Conscious Cat Sunday

Sunday Quotes: Practice Meditation

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There is no question that meditation is good for us: it helps us handle the stress of daily life, it has numerous health benefits, and it is a wonderful way to get in touch with our true spiritual nature. In fact, there is so much evidence that meditation is good for you that it seems like meditation should be as much a part of our daily lives as breathing. Never has this been more true than right now.Continue Reading

Sunday Quotes: Calm

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I’ve been feeling overwhelmed more often than not lately, and I’m pretty sure I’m not alone. The open endedness of the current crisis, the way our world seems to be falling apart a little more every day, and the fact that just getting through each day seems to take far more effort than it ever did before are affecting my ability to maintain my center.Continue Reading

Sunday Quotes: Distance

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We’ve all come to understand the importance of physical distancing to help curb the spread of COVID-19, but it occurred to me earlier this week that perhaps another form of distancing is equally important. Negativity distancing is not a term, but maybe it should be.Continue Reading

Sunday Quotes: Friends

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Friendship is important at any time, but I’d argue that strong, solid connections with friends have never been more essential to our mental health than they are now. And yet, the pandemic can also bring new challenges for friendships.Continue Reading

Sunday Quotes: Accept What Is

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The other day a friend and I were talking about how frustrated we are with so many aspects of this pandemic: being unable to do the things we usually love to do in the summer, the fact that every trip to the grocery store requires strategic planning, people refusing to wear masks and being irresponsible in general, and she said something that stuck with me: “I’m tired of being so angry all the time.”Continue Reading

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