Learn to let go, to trust yourself, to speak your truth without hurting others; to be

1.  Learn to Let Go New beginnings for my son. He's enrolled in a vocational program over on the west side of the city to get his CDL (commercial driver's license). After three class sessions, today's the day he takes the test to get his learner's permit. When I realized that he'd be driving on Rt 490 every day, I settled my heart and asked God to keep him safe. It's not that I worry about my son's driving ability - I worry about other people. 2. Learning ... If someone had told me … [Read more...]

On The Cusp: Connections Between Special Needs Dogs And Special Needs Kids


This is one of my favorite photos of Suzy for so many reasons. Looking at her, you have no idea that when she was alive, she was a fear biter and, she was dog aggressive.  She lived on the cusp of what was acceptable/ safe behavior that,  if unchecked, would get her into serious trouble. I knew the triggers that acted like invisible switches that would move her into the red zone.  Figuring this out took some time, but once I realized that her behavior was predictable, I could defuse what … [Read more...]