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Conscious Cat Sunday: The Gifts of Autumn

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I have a bit of a love hate relationship with fall: I enjoy the beautiful colors of autumn all around me, but I also can’t help but think about what comes afterwards. I’m a summer girl, as are Allegra and Ruby: we thrive on warm weather and sun light.

However, in the spirit of living in the moment – something my cats remind me to do each and every day – I try to embrace autumn in all its glory. Continue Reading

Conscious Cat Sunday: What to Do When You’re Stuck in a Negative Thought Pattern

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To say we live in challenging times is putting it mildly. Every day there’s more awful news, there’s so much suffering, conflict and anger everywhere around us, it’s enough to unsettle even the calmest and most grounded among us. The fact that we’re constantly exposed to all of it on social media and on the news makes it worse. It’s hard not to get stuck in a thought pattern of fear, worry and gloom and doom, and even harder to remember that there’s still so much good happening in the world every day. It’s easy to get stuck in a constant loop of negative thoughts. But even though it may feel like you have no control over any of it, there’s something you can do to pull yourself out of these negative thought patterns, and all it takes is a little self-awareness and mental discipline.Continue Reading

Sunday Quotes: Rainbow

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Today, my heart is heavy with worry for everyone in the path of Hurricane Irma. I have a lot of friends in Florida, and South Florida in particular has always had a special place in my heart. Some of my friends have evacuated, others are staying put. I know I won’t breathe easy until I’ve heard from all of them that they’re safe.Continue Reading

Sunday Quotes: Puzzle

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Even though we do our best here to educate and inform you about cats and their health, behavior and lifestyle every day, I believe that no matter how much we know about cats, there will ultimately always be an air of mystery about them. And isn’t that what makes them the fascinating creatures they are?

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Conscious Cat Sunday: A (Mostly) Unplugged Weekend

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There’s no doubt that technology is awesome.I wouldn’t want to imagine my life without it. From connecting with friends near and far via email and social media to shopping, technology has become as much a part of my every day life as breathing and eating. But of course, as with so many things in life, there’s such a thing as too much of a good thing. And while it sounds easy to say “I’m going to unplug for the weekend,” the reality, at least for me, has been that no matter how hard I try, I find it quite challenging.Continue Reading