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Meditate with Animals for a Successful Session

Being able to practice meditation on your own can be an intimidating task. After all, the idea of sitting still, closing your eyes, and focusing on nothing but your breath ...
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Four Ways Dogs Improve Your Mental Health

Dogs can be wonderful companions, but did you know they can also improve your mental health?  They can act as gatekeepers to the world beyond. Their innate ability to read ...
Gorilla sharing a meditative space and teaching Animal Reiki and the perfection of the present moment.

Animal Reiki and Perfection in the Present Moment

The Meeting of Paul Don Ten years ago, I met Paul Don. It happened on a warm Saturday afternoon at the San Diego Zoo. He was tall, very dark, beautiful ...
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Self Care Advice from Animals

The holiday season is upon us, and so is the hustle and bustle that accompanies it. Unfortunately, it can be a time when we are so anxious to give to ...
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Five Mistakes Even Experienced Pet Parents Make

The five mistakes are made by even the most experienced pet parent, and they can prevent you from having the type of relationship you want with your companion animal. Animals ...
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Silence

What is silence and what does silence mean to you? For some people, the idea of silence is unbearable. Their mind needs music or noise to distract them from their ...
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The Power of Presence for Performance Dogs

For over a year, I've enjoyed working with Burton, a highly trained nose work competitor. However, when his mom called me, he had begun to lose interest in his work. ...
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Healing Begins With You

What does healing look like? For many people healing means recovering from a cold or mending a broken bone. But what I’ve come to believe after studying and living Let ...
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Wolves as Spirit Animals

Animals are spiritual guides who lead us back to the right path. Depending on the stage of life we are in, they can change. To know which spirit guide is ...
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What the Reiki Precepts and Pet Hair Have in Common

As a mom to three adorable and charming pups, I’m well aware of the challenges that come from living with more than one dog. Like, finding my place in the ...
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