Communicating with Chickens

I recently welcomed three new bantam hens into our chicken flock and animal family. Coco, Beauty, and Mixie were raised with a lot of love, handling, and care, and they have brought a beautiful [...]

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Dog Wisdom: Live Now

Losing a beloved animal friend is HARD. Really, really hard. And often, in the middle of the grief, pain, and sorrow of letting go, there are transcendent, powerful gifts that animals share with [...]

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Spirit Touching Briefly into Form

Wisdom from a Damselfly It’s spring in the desert…and that means it’s finally warm enough for the first swims in the magical creeks that give the Verde (“Green”) [...]

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Lessons of Love

One of the great privileges of my work is being with animals and people through the end-of-life process and transition to Spirit. While not easy, this part of my work is holy…and I consider [...]

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Goddesses of Grace

My beloved Afghan hound, dearest friend, and soul-partner, Tara Lily, left her body on September 22, the Fall Equinox, of this year. Her story, our story, and the gifts of her life and death have [...]

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Angel in a Cat Suit

There is not a day that goes by that I don’t have reason to pause in gratitude and appreciation for the wisdom, kindness, and beauty of the animals in my life. The animals in my own family, the [...]

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Wisdom from the Animals: Scorpion

One of my favorite exercises in my animal communication classes is having people work with animals that they have disliked, feared, or misunderstood. I’ve seen people have life-changing [...]

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Little Dogs and Big Angels

It’s taken me several months to be able to write about the death of my beloved little dog, Gypsy. The gift of our newest family member, Abby Rose, has brought things full circle, and it’s now [...]

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The Joys of Feral Cats

(This article also published in American Pet Magazine and Species Link Journal) I’ve recently been inspired by the efforts of a local rescue group, Red Rose Inspiration for Animals, which is [...]

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Opening to the Heart of the Universe

Photo: Gene Flipse, Conscious Breath Adventures  This week, I’ll be traveling to the Silver Bank, off the coast of the Dominican Republic, to join a wonderful group of colleagues and friends and [...]

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