A Final Plea to Prevent Burnout:Self-care for Advocates Series End

Recently a woman I know and have gotten a cat from (Ginger Rose who is currently living with my mom in Colorado) is closing her doors to her phenomenal cat rescue and TNR (trap-neuter-return) services because why? She’s burned the eff out. Her heart has in her own words “hardened”, she has no more tears […]

Cats and Catification After Moving

We have recently moved from Colorado to north Georgia into the woods in a tiny home. Not super teeny tiny like Tiny Home Nation but less than half the size of what we were living in. It’s been quite the adventure! The cats have weathered the changes well with lots of Reiki, essential oils and […]

Meditation Methods to Prevent Burnout:Self-care for Advocates Series 5

  “First, you should understand that it’s a process. It’s not a matter of one day, you’re living your life with a great deal of energy and enjoyment, and the next, you wake up exhausted and devoid of any energy – both physical and emotional. Compassion fatigue develops over time – taking weeks, sometimes years […]

Custom Portrait Winner: Angel the Cat

Vicky D won a portrait from me in the 6th anniversary giveaway over at Conscious Cat. You can see my portrait work on Etsy and Facebook. You can see Katie’s and Waffle’s portraits from Glogirly here and here. Ruby & Allegra from Conscious Cat here (Ruby & Allegra are in pastel-not my usual media!). Here’s how […]

Physical Care to Prevent Burnout: Self-care for Advocates Series 4

The following is an excerpt from my upcoming book. This is from the section on physical self-care: Nutrition: Put down the sugar bowl baby. Trust me it’s hurting you more than you think. I can pretty much promise you that if you spend your hard earned money and whatever lunch break you get on fast […]

YL Essential Oils: Self Care for Advocates Series 3

Compassion fatigue, Vicarious Trauma, Secondary Trauma, Burnout has been the subject for the last few weeks and I’m happy to see it being covered on more blogs also. It’s hard to stop for self-care when you’re thought pattern is “just one more”. I can do just one more cat, dog, child I can! Only you […]

Embrace the Whine to Find Your Shine: Self-care for Advocates Series Part 2

Wallowing in negative whiny thoughts for too long can be devastating to your well-being however that’s not what I’m talking about today. There is a difference between wallowing and diving in.  Diving in and embracing the negative allows it to flow through you leading you back to your shine, your smiling face that your friends, family […]

Self-care? What self-care? Self-care for Advocates series part 1

I will be speaking at BlogPaws 2015 Conference in Nashville, TN on the subject of self-care for advocates. Until the middle of May I’ll be posting a series of articles covering various ways to manage that hard work of animal rescue, advocacy and taking good care of yourself. Here is the first post and please […]

Pet Bloggers and Social Media

How are you using social media in your business(es)? In general everything I do these days is related to pets and their guardians in one way or another. Reiki is for people and pets, my art has over time become centered on animals, Young Living essential oils work for people and pets, and certainly Desire […]

Feral Cat Support in Texas

We usually talk about catification for indoor cats however I was impressed by how resourceful Janet S. was in putting together this practical and efficient shelter for the feral cats who inhabit her, and partner Amy C’s property in Texas. Amy and Janet have a friend Tricia  who is renting a guest cottage on their land and […]