Being Brave with Bruce: Feeling Fern-tastic

As everyone knows, orange is the best color. Orange has so many great properties. For example, orange is a fabulous choice for colorful accents like, say, cheek patches. Of course, not every being can wear orange well. For those who can’t, the next best color is green. Green is the color of nature. It isContinue reading “Being Brave with Bruce: Feeling Fern-tastic”

Resting in Place with Malti: Love Is In the Air

Sometimes you just know love is in the air. Reason being, you can smell it. It smells so fragrant. The scent is so divine you can almost taste it. You feel so strongly that you are loved – just as you are, for who you are. You know deep within that you are a lovingContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Love Is In the Air”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Living the Flavorful Life

Life is full of flavors. When you start racking up the years (heck, decades), you start to notice your life has all the flavors, each at different times perhaps, but overall in fairly equal measure. Salty. Bitter. Sour. Savory. And sweet. This means when a flavor arrives that is less preferred, you can remember itContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Living the Flavorful Life”

Being Brave with Bruce: Putting Yourself Out There

Being born with a (cute, curved) shell on your back doesn’t always means you will turn out to be an introvert. But it is a pretty safe bet. That shell can just look too tempting, feel too comforting. And comfort is great, for sure. But it can also be isolating. Especially when there are microscopicContinue reading “Being Brave with Bruce: Putting Yourself Out There”

Resting in Place with Malti: Put Your Feet Up

If there is one truth you can count on, it is this…. The world isn’t getting any less complicated. Or any less crowded. Or any less crazy. This means you can’t go “out there” and find serenity, sanctuary, space. But there is a place you can go to find all of these things. The keyContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Put Your Feet Up”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Going On Line

When you come from a vocal and social flocking species, social distancing just goes against your very feathery grain. In other words, no one ever made any hay by staying six feet away. Or any cute cockatiel eggs, for that matter. Luckily, as an avian you know all about going on line to stay connected.Continue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Going On Line”

Being Brave with Bruce: Claws for Days

When participation in the food chain o’ life isn’t an elective, you want to make sure you bring your very best A-game (and all its fancy accessories) to every single interaction. Suit up and then show up, so to speak. Speaking of accessories, here it can help to have a range of options to matchContinue reading “Being Brave with Bruce: Claws for Days”

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”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Use Your Noodle

When you are born small and cute, not to mention delicious and (handily) appetizer-sized, you never view self-care as optional. You need to be in tip-top fighting form at all times. Getting enough beauty rest, scheduling fitness-building chewing and remodeling activities, making time each day to preen your aerodynamic feathers, eating the most nourishing snacksContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Use Your Noodle”

Being Brave with Bruce: What the World Needs Now

There are times when unfolding events on this small round blue and green planet can feel really stressful. Oh so stressful. The news about, well, basically everything, sounds so grim. There are micro-particles on the loose everywhere and they aren’t very friendly. Even worse, the latest fashion trend sweeping the ranks of your large shell-lessContinue reading “Being Brave with Bruce: What the World Needs Now”

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”

Being Brave with Bruce: What Box Turtle?

“Extreme cuteness.” In some scenarios, it can be such a blessing. Then again, there are those other scenarios. Truth be told, you don’t pop right out of your round white escape hatch knowing how to dial down the cuteness when the situation calls for it. To that point, you also don’t know which situations mightContinue reading “Being Brave with Bruce: What Box Turtle?”

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”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Eye Spy

It is no small feat to make it through one or 10 or 21 years of living in the greater food chain o’ life. To wake up every single morning of your life and realize that, by evening of that very same day, one of two things will have occurred…. A) You will have eaten.Continue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Eye Spy”

Being Brave with Bruce: Jedi Turtle

Waking up to each new day full of unknowns is kind of scary. It is also kind of an adrenaline rush. As you bat your (adorable, red, whirling) box turtle eyes open each day, you truly have no idea if you will come face to face with the best of life…. Or the worst ofContinue reading “Being Brave with Bruce: Jedi Turtle”

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”

Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Man(bird) Up

Being the “alpha” man(bird) of a flock means your flock mates are always looking to you for guidance. It just comes with the territory. When a new situation unfolds, everyone will automatically turn in your direction to see how you will respond. Your “beta” flock members rely on you to lead them with wisdom, braveryContinue reading “Cuteness for Comfort with Pearl: Man(bird) Up”

Being Brave with Bruce: Stealth Box

There is a reason “earth tones” (like “olive,” for instance) are always in fashion. They go with everything. Everything goes with them. This makes olive just about the closest accessory you can have to an actual cloaking device. While classic olive all by itself is great, maybe you are a fashion-forward box turtle and soContinue reading “Being Brave with Bruce: Stealth Box”

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