Tag : Healing

Written on Apr, 08, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

We’re all influenced by the sights and sounds surrounding us. Take a moment  before or between reading Big E’s Rap . Click on this link to clear your thoughts www.calm.com. Take note of the options- you can set a clock to establish the length of time you listen/relax/breath.

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Written on Apr, 04, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

“I am not a mechanism, an assembly of various sections and it is not because the mechanism is working wrongly, that I am ill. I am ill because of wounds to the soul, to the deep emotional self, and the wounds to the soul take a long, long time, only time can help and patience, and a certain difficult repentance …

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Written on Apr, 04, 2014 by in | 4 Comments.

As Big E’s caregiver I could not determine his fate without asking him what he  wanted. Should we authorize surgery, commit to drugs and frequent feedings, or end his life? Under the influence of a high dose of steroids his eyes were glassy and unfocused, he avoided physical contact, and preferred to sleep.  This sentient and sensitive being could not …

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Written on Apr, 01, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

In February I started a practice of drawing Big E as a means to shift my perspective. I wanted to “see” how my imagination envisioned him.         It is a matter of perception.  Is he resting in the drawing above?  Or, is he leaping in the air?   It’s all about shifting perspectives. Healing requires focused attention …

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Written on Apr, 01, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Big E came home from the Emergency Veterinary ICU on New Year’s day with a supply of high potency steroid pills, special high glucose food, and instructions for feeding him every 2-6 hours.  Stress was to be avoided and his activities limited.  At home Big E did nothing but eat and sleep. After two days  I called the  hospital to …

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Written on Mar, 11, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Emergency Veterinary Hospitals, in urban settings, can be modern facilities with state of the art diagnostic equipment and thoughtfully designed interior layouts. We took Big E to a specialized emergency veterinary hospital to have a diagnostic ultrasound of his pancreas.  We had  an appointment with the Radiology Department and arrived on New Years eve at our designated time. First impressions took …

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Written on Feb, 27, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

I have a very good friend, a world renowned educator and lecturer, who likes to sum up her expertise as doom, gloom, and death. My friend is a disaster planner and emergency educator preparing corporations and individuals for earthquakes, tsunamis, and fires. Gloom defined as a partial or total darkness is sometimes associated with melancholy or depression, and doom connotes …

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Written on Feb, 25, 2014 by in | Leave a comment

Environment…Ecstasy…Engage…Evolve…Enough…Enjoy…Elegance…Evolution…Escape Evolving..Episode..Energetic.Expression..Enthusiasm…Eternal…Earth…Ease…Eccentric…East Effective Electric Embody Encourage Enervate                                              Big E = Energy Enhance Enlist Entice Eclectic Envision..Equal…Essential….Ethos…Esthesia…Endocrine…Everlasting…Exaltation…Exagerate Eye…Exodus…Exotic…Expectation…Ethnic..Ethereal…Etching…Esteem…Equity…Epilogue   I am frequently asked what the “E” in Big E’s name stands for.  My typical response is a shoulder shrug because I don’t know.  Big E, the pit bull,  came to us named after the Hip Hop Rapper, Biggie Smalls, also known as …

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