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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Are You Prepared for Evacuation with Your Cats?

CAT-astrophe: 10 Ways to Protect Your Cats in a Disaster by Cindy Brecht is the best guide for how to handle emergencies with your cats that I’ve seen out there. Reason being – she lived through it and relates her experience in a way that makes it engaging and very real that yes, this can happen […]

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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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Cats and Coaching

Here’s what I know about cats and coaching: cats are coaches in furry disguise. They encourage us to change without even trying. They are quiet listeners (unless they have the 2am zoomies), they have the deepest eyes that make you talk to them thereby processing your junk and they support us without being overbearing or […]

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PACT for Animals: Emergency Foster Care for Military and Medical Events

“PACT stands for People + Animals = Companions Together. Our mission is to provide programs that benefit companion animals and their owners.” PACT is truly a labor of love and I’m telling everyone I know all about it. I met Buzz Miller, the founder of PACT for Animals at the 2015 BlogPaws conference in Nashville. […]

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Product Review: Burt’s Bees for Cats Hypoallergenic Wipes

FTC Disclosure: This review was done in exchange for product from Burt’s Bees for Cats. Regardless of this, all review posts on Catty Shack Designs always reflect our honest opinions and feature products we use or have tried and believe would be useful to you and your pets. None of the links contained in this review […]

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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 […]

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Reiki and Cats

I’ve been a Reiki Master for what feels like eons but really it is just 14-ish years. I’ve never been able to find the words to describe the indescribable so haven’t offered much publicly until this year. Seriously though the more we learn about quantum physics and develop instruments to measure energy work I’m guessing […]

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