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The Soulful Pet · 1w ago

Are you your best friend?

Nope, not right now. I’ve not been good to me lately.  And that’s incredibly effed up.  You feel me?  Right, well let’s fix this sitch, stat. I’ve blah-blahed about self-care awareness in th...
The Soulful Pet · 1w ago

2016, The Teacher

2016 was a relentlessly hardcore teacher launching mammoth lessons at us. Were you paying attention in last year’s class?  I was. Buckle up; this is gonna get personal. And real.  And uncomf...
The Soulful Pet · 1w ago

Post “Labor Day” reflections

With Labor Day celebrations behind us, let’s rethink our daily labor. It’s often a lonely, one-way journey down the very real road to burnout. It is unhealthy, not sane or saintly, to put al...
The Soulful Pet · 1w ago

Me & Molly & a Mole

I’m impatient…. with myself… bigtime. I have infinite patience with people and animals.  Well, almost infinite – as long as my empathic-introverted need for solitude & stillness is regularly...
The Soulful Pet · 1w ago

Magic markers: Memorably coloring life’s fleeting moments

I peed on the sand dune.  And I’d do it again. There I squatted, sea breeze gracing my bottom, between clumps of too-transparent sea grass. Had it come to this?  In the sweet relief of bladd...
The Soulful Pet · 1w ago

The gift of presence

I’m worried about you.  Where’s your head, human? I swear that’s the thought my Rusty’s side-eyed look just conveyed.  He knows Mom’s not herself this week.  In his infinite poodle wisdom, I...
The Soulful Pet · 1w ago

Love layers

Last year, I bubble wrapped my heart. I did this once before, after my sweet-soulmate cat, Alex, died suddenly. His death deeply, devastatingly impacted me, emotionally & physically.  Afterw...
The Soulful Pet · 1w ago

Savor summer’s sweetness

On a blue moon eve, we’re relishing life’s sweetness. In the midst of rapid-fire, life-altering, all-good changes for Rusty & I, one thing remains a constant: change itself.  Perhaps counter...
The Soulful Pet · 1w ago

Rusty’s Place: Sing!

Ahhroo!  We’re back! Mom & I are havin’ a howlin’-good time. It’s our favorite season, filled with sun, song, fun & friends. My buddies, Molly & Elliott, are hangin’ with me while Mom preps ...
The Soulful Pet · 1w ago

A fearless celebration

Today’s not just any day.  Today’s my birthday. While I’m not opposed to telling you the number, I won’t for an unlikely reason.  I don’t see age anymore.  I see souls.  It’s a gift – a love...