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Life with a stable cat

Before I discovered the joy of ponies as a little girl, cats always had my heart!

I think they’re quiet energy is what captured me. They’re sensitive creatures with finely tuned reactions and so observant. 169 more words

Black Lab helping patients!

Black lab therapy dog is helping people!

Shout out to recreational therapist Deb Brewer, too!

Read the article here:

http://www.mlive.com/news/grand-rapids/index.ssf/2017/08/labrador_joins_mary_free_bed_h.html

Congrats to me!

Ladies and gentlemen, fellow readers of my blog…

I have some exciting news for you!

I received the result of my Animal Assisted Therapy course a couple of days ago. 122 more words

Mental Health

Mushroom and Chickpea Pilaf (Pilafi me Manitaria kai Revithia)

Hi there, I enjoy making Pilaf dishes as much as I love making Pasta dishes.  This specific Pilaf recipe has mushrooms which I just adore, (but my poor hubby doesn’t really enjoy eating mushrooms) and of course chickpeas.  270 more words

Dinner

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Mushroom and Chickpea Pilaf (Pilafi me Manitaria kai Revithia)

 on AUGUST 8, 2017
Hi there, I enjoy making Pilaf dishes as much as I love making Pasta dishes.  This specific Pilaf recipe has mushrooms which I just adore, (but my poor hubby doesn’t really enjoy eating mushrooms) and of course chickpeas.  So, for him I make it plain, and from there he loves adding yogurt.  Me not so much  Anyway, I found this recipe a few years ago, and to be honest I am not sure of it’s origin, but one thing I am sure of it’s not Greek.  I look at some of my fellow bloggers Rice recipes ufff, I don’t know which one I want to jump in and eat first!!!  they look so amazing with so many different variations.  Just wonderful!!! Back to this recipe, it basically calls for Basmati rice, but I use any rice I have in the food pantry,  and today the only kind I had was normal short grain rice, this Pilaf is quick to make, and so good to eat.   Ingredients: 500 grams Rice 1 box Mushrooms 1 Large Onion chopped 250 grams boiled Chickpeas 1 litre Chicken Broth Salt 1 tablespoon Olive Oil 1 tablespoon butter Preparation: P1000293 Dice mushrooms into slices. P1000296 In a small sauce pan boil Chickpeas. P1000298 I personally prefer to make my own Chicken broth instead of ready made.  All that is needed is to boil any chicken parts you have in your refrigerator.  Add Olive Oil P1000299 In a large sauce pan add in the butter to melt.  Once the butter has melted add in the onion and the rice.  Stir for a few minutes and then add in the chicken broth. P1000309 Add in Chickpeas, Mushrooms and stir.  Let simmer for about 20 minutes and until the chicken broth has been completely absorbed.  Stir every so often so that the rice does not stick to the bottom of the sauce pan. Kali Orexi!!! 

Improving Patient Engagement in Treatment with AAT

I currently work with individuals struggling with chronic mental health issues and medical conditions with my primary role being to help patients access outpatient treatment options. 319 more words

Service Animals

~ Animal Therapy ~

The words Anxiety and Depression have become very well known in recent years, particularly amongst young people who have grown up beside the brave souls sharing their mental health experiences, breaking down stigmas and raising awareness. 414 more words

Nevada Veterans/Active Military- Service Dog Accessibility

While the Veteran’s Administration in Nevada offers a robust array of services for Nevada residents, I was eager to learn more about the specific programs for veterans interested in connecting with a service animal who reside in Nevada. 369 more words

Service Animals