Leon The Poodle/ Chitchat

Leon The Poodle is a therapist, most notable for his seminal thesis on depression and anxiety.  He was voted #1 therapist of the year by NYC pedestrians.  He currently holds an honorary position in the association of good semaratans.  

We had the pleasure of meeting him in his cabin in New Hampshire, USA last winter where we talking about what it means to be a dog among humans and life in general.

Dr/ Ash: Is this real life?

Leon: woof, woof woof woof, woooof

Dr/ Ash: Can we change the truth about the conception of our reality?

Leon: woof woof woof woof

Dr/ Ash: Are we alone?

Leon: woof woof woof woof

Dr/ Ash: Is time parallel? 

Leon: woof woof woof woof woof

Dr/ Ash: What is right and what is wrong?

Leon: woof woof woof woof

Dr/ Ash: Is everything we perceive just a figment of one’s imagination?

Leon: woof woof woof woof woof woof

Dr/ Ash: Do we all see colors the same way?

Leon: woof woof woof woof

Dr/ Ash: Thank you for your time and hospitality

Leon: My pleasure 


Ten Rules for Being Human

by Cherie Carter-Scott

1. You will receive a body. You may like it or hate it, but it’s yours to keep for the entire period.
2. You will learn lessons. You are enrolled in a full-time informal school called, “life.”
3. There are no mistakes, only lessons. Growth is a process of trial, error, and experimentation. The “failed” experiments are as much a part of the process as the experiments that ultimately “work.”
4. Lessons are repeated until they are learned. A lesson will be presented to you in various forms until you have learned it. When you have learned it, you can go on to the next lesson.
5. Learning lessons does not end. There’s no part of life that doesn’t contain its lessons. If you’re alive, that means there are still lessons to be learned.
6. “There” is no better a place than “here.” When your “there” has become a “here”, you will simply obtain another “there” that will again look better than “here.”
7. Other people are merely mirrors of you. You cannot love or hate something about another person unless it reflects to you something you love or hate about yourself.
8. What you make of your life is up to you. You have all the tools and resources you need. What you do with them is up to you. The choice is yours.
9. Your answers lie within you. The answers to life’s questions lie within you. All you need to do is look, listen, and trust.
10. You will forget all this.