With school fast approaching it is helpful to remember a few things when making new friends:
It is important to take an interest in your new friend. Here I am saying "How do you do?" to my new friend Maggie who was also adopted from All 4 Paws. Maggie is an adorable Lab mix puppy that is being trained to become a service dog.
It is also important to maintain healthy boundaries when making new friends. Here I am being asked to be a little too close to my new friend Tucker - who was visiting with my owner's cousin. Here I am showing my need for a more healthy distance in this relationship. It is important to ask for what you need when making new friends.
Finally, making new friends can be tiring and even stressful. Self-care through yoga, good nutrition and rest is essential. Here I am taking a much needed nap after a long day of making new friends.
I hope these tips are helpful to you as you begin the new school year. Please check my owners blog (Donna's Blog) for more tips on how self-care and yoga can help you through large life transitions. Namaste. - Yogi
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