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Petal chewed some sticks and got some sun

Petal chewed some sticks and got some sun while I did some weeding. She likes being everywhere I am and I like her being everywhere I am. (Smiling) 🌈

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Petal has had such a better week

Petal has had such a better week – hardly any pain, alert and happy and playful. I feel so much better when Petal’s doing better, and I am grateful! (She still has trouble walking, ever since her torn ACL, operation and physio. But she’s still a happy, sweet girl.) #petalrainfield #chinesecrested #hairyhairless #dogstagram #ilovemydog #ilovemychinesecresteddog #dogmom
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Just relaxing in the sun and breeze for a while.

Just relaxing in the sun and breeze for a while.

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If you’re having a hard time this Mother’s Day you are not alone, and I see you.

If you’re having a hard time this Mother’s Day you are not alone, and I see you. Mother’s Day can be hard for so many of us–those of us who had abusive mothers, those who had good mothers but have lost them, those who want to be mothers but can’t, those who were forced to be mothers, those who are caretakers for their sick or dying mothers, those who have lost their children, those who have strained relationships with their children, and anything else that I’ve forgotten that makes it hard.

If this day is hard for you I hope you do whatever you need to do to take good, gentle care of you. Get a snuggle from a pet, get a hug from a friend, call or text someone, use positive distraction, whatever works for you. Today I’m using positive distraction strongly, watching movies and eating chocolate, going for a walk, cuddling with Petal, and staying aware that my depression and pain are from my past trauma.

I’m also trying to remind myself of the positives, of Petal who is like a baby to me, of Jean my therapist who is like a mom to me, of my close friends who are my chosen family, of my published books that give me a voice and that help other people, and of all the lovely readers who let me know that my books help them.

If you are having a hard day today, I hope that your struggling eases, that your mood lift, and that you find comfort.

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In case you need some cuteness today

In case you need some cuteness today – here is sleepy Petal in her star-and-moon cotton PJs.

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Two tired gals.

Two tired gals.

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Editing outside with Petal

Editing outside with Petal for a bit. It’s so nice to be able to!

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Taking a mini break from another emotionally hard scene in my manuscript

Taking a mini break from another emotionally hard scene in my manuscript with cuddlebug Petal! She is such a sweetie.

And yes, I framed the positive message greeting card because it makes me feel so good to see, and is such a good reminder – every time I see it I’m taking in the message. I hope you have reminders like that, too. I think they help. Repetition of positive messages is especially important for anyone who is a survivor of abuse or trauma, or who has experienced oppression, or who deals with depression or mental health issues.

How do you give yourself positive messages?

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Tonight I celebrated signing with Jennifer Wills, a literary agent who I’m excited about, with two of my neighbours

Tonight I celebrated signing with Jennifer Wills, a literary agent who I’m excited about, with two of my neighbours – and Petal, of course. We ate good vegetarian and gluten-free food, talked and laughed, and played games including Oxfurd Bluff, a word game, which we all enjoyed. I am grateful for good neighbours and for bits of fun, for getting an agent I’m excited about, for the friends who are my chosen family who have always believed in me, for being published and my books reaching readers, and for Petal, and Willow before her.

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Petal loves when Corey Doran, our postal worker, delivers the mail

Petal loves when Corey Doran, our postal worker, delivers the mail because whenever Corey can she takes a moment to rub Petal’s head and say hi to her. Petal loves Corey so much she now whimpers when she sees her until Corey pats her, and leans her head right back, almost upside down, to keep getting patted! Corey is thoughtful and kind. I’m so glad she is our mail carrier.

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