“God is our refuge and strength, always ready to help in times of trouble.” —Psalm 46:1Continue reading “When Life Feels Chaotic [Short Prayer]”
My New Years goal, inspired by my Dogs!
When my dogs jump in my lap and lavish me with kisses, I truly feel MUCH LOVED! I guess they think I’m pretty awesome and lovable! Well, I don’t know about that LOL! I have my down days, like everyone else. But experiencing their unconditional love does inspire me to strive to live up to that love. So that is my New Years Goal—to be the kind of person my dog already thinks I am!Continue reading “A DOG INSPIRED New Years Goal!”
As I think about the New Year, and consider the daily doom and gloom reports on the news, it’s tempting to lose hope and assume 2021 won’t be much better than 2020. But if my dogs have any say in the matter, I will never lose hope!
Each morning when I wake up (rain or shine) my dogs greet me with an uncanny optimism and with the most endearing expressions! It always makes me smile! Lily, shown in the photo, is modeling one of those adorable expressions for you, with her soulful eyes. One look into her eyes and I feel hope—that sweet peaceful knowing that tomorrow will be okay. I’m sure you pet parents out there know what I’m talking about. . .Continue reading “NEVER LOSE HOPE [Dog Mom Reflections]”
If you’re lacking creative Christmas gift ideas, I’ve got ten to share. And the best part is, they’re all free!
- A smile
The Covid19 pandemic has caused anxiety, depression and feelings of isolation for millions around the world. Pay special attention to those around you this holiday season. A genuine smile is often the best way to say Merry Christmas, and to brighten someone’s day. Granted, most of us are wearing masks and smiles are hard to see. But I think folks can still see the twinkle in our eyes when we offer a genuine smile. There are of course times we won’t be wearing a mask, when folks can benefit even more from our heartfelt smiles 😀 “Let us always meet each other with smile, for the smile is the beginning of love” (Mother Teresa).
2020 has been a chaotic a year for millions around the world. And if you’re dealing with depression, know that you’re not alone.
To give you perspective, according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (AADA), in 2015, around 16.1 million adults aged 18 years or older in the U.S. experienced at least one major depressive episode, which represents 6.7 percent of all American adults. In 2020, with the global pandemic gripping the world, COVID-19 has likely tripled depression rate, study finds.
There are different types of depressive disorders, and all sorts of treatment options. In this blog post, I would simply like to share my personal experience with depression, and share how my dogs played a major role in pulling me through. If you are struggling with depression, and have the good fortune to have a dog (or other beloved pet), I pray this article will offer hope for better days.
How I Overcame Depression, with the Help of My DogsContinue reading “How I Overcame Depression, With the Help of My Dogs! [Covid19 Encouragement]”
How do you survive the lockdown blues? Me, I dance with my dogs!
Enjoy this improvised canine freestyle dance video to the song “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” I put it together with my incredibly sweet and talented standard poodle today, in an effort to ward off the lockdown blues. I hope it will lift your spirits and brighten your day.
Wishing you comfort and joy!
Leila and Solo the dog xx
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