Three Life Lessons My Pit Bull Wants You To Learn
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My dog, Vito, is part of the family. Being that I mostly work from my home office, he is also my constant companion. Wherever I am, there he is. Ever hopeful, that this is the moment I’ll throw his favorite ball. If he could talk, no doubt he would be able to report every nuance of my behavior. He may not know … Continue reading

How To Stop Setting Yourself Up For Disappointment
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  As many of you know I adopted a pit bull pup last year that has grown into a magnificent canine companion — my Top Dog In Charge, Vito “The Toast” Corleone. I was dedicated to making him the best bully ever, spending dozens of hours with dog trainers and socialization groups. The result was 5‑star. He learned all the basic commands, some … Continue reading

Three Powerful Reasons To Zip Your Lip!
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  A phrase that has helped me over the years when tempted to react to a difficult experience is “pause when agitated”…and a similar principle; “restraint of pen and tongue,” has also saved me from making bad situations worse.  Over time they have become less a part of my thought process, and more a part of my natural state.  So, while I don’t think about … Continue reading