Resting in Place with Malti: Stop and Smell the Ferns

Life sure can get hectic sometimes. And crazy. And busy. It can seem like it goes by in the blink of an eye. This can make it all too easy to forget to stop. Take a big deep breath in. And a big deep breath out. Take a look around you. Stop and smell theContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Stop and Smell the Ferns”

Resting in Place with Malti: Like a Rock

Being born slow and steady is typically vastly underrated. While everyone else is focusing on how you can’t zip around like those weird furry hopping beings you’re always being compared to, they miss seeing your superpower. Impressions. For example, your impression of a stationary rock is world-class. This is a real bonus when a bigContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Like a Rock”

Resting in Place with Malti: a Grandma and Her Girl

There are all kinds of reasons it makes smart sense to live in an interspecies flock. For instance, by surrounding yourself by unfamiliar customs and cultures, you can keep your neural connections young and sharp. When your flock includes cold-blooded beings (such as yourself) and also warm-blooded beings (such as your furry bestie and yourContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: a Grandma and Her Girl”

Resting in Place with Malti: Planet Saving Cuteness

It doesn’t take long after exiting your small round white escape pod before you will realize you share your planet with a vast variety of other beings of all shapes, sizes and dispositions. Some like to eat tasty green things like you do. And some like to eat….you. However, just because a being is veryContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Planet Saving Cuteness”

Resting in Place with Malti: Expect Good Things

When you are a small shelled being living in an interspecies flock, you learn to get good at reading the non-verbal signs. For example, let’s say your large shell-less assistant goes to the area where your tortoise carrier is kept. She gets it out and places it on the floor next to your small shriekingContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Expect Good Things”

Resting in Place with Malti: Brown Is for Besties

Sometimes you meet someone and you just know. You are going to be best friends forever. It might be the look in their eyes. Or the way they like the same exact same types of treats you do. It could be how they watch over you when you are out browsing around on the lawnContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Brown Is for Besties”

Resting in Place with Malti: Have a Soak and a Smile

Life may not always follow your instructions. In fact, lately, it can often seem like life’s scheduling coordinator is a day late and a dollar short. Or maybe a hundred dollars short. Sheesh. But the good news is, even if life’s plans make no sense, you don’t have to let it get to you. YouContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Have a Soak and a Smile”

Resting in Place with Malti: Laying Low

Some days you may wake up and feel like the whole world is just spinning. (And in fact, the whole world actually is spinning – once per day like clockwork.) But spinning has never worked that well for you. It just isn’t your jam. You prefer to take life at a more leisurely pace…stopping toContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Laying Low”

Resting in Place with Malti: Someone Who Cares

When you are born wearing a (cute, curved, fashion-forward) shell on your back, other beings may automatically assume you are self-contained. As a matter of fact, you are self-contained. At least in the sense that you can fit all of your self into your shell any time you want to. And sure, you enjoy yourContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Someone Who Cares”

Resting in Place with Malti: Hunting Cactus

No being starts out being a great hunter. Right at the beginning, you are awful. You do as you think a hunter should do even though you have never hunted anything before in your life. You skulk, scope and stalk like a pro (you think), not realizing the prey can see (and hear!) you comingContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Hunting Cactus”

Resting in Place with Malti: Every Being’s Gotta Eat

If there is any piece of truly universal wisdom on this small round blue and green planet, it might just be this: Every being’s gotta eat. Reason being, eating is a great way to take good care of your (adorable, round, shelled) form. When you take in nutrients, this helps you stay safe against aContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Every Being’s Gotta Eat”

Resting in Place with Malti: Green Is Great

It has been said that it isn’t easy being green. These are potent words of truth. But then again, it isn’t easy to be brown. Or red. Or black. Or orange. Or grey and white. Which is why the place to start is always with loving the color you’ve got. When you love your ownContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Green Is Great”

Resting in Place with Malti: Happy Head Pats

Being born with a hard brown shell on your back has its pros and its cons. On the “pros” side, you have your handy “rock disguise” at the ready whenever you need it (or just want it, for that matter). On the “cons” side, other beings often assume that because you are hard on theContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Happy Head Pats”

Resting in Place with Malti: Good Big Stuff

Living life slow and low to the ground gives you a unique perspective most beings miss out on. For starters, you see – and appreciate – the small stuff. Some of it is very small stuff, indeed. But then you also get to notice how small stuff can become big stuff over time. This isContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Good Big Stuff”

Resting in Place with Malti: Nostrils of Hope

Not too many beings go through their day thinking “I make such a difference!” We just don’t tend to see ourselves that way. We feel small. Maybe we are small. And maybe we have a cute round curved shell on our backs and maybe we just feel like we do. Sometimes we may even justContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Nostrils of Hope”

Resting in Place with Malti: Good Things Come to Those Who Wait

It doesn’t take much time cohabitating with an interspecies flock to notice there is one activity that is always at the bottom of everyone’s list. Waiting. No one likes it. It is annoying. Worse – it is boring. This is especially true for some of your flockmates (who may or may not have feathers andContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Good Things Come to Those Who Wait”

Resting in Place with Malti: Mud Rings

If there is one thing you learn quickly when living in an interspecies flock, it is that other species can have some pretty strange hobbies. Take the large shell-less species, for instance. “Getting dark” is clearly the universal symbol for “it’s bedtime already.” Yet when it gets dark outside, they like to stay awake andContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Mud Rings”

Resting in Place with Malti: Soak Your Troubles Away

Evolutionarily speaking, it is easy to explain why nearly all beings – regardless of species – seem to so enjoy a good soak. Primordial soup. Soaking is so relaxing. You can just settle in. Take a load off. Luxuriate. But where in the past you had to share the soup pot (so to speak) withContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Soak Your Troubles Away”

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