Conscious Cat Sunday

Sunday Quotes: Tired

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If you’ve been feeling really tired lately, you’re not alone. From the start of the pandemic, I’ve felt almost constant exhaustion. It takes so much energy just to get through the day, never mind getting any meaningful work done. I wasn’t able to find the source for today’s quote, but it accurately describes how I feel some days.Continue Reading

Sunday Quotes: Meltdown

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How many times over the last couple of months have you had a meltdown? Sometimes, it all just gets to be too much. During normal times, I generally have the emotional tools and resources to stop myself from melting down, even when I’m stressed or frustrated or anxious, but these days, all bets are off.Continue Reading

Sunday Quotes: Stick with Love

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This past week has been one of the most turbulent in our country’s history. For many who are already feeling anxious due to the pandemic, recent events added an additional layer of distress.

This site is about cats, but over the last few Sundays, in addition to the usual cat photo with a quote, I’ve been offering suggestions on how to cope with the emotional fallout from the pandemic, even if that advice wasn’t always cat-centric. Your feedback has confirmed that you’re finding my ruminations helpful, so for now, I’m going to continue to share my thoughts, suggestions, and my own experience on how to cope.Continue Reading

Sunday Quotes: A World Turned Upside Down

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I’m sure I’m not the only one struggling with the ramifications of all the ways the pandemic has turned my life upside down – and I’m one of the lucky ones. I’m healthy, I’m riding this out from the comfort of my own home, and even though I can’t see my friends in real life right now, I have a wonderful support system to help me through this tough time. Continue Reading

Sunday Quotes: The Present Moment

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I found this quote to be so very appropriate for our times. Whenever I find myself enveloped in fear, sadness or despair, I try to bring myself back to the present moment.

I can’t control what’s happening out there, but I can choose to embrace the present moment, and try to find some meaning in all of this. And I can do it over and over and over again.Continue Reading

Sunday Quotes: What If?

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Earlier this week, I found myself mired in an endless spiral of “what if’s.” What if I never feel safe again? What if I get sick? What if this never ends? Of course, any thought that starts with “what if” is just another form of worry, and we all know that worry is a complete waste of time and energy. That said, I think you’d have to be superhuman to not worry during these unprecedented times.Continue Reading

Sunday Quotes: Control

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Who doesn’t feel out of control these days! These are challenging times for everyone, but if you’re leaning toward being a bit of a control freak (like yours truly,) your anxiety levels can be off the charts right now.

To supplement Wayne Dyer’s wise words, I’d like to offer you two lists today: the things you can control around this COVID-19 pandemic, and the things you can’t. And I encourage you to work on letting go of what you can’t control (and I’ll offer some suggestions.)Continue Reading