Love, Dog is for everyone who wants to be their dog's best friend . . . We're a trusted resource to help you make the best choices for your dog's wellbeing . . . NEW PODCAST EPISODE #13: TARA BRACH - Homecoming: Being Present With Our Dogs . . . Listen on your favorite podcast app or click on the podcast button in the menu. . . . We say THANK YOU to season 1's podcast sponsors - Fig & Tyler, Wonder Walker No-Pull Harnesses, Colorado Citizens for Canine Welfare (3CW), and, Jope Hip & Joint Chews.
Love, Dog is for everyone who wants to be their dog's best friend . . . We're a trusted resource to help you make the best choices for your dog's wellbeing . . . NEW PODCAST EPISODE #13: TARA BRACH - Homecoming: Being Present With Our Dogs . . . Listen on your favorite podcast app or click on the podcast button in the menu. . . . We say THANK YOU to season 1's podcast sponsors - Fig & Tyler, Wonder Walker No-Pull Harnesses, Colorado Citizens for Canine Welfare (3CW), and, Jope Hip & Joint Chews.
Howls From The Founder
Tara Brach talks often of her affection for all animals, and she often describes her sunrise walks along the Potomac River with her dog. Her walks have an exquisite quality to them . . .  they always resonate with a sense of freshness as they experience the simple riches and luxury of nature.

HOWLS FROM THE FOUNDER

Homecoming: Being Present With our Dogs

June 25, 2024

Tara Brach with her husbandm, Jonathan Foust holding their young pup with a wooded setting in the background

Tara Brach and her husband Jonathan Foust with their 6- month-old pup, Niki

I couldn’t tell you exactly when it was that I discovered Tara Brach, but if I said about ten years ago, I’d be in range. When I found Tara, I found gold. Her heart, her mind, her spirit, and her soul resonated with me in a way that was entirely new and fresh, and largely unfamiliar. She showed-up at just the right time.
 
Years before that, in a walk through the Harvard bookstore back in 2002, as I was exiting, I noticed a table towards the front of the store with books on sale. I spotted a book by Karen Armstrong called Buddha. I read it, and it changed me because it introduced me to an entirely new perspective on life, which, let’s just say, cleared a lot of things up for me. This book also showed-up at just the right time. And without knowing it, it prepared me to open to the way Tara leads and teaches.

It’s funny how people and things appear when they’re most needed, isn’t it? Perhaps, we are all seen and heard whether we know it or not.
 
As I say in the episode, through her lessons and meditations, Tara takes people from all walks of life—and from around the world—on personal healing journeys. As she guides, she instructs and helps us heal. I find her approach wonderfully subtle and soothing. And she also takes us on what I like to call “feeling” journeys. She has a magical way of cutting through the layers of emotion, and often-times confusion, and helps us name what we’re feeling. And in that naming, we’re offered relief and the opportunity to learn about ourselves in new ways . . . and to grow.

We are so honored that Tara accepted our invitation to be a guest on the podcast. It’s a beautiful and enlightening conversation that takes many twists and turns and ends with Tara guiding us through a meditation. I’ve received several emails from friends and listeners telling me they’ve listened to the meditation two, and even three times! So don’t miss-out on it. We say thank you, Tara!

WHERE TO FIND THE PODCAST

Please listen to, share, and enjoy Episode 13 here. You can now listen to all episodes on lovedog.com, or here, on your favorite podcast app.

BEFORE SIGNING OFF . . .

Meet our two dogs for adoption below,CHURRO, from ARF Hamptons in East Hampton, and BELLA, from Humane Society of the South Platte Valley in Littleton, CO., two absolute hunks waiting to meet YOU!

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Until next time,

Cheers to All and Happy Howling!

Mark