Thursday, January 11, 2018

Thankful Thursday

Carmine lays on my laptop, which is playing Meerkat Manor.
Hi everyone, it's mes, Carmine!

Today is Thursday.  Do yous know what that means?  It's the day wes share what wes is thankful for by joining Brian's Thankful Thursday blog hop!

Today mes is thankful for my warm "bed."  See it there, to the left?  

The Mom has been dragging hers laptop over to the bed to do hers writing lately so hers can be right by Litas.  Wes is very thankful that the Mom gotted hers writing gig back.  It definitely helps.

Sunday, January 7, 2018

21 Days to Happiness Book Review

To be honest, I've fallen into a depression in the past several months.  It's not something I talk about much.  When the opportunity to review 21 Days of Happiness: Increase Your Happiness, Productivity and Energy by Ingrid Kelada presented itself, I jumped at the chance.

About the Book: Feeling busy, overwhelmed, or stressed has become "normal" in our society, but you don't have to feel this way.  You don't have to hope for happiness.  Happiness is something you can choose, and this book will show you how.

Ingrid Kelada, psychologist and happiness expert, provides a step-by-step guide to increasing your happiness and motivation in this book.  The strategies she lays out in this book take only 10 minutes a day.  Each day focuses on a different area of your life.

  • Time: Learn how to effectively manage your time and reduce chaos.
  • Relationships: Relationships have a huge impact on your happiness.  This book offers advice on how to make the most of them.
  • Body Language: This book explores the link between body language and happiness.
  • Work: Learn to identify your strengths and become more engaged and motivated in the work place.  Find meaning in your work.
My Thoughts: While I enjoy self-help books, I was pleased that this isn't your typical self-help book.  Kelada backs everything up with empirical research.  I found the study results she included in the book very fascinating.  The results also lend credibility to her advice.  

Kelada's advice is practical and very doable.  I found that I already do a few of the things she suggests in her book, such as making gratitude lists and listening to music, but there are many things she suggests that I don't do that could increase my happiness level, and I plan to incorporate those into my life.  

At the end of each section, she has a, "How I Put This Into Practice," subsection.  I found these subsections to be very helpful.  I appreciate the author's willingness to be vulnerable, sharing her experiences with us.  

Kelada provides an action plan in the subsection, "Try This Now," located at the end of each day's section as well.  The suggestions she gives in these subsections are practical and easy to complete.  

I would recommend this book to anyone who wants to increase their happiness.  

About the Author: Ingrid Kelada is a psychologist and happiness expert with more than 25 years of experiennce.  She has facilitated more than 1,000 workshops and conference worldwide. 

FTC Disclosure: I received a copy of, "21 Days to Happiness: Increase Your Happiness, Productivity and Energy," by Ingrid Kelada for a fair and honest review.  Receiving the book did not influence my opinions in any way.  All opinions expressed on Fur Everywhere are my own. 

Thursday, January 4, 2018

Thankful Thursday

Carmine rubs his face on his new Yeowww butterfly.
Hi everyone, it's mes, Carmine!

Last week, the Mom went out with hers friend, S, and her daughter, E.  The Mom was really looking forward to finally meeting E in person since she does not live heres locally.  

Theys came upstairs when they gotted here to visit mes and Litas, but mes hidded under the bed!  Litas was braver and stayed out and let thems pet hers while the Mom held hers.  

The Mom's friend, D, stayed heres while the Mom wented out to the cat cafe with hers friends, so hims could keep an eye on Lita for hers.  Hims told the Mom that as soon as theys lefted, mes came out from under the bed and found the new toy S and E gotted mes and Lita!  

See it?

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

An Update from Milita

Lita lays on my cat pajamas on my bed.
Hi everyone, it's me, Lita, today.  I thought you might like to hear from me personally since it's been a while.

Thank you all so much for supporting me.  Thank you for your donations, purrs, prayers, love, hugs, and headbonks for me.  Thank you for supporting the Mom and Carmine, too.  Me being so ill has been incredibly hard on the Mom, and she has leaky eyes a lot lately.  

If you haven't donated to my end-of-life expenses and want to, you can do so HERE.  You are welcome to share my fundraiser with others, too, if you like.  We appreciate the support so much!  All funds raised will go to making me comfortable and to my end-of-life expenses.  

Now for an update on how I'm doing.

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Happy New Year

Wishing you all a happy and healthy 2018!

Happy New Year!

Carmine, Lita, and Mom Sierra