What My Dog Taught Me About Boundaries and Meeting My Own Needs

Happy dog lays on the black sand beach, right before sunset, in the golden hour.
Photo Credit: Cathy Kading

As a recovering co-dependent, I have historically struggled with boundaries and saying what I want. Along my healing journey, I have spent years learning mindfulness, meditating and generally trying to be more present in my life. Who knew that all along, I’ve lived with my own non-verbal, and slightly neurotic Yoda. For over a decade, my dog has been teaching me about boundaries…