And isn't this the whole lesson of life? To stay actively engaged in the present. For it is the only place where we can chose our behaviors. ~Deb
We will all inevitably take a serious fall in our process of leaping into the delightful chaos of life. Feel the hurt, chose to heal, and listen for what might arrive next. ~Deb
This is truly a MUST EXPERIENCE book as read is too one-dimensional to describe the full impact of learning about embodied wisdom. Deb Lange is a marvelous guide through the rites of passage that will allow us to operate with a full body intelligence.
My best work comes in reflecting back to each person the answers they have within themselves. Being well is the foundation for living the life you are meant to live. It allows you to be who you are and do the work that sustains you and gives back to the world.
I will share a way of thinking about your bodymind complex as an integrated whole. A way to make small decisions in life that trend you toward wellness, not dis-ease.
Remember that your puppy considers a wide range of items edible that you cannot imagine they would. You need to really sit on the floor and ask yourself what is small enough to be swallowed – those things must be conscientiously put on higher ground. Then find the things that are small enough to be chewed into pieces that could be swallowed. Or are handled a lot by you, especially when you might have been eating.
I have a lot to say about dogs. Which is highly curious since the reason I share my life with a dog is precisely because of the wordless communication that fills my introverted soul. I love Zanzi. So much so, I had to write a book about our rather tumultuous early relationship. As I wrote that book, I did a lot of reading. For a long time, these wonderful canine beings who shared our homes weren't career-making research subjects. But lately this has changed. One of my favorite books of all time was written by a neuroscientist who became the first to MRI his own dog, Callie, who he trained to be able to enjoy getting in the machine with treats:
One of the most important skills I have found I possess is my ability to observe and pay attention. I am mostly so enrapt at the bounty of what I see, hear, and listen to that I would love to be rich enough to dedicate my life to the art of being a flâneur.What strikes me as improbable, very fragile, and profoundly uncomfortable is that most of us embark on a similar programme of non-historical purposes, only without the means of wealth, we would just call it a career.
It makes me proud to have created a little slice of the internet where people could feel like there was an easy way to start to change the opportunities that are possible in their lives.
For me, writing this post brought me a fabulously supportive network and a chance to become a virtual entrepreneur, making a living from being a kind, generous, and thoughtful person outside of cubicle captivity.
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We all love our dogs and there are thousands of books celebrating the joys of our dogs. But the honest reality is that they live very short lives. When I went through the intense and ultimately fatal illness of my first dog, I felt all alone. I often wrote through my feelings. And after a few years, the thought of writing a book to help others through a very difficult period in their lives emerged.
I take pride in feeding Zanzi the best possible diet that I can provide. Primal Pet Foods is a cornerstone of her diet because I can read the list of ingredients, recognize them all, and wish I always ate such a healthy variety in my own diet.
One day, I was perusing the aisles of a large retailer, with the express purpose of seeing what sort of mass market item I could re-imagine as a stimulating play-toy for my dog. This was the origination of one of the best ideas I have ever had – Little Yellow Balls (LYBs).
I am an enthusiastic reader, and this love for reading informs everything I write. I want to support everyone who has ever invested the time to put words on paper and then taken the risk to push that agglomeration of words out into the world. It takes enormous perseverance and tremendous guts!