Suki – The Final Update

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Suki and SandySuki passed away ​November 26th​.  He went peacefully with me by his side. Thank you all for your love and prayers for us both. My heart is full with happiness for the amazing adventures Suki and I shared. He is now at peace, chasing the big dogs around the beaches in heaven.

The photo above is of Suki and I at one of our favorite beaches in the Caribbean, swimming and having tons of fun.  His little tail would go round and round like a propeller, his legs going a mile a minute, and his cute little snout sticking up like a periscope.  Pure Joy.

Suki Update

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Suki2Suki turned 15 years old!

People are asking more often about Suki…”how is he?”  “he looks great for his age” “does he sleep alot these days?”

Not that folks weren’t interested in Suki pre-15th birthday mind you.  Some days you’d think he was a rock-star, especially if he wasn’t with me at the time.  Lots of inquiries.  “is he ok?”  “did something happen?”  “oh, thank goodness that he’s ok”, “he’s just home?”, “sleeping?”, “how old is he again?”  Clients, neighbors, friends, you name it, all cheering him on.  Suki has a very special place in the hearts of those who know him, as do all the 4-legged little angels that share our lives.

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He just got groomed this morning, and he’s looking super-spiffy.  Those big brown eyes are now clear of the bangs that were partially blocking his “view”.  And if his eyes could see better, he’d be seeing the whole world today.Suki loves it when he gets all trimmed and primped.  He’s proud as a peacock walking around, with a big smile on his face…patiently waiting for his requisite treat, while I schedule his next appointment with the groomer.

Make that 2 treats…and if he keeps milling around?  Yeah, 3 treats…I’m a sucker for a cutie pie (inside joke for those who’ve known me for years).

He’s sleeping now.  It’s lunch time and until the scents of food reach his nostrils, he’s out like a light.  But even at 15 years old, when he smells food, there’s no arthritis in his leg, or weak heart, keeping him from getting up to check things out (not to mention supervise every move I make in the kitchen, as if he’s Mr. Miagi teaching Emeril Jr. or something to “wax on, wax off”)

Chicken – check.  Broccoli – check.  Kale (yes, Kale) – check.  Green beans – yummy – check check!  Suki has always had quite the fondness for eating real food.  (And, no, he’s not a bit spoiled, either!)   😉

I think Suki has had maybe 2 cans of dogfood…in his entire life.  (Yeah, before you get in line to come back as my dog, just know that I have position #1 on that, lol!)

Two home cooked meals every day for 15 years.  Some have said that Suki eats better than I do…and I’d have to certainly agree, especially some days, when my tastes go toward foods that are, let’s say, less than ideal for good human health.

His energy levels have been slowly declining, with his major energy burst these days being in the morning.  The typical morning is: wake up, find out where mom is…uh oh, she moved…find where she is now.  Wait for the leash.  Yey, it’s walk time!!!!  (He may even do a hop-skip-jump to celebrate).

Ok, out the door we go.  Pee on something…pee on next thing….pee A LOT on that thing.  Sniff…and sometimes sniff for minutes at a time (what the heck could be so dang interesting to sniff for that long?!).  That was a rhetorical question, btw.

Do his business.  Kick a bunch of sand everywhere. (Sometimes more sand lands on my feet than on his business, if I’m not paying close enough attention that early in the morning.)   Have I mentioned that it’s early and I’ve not yet had my coffee…..?

And the further into our (short) walk, the slower he goes, even in the mornings.  His precious heart just can’t handle more than limited stimulation these days, not to mention Suki wanting to savor every last sniff and pee along the way.

Back to the house (finally!!) and then a treat.  How do I know this?  Because he waits patiently until I remember that I’ve forgotten (once again) to give him his requisite treat after his walk.  (Some mornings call for a large coffee, right?)

He eats a hearty, home cooked breakfast, then we play a bit (fetch, tug-a-war with the 2 teeth he has left to tug with)…and then he naps.  And naps, and naps.

During the day he’ll go out to pee a few times…then more treats…then more napping.

Dinner is served promptly when his tummy calls for it.  Another short walk in the evening to make sure he does his business before going to bed – but equally important, Suki makes sure to update all the places he peed on earlier to let his “4-legged friends” know that he’s been ’round again

He dreams while he sleeps. I hope they’re happy dreams, like him swimming with me in the ocean, then floating on my chest when he gets tired.  Or flirting with the “new girl” in the neighborhood.  He’s totally cute when he does his “prancy-dance”, where he prances and dances to show off for the cute gals he meets along his path.

Suki’s a precious soul, with a beautiful (and sometimes mischevious) smile, and those big brown eyes.  Though his body struggles more and more to keep up with “him”, Suki is determined to live as much of today as he possibly can (which is really all we can all do, right?)

I think a nap is sounding good right now…

Creating The Change You Desire

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Steps ImageDo you ever spend time imagining a different life?

Do you find yourself daydreaming about having more money, being thinner, traveling more, or meeting that special someone….?  Do you have life goals that you keep putting off until “someday”?  If you think about things being different, perhaps being better, then I have great news for you.  You have already taken a step towards your “desired life”.

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your life is already wonderful and you just want to add new adventures. Or perhaps your life isn’t so wonderful and you know that you must make changes. Regardless of your starting point, the awareness that you desire something more is a powerful force.  Everything we have, everything we experience…it all starts with a thought.

Being aware that you desire something more is the first step towards creating it.

The next step can be a bit trickier.  Thinking is free, it’s private, and it’s mostly effortless.  Transforming a thought into reality…now that takes action.  Action is no longer private.  Often it is witnessed by others and it requires energy, commitment, and courage.  To achieve the life you desire, you must be willing to experience the challenges, set-backs, failures, and even scarier in many ways – you must be willing to accept outrageous success!

If you’ve been thinking about making positive changes in your life, but you keep getting stuck when it comes time to act, or your actions haven’t gotten you to what you desire, then you may need a little help.  It’s amazing what can be accomplished when you surround yourself with people who can show you the way and support your transformation!


Imagine receiving unconditional support to be the person YOU want to be and create the life YOU desire!

If you’re ready to see your dreams become reality, I invite you to join me for a One-Day Transformational Workshop on Saturday, January 19th.  Join me in a supportive, positive environment where you will release all that has been blocking you and move into:

  • Discovering your true natural state ofABUNDANCE
  • Breaking FREE from overwhelm and stress
  • Feeling a lasting sense of PEACE and CALM
  • Shifting into increased FREEDOM, ABUNDANCE, HEALTH
  • Having sustained vibrant ENERGY each day, all day

 

It’s time to create the change you desire. It’s time to CREATE THE LIFE YOU DESIRE!   I promise you that this will be a day you will remember for the rest of your life!

In Joy,

Sandy

Just Cut Off My Head!

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migraineThere are close to 30 million reported Migraine sufferers, and they have it pretty bad.  The pain is described as booming and all-consuming.  Add severe nausea, extreme sensitivity to light and sound (a whisper sounds like someone is shouting), balance issues, visual disturbances and feeling “sick beyond sick” to the debilitating pain.  It then becomes easy to understand why Migraine sufferers would be willing to have their heads cut off to escape from their pain and suffering.

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 once every month for 3-5 days at a time.  And worse yet, some people have 2 or even 3 Migraines each and every month!

While debates continue about what causes them, many of the people I’ve worked with who suffer from Migraines seemingly have some things in common:

1.  They have tension in their low back or tailbone area

2.  They have tension in their upper chest and upper back areas.

3.  They have tension in their neck.

4.  They have tension where their head meets their spine, otherwise known as the Cranial Base.

5.  Much of the tensions outlined in #1 -4 above are present in the dural membranes along the spinal canal and/or  in the membranes inside the head.

6.  They tend to have tight jaw muscles.

Though not all of these are present in every person that suffers from Migraines that I’ve met or worked with, these are some areas, that once released, give way to less frequency and less intensity of Migraine suffering.

For those of you who suffer from Migraines and are reading this, know there is hope.

The vast majority of clients that I’ve worked with over the years have reported the following:

a.  Their Migraines don’t occur as often.  (And many report being migraine-free.)

b.  If they do occur, the intensity and pain are much less, and the symptoms do not last nearly as long.

c.  Many who came in for CranioSacral Therapy while suffering a full-on Migraine reported their symptoms being markedly decreased or nearly gone by the end of the session.

d.  The vast majority reported that their quality of life has greatly improved in many ways, from having better overall health, more energy and stamina, improved relationships with family and friends, more satisfied with their  jobs, more enjoyment of daily life, better sleep, more freedom to live their lives as they desire, without the disabling pain and sickness of Migraine headaches.

So, before you opt for cutting off your head, you may want to consider CranioSacral Therapy as a way out of Migraine pain and suffering.

Live Life Fully,

Sandy Schell