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Follow along with Doug and me as we discover a new path in life based on our wishes and dreams.

dougwriting (Small)Our new series has been launched. Follow along as we help you to Connect With Your True Self.

We created a step by step path discovery project that you can follow along with (and do yourself with the how- to) called Find Your Path In Life.

If you want to see a larger version of an image, just click on it… Images… I draw all of the images on paper, photograph them with my phone and upload them.

Often I’ll do a bit of manipulation before uploading them here… I’m having fun drawing in a sketch book, just like I did back in the 80s.

I think this low tech approach gives Doug Does Life an approachable and informal feel. This is exactly what we want…

We want everyone to have fun (including us), get comfortable and learn a lot about life and ourselves. This site isn’t about showcasing the latest graphics magic. It’s about being the best monkeys we can be… And monkeys LOVE colored pencils…

Are you unhappy with you life and/or your career? Follow along with our Finding Your Path In Life Series. In it we present our own story and easy to follow exercises so you can pin down exactly what you want to do with the rest of your life.

So you think Doug is funny? Please. don’t encourage him… Here are the drawings I do of Doug, and the photos that he poses for…

Need help with career decisions? Look no further!

Doug likes inspirational pins. We collect the ones we like and share them in the evening. We try to find ones that sum up the day we had.

Explore the topics we have listed in our header, above. We add new content almost every day… Ok, six times a week,at least…

Here’s our Linkedin page, in case you need some extra monki-ness to up the creativity quotient of your endeavors. We’ve developed our skills from an eclectic background and a drive to create.

Doug likes Pinterest too, so humor him with a visit…

Take a look at our bio if you feel like it. Comment, ask questions and offer suggestions. It’s monkey time!

 

287 comments

  1. I love it! Doug is adorable!

    Thanks for following my blog!

    1. Thanks Michael. I have an interest in shamanism as well, and look forward to reading your posts…

  2. Hey, Doug – I love your art work!! Thanks for stopping by my blog and for following. Love, Pat

    1. Thanks Pat… Your blog is interesting and I’ll be reading it regularly… Thanks for the compliment.

  3. Rochelle · · Reply

    Thank you kindly, for visiting my new blog and becoming my first follower. Wish you all the best!

    1. You’re welcome! Good luck with the new blog… I just started a little over a month ago… I’m a shamanic practitioner, which landed me on your blog via keyword searching…

  4. Looking forward to reading your blog. It already makes me smile! :)

    1. Thank you Mary! I’m glad you smiled…

  5. Love your art style! thought it was appropriate that I found you after you liked my doodle of a monkey. :)

    Look forward to your future posts.

    1. Thanks for the compliment! Yes, your monkey caught my eye… It reminds me of my monkey, Doug.

  6. Thanks for following my blog. I like your blog, will continue to read it :^)

    1. Thanks! And I yours…

  7. I’m glad I’m not the only one who draws in my sketchbook, take photo with my camera then upload it to my blog.

    1. I enjoy drawing with actual tools onto actual paper. I’m mainly a sculptor, so maybe that’s why I prefer working with physical mediums.

      1. Physical mediums is my thing also, no technology can replace that.

  8. Thanks for the like! About to go through your posts now!

    1. Thanks in return… I’m looking at your stuff now!

  9. Thanks Doug. Celto Nordic Shamanism in Florida is an opportunity for us. Lets talk brother. Regards a777

    1. What kind of opportunities are you looking for in Florida? I’m following your Facebook page…

      1. Self development programes using psychology shamanism and chinese internal arts

  10. Thanks for reading my blog! I like yours! I’m in my mid 20’s and still “finding myself” so I’m def gonna try the exercises. xoxo

    1. Cool! Thanks for following along. Give me some feedback after completing some of the exercises…

  11. Love kickin’ it old school with a sketchbook! Fun blog! Thanks for checking mine out as well, I look forward to seeing more of Doug!

    1. Thanks for stopping by! Doug will be looking forward to your visits. He’s a very sociable monkey…

  12. Thanks Doug for following my blog and I enjoyed looking at your page….. it is good to belong!

    1. Hey Brian. Thanks for stopping by. I found your writings to be thought provoking… I’ll be reading along as you write…

  13. Hi, Doug. Jack and Spec wanted to say “Hi. Nice to meet you.” Thanks for following my blog. I am looking forward to checking our your drawings. Have a great day!

    1. Hi Beth. Thanks for stopping by… I looked through your work, and will be following your updates…

  14. Hey Doug, I find your blog amazing and would love to read more of what you will post with time. Thank you for reading my blog. cheers!

    1. Thanks Issac! I’m aiming to post every day, so keep reading…

  15. Thank you for following my web/blog Doug! You have a very giving web/blog and I look forward to discovering more of what you have to share. Have a great day brother.

    1. Thanks for stopping by and for the compliments! I enjoyed visiting your blog and look forward to seeing more great illustrations…

  16. I will be sure to share them. :) Thank you!

  17. Brian Branche · · Reply

    Thank you Doug for your birthday wishes and I like your work. It’s good to belong

  18. Hey Doug! Love the art! I <3 monkeys too hehe! I fanned you FB page too :-) https://www.facebook.com/RedHeadGinja <— that's mine to get the latest Ginjaness

    1. Cool! I’ll go check out your Facebook page…

  19. love this one so much :)

    1. Thanks! I was drawn to your blog by your old school skate illustrations… I’m an old greybeard now, but have been skating for almost 35 years.

      1. My pleasure, sir! It is nice to see your page :)
        whoaa, i should be ashamed. I gave up years ago after i fell down so bad back then.

  20. I knew. I was a monkey! I love colored pencils too. Your blog looks great. Thanks for stopping by mine.

    1. Thanks! You blog looks good too.

      1. Thanks. I forwarded your link to my son. Hes needing so e creative inspiration. I think hell find it here. I also recommended The Artists Way to him.

      2. The Artist’s Way is a helpful book… I read it in the past but didn’t finish all of the exercises… Journaling three pages a day and creating no art was too much for me… Thanks for sharing my blog.

      3. Im not certain if many people do finish it once the creative juices begin to flow. I think I did one page a day. You are right about that.

  21. I really enjoying your blog. You’re so creative with that litte adorable monkey… ;)
    Thanks for stopping by at my blog though… really appreciate it.

    1. Thanks for dropping by. I appreciate the compliments.

  22. Hi Doug, Thanks for visiting and liking my post on gratitude. I love your monkey sketches, playful and helpful posts. I look forward to exploring more! Brad

    1. Thanks for stopping by Brad!

  23. Hi Doug,
    Fascinating blog. Love the monkey. Intrigued to see where this takes you!
    Katie :)
    PS Thanks for visiting Born Again Writer. Blogging is a great way to connect with people, no?

    1. Thanks for visiting… Yes, I’m enjoying the connections I’m making through blogging… It’s a rewarding experience.

  24. Is the monkey near-sighted or far-sighted? I’m so glad I discovered this blog today. Thanks!

    1. He’s neither. He just thinks the glasses make him look smarter… He’s wrong a lot.

  25. Thanks for your interest in “Tails from Paris”. We’re now following your blog.

    Hey ! You know you can treat yourself with a little trip to Paris if you feel like it : http://sousnoscouettes.com/

    Here is our FB page : https://www.facebook.com/sousnoscouettes

    We’re also on Twitter :

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    https://twitter.com/tailsfromparis

    And you’re back for dinner : we promise !

    Alix & Roxane

    1. Well, thank you very much!

  26. Very creative. Love Doug. You are a master of your art.

    1. Thank you very much! Doug will try to take all the credit…

  27. Thanks for the like! I hope you will visit again soon and often. Your blog looks unique and very good! Namaste. . . .

    1. Thanks for visiting!

  28. Very pleased you called by my page so I could discover you & Doug – and your crazy chickens! Thank you for your wise words here, a creatively lived life is definitely the path I’ve chosen – and I love it!

    1. Thanks for stopping by. Doug likes chickens too… fried.

  29. We have nominated your blog for the Versatile Blog Award :

    http://tailsfromparis.com/2013/11/07/the-versatile-blogger-award/

    Have a great blogging day ;-)
    Tails from Paris

    1. Thank you very much!

      1. You’re welcome Doug !
        Have a great day.

  30. Thanks Doug your visions are very rewarding I will be following your future writings Blessed Be!

    1. Thank you for stopping by! I’m glad you’re on board the monkey train…

  31. Thank you for like,Dear! I hope you will visit often. You blog looks unique!

  32. Thankful for the follow! :) Great blog! Keep on sharing! :)

  33. Great talent and cute stuffed monkey! Thanks for stopping by my blog. Have a blessed day! -Renee

    1. Thank you Renee!

  34. Thanks for stopping by God, autism, and me. Your blog is a breath of fresh air and not at all what I was expecting to find. Very unique! :)
    Lilka

    1. Thanks for dropping by! What were you expecting to find?

      1. I’m not sure, possibly a very pointed sales pitch?

        Not at all an adorable monkey and inspiring photos. Your blog made me smile and I’ll be stopping by. :)

      2. Good! I’m glad we made you smile… And we are far from salesmonkeys… I can’t talk anyone into doing or buying something they don’t need.

      3. My stepson has autism, so I’ll be reading your blog as well…

      4. Welcome! it is quite a wild ride with ups/downs, spins and turns but it has probably developed me into a far better person. I have learned patience, empathy and possibly everything known fact about ninja turtles and power rangers ;) It takes on the job training to levels never imagined before. But we get through it. Have a wonderful day!

  35. This is TOOOOO MUCH!!!! Okay I see a book in the making !! I’m serious ! Well as serious as I can get about anything :)

    1. Thanks Julie. I’m not sure what direction to go in with this. A book is a possibility. We’re at the stage where we need to figure out a direction in which to grow and share our stuff (our being Doug and me).

  36. Thanks for liking my post :) so glad you did, cause I got to find Doug…He’s sooo cute

    1. Thanks for stopping by!

  37. Very cool, your on to something. Definitely. Good luck. Thanks for stopping by my blog.

  38. Wow what an amazing blog, you really put a smile on my face. An adorable monkey,a great read and super cool art, I’m looking forward to following your journey :D

    1. Thank you! I’m glad we made you smile…

  39. Great site! Thanks for visiting mine. I appreciate it! :-) Have a wonderful day.

    1. Thanks for stopping by!

  40. Thanks for visiting and following! I look forward to following yours as well. Very cute monkey and monkey’s companion!

    1. Thanks for stopping by!

  41. Very cool site! Thank you for visiting! Cheers

  42. Love Doug, wonderful sketches! Thanks for liking my blog post, I’ll be back!

    1. Thanks for stopping by!

  43. boobooda7 · · Reply

    Hi Monkey…you are following my blog and I am following yours and I can see how are paths entwined. Searching for something deeper, more meaningful, a way to make a living that allows our true selves to shine. I’ve got an idea…why don’t you let me do a free astrology chart for you? It will tell you so much about what is going on, provide insight into your path, and help to give you direction. The only thing I ask for in return is that if you find the reading helpful and insightful, that you share the information with others. If you are ready to go on a soul passage, ping me with an email and we’ll get started: Geo3Rs@att.net. Peace and Blessings, Astrologer Geo

    1. I’ll send you an e-mail now…

  44. wakingofthebear · · Reply

    Thanks for commenting on my blog – Waking of the Bear. I will follow your posts, as they seem to be right down my alley.

    1. Thanks for stopping by!

  45. Thanks for liking my post- ‘Children of Men’. I very much like the content you have put up :)

  46. You have been nominated for the Dragon Loyalty Award. Congrats and do as you will with it. Thanks for stopping by my blog so often.

    http://lifeinthecitywithafuture.wordpress.com/2013/12/01/dragons-loyalty-award/

    1. Thank you Colleen! I appreciate the nomination.

  47. Thank you so much for liking a drawing on my blog. :)

    Your drawings a beautiful! I’ll be hanging around here too.

    1. Thank you! There’s always room for more hanger outers…

  48. Hi Doug! What a great blog you have here! Great artwork!! 😊

  49. Love your blog! Thanks for liking my first post!:)

    1. Thank you, and thanks for stopping by!

  50. Hey
    Thx for liking my post.
    May Allah bless u..

  51. darcsunshine · · Reply

    This reminded me how much I miss drawing. Thanks ;)

    1. Well, now you know what to do next… I’m sure you have a pencil nearby… Share what you come up with!

      1. darcsunshine · ·

        Life has been beyond hectic lately and I guess I forgot about my passion for drawing. When I get around to it I will definitely share! Thanks again!

      2. I hear you about hectic… Sometimes the last thing I want to do is draw Doug… But I make myself, and end up having fun doing so.

      3. darcsunshine · ·

        Yeah you are so right, once you start you end up having a ton of fun and feel a sense of pride while doing it…or at least I do :)

  52. This is a terrific project! A truly worthy follow it is. I look forward to what looks to be massively sweet content.

    1. Hey Glenn- Tanks for the compliments. I hope you find some useful bits here.

  53. Oh! John, my life has been beyond hectic lately, but every now and then I find a tiny ‘momento’ to read your spiritual, inspirational, motivational, funy and wonderful blog.. You are a Master! nothing but good can come to your way.. xx

    1. Good to hear from you again Gloria! Thank you for the compliments. I’m glad my efforts help make your day a bit brighter… That’s what I want for everyone…

  54. I have absolutely no idea on how you found my blog, but yours is cute :)

    1. Thank you! I check the blog reader a lot and came across your post… I think I was searching with the keyword “creativity”.

  55. I thought I left an earlier reply… Oh well. Thanks for dropping by. What a cute idea for a blog. :)

    1. Thank you. Stuffed monkeys can get away with more than we humans can…

  56. Thanks for liking the quote I posted! Cute and artistic site, I’m following.

  57. Hi! I’ve nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award. Thank you (and Doug) for inspiring me with your blog! Congratulations! You can find the badge and details here: http://lilmisspoutinessegues.wordpress.com/2013/12/11/the-versatile-blogger-award

    If yours is an award-free blog and I have overlooked the icon, please accept my appreciation for your blog, all the same! :)

    1. Thank you for the nomination!

  58. I have nominated you for the Sunshine Award. Please check http://anglozine.wordpress.com/2013/12/12/feelingthelove/for the details! Congratulations on your award!!

  59. Thank you for liking my blog! Here to show some love back….I got booted off my computer last night as I started digging through your blog….so I am back this morning to check you out again. Have a wonderful day!

    1. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you find some useful tidbits here.

  60. thanks for adding a few new paths in my life as at least a possibility :)

    1. I’m glad you found some inspiration…

  61. Thanks for liking my post =)

    1. Thanks for stopping by.

  62. Hey, I started looking around your blog. I really like your art and writing style!

    1. Thanks David. I hope you find something useful in our monkey ramblings…

  63. Thank you for the like. Just beginning.
    Your artwork is wonderful. Following you.

    1. Thanks for stopping by and for the compliment. I hope you find something useful here…

  64. This is great. Really cute! :D

    1. Thanks for stopping by.

  65. Here’s another award nomination for you. If you would like to accept, here are the details:http://doncharisma.org/2013/12/24/christmas-awards-the-inventive-blogger-award/
    Keep up the great work!

    1. Thank you! I appreciate the nomination.

  66. Hi Doug,
    Thanks for liking my post…greatly appreciated! Looking forward to your support.

    Just browsed through your blog and I liked it.

    1. Thanks for stopping by!

  67. I am so delighted to have a chance to explore your creative works. My thirteen year old daughter will enjoy your blog as well because she shares in your passion for art. Thank you for taking the time to explore our blog as well. I look forward to following have an awesome night, Allie.

    1. Hi Allie- I’m glad you stopped by our blog. I look forward to reading more of yours. Has your daughter uploaded any of her art?

      1. Hello Doug, Rebecca is going to be doing a video of her drawings from this year. She has drawn a lot, three sketch books of drawings! Thank you for being interested in her art. I will let her know.

        Thanks, Allie.

  68. Helloooo Doug! I am totally with you on the matter of colored pencils… and monkeys… and living a monkey life! I am so glad you visited my site so that I might be able to latch onto your site and share a bit of monkey business.

    1. Hey Michael- Thanks for stopping by. I was looking through your drawing on your blog. We’re always up for monkey business around here! Join in…

  69. Can´t hit the like button on these internet caffes computers so….LIKED very much your mission statement. Looking forward to reading more of your post´s when I have a little bit more of time. And thanks for stopping by my cray un paid blog.

    1. Hi Charlie- Thanks for dropping by. I hope you find some useful stuff here. We’re trying to remain true to our mission statement!

      1. I sure will try to read more, it is usefull. Especially at times like the ones I have to live rigtht now.

        Read ya soon hopefully.

  70. Thank you for visiting my blog, Doug! I can see I’m going to enjoy yours tremendously! :)

    1. Thanks Lindy- I hope you are repeatedly amused by our posts!

  71. We’ll done blog Doug ! I look forward to reading more from you.

    1. Thanks for stopping by!

  72. doug looks like quite an upstanding fellow! thanks for liking my latest post.

    1. Looks can be deceiving! Thanks for stopping by…

  73. Hello,
    I am glad to nominate you for this award, Please accept.

    http://afsheenanjum.wordpress.com/2014/01/10/sunshine-award/

    1. Thank you very much!

      1. You are always welcome

  74. Thank you for visiting my page. I like your idea with your blogg. I’m now a follower.

    1. Thank you! Thanks for stopping by…

  75. Thank You Doug, for stopping by my page. Your blog is interesting. I am a fan from India :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by!

  76. Thank you for the like. Following your blog now :)

  77. I like your monkeys. And I don’t like monkeys.

    1. Thanks Joel… Doug is a likeable monkey… sometimes.

  78. You have an interesting blog here. Continue the good style.
    Thanks for your visit and like at my blog.
    Irene

    1. Thanks for stopping by Irene.

  79. Great creatives, thanks for the like..

    1. Thanks for dropping by.

  80. Like your blog. I feel totally complemented you liked and will follow mine. All good wishes, Elizabeth

  81. doug … you’re blog is really awesome… you have earned a follower :) and yes … thanks for liking my post :D i look forward to great stuff from your side

    1. Great! Thank you and thanks for reading.

  82. Hi John and Doug, Thank you for liking my blog, http://www.englishmanual.wordpress.com. That gave me the opportunity to have a look around your site. Love it! I’ll follow along for a while. All the best.

    1. Thanks for stopping by.

  83. Great Blog Doug!

  84. I’m honored that you took the time to visit my blog and like “Romancing the Raven,” Doug and John. Looks like you have a sweet blog here and I’m excited to learn more about it. All the best!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Susan- I love anything to do with crows and ravens…

  85. Hello! Thank you for liking my “Space Monkey”. You we´re the first ones to like anything on my brand new blog. Huzzah! I´ve been a blogger for about a week now. I´m certainly going to take some tips from your blog, it seems to be a very nice one. Best wishes !

    1. Thanks for stopping by- Your space monkey drawing is great… Anything monkey catches my eye, for obvious reasons.

      I hope you find some useful tips here… My suggestion to you is to search keywords in the reader that interest you, find blogs with these keywords and read them. Then, comment on some posts. Interaction is the quickest way to build an audience, at least that’s what works for me. Good luck!

      1. Thanks, great tips! Have a nice rest of the week.

  86. Immediately charmed by your blog. Looking forward to spending more time here. Dinner first, though! Thanks for reading mine!

    1. Good! I’mglad you came by for a visit.

  87. Hi there and thanks for the like on my blog. Your blog looks great and I’m looking forward to reading more of your posts! Love Doug the Monkey :)

  88. To me it seems Doug is to you as Hobbes is to Calvin!

    1. A good observation. I am a huge fan of Bill Watterson and his creations.

  89. thanks for liking my blog
    your seems wonderful

  90. HI there
    Thanks for stopping by my blog… I look forward to following yours :)

    1. Thank s for stopping by.

  91. Hey man, thanks for the like on my post. I’ve had a gander through your site, and I dig it. Very interesting stuff. Keep up the good stuff! :)

    Dylan

  92. Hi there, thank you for liking my post..Hv a great day!

    1. You too, thanks!

  93. I think I needed this.

    1. I’m glad you found it then…

  94. hi doug!!!! :) thanks for taking time to read my scribbles. it means a great deal! ill be watching you too, cheers

    1. Thanks for dropping by… Keep up the scribbling!

  95. Thanks for dropping by my blog. Doug seems like a real character!! hahaa, will keep an eye out, have a great week!

    1. Thanks Zachary- you too.

  96. I am complemented by your stopping to read and like my post about attracting positive relationships. Thank you kindly. Wishing you all good things, Elizabeth

    1. Hi Elizabeth- Thank you, and thanks for stopping by!

  97. Thanks for your liking my post..!!… your blog sounds interesting…worth keeping bookmark of it..!!

  98. Thank you for checking out and liking my simple blog>
    I will check out your post, “Find your path in life” . Writing is my life at the moment, and photography and dogs. Employment has been knocked out of sight so, you will hear more from me as I often ask simple (sometimes stupid) questions.

    1. Hey Maria- I’m glad you’ll be visiting my blog. I enjoy your photos…Ask away, if you have questions… I don’t mind. There’s no such thing as a stupid one.

  99. Hey! I just went through my mail and saw that you liked one of my posts! Thank you! I didnt know anyone would like it that much! :)

    1. I look through the reader to find new and interesting stuff. Your post caught my attention.

  100. Doug, thank you for visiting my new blog, and I must say; where would cosmic consciousness be without those monkeys, and their potatoes. Julie

    1. Thanks for stopping by Julie…

  101. Doug, thank you for visiting my blog, and may I say; where would cosmic consciousness be without those monkeys and their potatoes. Julie

  102. Thanks DougdoesLife, Really enjoy your posts and they have a certain livelyness to them which helps in so many ways, Best to You and Yours Doug,,,,regards greg

    1. Hey Greg- Thanks for the compliments. I’m glad you appreciate our posts.

  103. Hey Doug Thanks for the comment and the look/see on my blog, Yes I do so enjoy the wit and goodness of your blog…peace greg

    1. Thanks for stopping by Greg…

  104. Thank you for following my blog. Many of my students are very unsure of which career path to pursue but I do believe that your ‘finding your path series’ would be very helpful to them. Will be recommending your blog!

    1. Thanks! I hope your students find my posts useful…

  105. Keep rockin’ on Doug,,,love that melody you create….regards g

  106. Thank you for following my blog Doug. you have a very interesting and fun blog, I will stop by often. Thank you so much!

  107. Hey Doug, thanks for the like. Your blog looks pretty sweet. I look forward to exploring it.

    1. Thanks for stopping by!

  108. You had me at monkeys….

    1. Monkeys have that effect on some people…

      1. Indeed…and I am one of them…

  109. DougDoesLife,,,FYI here is a reblogg title on my page, interesting perspective here and interesting point in time… Originally posted on A Good Blog is Hard to Find:
    Best to ya DougDoesLife regards g

  110. Isn’t it ironic that I love and collect monkeys? Thanks for looking at my new blog!

    1. Glad you stopped by! There’s a lot of monkey business here…

  111. Thank you for sharing your “Find Your Path in Life” exercises mentioned in Passionate Problem Solving’s blog (sorry, new blogger here and I don’t yet know how to link to their blog in this comment). I look forward to the journey!

    1. Hey Liane- Thanks for stopping by! I know the blog you’re speaking of… She wrote a great post about my blog. I’m glad you decided to follow along. I’m working on a new series now titled Connect With Your True Self… It has 24-ish posts so far… Take a look at it as well, if you’re interested.

  112. Cute monkey and thank you for following my blog! :)

  113. renegadepoet · · Reply

    Hey Doug, a grown man holding a toy monkey writing about the really big themes in life. Pure genius. Thanks for the like, by the way.

    Mike

    1. Thanks! It makes it easier to talk about difficult things if I blame the monkey…

  114. Hi Doug
    I’m a tiger in Chinese astrology, consequently the tiger comes out when I am faced with power issues. But I also find that animals come into my daily life to teach me issues I need to deal with in the moment. For example the echidna has appeared (yes I live inAustralia) when I need to deal with boundary issues or the kangaroo when I need to hop away from situations.
    Thanks for this post

    1. Hello- If we pay attention we’ll notice animals appearing throughout the day. I hate spiders but one almost landed on my face a few days ago… I took it as a clear sign to listen to what it was trying to tell me.

      Living in the USA, I don’t know what I’d think if a kangaroo came to me though!

      1. Probably want to hop away too!

  115. Hello Doug. Thans for visiting my blog. I’ve had many experiences with animals in the wild, particularly an old crow that would follow me on my morning walks and talk with me in the most unusual ways. I’m sure I met two of his cousins at the Grand Canyon one evening. The male buzzed my head and cawed at me then dove down into the canyon. A minute later, her returned with his mate and they soared up, over my head, doing a pirouette as they climbed, Then, exactly as the sun was setting, they dove straight down into the canyon, not to be seen again. They were telling me to dance the dance of life; enjoy, be happy and be free.

    1. Hey Tony- Thanks for sharing your story. I’m a crow person too, even though I write a blog with a stuffed monkey…

      I visited the Grand Canyon a few years ago. When I walked to the edge and looked over, a raven flew by far below… I’ll never forget that.

  116. HI Doug, I like what you have done with your blog. Need to get my kids to help me with layout of mine. Animals are an integral part of our life. Some people are not aware of how the animals in our life are a reflection of what is happening in life. The animal kingdom is an integral part of our life as my husband is a Medicine Man. He started doing ceremonies in his mid-twenties. The first animal totem ceremony I participated in helped me to re-establish my relationship with my totem the Dove. I know call my totem Freedom Dove’.
    Thank you for stopping by and liking my blog.

    1. Hi Dove- Thanks… Animals are a large part of my life as well… I’m a shamanic practitioner and look to animals for guidance every day.

      While my blog is co-written with a stuffed monkey, my main spirit animal is Crow… Somehow, Doug the monkey managed to feature himself on my blog though…

  117. I’m glad you are on the mend from that wicked bout of illness, Doug. Cheer up from me: I have nominated you for the Versatile Blogger Award.

    http://markbialczak.com/2014/04/17/aw-shucks-ill-accept-that-im-still-versatile/

    1. Thanks Mark! I appreciate the recognition…

  118. i love this post. Thank you for stopping by on my blog. Have a good weekend.

    1. Thanks! Same to you.

  119. Thanks for liking my post :-) I’m going through your blog and it looks really interesting. Looking forward to reading your ideas.

    1. Glad you stopped by…

  120. Very cool, thanks for the smile! :) You blog made my day brighter!

    1. Thanks! I’m glad you stopped by for a smile…

  121. Thanks for the support by liking my post, http://coffeeandesign.wordpress.com/2014/05/08/grilled-cheese-sandwiches-by-parachute-elearning-by-parachute-how-are-you-bringing-your-learning-to-your-students/

    I hope we can curate, collaborate, and change something together soon! Let me know if I can add value to something you are working on > http://about.me/davehallmon

  122. graeylight · · Reply

    Excellent site! Super fun and cute!

  123. this is great! thanks for stopping by my blog and giving a like so I could find you! and we should have a shamanism chat sometime :)

    1. Thanks for stopping by in return! I’m always up for a shamanismchat…

  124. Thanks for liking my blog – I like yours, too. Love Doug!!

    1. Thanks Susan!

  125. Enjoy reading your blog…its wonderful…thank you for liking my post…..keep going…..

  126. Thanks for following my blog. I’m curious to see more of your stuff.

    1. Thanks for stoppingby!

  127. Thanks for your like on “out on a limb’. i like your menu set up with “all posts” placed after what your blog is about, and of course your work itself. I emphasise the whole body, whole self or whole being as who is alive in creation, the True Self, as distinct from our self and our reality that are parts projected, or created and placed, by the whole body’s Central Nervous System. From stuck in our fate in the human condition, identity identified with what it experiences, our part in relation with who is in and of reality, our destiny in a relation with our whole.

    1. Thanks for stopping by- I tried to set my blog up to be intuitive for readers… I’m thinking about revamping it though.

  128. Thank you for following my blog. I am reading yours and enjoying how authentic and sincere you are, loving that:)

  129. Fun blog.
    Thanks for looking/liking the sculpture posts.

    1. Thanks for stopping by!

  130. Hello , how are you , I am nominating you for MOST INFLUENTIAL BLOGGER AWARDS, as i like your writing a lot, so inspiring and true.

    http://afsheenanjum.wordpress.com/2014/07/01/most-influential-blogger-award-sister-hood-of-the-world-bloggers-award/

    please accept, Thank you

    1. Thank you! I appreciate your nomination…

      1. You are welcome

  131. Hello Doug, thank you for liking my post on Habermas. I always appreciate your posts. Phil Stanfield

    1. Thanks Phil. I’m glad you stopped by…

  132. Thanks for following. Mad busy right now with grunt work but when things settle down I have reading to do on your blog. -gerald

    1. Hey Gerald- Glad you stopped by.

  133. Your blog is just awesome… Will continue to read it and get inspired… :)
    Thanks..!!!

    1. Thanks Dolly!

  134. Hi Doug, I just dropped in to say hello after you were kind enough to ‘like’ a post on my blog ‘Killing Me Softly’. Many thanks. And I’m so pleased I stopped by. I think yours is about the cutest blog I’ve come across so far – not to trivialize your content, which has a lot of depth, but you’re gifted with being able to uplift people and make us smile while also teaching. It’s a delightful way to share parts of the journey. My own journey has been little heavy recently, hence the topic of abuse that I speak so much about. You might find my other blog more ‘up your alley’ – https://soulandspiritmusings.com I’m really interested in hearing and contemplating others’ experiences of spirituality and hope to write a book on the subject in the near future. In fact, I’ve already begun. Well, enough prattling…I do tend to ponder and ponder. Thanks for Doug. He’s sweet.

  135. Nice reading about you
    Thanks for visiting my blog. Be in touch. Browse through the category sections, I feel you may find something of your interest.

    Please visit my new blog if possible, hope you like it :)

    http://ajaytaobotanicalblog.wordpress.com/

    thank you so much dear :)

  136. Hi, I’ve been following your blog for a bit and appreciate the nuggets of wisdom. I’ve also nominated you for the ‘One Lovely Blog’ award thingy… Don

    1. Hey Don- Thanks for the nomination!

  137. Hi Doug, thanks for your like of my post on Cusanus and Hegel. Congratulations on your posts. Phil Stanfield

  138. I love it!!! Keep spreading the message, Doug!!

  139. Doug seems awesome. look forward to exploring more on your blog :)

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