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Yochabel’s Wisdom: Securing the Bond

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Guest post by Casey Hersch

This is the second in a series of posts by Casey Hersch. Casey discusses the many lessons she learned about caring for Yochabel during her illness, including her quest to stop Yochabel’s cancer from growing/spreading, barriers present with senior cats, variations in diet including supplements and herbs, and how to focus on the individual cat’s needs. Yochabel was not only Casey’s feline companion. She left Casey with ways to cope with her own illness, and with a greater sense of acceptance and gratitude.Continue Reading

How Choosing the Right Cosmetics Benefits Your Cats

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Conscious living means making conscious choices about all aspects of our lives, including the cosmetics we use on ourselves. Using chemical free cosmetics is not just better for you, it’s also better for your cats, because not only does your skin come in contact with those products, but so do your cat’s fur, paws, and mouth – and some of the chemicals used in conventional cosmetics can be harmful to both humans and cats.Continue Reading

Review: Dog as My Doctor, Cat as My Nurse: An Animal Lover’s Guide to a Healthy, Happy, and Extraordinary Life

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Here at The Conscious Cat, we’re all about health and  happiness for cats and their humans, and we also believe that cats can teach us a lot about living a healthy, happy life. In Dog as My Doctor, Cat as My Nurse: An Animal Lover’s Guide to a Healthy, Happy, and Extraordinary Life, animal-human health expert Carlyn Montes de Oca explores how our relationship with our furry family members holds the keys to optimal health.Continue Reading

Review: Life Works Itself Out (And Then You Nap)

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If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you know that I’m all about learning from our cats. I’ve been bringing you feline wisdom via two volumes of Purrs of Wisdom and numerous Conscious Cat Sunday columns for the last seven years. In Life Works Itself Out (And Then You Nap,) two Japanese authors offer lighthearted advice – and lots and lots of kittens.Continue Reading

Purrs of Wisdom: Enlightenment, Feline Style Now Shipping from Amazon

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What are the odds that both of my new books started shipping from Amazon prior to their official publication date! Tortitude: The BIG Book of Cats With a BIG Attitude was supposed to be released February 5, but Amazon started shipping the books on December 26. Purrs of Wisdom: Enlightenment, Feline Style was supposed to be released on June 5, but Amazon started shipping copies on Friday!

If you pre-ordered Purrs of Wisdom, you should receive your copy any day now. If you haven’t ordered your copy yet, you can order the book now! The Kindle version of the book will be available shortly.

Purrs of Wisdom: Enlightenment Feline Style is also shipping from Barnes and Noble. The book will be in stores June 5.

In Purrs of Wisdom: Enlightenment, Feline Style, I explore our relationships with cats by offering insights into how cats can inspire, soothe and even help heal us. Based on the Conscious Cat Sunday column on this site, Purrs of Wisdom celebrates all our relationships, feline, human or otherwise. This beautifully designed book will also feature lots of gorgeous cat photos.Continue Reading

Now Available for Pre-Order: Purrs of Wisdom: Enlightenment, Feline Style

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I’m delighted to announce that Purrs of Wisdom: Enlightenment, Feline Style is now available for pre-order. This second volume in the popular Purrs of Wisdom series will be published by Passionfruit Press on June 5.

In Purrs of Wisdom: Enlightenment, Feline Style, I explore our relationships with cats by offering insights into how cats can inspire, soothe and even help heal us. Based on the Conscious Cat Sunday column on this site, Purrs of Wisdom celebrates all our relationships, feline, human or otherwise. This beautifully designed book will also feature lots of gorgeous cat photos.Continue Reading

Review and Giveaway: Yogi Cats by Paige Hodges

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I’m pretty sure cats are the original yoga masters. After all, who better to show us the importance of meditating, and keeping our mind and body flexible and strong? Yogi Cats explores the connection between yoga and cats with a combination of practical advice, quotes by famous yoga practitioners, and a healthy dose of feline wisdom. Accompanied by whimsical illustrations, this little book is a treasure.Continue Reading

Coming in June: Purrs of Wisdom: Enlightenment, Feline Style

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2016 is going to be a big year for me! In addition to my new release, Tortitude: The BIG Book About Cats with a BIG Attitude, which will be published by Passionfruit Press on February 5 and is available for pre-order now. The second volume in the popular Purrs of Wisdom series will also be published by Passionfruit Press on June 5.

In Purrs of Wisdom: Enlightenment, Feline Style, I explore our relationships with cats Continue Reading

Zen Cats: Meditations for the Wise Minds of Cat Lovers

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Whether one believes in a religion or not, and whether one believes in rebirth or not, there isn’t
anyone who doesn’t appreciate kindness and compassion. – His Holiness the Dalai Lama

Zen Cats: Meditations for the Wise Minds of Cat Lovers opens with the lovely quote above, and it purrfectly sets the tone for this gem of a book. This little volume features gorgeous cat photos alongside excerpts from the Dhammapada, a collection of sayings of the Buddha in verse form and one of the most widely read and best known Buddhist scriptures.Continue Reading