July 14, 2020

Adding New Family Members During the Pandemic

Did you get a “pandemic puppy” or “pandemic kitty” recently? Yes, it is a thing! Whether you had already planned to add a furry companion to the family or you find yourself with a new adorable ball of fur thanks to the pandemic, congratulations! Here are some tips that may help you make your new dog or cat’s experience with you wonderful. Set up a “safe space” for your pup or kitty. This could be a crate/carrier, a pet bed in […]
October 16, 2019

Natural support for Our Animals

If you have had an Animal Communication consultation with me it’s possible we’ve talked about alternative therapy for your pets including acupuncture, laser, Reiki or other energy work. For some behaviors, and frequently if there is some level of emotional distress (anxiety, grief, fears, jealousy, etc.) we will discuss a strategy to include any of the above and likely flower essences or essential oils. I like the simplicity of either of these tools, and that both are derived from nature. […]
April 21, 2019

Prep for Summer Fun & Safety

This article was suggested by a long-time client living in an arid climate in the U.S. with experience working for the National Park Service. Following are some tips for summer fun and safety for our beloved canine companions. I hope these tips will help as a reminder as we spend as much playtime with our pooches as we can.– Most of us live in, or occasionally visit, an area where the summer temps can reach 80 or above, if even for just […]
January 27, 2019

New Year Resolutions

I’m not big on New Year resolutions, but I do appreciate a re-dedication of healthy habits from time to time, whether in January or some other month. Let’s talk about making resolutions, or re-dedicating ourselves to good habits with our beloved pets. What needs attention in your routine with your pet? Is there a behavior shift on which you need to put more attention? During this winter season has your activity or walking routine become haphazard? As our pets age […]
October 8, 2018

Change the Narrative

Recently a client commented that the family had been living with a behavior from their pet long enough that they had normalized it. It’s not that they weren’t aware and still frustrated, rather they had given up or stopped working consistently with their pet’s behavioral shifts. They were no longer seeing the possibilities of change.The client felt refreshed with enthusiasm after our consultation and interested in revisiting both tried and new training techniques, this time coupled with holding a vision, or energy, […]
July 18, 2018

Helping Pets with Disruptions

Life is busy. We come and go and plan out our days. Our pets get used to our routine and develop their routine accordingly. No joke! I recently chatted with a cat whose mom was considering a new home-based job instead of being out of the home several hours most days. The kitty was clear that she loves her mom very much… and if mom is going to be home more, please don’t disrupt my routine! It may not come immediately to […]
May 5, 2018

How to Communicate a Change in Seasons

No matter in which hemisphere you live, there will be a change of seasons. Hours of sunlight shortening or lengthening, temperature changes, and the overall energy shift during these transitions from winter to summer or vice versa are noticeable to all. You may notice some changes – subtle or obvious – with your animals as they adjust. It’s natural, so how can we best help our pets in the seasonal change? Example Communications Our job and biggest desire is to keep our pets safe. […]
January 9, 2018

How We Set Expectations

I often suggest in my consultations that clear, positive expectations can be used as reinforcement after our communication with the pets. The same is true for setting fresh expectations as new needs develop. Let’s focus on your role in setting expectations. 1. What expectation do you want to set? Why? Is it realistic? There is no value in setting an expectation that falls short or is doomed to fail. 2. Be clear with yourself first on what outcome is expected: a joyful use of the litter box […]
July 5, 2017

Honesty is the Best Policy

Our pets treat us as they hope to be treated – unconditional love, sloppy affection, never ending support, and it’s not in their nature to lie. We turn all of that right back on them, and yet it is human nature to want to protect our pets physically AND emotionally. That may mean withholding the truth in some circumstances. I hope this post can help us to reframe our view of protecting our pets vs. supportive honesty. Example We need to tell Fluffy that we will capture […]
April 6, 2017

For the Love of Zeus

I am pleased to provide a guest article by Antonia Madunic, a client and holistic resource for me. I have been honored to work with Antonia and her Boxer, Zeus, for several years. I am in awe and appreciation of their partnership, especially through Zeus’s several health projects. He was always very clear with her – directly as well in our communication consultations – when the combination of supplements and nutrients were hitting the mark for him, or when there […]