Be Yourself

Always do what you want to do. Be You.

Always do what you want to do. Be You.

Always do what you want to do. Be You.

–Mishu

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

Happy National Dog Day!

Happy National Dog Day!

To all the dogs, dog lovers, and people who wish they were dogs — have a great day full of sniffing, running, rolling, eating, sleeping, cuddling, and chasing!

How are your neighbors treating you, Linda asks, Mishu answers

How are your neighbors treating you, Linda asks, Mishu answers

Dear Linda: So nice of you to ask! Almost every night I meet my puppy friends Onyx and Remy outside to play and even though they’re small they’re always happy to chase me. So – I’d say my neighbors are treating me great! How about yours?

I’ve got a cat brother whose name is Mishu too…, Kitsune asks, Mishu answers

I’ve got a cat brother whose name is Mishu too…, Kitsune asks, Mishu answers

Dear Kitsune:
My name means “someone” in Hebrew, because apparently my people think I’m really “someone” special!
From:
Mishu

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!

Are you going to watch Wonder Woman? Gail asks, Mishu answers.

Are you going to watch Wonder Woman? Gail asks, Mishu answers.

Dear Gail: I AM Wonder Woman. Aren’t you?! … BTW I heard the movie is great – especially the bold women jumping, wrestling, and fighting – so I’m all in!

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Mishu in Paris

Mishu’s bucket list – seize the day!

Mishu – what she’s really like

Dog barking too much: Is there such a thing? Snoopy asks, Mishu answers

Dog barking too much: Is there such a thing? Snoopy asks, Mishu answers

Dear Snoopy, I do the same thing! It makes me feel strong & powerful. My humans have a 2 bark rule, which lets me express myself without giving them a headache. Maybe you can try that? #BeYourself

The Inside Story

Have you ever really looked at your dog barking?  Research experts have established that dogs really do think and have emotions – and if you look at your dog when they’re barking at visitors, neighbors, or noises outside, they clearly feel great about themselves. And that’s important — we wouldn’t want our dogs to get frustrated and stressed. read more

I’ve never caught a squirrel, but I try every day. What can you say that about? ~ MIshu

I’ve never caught a squirrel, but I try every day. What can you say that about? ~ MIshu

I’ve never caught a squirrel, but I try every day. What can you say that about?
~ Mishu

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Mishu on how to focus

Mishu on what to do when you’re bored at work

I always have problems, what should I do? Jo asks, Mishu answers.

I always have problems, what should I do? Jo asks, Mishu answers.

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Dear Jo:  You can’t prevent problems, but you can control what they mean…. My problem is that I can’t ever catch a squirrel. I could think “I’m a failure, I never catch a squirrel” or I could think “Every day I get to chase squirrels, the ultimate challenge!” …Which way would you rather live?  #DeepThoughts

The Inside Story

Life is full of ups and downs and if we view it as our job, or our right, to live without any problems, we’re going to be disappointed. Expecting ourselves to be happy and problem free all the time isn’t realistic.
But there are lots of ways you can take control of your life and the stress that comes with problems. read more

Do you know that you’re a celebrity?

Do you know that you’re a celebrity?

Did someone say celery? Mmmm…. sounds delicious

The Inside Story

Celebrity?  Mishu could not be less interested! In fact, she’s so not interested in being a celebrity that she doesn’t even know that word. For her, it might as well be celery.

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Mishu’s goals in life

Mishu IS wonder woman

Mishu’s influencer profile

What makes someone wise?  Sammi asks, Mishu answers

What makes someone wise? Sammi asks, Mishu answers

Dear Sammi:  The wisest people think they don’t know anything….so they’re always curious, open to new things, learning, and growing….  Not to brag, but every morning I sniff the grass as if I’ve never smelled grass before. #TrySomethingNew

Mishu’s Wise?

When we asked Mishu’s followers to describe her in 3 words, wise was the one that came up the most often.
Here are some links to some of Mishu’s more wise posts.

Listening to others
Choosing a career
Caring for loved ones
Stop wasting time
Visit Mishu on social media:  www.instagram.com/dearmishu or www.twitter.com/dearmishudear read more

People don’t like it when you push them down on your way to be first. ~ Mishu

People don’t like it when you push them down on your way to be first. ~ Mishu

Yea, so people don’t like it when I knock them over on my because of my drive to be first…  That goes for you humans too: it’s okay to compete and try to be first, but don’t knock anyone down on your way.  #BeKind

The Inside Story

Dear Mishu is definitely an alpha — and you see that most on walks or hikes. If she’s not first, leading the way, #1 explorer, she’ll pull on the leash until whoever is holding it moves to the front.
I don’t know whether it’s her instinct to protect everyone or just her excitement to explore, but it is a habit that we haven’t really tried to break her of.  Mostly because Mishu’s bold, free spirited love of life is what we admire about her so much. We want to be like Mishu because she is so excited to be first!
Finishing First – the Kind Way
Still…

We definitely do not encourage that behavior in Mishu!
The obvious parallel to humans is that so many of us do knock people over, or walk all over them, in our drive to finish first, win the promotion, etc. Clearly that is a good strategy for some in the short term, but in the long term — Mishu’s right — people do not like that. This is NOT what Mishu means by Now is Now!
There might be short term gain to be had from finishing first while ignoring human decency, kindness, and basic manners, but eventually people will figure out that this is your M.O. and they will not want to work with you anymore. Call it Karma, call it fate, call it getting your due:  treating people like they’re expendable just because you are focused on yourself and your goals is never going to be a good strategy! read more

Mother’s Day Can Be Hard if you, like Dear Mishu, have lost your mother or can’t become one

Mother’s Day Can Be Hard if you, like Dear Mishu, have lost your mother or can’t become one

If you — like me — no longer have a mother or are not able to become one, #MothersDay can be tough. Big Hugs from Dear Mishu today.  I’m going to spend today getting love from my adopted family. https://dearmishu.com/adopt-shelter-rescue-pet-dog/

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Mishu’s rescue group

Mishu on Love

Mishu on caring for family

What should I do when my human goes to work?  Biscuit asks, Mishu answers

What should I do when my human goes to work? Biscuit asks, Mishu answers

Dear Biscuit,
P-A-R-T-Y! ….   Just kidding – I usually just sleep. Sometimes I eat the trash. What do you do?
From: Mishu

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