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Pedicures, Facials, Fendi and You

 

When was the last time you had a pedicure?

To be honest, I don’t get why humans love those things so much…I hate it when Mom grinds my nails and cuts the hair between my toes…ugh!!

For most humans pedicures are seen as luxuries – you don’t treat yourself to one very often because it might feel self-indulgent. Treating yourself is just what Mom orders, and even though she’s not a doctor, she is a wellbeing expert so you can trust what she says.

Treat yourself to something indulgent – a pedicure, a massage, a facial, a new Fendi bag – whatever feels good to you. And then remember to admire the results often and bask in that good, taking-care-of-you feeling.

I’m Kacey and I love veterinarians!

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Keeping a Journal for the Win

 

Do you keep a journal?

I did once – Mom chased me all around the house trying to get it out of my mouth. She likes to write in it each morning and I just wanted to see what was so special about it…sheesh!

If you ever sit down to write about what you’re grateful for and nothing pops up, it’s not because everything sucks, it’s because you have so much to be grateful for that it’s hard to focus in on just three things.

Relax…take a deep breath…and it’ll come to you. The earth rotates and revolves, giving you a wonderful place to live…how’s that for starters?

I’m Kacey and I love veterinarians!

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Hopeless and Helpless Really Isn't

 

Do you ever feel like a situation is hopeless? That’s a bad way to feel, isn’t it?

Kinda like when my favorite squeaky ball rolls under the couch – it feels like nothing I can do will get it back out. Like magic, though, it always reappears somewhere I can get it and squeak it and throw it in the air.

If you’re feeling stuck in a hopeless situation, it helps to remember that you’re not the only one expected to make it all better. You’re surrounded by people who can and will pitch in, and like magic, the hopeless situation can morph into a success, a better outcome or just a valuable learning opportunity.

Things always work out, even when it feels hopeless to you. And it’s not magic – it’s allowing others to be part of the solution, just like how Mom takes my squeaky ball out from under the couch.

I’m Kacey and I love veterinarians!

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Follow Your Arrow to Success

 

Is there a song with lyrics that inspire you?

Mom named me after the Kacey Musgraves song, Follow Your Arrow. It’s a song that talks about how other people will judge you, no matter what you do, so you might as well do what makes you happy.

Was there ever a time in your life where you realized that you couldn’t possibly be what everyone wanted you to be? This person wanted you to be one way, another person wanted you to be another way, and so on?

Because you’re a caring person it’s easy to try to be what other people want you to be – just don’t give up who you are at your core, no matter what. Follow your arrow because that’s the only way to live the life you were born to live.

I’m Kacey and I love veterinarians!

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Are Your Team Members Strong or Weak?

 

Are you surrounded by strong people or weak ones?

A great way to discover the answer is to hear how they talk to others. Strong people offer uplifting comments, offer help in a non-condescending way and talk well about their colleagues even when they’re not around. Weak people gossip, tattle-tale and belittle their co-workers.

If you’re the leader, it’s up to you to help the weak people grow stronger. Everyone can grow and change, and if you’re working with people willing to grow, then helping them grow stronger helps strengthen your team too.

I’m Sandy Weaver and just like Kacey, I love veterinarians!

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Irritated by Other Drivers? You're in Charge!

 

Do you get irritated at other drivers when you’re driving?

I look out the window and sometimes see the driver in the car beside us yelling and pounding on his steering wheel. Scary – glad mom doesn’t do that!!

Humans take things so personally sometimes – if you get mad at other drivers, you might be thinking things like, “he just cut me off!!” or “they’re so slow that I could walk faster!!”

Usually, what you’re doing is taking the other driver’s actions personally, like they’re out to get you. They’re not – they’re just driving. You’re the one making up a story inside your head that’s making you angry and hurting your attitude and your body.

Look around and find something to appreciate or admire and let yourself off the hook. You’ll arrive in a much better mood, I promise.

I’m Kacey and I love veterinarians!

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Creating Creative Success in Your Life

 

What does success look like to you?

To me it would be a total takedown of my new big brother the Standard Poodle…he’s so tall I haven’t figured out how to wrestle him to the ground yet!

Think about it…what does success look like to you?

You can let your mind play with that idea or if you know exactly what success is for you, write about it in your journal, paint it on your bedroom wall or maybe make a vision board of what your success looks like.

Knowing what you’re aiming for will help you get there, and turning your success into a creative project makes the journey more fun.

I’m Kacey and I love veterinarians!

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That Ol' Kill-Joy, Comparison

 

Do you sometimes compare yourself or your life against someone else’s?

Sometimes I look at that orange cat and think about how it would be to be that free…I could just runandrunandrun! And then I remember the yummy food and cookies that Mom gives me…mmmmmmmmm!

When you compare yourself against someone else, it’s like comparing apples and oranges – you don’t know what their life really is, or what experiences brought them to where they are today. If you knew all of that you might not be so quick to want to change places with them.

Instead of comparing, consider all the positive things about yourself and your life. You rock…you just need to remember to recognize that.

I’m Kacey and I love veterinarians!

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Breaking Bad - Habits, That Is!

 

Do you have a habit you want to break? It’s ok…sometimes I forget and play too rough in the house. I’ve gotta remember to stop doing that before I break something!

Everyone has bad habits and when you understand neuroplasticity concepts you’ll understand two things about them – why they’re hard to break and that you can break them if you want.

Next time you start to do that habit you don’t want to do anymore, stop. Ponder this thought – why do I want to do that right now? Go deep, and think about the answer to that question for a minute or so. You may be surprised to find that the urge to do that thing you don’t want to do anymore has passed. Congratulations…you’re on your way to freeing yourself of that habit!

I’m Kacey and I love veterinarians!

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Start the Day with Less Stress

 

Does your morning wear you out before you even get to the hospital? If you have family, you’re probably care-taking for them – clothes, school bags, lunches, homework – while trying to make coffee and breakfast and get yourself ready too. Exhausting!!

Think about the pieces of your morning routine that could be done ahead – prep overnight oatmeal the night before, get everyone’s clothes organized the night before, round up the homework and put it in the backpacks and maybe even prep the lunches.

When you knock things out ahead of time you avoid the stress of time crunches.

I’m Kacey and I love veterinarians!

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