“A warm, engaging, deceptively simple tribute to innate wisdom. May we all learn from such loveable teachers.”

— Dennis Palumbo – screenwriter My Favorite Year, author the Daniel Rinaldi mysteries

 

“A beautiful, heartfelt, and entertaining book, that gives the reader a deep understanding of the profound relationship between the human psyche and the souls of the other animals with whom we share this planet.”

— Linda Buzzell, co-editor Ecotherapy – Healing with Nature in Mind

 

From the Author:

  • Dating Advice from a Crazy Dog Guy
    “Oh no, you’re not one of those, are you?!” We all know the phrase “crazy cat lady,” conjuring images of bathrobed bitties sprinkling cat chow into bowls as hordes of filthy yowling tabbies descend. And we hear more and more of “crazy cat guys” too. But there’s not much talk ... read more
    Published on 2016-05-04
  • Unconditional Love – As Taught by the Four-Legged Masters
    Another Valentine’s Day is upon us – a day when it often appears that everyone else in the world has a perfectly happy committed relationship based in deep, abiding, and playful love. In other words, a day when most of us writhe in disappointment. It’s not that we’re saying we’re ... read more
    Published on 2016-02-19
  • Straying into a Better New Year
      How would you like you like to spend 2016 as contented, as centered, as… your dog?   As a psychotherapist, I spend a lot of time dealing with people and our big-brained problems. On most issues, like how to create a telephone that uses 3D touch to show birds ... read more
    Published on 2016-01-14

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  • Choosing the Chase: the power of hope
    Choosing the Chase: the power of hope             Handsome told me about a really interesting photo he saw recently.  Two signs are hanging on a fence, not quite even.  One of them says “You Matter.”  And the other says “Don’t Give Up.”  But because they’re next together, you could read ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-20
  • How to deal with great guys wanting you, while you want freedom
    JuicyBest asks: I dated a guy for almost three years, and I cheated on him, but despite everything I did to him he still said he loves me. I broke up with him because I started dating a guy who I recently broke up with, and he still says he ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-12
  • How to deal with great guys wanting you, while you want freedom
    JuicyBest asks: I dated a guy for almost three years, and I cheated on him, but despite everything I did to him he still said he loves me. I broke up with him because I started dating a guy who I recently broke up with, and he still says he ... read more
    Published on 2020-02-12
  • How to avoid being taken advantage of
    PERFECTION asks: I have had enough of being taken advantage of by people. Being so vulnerable, being good, and all. Letting them just use me the way they want to. I usually only fight for myself whenever I’m already at my breaking point. Right now I just want people to ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-28
  • How to avoid being taken advantage of
    PERFECTION asks: I have had enough of being taken advantage of by people. Being so vulnerable, being good, and all. Letting them just use me the way they want to. I usually only fight for myself whenever I’m already at my breaking point. Right now I just want people to ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-28
  • What to do when your girlfriend’s ex reaches out to her
    Outcast asks: My girlfriend told me yesterday that her boyfriend called her and said he missed her. So I told her to stop talking to him. Then she told me she doesn’t talk to him, its only him who keeps texting her and if she doesn’t reply he calls her.  ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-23
  • What to do when your girlfriend’s ex reaches out to her
    Outcast asks: My girlfriend told me yesterday that her boyfriend called her and said he missed her. So I told her to stop talking to him. Then she told me she doesn’t talk to him, its only him who keeps texting her and if she doesn’t reply he calls her.  ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-23
  • How to tell if your ex is trying to get back together
    Kaushik asks: It’s been 3 years since my ex-girlfriend and I split. There was not much drama at that time.  However, now she wants to go swimming, running and cycling with me. She also wants me to help her with her home business. My question is, is she trying to ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-19
  • How to tell if your ex is trying to get back together
    Kaushik asks: It’s been 3 years since my ex-girlfriend and I split. There was not much drama at that time.  However, now she wants to go swimming, running and cycling with me. She also wants me to help her with her home business. My question is, is she trying to ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-19
  • What to do when your ex connects to you in your dreams.
    Maya asks: Hi Shirelle  I’ve been having weird dreams, like every time I go to bed all I can see in my dream are robbers, stealing our property and we’re down again to level zero, with totally nothing. After this dream the next thing I see is my Ex – ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-18
  • What to do when your ex connects to you in your dreams.
    Maya asks: Hi Shirelle  I’ve been having weird dreams, like every time I go to bed all I can see in my dream are robbers, stealing our property and we’re down again to level zero, with totally nothing. After this dream the next thing I see is my Ex – ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-18
  • The Space Between – finding the sacred in every day
                I was lying down on the bed, as I always like to do in the middle of the day, with my eyes closed, when I heard footsteps come near me.  And before I opened my eyelids, I realized something: I didn’t know what to feel!  If it was Handsome ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-15
  • The Space Between – finding the sacred in every day
                I was lying down on the bed, as I always like to do in the middle of the day, with my eyes closed, when I heard footsteps come near me.  And before I opened my eyelids, I realized something: I didn’t know what to feel!  If it was Handsome ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-15
  • Should one pursue someone who’s been a victim of abuse?
    PERFECTION asks: I had a fling with someone two years back.  Recently she broke up with her boyfriend, due to physical injuries she’s experienced when they were still together, and I am kind of lost on how to handle things with her. I mean I don’t know what to do, ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-13
  • Should one pursue someone who’s been a victim of abuse?
    PERFECTION asks: I had a fling with someone two years back.  Recently she broke up with her boyfriend, due to physical injuries she’s experienced when they were still together, and I am kind of lost on how to handle things with her. I mean I don’t know what to do, ... read more
    Published on 2020-01-13