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208, 2016

Pet Support Group

By |August 2nd, 2016|Upcoming Events|0 Comments

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 your life.

Support groups will be held at:

Breath Of Life
7700 Clayton Rd, Suite 319
Richmond Heights, MO 63117
2nd Monday of month 6:30–8:00 p.m.
4th […]

1704, 2016

Humane Society’s Bark in the Park on May 21st

By |April 17th, 2016|Past Events|0 Comments

Had a wonderful time at the Humane Society’s Bark in the Park. Funds went to a great cause. It was so much fun to see people enjoying the beautiful day with their pets. Lots of laughter and good times!

1212, 2015

Through My Dog’s Eyes

By |December 12th, 2015|Articles I've written, Pets|0 Comments

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 unfold. They were with me during good times, painful times and major life events, and loved me […]

3011, 2015

Preholiday Survival Plan

By |November 30th, 2015|Articles I've written|0 Comments

 

Your Preholiday Survival Plan

By Allison White, ACSW, LCSW, CCDP-D

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 friends and family often involves food, which offers gratification – until I […]

2811, 2015

Lessons My Older Pets Teach Me

By |November 28th, 2015|Wellness Videos|0 Comments

1611, 2015

Step Out of Your Box

By |November 16th, 2015|Articles I've written|0 Comments

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 you.

The constantly changing world demands resilience in order to keep things flowing. Balance is the […]

711, 2015

Favorite Quotes

By |November 7th, 2015|Favorite Quotes|0 Comments

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 is shown in all its many forms. Dwell peacefully as change itself liberates all suffering sentient beings and brings them great joy. […]

1610, 2015

Baptism By Fire

By |October 16th, 2015|Articles I've written|0 Comments

 

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 and spend time with her new baby. She had created the […]

1110, 2015

Wellness Workshop: Coping Strategies to Increase Well-Being

By |October 11th, 2015|Past Events|0 Comments

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 is stress and how does it affect our bodies?
How can we handle stress using various techniques (deep breathing, mindfulness)
How do we change unhealthy behaviors?
How physical […]

2808, 2015

Journey of a Rescue Dog

By |August 28th, 2015|Articles I've written, Pets|0 Comments

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 with all the sad eyes peering through the cages, all seeming to be pleading “Please take […]