It was November 2013 when Gidget came to live with us. She had a few homes before us, though I don’t know her full history.
But it wasn’t until this past year that she started to cuddle more often with Kylie. While I try not to project why this is, I’ve wondered if perhaps she finally feels like she is home – that she won’t have to leave again. That it is safe to let herself fall deep into the love of Kylie.
Then there are times I wonder, being that Kylie is eleven now, does Gidget sense something? Is she making sure to spend as much quality time as she can with Kylie?
Perhaps silly, but these things run through my head. And then, when I let go of projections, I just see two peas in a pod that are such a beautiful example of what love really is.
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Joie gave me the gift of grace and wisdom, helping me understand that pausing in one’s life is essential to one’s well-being.
As part of my two month sabbatical which I write about in my new memoir, I turned to my toolbox of self-help. One tool I chose during that time was to use Grace cards as a way to answer questions I had, confirmation, or to simply provide whatever wisdom it was I needed for that particular day. They never failed to help guide me in some way.
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What Others Are Saying About “Wisdom Found in the Pause”
Techel takes us along as she gently navigates the waters of grief and over- commitment and takes a self-imposed sabbatical to heal and seek direction. She teaches us that pausing doesn't mean stopping as she connects with, and draws on the wisdom of, trusted teachers and learns to listen to her heart again.
~Linda and Allen Anderson
I loved how Joie, the little special-needs dachshund Techel adopted, helped teach Techel, through both the life and loss of Joie, how important it is to slow down now and then and take the time to reassess.
This memoir reads like a meditative guide to life. The challenges faced and the lessons learned from Joie made a lasting impression on me. I feel enriched and inspired for having read it.
I have a shelf of books that contain nuggets of wisdom have helped me become unstuck in different seasons of my life; books I consider classics that I return to again and again. Wisdom Found in the Pause will take its place among these.
The book is a great reminder to us all to slow down and look inside for the answers we seek. Techel's writing is so honest and open, I feel like I know her innermost secrets.
I find Barbara has a way of touching all of our hearts, not only with how much she loves her dogs but with her way of teaching us how to find ourselves.