Humans of the Pet Professions Part 1 - People

Over the past few months I have collaborated with a number of respected pet professionals as well as a few individuals who's humanity is to be admired. These individuals have learned how to take the good with the bad and create systems that nurture not just their businesses or causes but also their lives. 
Today I am featuring Brian Burton. He is Co-Founder of Instinct Dog Behavior & Training LLC, which is the largest dog training company in NYC.

Living The Reactive Life Killed My Muse

We live in a reactive world. Instead of controlling our lives we leap from notification to notification. We stop for alerts and redirect our attention in their direction. We call ourselves multitaskers when really we are just giving less and less of our attention to a million voices until we are left going through the motions with no thoughts or creativity left to address the demands.

When Gouging Your Eyes Out Feels Like An Acceptable Option - Dealing with People You Don't Agree With.

Like bumping into an old significant other you grew apart from long ago, you feel queasy, distracted, and avoidant. You out grew it for a reason. You know better now than you did then about some aspect of the relationship. You’ve moved on and you don’t want to go back. So what do you do when you’re faced with your past, or worst, have to commingle for an extended period?

5 Ways What You Eat Deeply Affects Your Level of Self Care

I'm not a dieter. I hate trendy food cults. But it is true that you are what you eat. Food effects us deeply and it's effects are not just instantaneous. What we put in our bodies has ramifications for days, weeks, and even months. While food is out of your system in about a day, what it does to your mental and physical health can send you spiraling out of a self care routine and into a very damaging place.

We all need a little Headspace

Sometimes all we have is 10 minutes. In fact I usually have to convince myself I have 10 minutes. It's so easy to pull out my phone and lose myself in emails, Facebook, Twitter, Periscope, or whatever else is clawing at my attention. Yes turning it all off, for just 10 minutes can make a huge change. However turning it off isn't so easy.