How Do Animals Understand Time?

One of the questions I’m often asked is, “Do animals understand time?” And, if so, how?

In my years as an animal communicator, I have learned that many animals do have a sense and an understanding of time, but it’s often different from our human understanding and awareness.


How I Keep My Focus on Joy, Connection, and the Matters of Daily Life


riverWhat a time this is. Like many of you who I’ve been hearing from, I am affected emotionally, physically, and energetically by all that is happening in my country and in our world.

Sometimes, it’s just plain exhausting. Overwhelming. Worrying. Frightening. Upsetting. Angering. Heartbreaking.

We know that we’re in a great time of transition, of birthing a new way of being, living, and loving in our world that is long overdue. And, it’s grueling. Let’s just be honest about that.

When I feel myself losing my center, my “hawk’s eye vision,” my grounding and anchoring, I know I need to spend some extended time outdoors, in places with strong, supportive, nourishing energy. One of my favorite places is at the Rio Grande River not far from my home, in a beautiful canyon filled with ancient sites, petroglyphs, and peace.


The 2020 Graduates of the Professional Animal Communication Certification Program

Certified Animal Communication Practitioner BadgeI have some wonderful news to share with you this week: I am so pleased to announce the 2020 graduates of the Professional Animal Communication Certification Program!

This is not an easy program, and I know that these people would be the first to tell you that. Each of them has invested a minimum of 2 years into this training. They have given great amounts of their time, energy, financial resources, hearts, and love to this work.


Reiki for Ourselves, Our Animals, and Our World

reiki-preceptsI’ll say it plainly: I don’t know how I would have made it through 2020 without Reiki.

And, though we celebrate the beginning of a new year with new intentions, fresh energy, a sense of possibility, evolution, and transmutation, let’s be clear:  we are in an immensely challenging time.

Reiki is an energetic and spiritual tool that I use every single day for myself, for my animal family, with my animal and human clients; and in my prayers and intentions for our world.

I often say that I think that Reiki should be something that belongs in everyone’s “life-kit”, along with first aid supplies, jumper cables, and for some of us, chocolate. 🙂


Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! As 2020 comes to a close, and we turn our attention, and intentions, toward 2021, I thought I’d share a few highlights of news stories that touched my heart and filled me with hope and joy in this past year:

Researchers “discover” a “new” whale species (the whales aren’t new, but human awareness of them is…what a beautiful connection these whales made with these people!) December, 2020 –


Holiday Blessings and A Gift For You

What a time this has been! As we come to the end of 2020, I am aware that we are in a deep collective processing of all of the events of this year in our inner and outer worlds. We’re just past the powerful Solstice with the big Jupiter-Saturn conjunction, and in this holiday season with so many different cultural and spiritual celebrations, we are turning toward lengthening days here in the northern hemisphere and shortening days in the southern as we move our awareness and intentions toward 2021.


Raven’s Teaching: Fly Differently

telepathic animal communication A few weeks ago, I went out for a morning walk, and received a teaching from a beautful raven that I understood immediately was to be shared with other humans.

Forest fires were burning here in northern New Mexico and all over the western US; smoke from the fires was hanging heavy in the air. I couldn’t see my beloved mountains; a brown haze covered everything.

And, that morning, there was a really, really strong wind…strong enough that I considered not going outside.


Louie the Wonder Cat

This week, I’m sharing a personal story from my animal family that was a bit too tender and raw to share until now.

Those of you who have taken my classes or followed me for awhile know my beloved cat Louie, who is now 17 years young.

Louie is one of the wisest, most energetically and spiritually advanced beings I have ever known. As I often say to people, I’ve lived with Louie for over 16 years, and I can still barely understand what he knows, what he’s up to, the work he does with the Earth and in many dimensions of time and space. My job, as I see it, is to listen to Louie, learn from him as much as I can, keep him safe, and stay out of his way.


A Blessing From The Bighorn Sheep

big-horn-sheepLast week, I went hiking in the Rio Grande Gorge, near Taos, New Mexico. The day ended up being even more magical and special than I could have imagined. I hiked alone, in quiet contemplation and meditation, as I usually do. The day was beautiful, and I was alone on what is often a popular trail. It goes to the rim of the gorge, with stunning views of the Rio Grande River many hundred feet below.

Live Online Communication Retreat

Early this year, I was so excited to announce our first-ever New Mexico Animal and Interspecies Communication Retreat, to be held in November at a beautiful ranch near my home. As you may know, I returned to in-person retreat teaching in 2019, after taking a few years off and teaching only distance courses online. I realized that I loved and missed in-person teaching, and so was so looking forward to hosting people here in my beautiful adopted home state of New Mexico.

And then, well, we all know that this year hasn’t turned out the way any of us expected! For quite awhile, I hoped that the pandemic would ease up enough that the retreat could go on as planned, but it’s become clear that our global situation, and in particular, our situation here in the southwestern United States, is going to be challenging for quite some time.

Discover Shamanic Tools For Navigating Darkness & Initiating New Ways Of Being

shamans-lightA few weeks ago, I let you know about the wonderful online course offered by a shamanic teacher who I deeply respect, Sandra Ingerman: The Healing Power of Shamanic Journeying: How to Access Inner Guidance from Helping Spirits

Shortly after I sent that announcement, I learned that Sandra Ingerman is offering a new free 60-minute teaching and live online course: Open to the Shaman’s Light for Balance, Healing & Strength.  

This course directly addresses the collective “Dark Night of the Soul” that our world is experiencing, and offers us shamanic teachings that empower us, helping us to find our ground amidst chaos.

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