Posts by Michael Neeley

Michael Neeley is a writer, a personal development coach, the creator of The Art of Forgetting, and host of the podcast, Consciously Speaking. Michael studies Buddhism and sits on the Board of Directors at Insight Santa Cruz. You can check out his website here, follow him on Twitter and Facebook, and enjoy his podcast, here.

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Pearls of Puppy Wisdom: 7 Lessons from a Furry Little Sage

“Buy a pup and your money will buy love unflinching.” ~Rudyard Kipling

I didn’t even want a puppy really. Puppies are synonymous with poop and pee. Everywhere. At least until they’re trained, and that takes time.

Of course, they’re also synonymous with love and affection, puppy breath, and lots and lots of wet kisses. (I’ve learned to keep a towel handy around my little Bella.)

Certain things I sort of expected when we got our little girl.

I expected to lose some sleep for a bit.

I was prepared to sacrifice the cleanliness of our home for a while. (Puppies …