Being a dog of certain *ahem* breeds (Rat Terrier with a smidge of Chihuahua) I have been known to struggle with anxiety.
(Apparently mom struggles, too, and she has zero Chihuahua in her - go figure!)
Being a resourceful pooch I deal with my anxiety in a variety of ways...
- resting with my favorite stuffy...
- munching carrots...
- and getting a helping hand when meeting other dogs in the 'wild'...
But recently I tried something new to deal with my anxiety...coloring!
Specifically coloring pages from The Anxiety Relief Coloring Book for Adults: Mindful Coloring to Decrease Stress and Anxiety by Kara Holmes
The author was thinking when she made this book...
"I’ve designed my coloring book with 67 unique patterns that have been proven to provide a calming effect to those struggling with anxiety. Some pages also include powerful affirmations to ward off negative thoughts and help the reader improve their outlook on life." ~Kara Holmes
|Click on this picture ^ to nab your copy.|
I'm especially proud that I got today's post done before the end of May because it is Anxiety & Depression Association of America's Mental Health Awareness Month.
Today's poem is actually a throwback from a couple of years ago when I
barked spoke about my dog avoidance anxiety challenges...
a hug and a hand
turns day into night
other dogs off-leash
there is no f(r)ight
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