Posts tagged Animal Wisdom
Instincts Aren't Only Helpful For Animals

Why do birds fly south? How do they know how to do it? Why does a bear know how to hibernate? Or a caterpillar know to spin it’s cocoon? All these actions by animals are instinctual. They’re naturally instinctual creatures - as are we. But humans have become removed from our instincts. We have become far more trusting and reliant on external forces than those that we feel.

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Ollie NeveuAnimal Wisdom
4 Ways Dogs Create Community

I have now been a proud card carrying member of the canine human-mama club for over two years, and it’s completely changed my life. Asides from the daily exercise, unconditional love and super fun play times – there is an amazing thing that happens when you bring a dog into your life… Dogs create community. Once you have entered the world of dog companionship, you will find a strange thing starts occurring. Random people on the street will start talking to you. Or to your...

 

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My Aging Greyhound and Regrets

How often do you stop to truly appreciate the finite time that we have to live on this earth? It is so easy to breeze through our lives. We take for granted the time that we have. The end seems so far off in the distance that we don’t even give it much thought. We think that there is always more time. When my husband and I first looked into adopting a greyhound – I was determined to get the youngest one possible, only a year or so old. I wanted to our time together to last as long...

 

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Ollie NeveuAnimal Wisdom
How I Overcame My Fear of Dogs and Other Limiting Beliefs

I’m going to let you in on a little secret. Up until about 2 years ago… I didn’t like dogs. In fact – I was scared of them. If you’ve been around here for a while, this may all sound a little hard to believe…I have a close bond with Guru Dog Neve, write this blog, volunteer my time to help rescue dogs and could happily talk for hours about all things pup. So the idea of a slightly younger Ollie keeping a wary distance of dogs and preferring to share the house with a cat (gasp!)...

 

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Wake Up With Guru Dog Level Joy (AKA Like Everyday Is Your Birthday)

Yesterday was my birthday. When I was younger, my birthday eve would be a day full of excitement and expectation. I would willingly go to bed to bring the next day around faster. The morning of my birthday I would wake up early , too exited for the day ahead to sleep any longer, and rush into my parent’s bedroom for cuddles, cards and presents. These days, the gusto has dampened a bit. If I wake up early, its usually only by twenty minutes. A girl needs her sleep. Still – I awake...

 

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Ollie NeveuAnimal Wisdom
You Have the Keys to Your Cage

Imagine a girl. Trapped. In a gilded cage. Decorated with beautiful furnishings and knick knacks. Held together by the fear of judgement and disapproval of others. Sure it’s pretty – but it is a cage. A cage that is keeping that girl trapped. Her creativity, her passion, her fire, her desire to change the world. All locked away. Living a life of fear. Playing small. Bowing to the expectations of others. Settling. These are the side effects of living...

 

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3 Reasons Why You Aren't Resting When You Need to Heal

How many times have you felt a cold coming on, been struck down with illness or managed to injure yourself and not taken the proper time to rest and heal? Have you fallen victim to powering through the pain or illness because you couldn’t possibly take time off work right now, or you have pressing social commitments – just to end up prolonging or sometimes worsening your affliction? All of us have done this at some point right? When I was younger, I thought it was my duty to go to school no...

 

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Exercise Your Way to Happiness

One of the things I dreaded when adopting a dog, was the inevitable fact that I was going to have to walk my new pup. Daily. Rain or shine. You see – I have never been much into exercise. I hated PE classes at school, was terrible at sport and refused to run for years because it is, like, so undignified. Little did I realise that this whole dog walking business would actually turn into one of my favourite activities, greatly benefiting me on both a physical and emotional...

 

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Ollie NeveuAnimal Wisdom
Be Authentic

The first week we had with Neve was a whirlwind. Between negotiating feline/canine relations, being a newly minted pack leader and teaching a once cage bound dog to live in a house – our hands were full. It wasn’t all couch cuddles and puppy licks from the start. This whole ‘having a family’ business was a lot for a sensitive greyhound to take in. Having read the books and the internets, I was well aware that it could take up to a year for Neve to really come out of her shell. Being together...

 

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