Some interesting questions for Crickers from this shopping trip. Is she really able to turn on lights? She is pretty amazing, but that isn't one of her talents. The clerk where Steve was trying on his shoes had several questions about when I used the harness handle and when the leash. Basically, Cricket is guiding when I am holding on to the harness. When the harness is down and heeling her with the leash, she is off guide duty.
Have I mentioned how excited I am about this new course my colleague and I are going to offer at the office in the Fall? Mindfulness and Self-Compassion.
A quote for the day: This kind of compulsive concern with "I, me, and mine" isn't the same as loving ourselves ... Loving ourselves points us to capacities of resilience, compassion, and understanding within that are simply part of being alive.
Sharon Salzberg, The Force of Kindness
More details to come.