Have You Become More Human Because of Your Pets?

   Recently I posed this question on Facebook:  Do you think you have become more human because of your pets? If so, how?...more

The Love of a Mother

Barb, Cassy and Pat (Cassy’s Mom)Yesterday we welcomed Cassy’s mom, Pat, visiting from Florida, to our home. But most importantly, Cassy was excited to share with her mom, (and help put her mind at ease) that her new home is a place of comfort, love and security....more

Giving Up the Idea of Living a Balanced Life

Yesterday I attended a webinar where the speaker talked about getting to the core of what your passion is. Then once finding it, giving up the idea of trying to live a balanced life. The idea being that when you find your passion, it should then just meld in with your life. I love this....more
@SaigeSawe So true, Saige.more

What Brings You Joy? Stop. Think. Make a List.

Today Daily Word  talked about what it is that brings us joy.  They suggested creating a “joy chest” of photographs, quotes, ideas, etc. that we can refer to when looking for joy in our lives. I smiled thinking about my blog. I seem to capture all those things right here. But I also decided to make a list of what brings me joy....more

Life Happens While You are Busy Making Other Plans

A friend was cleaning out her photos and sent this one to me that she had taken of Frankie. My heart fluttered with love for my sweet girl. So many wonderful emotions flooded my heart when I looked at her....more

Think Dogs with IVDD Can't Live Happily? Think Again!

 Barbara TechelAward winning author of Frankie the Walk 'N Roll Dog book serieswww.joyfulpaws.com ...more

I Gave Up Shopping Years Ago. You Won't Find Me at the Mall on Black Friday.

I love this sweet little tree and nest that I walk by in the woods with Kylie...more

What's In a Name? What Does Your Name Mean to You?

For nearly forty years I never felt like a Barbara. I felt like Barb, but not Barbara.  Nor did I like being called Barbie.  Barbara conjured up in my mind this graceful, beautiful, elegant lady.  I didn’t feel confident in that picture in my mind and applying it to me....more