Entries by Allison White

Pet Support Group

Have you recently lost a pet? Do you have a pet who has chronic health issues and having a hard time coping with increased demands? Do you anticipate the loss of a beloved pet? These situations can be devastating. This group will support you in a safe, non-judgmental environment to help you regain peace in […]

Through My Dog’s Eyes

I’ve always been a pet lover. I remember when I was 7, my great-uncle Benji said to my parents, “Allison needs a dog.” It was at that time, my life changed. I was a very quiet, reserved kid, but dogs brought me out of my shell and taught me lessons as my life began to […]

Preholiday Survival Plan

I love the change in seasons, but with it comes the busy holidays and the desire to gorge myself with artery-clogging treats. I can feel my body drifting into hibernation mode, enjoying the fire pit, roasted marshmallows and lazy evenings at home. It gets harder and harder to make it to spin class. Interaction with […]

Step Out of Your Box

Has the phrase “you have to step out of your box,” ever sent your cortisol levels skyrocketing into fight or flight mode?  “Expanding your box” sounds more palatable, less intimidating.  Dorie Clark talks about (in her book, Reinventing Yourself) the need to constantly re-evaluate who you are, what you’re doing and how it’s working for […]

Favorite Quotes

Dante Alighieri: “In the middle of the journey of our life, I found myself within a dark woods where the straight way was lost.” Dr. Wayne Anderson: “Optimal health is a journey taken one step, one habit and one day at a time.” Buddhist Sutra: “Unceasing change turns the wheel of life and so reality […]

Journey of a Rescue Dog: Baptism By Fire

My phone rang one early morning; the caller was very anxious: “He may have to go back!” Elizabeth was tired, frustrated and at her wits’ end. “I’ve never given a pet back before, but I don’t know what else to do!” Following Austin’s adoption, she had taken the week off to bond, establish a routine […]

Wellness Workshop: Coping Strategies to Increase Well-Being

Wellness Workshop: Coping Strategies to Increase Well-Being The holidays are quickly approaching, which may increase stress. This is part 1 of a series of presentations that will help you deal with life challenges so you can reduce stress, develop healthy coping skills and enjoy whatever comes your way.   This presentation will cover the following: What […]

Journey of a Rescue Dog

“What kind of dog should I get? Maltese? Chihuahua? a small one that will snuggle with me?” my friend had been asking almost continuously lately. I knew the time was nearing when she’d find the “perfect” fur kid because her persistence with wanting a dog had been intensifying. As we walked around another adoption event […]