Being Intentional With Your Time

Do you ever find yourself rushing around, trying to do three things at once and never feeling as if you have time to take a breath? And then, when you do finally stop and take a rest, you fall into patterns of scrolling social media or binge-watching whatever you happen to find first on your […]

Challenging the Narrative

Do you ever find yourself overwhelmed by thoughts about things you haven’t done, tasks you haven’t achieved, how little you’ve managed to accomplish during a certain time period? I know my human, Annie, does – and it seems to me as if a lot of people have these kinds of thoughts running through their head […]

Ego-Dystonic Thoughts

Do you ever find yourself in a situation where you’re minding your own business and suddenly your brain presents you with a horrible image of something terrible happening? Or even of you actually doing something terrible to yourself or someone else? Well, don’t worry – because you’re not alone – and it doesn’t mean you’re […]

Setting the Smallest Goal

Do you ever find that you set your expectations on yourself too high? The humans I know always seem to be so busy, always trying to get so much done in the shortest possible time. But that just makes them feel overwhelmed by their to-do list and then they feel like failures when they don’t […]

Releasing Expectations

  Do you ever find yourself imagining what a particular future event or gathering or outing will be like? I expect everyone does! And finding joy in anticipating the future is a lovely way to add happiness to your daily life. But sometimes, putting expectations on things can cause problems.   My humans have often […]

Nothing Much Happens

  Today’s blog is a bit of a departure, since it’s a recommendation of a podcast my human, Annie, has been getting huge benefits from recently (they’re not sponsoring this in any way – we just love it!).   Do you ever have trouble getting to sleep, or wake up in the middle of the […]

Listening Rather Than Fixing

Do you ever get annoyed when you complain about something to a friend and they immediately jump in with a solution to the problem? You might think offering advice to someone who is struggling with something would always be the right thing – but sometimes it’s best just to listen instead.   I’m sure you’ve […]

The Hermeneutics of Generosity

A while ago, Annie and I were introduced to an interesting and helpful concept – the Hermeneutics of Generosity. It was in a YouTube video by author, John Green, quoting Dr Paul Farmer, the co-founder of Partners in Health. It’s a great way of circumventing those occasions when you might otherwise get annoyed by people […]

Positive Choice

From my observations of human behaviour, I’ve noticed a lot of people struggle with resentment in their lives. Is this something that resonates with you? Do you spend a lot of time getting irritated by things you feel obligated to spend your time on? Well, perhaps there’s a way you can let go of that… […]