Sundog –noun 1. parhelion. 2. a small or incomplete rainbow.

Tashi! :D

Life sure does move fast sometimes! It’s been another long while since I posted and much has gone on. I think it’s time I share what it is that I’ve been up to which has been keeping me away from more frequent updates.

Gupta Amygdala Retraining Program is a process by which many can heal from chronic fatigue syndrome, multiple chemical sensitivity, and a few things they don’t list on the website. For example, I’ve also been using it to heal my PTSD.

Jeremy and I began the program mid-September this year. After three months following it diligently, the results are quite amazing. On the other hand, it can be a lot of work and you really need to commit yourself to doing it every day. Is it worth it? Heck yeah! :)

Coming back from a long-term illness can be very challenging. Especially considering how far from normal our lives had taken us – living in a tent for nearly 10 years, extreme social isolation from being fully housebound, extreme physical degradation from being mostly bedbound. It all adds up to situations that need healing in their own way.

We’ve been living indoors for sometime now and enjoy our current apartment. Swimming 1-4 times a week, occasional hikes, weight lifting, and frequent evening walks are taking care of the physical reconditioning. I’ve begun volunteering for a dog rescue at their adoption events and will be helping a cat shelter next month during their spay/neuter clinic which is all healing the social aspect. Life is beginning to be on the move again!

Speaking of the cat shelter… we adopted a 2 year old cat three weeks ago! Yay!!! Through an odd sequence of events I found out I don’t have a cat allergy as I thought I did, within a week we had adopted Tashi. Here she is a few days after coming home with us: Tashi a few days after being adopted from the shelter.

I am loving having a cat around the house. She has been a shelter cat for a lot of her life, though she did have one home at some point. Her first home had a 4 year old and she spent a month hiding under the bed from it, so they decided to take her back. I’m happy to have her here with us instead.

Tashi playing with paper ball.

She suffered from at least one nightmare a day for the first two weeks, but then someone gave us some amazing stress reducing drops that are basically water with minerals and an electric charge to combat stress. I add one drop to her water each day and she hasn’t had a nightmare in a week! We are really enjoying seeing her personality come out as she grows more comfortable and confident in life with us.

Tashi is a Tibetan name meaning good fortune and auspiciousness. She is a talker with many different chirps, meows, mews, and just plain odd noises. I’m hoping she will learn to be more of a lap cat as right now she is uncomfortable being in a lap even though you can tell she wants to climb onto it. When in a loving mood she’ll gaze at it and shift her weight forwards then change her mind, but for now it is too much for her. She loves lasers, catnip, and playing with various homemade toys. We also have a homemade cat scratcher made from cardboard boxes we had lying around… aka free!

Having Tashi come into our lives is just one of many examples of how much healing we have seen since starting the Gupta Retraining Program. Our improvements really are incredible and tremendous.

7 responses

  1. Snez

    Hi there Lisa!

    Love your cat pictures, Tashi looks so regal in that last one. :)

    So fantastic that you don’t have a cat allergy and that the Gupta program is reaping benefits for you and Jeremy. My heart swells with happiness over such good news and victories in your life. :)

    love and hugs!

    December 28, 2012 at 6:43 pm

  2. Looks like one very happy cat. So glad to hear you’re doing so much better Lisa!

    December 28, 2012 at 8:09 pm

  3. Lisa and Jeremy got a cat! Lisa and Jeremy got a cat! Lisa and Jeremy got a cat! Lisa and Jeremy got a cat! Lisa and Jeremy got a cat! Lisa and Jeremy got a cat!

    December 28, 2012 at 8:29 pm

  4. victoriaaphotography

    Tashi looks gorgeous and it’s so lovely to hear you’re not allergic to her. Hope she gradually settles in more fully and finds contentment in some ‘lap’ time.

    Pets are wonderful Healers.

    December 28, 2012 at 9:15 pm

  5. Nice to meet the new cat! Glad all is as it should be! Enjoy!

    December 28, 2012 at 10:22 pm

  6. Thank you very much everyone! Tashi might be learning to ‘fetch’ – she brought a paper ball back twice in a row. :) That would be super cool. :)

    Happy New Years to all! :D

    January 1, 2013 at 5:52 pm

  7. Adorable cat!
    I have heard of others using the Gupta program. It’s good to hear it worked for you. I am highly sensitive to low levels of chemicals and fragrances, along with many other health issues, and I understand the isolation that comes with it.

    February 1, 2013 at 9:39 am

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