Health

Dear Mishu’s advice on health related topics – how to live a healthy lifestyle!

“What do you worry about, and how do you deal with it, Tom asks, Mishu answers

“What do you worry about, and how do you deal with it, Tom asks, Mishu answers

I worry about losing my family. Last weekend all but one of my humans went out of town. . - what about you?

How can I change my life, Jasmin asks, Mishu answers

How can I change my life, Jasmin asks, Mishu answers

Dear Jasmin,

You don’t always have the power to change your life, but you *can* change how you relate to the things that happen to you. I used to live in a house with a big yard and I loved lying in the sun all day. Now I live in an apartment which kind of sucked at first. So I figured out where the sun hits in the apartment at different times of day, and I move around to catch the sun and really enjoy myself!

NomNomNow Dog Food Review #Ad

NomNomNow Dog Food Review #Ad

 I am incredibly grateful to have been able to spend a whole month eating NomNomNow fresh dog food. I’m grateful that such delicious healthy dog food exists, I’m grateful that it was cooked to order for me, and I’m grateful that I was chosen to try it. I am definitely exploring the option of continuing dog food delivery from NomNomNow once they start serving the east coast regularly.

The entire NomNomNow experience made me feel like a princess eating luxury food shipped directly to my door! I mean think about it — the food is totally fresh, cooked just days before you receive it, and then shipped out immediately.The shipment arrived very quickly and in a very cool looking box. Since it was fresh dog food, it was insulated and packed with cold packs to keep it all fresh.

Inside the box was an booklet that explained exactly what we were getting, including nutrition facts and a suggested transition schedule, and of course the food packets. Each serving of food is inits own plastic pouch. All you need to do is open the pouch and pour it into the dog bowl! Mostly I ate my food cold, strait out of the fridge, but sometimes my humans gently warmed it for me just for the fun. It was delicious both ways! read more

THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE instead of what you are lacking

THINK ABOUT WHAT YOU HAVE instead of what you are lacking

THINK ABOUT
WHAT YOU HAVE
instead of what you are lacking

~ DearMishu, Advice Column

Should I join a fancy (expensive) gym, Lottie asks, Mishu answers

Should I join a fancy (expensive) gym, Lottie asks, Mishu answers

Dear Lottie: If you’re asking what I would do, you know the answer. To feel good about yourself and #destress – try exercising in a nature — forest, park, beach or taking a walk or bike ride. But if you like to spend $ — why not! Whatever makes you happy, sweetie!

How can I stop feeling bad about myself, Jo asks, Mishu answers

How can I stop feeling bad about myself, Jo asks, Mishu answers

Dear Jo:
Stop thinking about your thoughts…. being mad at yourself or worrying about feeling bad just makes it worse….  Just let yourself feel bad or think negative thoughts for a little while, & then try to move on. Let me know how it goes.  #NowIsNow

The Inside Story

Feeling bad about yourself isn’t fun, but it’s part of life sometimes. Mishu’s message is to stop feeling bad about feeling bad — it only makes it worse.

Negative emotions are a normal part of life

Everyone feels bad about themselves at some point. It’s normal. But we make it worse when we worry about our worries, or feel bad about our bad feelings.

Anxiety often takes the form of worrying not just about tangible things, but about the fact that we’re worrying. Or, if you tend to be critical of yourself, getting angry at yourself when you find yourself doing that. read more

My Dad has been sick for a while. Do you have any advice? Luna asks, Mishu answers

My Dad has been sick for a while. Do you have any advice? Luna asks, Mishu answers

Dear Luna,
I’m sorry your Dad is sick and it’s so hard. You are doing something beautiful by caring for your father. This is something to be very proud of. Set a reminder every day to remember this, and feel proud. Maybe it will give you the strength to carry on.

Love,
Mishu

The Inside Story

Family trouble, especially an illness in the family can be very taxing. It can take a toll emotionally, physically, and financially. It can cause a lot of stress. This is especially the case when the illness is serious, lasts for a long time, prevents the sick person and even family members from working. That kind of thing is very hard for a family to deal with. read more

What do you do when you’re depressed? Alli asks, Mishu answers. #depression #DearMishu

What do you do when you’re depressed? Alli asks, Mishu answers. #depression #DearMishu

What does Mishu do when she’s depressed?

Dear Alli,

I usually just lie down and stare into space…. Yeah, that’s right, it’s normal to be depressed sometimes.  As long as it’s not all the time, just be depressed when you’re depressed.

Love,
Mishu
#DearMishu #StressedOut

The Inside Story

Mishu’s a dog. Sometimes she’s bored and looks depressed. And she just sits there and stares into space. It’s okay to do that — to sit with your sadness a little bit and feel it. read more

How do I stop being so #tired during the day? Serge asks, Mishu answers. #DearMishu

How do I stop being so #tired during the day? Serge asks, Mishu answers. #DearMishu

Mishu: How to stop being tired and stressed during the day? Some people like to drink #coffee, but I’m not allowed. Instead I make sure to get lots of sleep at night, take naps during the day, and I have one more trick. I like to drink a lot of water! Water is yummy and every time I am next to my bowl I make sure to have a couple sips. It makes me have so much more energy during the day, so I don’t feel depressed or stress! Water keeps me happy. #DearMishu

The Inside Story:
Mishu’s response to “How to Stop Being Tired During the Day”

Serge asked Mishu for a solution to a great question – one that plagues many humans — lack of energy or tiredness during the day. When we’re tired, we tend to feel less happy and be less capable of dealing effectively with the stress and anxiety of our modern lives. read more

What is the most important thing for humans to know about first aid for dogs?

What is the most important thing for humans to know about first aid for dogs?

What is the most important thing for humans to know about first aid for dogs?

My little brother has type 1 diabetes. What should I give him when his blood sugar is low?

What’s the best way to fall asleep at night?

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