Whales in the Desert

This post is about the “miracles” that show up when we least expect them…and offer a whole new way of viewing the world and the “reality” that we share. In the [...]

Solstice Blessings

I love the time of the solstice – winter solstice in the northern hemisphere, and summer solstice for our friends south of the equator. In the middle of the holiday season, the solstice gives us [...]

Gratitude and Giving Thanks

I’ve been thinking a lot about gratitude lately, especially as we approach our Thanksgiving holiday here in the US. Thanksgiving is a tricky holiday for me, and for many Americans. While I [...]

Learn to Lead In Love

I have been thinking a lot about beauty lately… about how, alongside all of the difficulty, suffering, and tragedy in our world, there is an ever-present flow of beauty, joy, grace, and [...]

Honoring Leah Grace

It is with sadness and and deep gratitude for the gifts of our relationship that I share with you that my sweet Afghan Hound-Golden Retriever mix, Leah Grace, passed into the spirit world on July [...]

Solstice Blessings

December 20-21 marks the time of the Solstice–the shortest or longest day of the year, depending on which hemisphere you’re in. Here in the high desert of New Mexico, our short, sunny [...]

Silence, Listening, and Connection

I spent last week, and our Thanksgiving holiday here in the US, on silent retreat at a beautiful center outside of Tucson. I spent my mornings in meditation and yoga practice, listening deeply to [...]

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 [...]

Healing, Grace, and Miracles

Many years ago, back in my classical pianist life, I was invited to record a CD at a small Byzantine Catholic Monastery in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It was one of the nicest experiences of [...]

Peace. Love. Beauty.

 Photo: Julie Louther Make Me an Instrument of Your Peace I love St. Francis. I like to think of him as the “Patron Saint of Animal Communication.” Although I’m not Catholic, I love the beautiful [...]

Self-Care for the New Year

Happy New Year! Well, we made it through the end of 2012! I had a wonderful time with all of the planetary and holiday celebrations in December. I spent a lot of time outdoors, in nature, under [...]

New Moon Circles Expanding and Evolving

Many of you have been actively participating with me in the monthly New Moon Healing Circles for the past two years. As 2013 begins, with the New Moon in Capricorn this January 11, I want to [...]

A Season of Giving Thanks

This is a guest post from Rama Jyoti Vernon, beloved yoga teacher and pioneer of yoga and conflict resolution. Dear Ones, A bright golden leaf framed by a clear sky floated lightly to earth. My [...]

Deep Presence

Photo: Rajah at the Blessing of the Animals, Buddhist Stupa, Sedona, AZ “The most precious gift we can offer others is our presence. When mindfulness embraces those we love, they will bloom like [...]

Life Practice: Becoming Embodied

I have a small note above my desk that is titled: “Non-Negotiable Necessities.” These are the things in my life that I truly can’t live without. They comprise the foundation of [...]

Expect Miracles

I have these words on the bulletin board above my desk: Expect Miracles. In my healing and animal communication practice, I am incredibly blessed to be able to witness miracles almost every day. [...]

The Spiritual Lives of Animals

I believe that being on a path of spiritual growth is essential to being a good animal communicator. My own journey has been profoundly guided by the animals, in particular the many animals I [...]

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