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When not to suck it up

Julie Bacon #mindyourmind Goals Mental Game

When not to suck it up

We spend so much time working on ourselves these days that when trouble strikes, we know we should try to see the positive side or else put on a brave, happy face and move forward with grace. While this is the positive energy we all are striving to emulate, sometimes it's the wrong choice.How could that be? Well, sometimes by doing what we "should" do, we suppress what we are really feeling and we smash those emotions down only for them to bubble up and bite us in the butt later. Gah! So what's a girl to do if we're...

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Calling BS in puppy class

Julie Bacon #mindyourmind Nationals Puppies Training

Calling BS in puppy class

It's been several years since I've had a puppy in the Puppy K class and driving home last week I felt like every mom - of any species - must feel when they put their kid in class for the first time. So much pressure!Of course, I immediately realized it's all self-imposed. I mean no one else cares how good my puppy is (or isn't) at nose touch. Yet, there I was, in full compare-mode, hoping that when it was our turn for recalls that my kid was the best!How truly ridiculous!It's easy to see how dumb this internal conversation...

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A Trip Across the Street

Julie Bacon Dog Care Puppies Training

A Trip Across the Street

Other possible titles for this post: How I nearly killed my puppy.Alternate ways to test your heart health.New ways to proof a command.Sometimes sh*t just happens. So there I was, bravely walking all three of my dogs on an unseasonably warm afternoon. Sun shining. Birds singing. Dogs getting the hang of this odd dance across suburban sidewalks on Flexi-leads*. We were all having a lovely time.We were on the "back" part of our out-and-back walk when I saw someone coming up the path in the opposite direction. I gathered everyone into me and stepped to the side only to have...

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Announcing: The Q-Membership!

Julie Bacon Dream-n-Scheme Goals Q-Membership

Announcing: The Q-Membership!

Enrollment is open for a limited time as we plan to launch the annual Q-Membership with the start of Spring on March 20, 2017. Learn more and join today!    As a Q-Member, here's what you'll get: Two (2) personal coaching sessions to be used throughout the year. Bunch them together or spread them out - your choice! Monthly specialized content delivered via video and/or audio with discussion on the private Dream-n-Scheme Facebook group. Monthly meditations and mantras. Quarterly interactive webinars with discussion on the private Dream-n-Scheme Facebook group. FREE bonus swag delivered with a bow :) First access to new programs and offerings with...

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Big WHYs and little whys

Julie Bacon Dream-n-Scheme Goals Training

Big WHYs and little whys

I started writing this blog post thinking about routine - how important it is to me, how it grounds me and allows me to be more productive. You see, I was thinking that my lack of routine was the reason I was not getting more done, and then I dug a little deeper.   Turns out, I'm using routine as an excuse. Don't get me wrong, I am a habit-loving girl who likes a good structure, but it wasn't the reason I wasn't getting traction.   Specifically, as it relates to training my dogs, I had all these plans about...

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