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Lessons From Pets

30 Things Only Dog Owners Understand

Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald | Posted 09.14.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Patricia Fitzgerald

I feel like I'm constantly reminded of how dogs bring alive the Third Metric values of well-being, wisdom, wonder and giving. They bring us joy. They keep us in the present moment. They make us laugh. They touch our hearts in the most unique way.

10 Things Dogs Can Teach Us About What Matters Most

Debbie Gisonni | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Debbie Gisonni

Whether they're eating a bowl of kibble or chasing a ball, dogs live for the present moment. The past is gone; you can't do anything about it. The future is unknown. The only thing you can really enjoy and affect is the present moment.

From 4, to 6, to Spandex: What My Dog Taught Me About Aging

Sarah Hodgson | Posted 09.25.2013 | Healthy Living
Sarah Hodgson

It seems whether you're a dog, a human, a flower or a tree, aging shows little mercy to those along its path. You sag, you ache, you droop and dribble. But as long as you can keep your tail up and wagging, you'll be surrounded by enough love to propel you forward.

Life Lessons From My Dog

Laura Lee Carter | Posted 05.01.2013 | Healthy Living
Laura Lee Carter

It seems most of us lose track of our intuitive, instinctual selves by the time we're 5. Rasta apparently doesn't have this problem. He goes with his gut no matter what. He cannot help himself.

Big Boys Do Cry: A Lesson on Healing

Eric Handler | Posted 12.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Eric Handler

I believe five pounds of fur and love taught me more about life than my bookshelf of self-help books.

10 Life Lessons From 2 Powerful Pooches

Domenick Scudera | Posted 08.28.2012 | Healthy Living
Domenick Scudera

Two special guys are in my life: my dogs, Festus and Cyrus. Festus is a three-legged pit bull/Rottweiler. Cyrus is a tiny terrier born without front legs. These dogs are my greatest teachers. Here are some of the simple lessons that I have learned from them.

I've Learned Big Things from Small Creatures

Logan Lynn | Posted 03.26.2012 | Green
Logan Lynn

Dutch is 10 now, and he is officially an old man. I know that my sweet boy has officially entered into his final act on this planet, and our experience together has been one of the most beautiful things I've had the pleasure of being a part of in my lifetime.