I write because perhaps you will relate and smile.

Navigating the waters of mindful living with an empty nest and a dog.

Triumphant Breathing by Colleen Mrowka, PT, DPT

  Breath is the bridge which connects life to consciousness and unites your body to your thoughts.                                                                                         ~ Thích Nhất Hạnh Do you know how to breathe? I’d like to teach you. Breathing is effortless, right?  It requires no thought. Many of us only think about breathing when our oxygen is restricted, like that feeling we get when tumbled underwater by a rogue wave or after a hard run.  Mere seconds of restricted breathing can feel like a lifetime. Every...

Read More
Waggleview® with Lavender Pond Farm owner, Denise Salafia

Waggleview® with Lavender Pond Farm owner, Denise Salafia

A waggleview® reveals the incredible bond between the human and animal connection. These special interviews remind us to mindfully live in the moment, as our pets do every single day. Read our featured waggleview® to find out her dog’s philosophy on life and how her dog inspires her. The Dog Owner: Denise Salafia is the owner of Lavender Pond Farm in Killingworth, CT. Lavender Pond Farm is the largest lavender farm in New England with more than 9,000 lavender plants on...

Read More
Waggleview® with business owner Michele Pinette

Waggleview® with business owner Michele Pinette

A waggleview® reveals the incredible bond between the human and animal connection. These special interviews remind us to mindfully live in the moment, as our pets do every single day. Read our featured waggleview® to find out her dogs philosophy on life and how her dogs inspire her.   The Dog Owner: Michele Pinette, Owner of Fur Babies Self Service Dog Wash,LLC & Grooming Dog type and Name: Chihuahua and Pomeranian mix- Gizmo German Shepherd - Ivan     Q: Why did you choose these dogs? We...

Read More
Waggleview® with Katie Mueller, nurse and dog lover

Waggleview® with Katie Mueller, nurse and dog lover

A waggleview® reveals the incredible bond between the human and animal connection. These special interviews remind us to mindfully live in the moment, as our pets do every single day. Read our featured waggleview® to find out her dogs philosophy on life and how her dogs inspire her. The Dog Owner: Katie Mueller RN. Katie’s love for animals developed at a young age in New York City. Her family always had an adopted stray or two living with them. Katie quickly...

Read More
5 Ways to Maintain Your Sanity in a Small Kitchen

5 Ways to Maintain Your Sanity in a Small Kitchen

5 Ways to Maintain Your Sanity in a Small Kitchen by Emma Lawson Small kitchens are every wannabe chef’s worst nightmare: navigating around a tiny cooking area can be a huge problem if the space was poorly designed, to say nothing of attempts to whip up culinary masterpieces and four-course family lunches. The good news is there are many ways to survive a diminutive kitchen and preserve peace of mind. Sounds impossible? It’s not, really: put these five smart hacks to use...

Read More