The ninth of September 2019

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If you are lucky enough to find yourself a weirdo to be your friend, never ever let them go. Especially if they enjoy your unique brand of weird too.

Life is too short to be like everybody else.

The twenty sixth of August 2019

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Where do you belong? Finding friends or family to spend time with has a positive impact. the more social support you have in your life can decrease stress and is statistically correlated with better mental and physical health.

Benefit from the support of your tribe!

The twenty first of August 2019

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Sometimes the best friends you can make are the ones living close by. I am lucky enough to live in a place where I have really fantastic neighbors. Sometimes, like these goats, we all hang out at a picnic table in a courtyard in the centre of our flats. Special thanks to Dr Cameron Petrie for snapping this amazing photograph of some goat friends relaxing on a picnic table in the Netherlands.

Good picnic tables make for the best neighborhood hangouts.

The seventeenth of August 2019

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It is ok to take some personal space sometimes to recharge. This weekend, make sure you carve out some time just for you to spend with yourself.

It is ok to break off for a bit and join back when you are ready.

The eighteenth of July 2019

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Brace yourselves, northern hemisphere readers, the planet is about to ascend to the hottest temperatures so far this year next week, especially in Europe and North America. Stay hydrated and keep check of your loved ones.

Take care of yourselves yโ€™all

The sixteenth of July 2019

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There are those people in your live who have the uncanny knack to always pick up right where you left off as though the time you spent apart never happened. I miss a lot of my friends, especially my best friend of over twenty years. Luckily, when I meet up with her, it’s like no time at all has passed. She’s an amazing, brilliant lady. I hope she has a fantastic birthday.

Friends forever through all of lifeโ€™s ups and downs

The tenth of July 2019

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A new study from the Queen Mary University of London indicates that goats lead rich emotional lives. Their research has shown that goats can recognise the calls from their goat friends and distinguish those calls from the sounds of unfamiliar goats, an ability scientists call emotional contagion. The study even showed that goats respond to specific emotions of other goats, for example when their friends are happily enjoying a meal, illustrating that goats have empathy. Empathy is an amazing trait that goes hand-in-hand with compassion – aren’t goats amazing?

Empathy and compassion are wonderful traits to have.

The sixth of July 2019

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Two years ago, I was spending some time on the internet (to be honest, as I do everyday). I came across the most magnificent collection of portraits photographs by Kevin Horan, published in the Guardian. This was before the Goat of the Day blog, perhaps even before I thought about specializing in goat photography and understanding the connection between positive vibes and goats. I was totally inspired, and many people have shared these photographs with me since. One of the best parts about starting Goat of the Day is that people share the goats they come across in their lives or on the internet with me. So, today’s goat of the day comes courtesy of Kevin Horan and the Guardian. I hope that you all find inspiration somewhere this weekend.

Meet Lily, the goat of the day. Maybe one day, I will be so lucky as to take goat portraits in such a setting.