Lesson #79: How to receive.

Lesson #79: How to receive.

There’s a lot of focus and emphasis on “giving”, as there should be. Much like every front has a back, every up has a down, every top a bottom, a left to every right, and a yin to every yang, “receiving” is as great a part of the practice of giving as the actual...
Lesson #57: Be the parent, not the friend.

Lesson #57: Be the parent, not the friend.

Every family has a parent, or parental unit and pair, like every pack has an alpha male or mating pair of alphas. Each group has a “head of household” or “head of the pack”, both working to provide what the other members of the family or pack...
Lesson #54: A little politeness goes a long way.

Lesson #54: A little politeness goes a long way.

Politeness is a skill, an approach and a form of respect. This is something that is taught, conditioned and learned. Social etiquette is an offshoot of politeness and is the manner in which we conduct ourselves when sharing space with others. The recognition and...
Lesson #55: Adversity can strengthen us.

Lesson #55: Adversity can strengthen us.

We don’t grow when we’re not challenged. If we always got what we wanted, when we wanted and as often as we wanted; if everything came easy, we wouldn’t learn how to navigate difficult scenarios. When we give, give, give~ to our children, our dogs,...
Lesson #53: Be willing to trust again.

Lesson #53: Be willing to trust again.

We’re all doing the best we can with what we’ve been given and what we know at each point in time. Humans do and have done some of the cruelest, most unspeakable acts. I see stories of canine neglect, abuse, carelessness and complete disregard fly by my computer...