Feline Philosophy

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My cat Leo is my sensei. I can only dream of achieving that level of zen and mindfulness. I learn new things from him every day. Some are still over my head, like the fact that you don’t need to leave the house to experience life. You contain the whole universe within yourself, why would you want to be outside? Time you don’t spend contemplating the laws of existence or becoming in tune with your inner self is time wasted.

I’m sure a lifetime wouldn’t be enough to comprehend all of Leo’s teachings. On one hot morning in Marbella, I tried to implement two of his commandments at once. First and foremost, do all things with grace. I kid you not, he looks graceful when he takes a dump in his sandbox, he’s somehow dignified when he begs for food, and he’s a sweet, delicate creature even while throwing up a fur ball. Here’s me trying to pose delicately on a prickly lawn.

Sleeping in flowers on A Handful of Stories.

Leo’s second axiom I tried to follow is sleeping anywhere and everywhere. You should scout for a comfortable spot, but don’t get carried away. You should never sacrifice your nap time. Just plop down on the ground and you’re good. And, of course, look graceful while you’re doing it.

Although I still can not shake off the stifling rules of society like having to communicate with other people, wear clothes and generally have a life, I’m fascinated by Leo’s infinite understanding of the universe. I’m careful to only catch glimpses of his vision, otherwise it would be like looking at the sun. And I’m only human.

Hair full of flowers on A Handful of Stories.

Well, would you believe it, two sleeping posts in a row. Tell me about your craziest dream in the comments!

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Hi! I'm Yana. I'm here to inspire you to try new things in fashion, travel and in life. I'm a fashion stylist, cat lady and a food enthusiast with an endless list of travel goals. Check out my contacts to stalk me on social media and don't forget to subscribe to monthly A Handful of Stories recaps at the bottom of the page!

  • Terri Webster Schrandt

    This is cool, Yana! If only we could sleep and relax like cats! Thanks for sharing on #TheLeisureLink!

  • Dawn Lucy

    Pretty pics! Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!

    Dawn Lucy

  • tia_cherie

    Wow these are the most beautiful pictures ever

    • Oh, thank you so much 🙂

  • Happinessatmidlife

    Love your photos. I am a total napper and pretty much can nap any where anytime.

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you Thursday.



    • Thanks, Alice 🙂 I’ve never been a napper myself, but Leo makes a strong point in favor 😀

  • Cute photos! I wish I had a cat but I’m allergic 🙁


    Jeans and a Teacup

    • I heard there are some breeds that are hypoallergenic, but I didn’t research it… If I didn’t get cats, I’d love to have a snake, I find them absolutely fascinating 🙂

  • Cats are the best! There is always a certain delicacy to every movement and action that I would love to achieve as well. Love the colors of those flowers!

    • “Stop trying and it will come to you.” Leo

  • Katy Ipock

    If only we all could take lessons from the felines of the world. Mine is napping on my bed as we speak. Perhaps I should join him…. <3

    • “Taking a nap together is a precious moment of bonding you absolutely should not pass on.” Leo