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Letting go of expectations

When it comes to pets we have to be very clear what we want them to do. We have to say their name, state the command, and reward if they listen, or restate if they don’t. If they continue to not listen, what do…

The Power of Toys

Dawn Harris founded the Benton County, TN nonprofit Tree of Life Education Center (focusing on community outreach and resource alignment for pet owners), Revelation Gardens (a dog and cat sanctuary), and Reset Your Defaults (offering virtual retreats and stress reduction tools for pet owners)….

Taking time for yourself

I learned the importance of personal retreats while engaged in environmental justice work. I was burning the candle at both ends, extremely worn out, and found myself becoming ineffective. I was losing my passion and my temper. I was out of balance and knew…

Brain plasticity

I’ve been researching brain plasticity and the results are very positive! Consider this: It has been known for quite some time that trauma and stress-induced neurotransmitters alter our brains causing behavioral, emotional and health problems. The research is now showing that our brains can…

The one-minute pause

Life has a way of mimicking nature. It shows up in unpredictable and often inconvenient, if not downright troubling ways (think our recent thunder storms!). I have noticed within my own life, if I want to experience peace and joy I must consider my…