Boundaries & Puppy Tales ~ Reflection #6

Written by Dr. Perry, PhD This past week I noticed that Brando developed a spark in his eye that was not there before. It is as if an inner light turned on that made him more aware and curious about his surroundings. Brando is now 13 weeks old and he is definitely developing a distinct personality. The mischevious sparkle in his eye is usually accompanied by full-throttle energy and he appears to be trying to make sense of the worldRead more

Patience & Puppy Tales ~ Reflection #5

Written by Dr. Perry, PhD I have always considered myself a patient person. I listen to others as a profession and I am able to sit and be in the moment, without any trouble. I love what I do and I see my career more as a calling than a job. You can say I am pretty Zen most of the time. Well, as of February 12th, I am starting to re-assess my level of Zen. For this year’s Valentine’sRead more

Not Again ~ Reflection #4

Written by Dr. Perry, PhD Image Credit: MakeItUltra™ Location: Pere Lachaise Cemetery, Paris This past week was another difficult one. Wildfires are ravaging California again. My parents had to evacuate their home, but thankfully they are safe. So much has been going on that I have had little time to process the recent shooting. On Wednesday, November 7, 2018, there was another senseless mass shooting. This one was close to home, literally. I grew up 10 minutes from Borderline BarRead more

Low Speed ~ Reflection #3

Written by Dr. Perry, PhD Image Credit: MakeItUltra™ Throughout my life there have been pockets of time that I wish could have lasted forever or slowed down enough so that I could experience every second. Unfortunately, time moves in one direction and it’s always forward. We move through life at many speeds. When I was a little boy I couldn’t wait to get bigger so my kicks would be stronger and faster. When I mastered the spinning hook kick timeRead more

Make Time for Beauty ~ Reflection#2

Photo Credit: Dr. Perry Location: My Sacred Lake “Nature is a mutable cloud, which is always and never the same.” ~Ralph Waldo Emerson When I am not at my office you can usually find me outdoors. I am drawn to the beauty of nature like a hummingbird to nectar. It nourishes my soul and replenishes my mind. Nature has inspired painters, writers and other creative souls to try and communicate what they see, feel and hear when presented with theRead more

Staying in the Light ~ Reflection #1

Photo Credit: My beautiful lady By Dr. Perry, PhD “You must not lose faith in humanity. Humanity is an ocean; if a few drops of the ocean are dirty, the ocean does not become dirty.” ~Mahatma Gandhi I love to read all the wonderful posts on WordPress. I am touched by those of you that bravely share the intimate and painful struggles of your lives. I am honored to read your posts and I silently follow you, but I shoutRead more