, frustration and confusion, is in a sense, breaking down the walls of why I feel a certain way.  Once I think I have figured out a pretty good reason why I think this is happening, I try to either get rid of as much of the feeling as I can or I try to readjust or “rebuild” my way of looking at the situation. During the “figuring out” stage (which can be hours or months), my mind is usually a jumble of thoughts and emotions.  I may be… Read More

The Stepping Stones

July 27th, 2012
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I like the hopeful tone of this short story a lot and I hope you do too. It captures what life is about and I really believe that step by step, little by little, we can help each other through the ups and downs of life. Then you can turn around and help another person: The Stepping Stones By Barbara Williams Come, take my hand.  The road is long.  And we must travel by stepping stones.  No, you’re not alone: I’ll go with you.  I know the road well, I”ve been there. Don’t fear the darkness, I’ll be with you. … Read More

Animal Adoration

October 1st, 2011
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This story addresses children and pets but I think it also pertains to adults…Love the pictures! Animal Attraction Why kids adore animals and what they can learn from all creatures, great and small By Gail F. Melson Ph.D From Parent & Child Magazine A whirling 4 year old comes to a screeching halt, transfixed by the fish swimming lazily around an aquarium in the pediatrician’s waiting room. A 6 year old, home from school, showers the family dog with hugs and kisses before saying hi to Mom. A 10 year old chooses her gerbil, Misty, as the subject of her… Read More