Dear Mishu’s advice on health related topics – how to live a healthy lifestyle!
Emily: Barking is fun! Barking is how we talk! Barking makes me feel powerful & scares away the bad guys! I love to bark! #bebold #beboldmishu …… ps/ When my hoomans want to tell me that a person or dog is friendly and I don’t need to bark, they tell me shhhh, It’s Ok and if I agree I don’t bark
I don’t know. I take about 45 seconds for my lunch. Maybe it’s because baguettes are really chewy.
Get up & #move! I mean, I’m not exactly one to talk because I spend most of my days lazing around, but I do notice that I feel more energetic when I run around, and more tired when I sit around..
I worry about losing my family. Last weekend all but one of my humans went out of town. . - what about you?
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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
What does Mishu do when she’s depressed?
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.
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.
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.