Author: Birgit

Dog emotion and Cognition

Today I found out about a 7 week course that starts today, on April 14th 2020, on the evolution of dog emotions and cognition and I think you may be able to take it for free, as long as the course material is released all at once, rather than spaced out over weeks, which they often do.) I copied the course’s syllabus below for you: “Dog Emotion and Cognition will introduce you to the exciting new study of dog psychology, what the latest discoveries tell us about how dogs think and feel about us, and how we can use this new knowledge to further strengthen our relationship with our best friends.” https://www.coursera.org/learn/dog-emotion-and-cognition? Syllabus Course information: “Dog Emotion and Cognition is a course designed to introduce the exciting new science of dog psychology to any level of dog enthusiast. In learning about dogs you will be introduced to evolutionary and cognitive theory, learn about experimental methodology, see how dogs compare to other species, and even have the chance to try some of the cognitive games you …

My Daily Corona Goals

In the last 3 weeks I have gone through the stages of ultra pragmatism, preparation, anxiety, stress, mild manic and to be honest all those emotions and more continue to take it in turns cycling through me. But last night I thought about how time is precious, there is no knowing how this will all turn out but in the meantime I can take a little more control over what is here within my reach right now. So here I present my first of my Daily Corona Goals. I am really just playing around but I do want to use my days better and I want to learn to be a better graphic designer (I am not a graphic designer, but I need to work on this skill for our business purposes & my digital media offering services anyway, now is a great time.)

Are we feeling it this year? Thoughts on Christmas #1

I don’t know what it is like for you this year, Christmas, are we feeling it? How much do the realities of our lives personal and global affect how the next days play out? Put on some nice music, grab a book, make a nice dish that smells nice and don’t worry if your Christmas is the picture book perfect one. Let’s remember just this: This is a good time to remember to be empathetic and kind.   If nothing else then: Sharing is a profound action within reach of each and every one of us. The below is written a little more with my UK life in mind than my US life, but applies probably exactly equally as much wherever you read this. It’s not so different in America.   Sharing time, kindness, care, food, gifts if you have them, donate to those in need. If you have it then go drop of £20 at somebody’s (a stranger’s) door step you haven’t met but you have noticed they have kids and they appear to …