When You're Feeling Anxious, Where Do You Run?

Where do you run when feeling anxious and afraid?

I was raised in a loving home. My parents were there for me and I knew I could run to them for help. I also had the most wonderful Springer Spaniel. I probably ran to him more than anyone else for comfort.

There’s something about the presence of a dog that’s incredibly comforting and calming. That’s why so many people have comfort dogs, to help them deal with anxiety.

Where do you run when you’re feeling anxious and afraid?

Maybe you run to family and friends, a counselor, the mountains or some other quiet place, or to snuggle with your beloved dogs and cats.

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5 Fabulous Book Reviews—Pawz & Pray: Finding Joy in the Journey with God, Family, and Furry Friends!

This book has touched my heart in an indescribable way. I highly recommend it to anyone who loves animals and wants to have a closer connection to our Heavenly Father.

Holly Cornwell, Editor 2007 – June 2014, The Royal Spaniels Magazine

Every author feels that special bond with their book and stories, but there are times we may wonder, “Will others feel that special connection, and enjoy the read?” That’s why it’s so encouraging to get those first reviews. Scroll down to read five fabulous reviews and to learn more about my new book, “Pawz & Pray: Finding Joy in the Journey with God, Family, and Furry Friends!” I’m also thrilled that more are on the way, which I hope to share. I pray they will give you a feel for the book, and entice you to get a copy for yourself.

Written from my heart to yours, I pray the insights shared in Pawz & Pray will help you to slow down, savor precious moments, and uncover the secrets to a truly meaningful life!

Joyfully yours, Leila Grandemange

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Comforting Words for Anxious Hearts

We all worry. It’s human nature. And probably not the part of our nature we adore.

As uncomfortable as worrying can be however, there is a bright side. I think worry can be used to drive us closer to God, and teach us to trust him.

Sometimes, when I worry, I remind myself to take a few slow deep breaths and trust that no matter what lies ahead, God will take care of me, and of those I love. Continue reading “Comforting Words for Anxious Hearts”

Dear God, Help Me Live in the Moment

Be happy in the moment, that’s enough. Each moment is all we need, not more. – Mother Teresa

Dogs are some of my favorite teachers, imparting wisdom in ways I never thought possible! One of the most cherished lessons I’ve learned from my dogs is to live in the moment. Dogs are masters of mindfulness. In other words, they are aware of their surroundings and what they are doing moment by moment. I believe this is what gives them their carefree spirit. If only we could follow their example more often, we’d be less likely to look forward with uncertainty, or back with regret and pain.
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