Resting in Place with Malti: Practicing Patience

Being born slow and low to the ground is no guarantee of patience. The only way you get that is to work for it. Even worse, patience can be oh-so stealthy and elusive when it wants to be. Which can be really annoying until you remember your secret weapon. “Cuteness.” Even patience can’t resist aContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Practicing Patience”

Resting in Place with Malti: the Chill Zone

You don’t have to spend many days on this small round blue and green planet before you figure out that every day is different. Days, like beings, have their own unique personalities. One day might be bubbly, zesty, all about celebrating and snacking and socializing. The next day might be totally different, clogged up withContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: the Chill Zone”

Resting in Place with Malti: Champion Rester

From the outside looking in, resting looks so easy. Like anyone could do it. But you know what they say about those who make something look easy. They are the pros. A champion rester will never let on all the heavy lifting and hard work that goes on “behind the scenes,” so to speak, ofContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Champion Rester”

Resting in Place with Malti: Take Shelter

Each day has its own energy, its own rhythm, its own personality. In fact, it could be said that a day itself is as alive as the beings living it! For instance,  there are days when you just feel like roaming. You have all this energy zinging through you and you want to go hereContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Take Shelter”

Resting in Place with Malti: Letting the Love In

When you first pop out the top of your small round white escape pod, you get so much attention. So much love. Everyone “oohs” and “aahs” over how cute you are, how pint-sized and perfect. You get lots of lap time. Photo moments. The freshest and best of everything. Then you get bigger. And bigger.Continue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Letting the Love In”

Resting in Place with Malti: A Raspberry A Day

There are days when everything just flows. You keep to your set schedule. Those check-marks next to all those to-do list items keep piling up. You feel on top of it all. And then there are the other days. You know the ones. You want them to end but they can’t seem to get enoughContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: A Raspberry A Day”

Resting in Place with Malti: Stand Up Tall

When you are lucky enough to be born with four short legs (instead of, say, two tall legs), you master “walking” pretty much right away. Before you’ve even hardly exited your small round white escape pod, you are walking like a pro. Go you! But “standing,” well, that is another matter. Maybe you don’t wantContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Stand Up Tall”

Resting in Place with Malti: Have a Berry Good Day

Not every day is going to deliver sunshine and smiles perfectly on command. Sometimes you just have to make your own. Here, it helps to have a list of your favorite things handy. Reason being, if you don’t know what makes you happy, it is harder to turn your frowns upside down. It is alsoContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Have a Berry Good Day”

Resting in Place with Malti: More Alike Than Different

It is easy to get hung up on outer appearances. Maybe you have a shell and your brother has feathers and your mama has neither. And in your little flock, you are evenly split down the middle when it comes to blood temperature. At first, these differences can be disconcerting. It can be easy toContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: More Alike Than Different”

Resting in Place with Malti: the Big Chill

Even when you seem to be moving very slowly on the outside, life can still feel pretty hectic on the inside. So much change, so little time to adapt to it. In these sorts of situations, matching your insides to your outsides can take some doing. It can feel tempting to try to speed upContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: the Big Chill”

Resting in Place with Malti: Shell Deep

When you are born with a shell on your back (and your front, for that matter) that is often all other beings see when they look at you. To them, you look like a rock on legs. (Although to be fair, to some of them you also look like a tasty rock on legs.) ButContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Shell Deep”

Resting in Place with Malti: the Friends We Make

There is a reason there are so many beings on this small round blue and green planet. This way, everybody can have a friend. Not all beings are destined to get along. Some are just too hungry – every friend they meet turns into room service. Some are too sleepy – you start the meet-and-greetContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: the Friends We Make”

Resting in Place with Malti: Savor the Sweet Stuff

Sometimes the best thing about a day is that you get to wake up for it. In other words, no one sitting one rung higher up on the food chain o’ life successfully orders you for breakfast that morning. So you go out, forage around, have a wallow, have a nap, forage some more, goContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Savor the Sweet Stuff”

Resting in Place with Malti: Stop and Steady

Life can be hard work. Isn’t it the truth? Every day brings so many choices. So many challenges. You don’t know at the start of each new day how (or whether) you will get to the other end. Sometimes all that stress can really start to pile up. You can feel so much pressure toContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: Stop and Steady”

Resting in Place with Malti: How Do You Spell LOVE?

When it comes to love, it doesn’t matter if you have a shell, no shell, feathers, fur, fins or none of the above. Everyone has a love language. Every being has something that says “I love you” more than anything else. That something – whether it is shell scratches or a sweet private mud wallowContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: How Do You Spell LOVE?”

Resting in Place with Malti: A Little Love Goes a Long Way

When you are born slow and low to the ground, you are easy to miss. This can sometimes be a good thing. Since the majority of the other rungs on the food chain o’ life are occupied by beings who are taller than you, you can more easily fly (well, crawl) under the radar whenContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: A Little Love Goes a Long Way”

Resting in Place with Malti: N-Okay Days

Some days, life is a-okay. The papaya is flowing. The water is so crisp and refreshing it tastes like a whole school of (Grandma’s organic steamed) salmon just swam through it. All is well. Then there are other days. You know the ones. The n-okay days. When one of those power-hungry, time-stealing, soul-sucking n-okay daysContinue reading “Resting in Place with Malti: N-Okay Days”

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”

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