There is something many people have forgotten about or are afraid of giving or receiving: the gift of touch. I know there are times when touching someone is inappropriate but I have learned it can be very healing in the right circumstances and with the right people. My mother and father were both affectionate with … More The Gift of Touch
I know I am getting older. I have this growing tendency to get in a rut. I love to get relaxed in my cozy recliner with one cat in my lap, watching old movies, eating the same foods I’ve eaten before and BORED…..but comfortable. I am certain that some of you who are getting up … More Get Up and Go!
This post is based on my article published on Candid Slice. http://www.candidslice.com/5-life-lessons-we-can-all-learn-from-cats/ My two cats have taught me many lessons about healthy living. After being owned by two cats, I can say un-CAT-egorically that I am a cat person. The CATharsis of sitting on the couch with one cat in my lap as I stroke her … More Healthy Living Lessons From My Cats
I have trouble with anger. Generally the most angry I have been has been righteous indignation over mistreatment of someone, some country, or some animal. In my family we rarely were angry at each other. I remember only two maybe three big arguments my parents had when I was young. While growing up we siblings … More Anger Can Hide Pain
Norie, the kitty loaf. I wrote this article for Candid Slice to help spread the word about Feline Asthma. http://www.candidslice.com/cat-asthma-my-cat-uses-an-inhaler/ It is easy to miss until a lot of damage has been done. Cortisone inhalers can help without the systemic effects of oral cortisone. If you have a cat or know someone who does, please … More Hairballs or Feline Asthma???
When we are between our teens and mid adulthood, we often think: “I am invincible! I can do anything. I am strong. I have unlimited energy.” After all, usually nothing happens (that we can see) when we participate in risky behavior at that age. It takes getting older before we realize, “I screwed up!” Where Did … More My Back Talks Back
Am I getting older or what? As I sit and watch the TV advertisements of pizza with loads of cheese and fat filled meats (blocked heart arteries waiting to happen) on a pie crust with cheese built into the rim of the crust (more cholesterol) I realize how I used to eat pizza every week! … More Pizza, Fried Chicken, French Fries?? No Thank You.