A Gentle Goodbye at Home

Chocolate lab smiling


Dear friends,

We lost our sweet dog Boo this month.

In today’s post, I share some details and emotions about our journey and the things we learned along the way. I know many of you have let go of beloved pets, too, and you have my deepest empathy and compassion. Our pets really do become members of our families, and saying goodbye is one of the hardest experiences. 

If you ever have to face a difficult decision about your furriest friend—and all of the accompanying emotions—perhaps our story will let you know that you’re not alone.

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That Time I Had Ants in My Pants, and Other Obstacles

Cosmos flowers blooming


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Dear friends,

“The obstacle is the path.”

Was it Ben Franklin, Confucius or Will Rogers who said it? I’m not sure, but the garden can be a pretty great place to experience this somber truth. 

Perhaps like me, you’ve had a lovely vision of some pretty flowers blooming in a bare patch of ground. You can imagine the beautiful landscape in your mind, and all you have to do is engage in a little cultivating and planting.

You decide to do a simple little project and sow some flower seeds in a modest swath of dirt.

People successfully plant seeds every day! you tell yourself. What could possibly go wrong?

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