You Can Stop Being a Martyr Whenever You Want

I say the following with the most love and compassion in the world for you, me, all of us 🙂 You’re being called to wake up in your life. I’ve written about this before and am finding myself saying it almost daily. The time is now, the information is literally all around you. Wake up, […]

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In Defense of Ego and Energy

Similar to our physical body’s immune system we have one for our emotions and energy fields. All kinds of specialized systems and cells rush to the sites of injury to protect, isolate the danger, sometimes encapsulate and to heal. T-Cells, B-Cells, antibodies, phagocytes, plasma cells, neutrophils, inflammation responses, etc. Our bodies are a miracle of […]

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Please Take A Seat

One morning not long ago as I was deep in meditation I saw an image of women gathered and gathering around the earth, the entire globe, hands touching and connected, forming a web of protection. A few weeks later as I was struggling through some leftover darkness I heard an invitation and my response was, […]

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Forgiveness Clears the Way for the Big Feels

We forgive ourselves not for shutting down due to our lack of skills but for our judgment of that clumsiness and the damage we’ve done to ourselves in order to survive.   And more importantly: for all the times we’ve passed up opportunities to repair said damage as adults. I have a woman in my […]

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If You Can Train a Dog or Cat, You Can Train Yourself!

If you can train a dog you can train yourself. If you can train a cat you are even better equipped to train yourself into making and keeping commitments to self-care because really? Training a cat? Yeah it can be done but just like training yourself it takes commitment and consistency to get cumulative results. […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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