Suki Update

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…

Staying On Track With Your Goals

GoalsAs we’re moving into the 3rd month of the year, this is a great time to take stock of where you are in relation to your New Year’s Resolutions and your Goals. Here are some tips, which I hope will help you stay on track and persevere:

1) REVISIT your plan. What did you decide to do? If you are on track, GREAT! If not, where have you fallen short?

2) RE-CONFIGURE your plan. Take a hard look in the mirror. Ask yourself the HARD questions. Make a renewed commitment to getting yourself on track towards your goals.

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you have fallen short. Get out your day-timer / planner. Time-block those important activities that move you closer to your goals. Then, take ACTION!

4) RESOURCES: Examine your current resources, and seek out those new ones which bring you closer to your goals. Books, Blogs, websites, friends and your professional network are all GREAT resources to move you forward.

5) REVIEW: Keep a daily journal. Monitor your accomplishments and setbacks regularly. Strive for MORE accomplishments and FEWER setbacks.

Staying the course requires fortitude and courage. Take small steps, one at a time, move through the uncertainties, and before you know it, you’ll be well on your way to meeting your goals and resolutions.

Live Life Fully,

Sandy

Your Desires Can Become Reality

Happy ImageAre you aware that your desires really CAN become REAL for you?

A few weeks ago I extended an invitation to my January 19th Event – A New Year, A New You in 2013.  On the flyer was the word Imagine:

Imagine shifting into freedom, abundance, health…
Imagine having lasting energy…
Imagine having the life you desire….

Imagine…

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opened themselves to greater possibilities, allowed their inner guidance to come forth, and released what was weighing them down.

  • A couple, struggling with trust issues and considering divorce dove deep under the surface, achieved true forgiveness and have reconciled.
  • A mother, anxious about her children’s imminent departure to college, worked through her emotions, grounded herself in peace and calm, and learned tools to keep her kids true to themselves in their new environment.
  • A professional, overwhelmed with worry and a busy life, released stress, cleared barriers, and shared feeling twenty pounds lighter at the end of the day.

Today, there is a group of people who are no longerwishing for a better life...
They are, right now,living their desired life –their desires have become their reality.

These are just a few of the powerful shifts that resulted in desires becoming reality!  It is an incredible privilege and humbling experience to facilitate this kind of personal transformation.

We are created to live with joy, with health, and in abundance.  That is the true nature of our Being.

When we get off track, or sidelined by an overwhelming experience that traps us in fear or uncertainty, that’s when we need someone to help us find our way back to our truth.  I am honored to have been that person for the wonderful, precious attendees on Jan 19th.  I will be honored to be that facilitator of positive, lasting change for you.

We create our reality every day.  Every decision we make, every time we take on a limiting point of view, we reinforce belief systems that hold us back from living the life we truly desire.  In times of stress, anxiety, fear, or doubt, we block our own internal guidance and become more and more disconnected from our truth — and from a healthy, joyful, abundant life.

 

Is it time for you to release what is holding you back, so you can live the life you truly desire?

 

I invite you to join me on February 16th for a one-day Access BARS class.  You’ll release old beliefs and points of view that are no longer serving you – like deleting old files off your computer.

At minimum, you’ll feel lighter, you’ll think clearer, and you’ll come away feeling relaxed and refreshed.

At best, your whole life could change!

And if you’d like to start moving forward sooner, contact me at (727) 415-4772 for a complimentary consultation to discuss what you desire in your life and what steps would best serve you.

It’s time to go beyond imagining and start making your desires reality!

In Joy,
Sandy

Opening To Possibilities

 Do you remember your first bike?


Imagine that your first bike was a beautiful Strawberry Shortcake, banana seat, one-speed with a white basket and a bell. You found new freedom by venturing out of your parents view to ride the around the block.   You dinged your bell, pedaled your heart out to feel the breeze in your face, and laughed with glee when speeding downhill.  Your bike brought you joy and adventures.

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, you received a new bike.  While you may have missed that basket from time to time, the coolness of your new, slim, ten-speed bike quickly made up for any lack of storage.  Suddenly, you were setting new speed records for riding around the block.  You felt powerful, sleek, and fast.   Even though you were riding around the same ol’ block, you were experiencing a whole new level of joy.  You weren’t stuck in one speed anymore.  You could go so much faster with less effort on your new bike because you shifted.

As a Healer and Life & Wellness Coach, I find that being able to shift our view of our self and our surrounds is fundamental toward achieving greater joy, wellness, and abundance in life.  Shifting is the ability to get into a new gear and open yourself up to new possibilities, even when circumstances in life remain the same.

Shifting creates the changes you need to reach the next level of your desired life experience.

While there is an infinite amount of positive energy just waiting for you to reach for it, step into it, and be a part of it, often we are so bogged down in what we consider our reality, that we don’t realize that what we truly desire is right there…within our reach.  All we have to do is shift gears!

Here’s an example:  I recently needed a certain type of service provider.  After doing an online search, I discovered that the best place was just a mile from my home.  I had driven by this establishment hundreds of times, yet I had never really seen it.  It wasn’t part of my reality or awareness.   Once my awareness shifted, voila!  there was my solution both close and convenient!

Shifting can be as easy as changing your awareness.  Opening your eyes and mind and absorbing more of what is around you.

On the other hand, sometimes being able to shift your view of things can prove to be more elusive, and you need to learn effective ways to move beyond your limited reality to become aware of more…more of what is truly possible in your life!

Learning to live more joyfully, with ease and gratitude, can be one of the most fulfilling discoveries of your life!

Everything you desire is available to you.  The question is, are you open to possibilities?

InJoy,
Sandy