A Dog Gone Good Relationship

The Nightcap


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“There is just one life for each of us: our own.” – Euripides



Singing The Blues With Anxiety

It’s an unfortunate truth, but there are some of us who have a seriously perplexing relationship with anxiety.

We allow ourselves to feel insecure about who we are, what we want out of life, and our worthiness. Anxiety is something that most of us feel but are unable to deal with or even understand. This turbulent relationship that we have with anxiety and our inability to let anxiety go is what led one woman to write a very in-depth poem about her personal relationship with the emotion.

In this video, a woman shares a poem that discusses her inability to leave anxiety due to her reliance on it for her stability…or rather, her need to feel the instability that she has come to know all too well.

It’s an unfortunate fact that most of us rely on the emotions that anxiety propels within us even though we know that anxiety is deadly and unhealthy. It’s as if we have come accustomed to the pain and emptiness that anxiety provides when it makes a home within us all. The biggest issue with our relationship with anxiety is how to make the big break from it so that we can be free of the insecurities created as a result of the debilitating emotion.

Feeling anxiety about our jobs, our lives, and how we feel about ourselves is something that takes a great deal of work to overcome. First, we must recognize that the emotion is getting the best of us, and then we must be willing to do something about it. Without a doubt, we can’t make a change until we are willing to admit we have a problem.



Sleeping With Our Pets

Our labrador Faith is officially 9-months old, and although she is housebroken, she’s still too lively to sleep outside of her crate at night. My daughter is counting the days until her beloved dog can sleep in the same room with her.

There’s something about a canine close by that evokes a sense of security when you are sound asleep. Perhaps it’s knowing that you can delegate your night hearing to the dog who will bark at any sign of trouble. And, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to remind women everywhere that we sleep better when feeling safe.

In fact, a recent sleep study conducted by the International Society for Anthrozoology revealed female pet owners prefer their feline and canine partners to be in the bedroom at night. Out of 962 women who responded to a survey on pet ownership and their sleep habits, 55 percent stated increased feelings of well-being, security, and safety at night.


Warehouses: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (HBO)

It’s easy to buy things online, and even easier not to think about how they get to you. John Oliver discusses what happens when you click “buy now.”

Watch here