Author’s Life

Conscious Cat Sunday: New Year’s Eve Edition


My two little party animals are ready to ring in the New Year (and don’t worry, that’s catnip bubbly in those glasses.)

I like to spend part of New Year’s Eve reflecting on the year that’s about to end. It’s a great day to consciously give thanks for all the blessings the year has brought, and to acknowledge the things that may not have gone quite the way you would have wanted. Forgive yourself for any mistakes you may have made, and forgive others if you feel they’ve somehow done you wrong. Release the negatives gently, and with compassion for yourself and others.Continue Reading

A Tribute to Squirty


It’s always sad when a friend’s cat dies. My heart hurts for what I know they’re about to go through as they mourn their loss. We’ve all been there, and even though everyone grieves in their own unique way, we all know how hard it is. And when the cat is one I’ve come to know and love, I feel the loss, too. I always had a soft spot in my heart for Squirty, my “feline nephew.” He lived with my friends in New York City for 18 years – New Year’s Eve would have been his birthday. He passed suddenly and peacefully on Christmas Eve morning.Continue Reading

Happy Thanksgiving 2017


Happy Thanksgiving from
Allegra, Ruby and Ingrid

I keep a gratitude journal all year long, but I do spend a little extra time on Thanksgiving reflecting on everything I’m thankful for. There’s also my Thanksgiving ABC’s tradition, which I shared on Sunday. Of course, Allegra and Ruby top the list of who I’m grateful for every year – followed by you, our Conscious Cat readers!

What are you thankful for this Thanksgiving?

We’re celebrating Thanksgiving on The Conscious Cat Facebook page: post photos of your Thanksgiving kitties!

Thanksgiving ABC’s 2017


Thursday is Thanksgiving in the United States. As we’re looking forward to spending time with family and friends, I think it’s important not to lose sight of the true meaning of the holiday: a time to count one’s blessings. I keep a gratitude journal: each night before I go to bed, I list at least three things I was grateful for that day. Gratitude is a powerful force. It shifts your mood and your thoughts from a place of lack to a place of abundance. Gratitude is all about being in the present moment, and appreciating what’s around you.Continue Reading

Happy Labor Day 2017


Today is Labor Day in the United States, and we’re celebrating by taking a break from blogging.

We’ll be back tomorrow with our regular fare of articles about feline health and nutrition, product reviews, giveaways, and everything else you’ve come to love about The Conscious Cat.Continue Reading

The Conscious Cat and Jackson Galaxy Solutions are the Rescue Cat Sponsor at the 2017 National Capital Cat Show


We are super excited to announce that after taking a hiatus last year, the National Capital Cat Show is back, and I’m proud to announce that for the third year, Jackson Galaxy Solutions is partnering with The Conscious Cat to be the Rescue Cat Sponsor!

The National Capital Cat Show is a big supporter of rescue efforts and invites local shelters, rescue groups and animal awareness organizations to the show, and each time, these wonderful groups find forever homes for a large number of kittens and cats.Continue Reading