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Posts tagged ‘anxiety’

Confessions of a Neurotic Dog Mom: I Cherish a Decapitated Dinosaur

If I ever butt-dialed you while I was talking to June, you might think I was talking to a human child. And that I was raising the spawn of Satan.

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Anti Cooking Post: Cauliflower Bake

I loathe cooking. I even tried to make a thing of it in therapy, but my doc did one of the non-verbal nods.

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Panic Hack: Curb Communication Anxiety with “I Feel” Statements

This weeks super-fast Panic Hack is the "I Feel" statement. I feel you can get over communication anxiety if you use it.

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How to Teach a Dog to Come: Make a Vocab List

Dogs, kids and the anxious thrive off predictable routine. It’s time to take advantage of this knowledge when teaching my dog to come.

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Dear Other People’s Pets: Why Aren’t You Stalking Me?

Am I not the inherently gifted animal communicator I thought?

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Staying Loyal to My Wedding Dress

Now that I have my wedding dress, I am fighting the temptation to cheat—to spend hours online flirting with other dresses. I'm trying to remember how we fell in love, and how much I’ve invested (literally).

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Anti Anxiety Friday: Simon’s Cat in “Suitcase”

The thing about Simon’s Cat is he’s animated in the old-school sense, and he’s predictably funny in that sense too.

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Confessions of a Neurotic Dog Mom: I’m Holding Out on the Good Treats

I learned in obedience class that you have to find your dog’s currency to help them overcome their fear. What are they willing to work for?

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Panic Hack: Powerful Objects Can Calm Dogs and People (Really)

This week's Panic Hack is all about harnessing the power of special objects to build confidence in dogs and people.

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The Solo Suburban DQ Run and The Urban Walk of Shame: A Comparison in Theme

When executing a recent DQ run, it occurred to me that the former is the equivalent and exact inverse of the latter. Let’s break down each element.

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