There was a memorial service for our beloved Hawk at the forest preserves a few weeks ago. I was fortunate to attend with almost 20 others who had cared for her in her 33 years of being in captivity. We shared tears and touching stories about our regal, sassy feathered friend. It’s amazing how many lives she touched, not only with those who tended to her care but also school children, visitors to the welcome center and so many more.
There were many conversations that she and I had while she sat upon my arm…
One conversation I recall, was when she was reminding me to step into my power, to not be hesitant and timid. This message came at a time in my life when I was leaving an abusive marriage, where I learned playing small was the safe thing to do, for over 17 years.
She whispered to me to be strong, like her, take action when appropriate, and have no regrets. If you’ve ever...
I want to thank all the people and animals who have given their time, service and lives for our country and for humanity all around the world. You are valued beyond words.
I wish to mention a canine hero of World War II – who demonstrated her maternal instincts and perseverance in the line of duty.
Her name is Irma. She was a German shepherd who, in World War II began her career as a messenger dog, delivering valuable letters back and forth between posts whenever phone lines were down. It was noted that she was a very intelligent dog. Because of her keen senses and awareness, she was trained for search and rescue. She would locate people in rubble after air raids hit during the London Blitz.
She had been trained to bark in a different way if someone was dead rather than alive. You know animals can feel and sense energies with their heightened senses. Humans can learn to be in the present moment, like most animals.
There was a...
In this video, I shared how one of my clients was approached by a moose (more than once), and what this might mean.
How do you embrace the energy of a moose?
Pay attention to the signs that animals give you. Recognize the animal that keeps showing up for you and embrace their energy into your life.
Now what happens if you come across a skunk multiple times? How do you embrace the energy of a skunk?
The universe supports us through these animal messages and more.
If you follow numerology, look up what the numbers are telling you.
I want to share with you a mindful tip for today and that is to be present with your loved ones. Being mindful and being present means not only being there for your human friends, family companions, but also for the animals.
So for instance if you're walking your dog you probably want to be present with that dog, and you probably want to be aware of your surroundings. Right? Because you don't want to step in any poo that maybe somebody has left behind or get tripped on a crack on the sidewalk or not be aware of what's going on around you.
I know when I walk my dogs, I do notice some people who are into their phones, or they're talking to someone on the phone, or they're watching something while they're on a walk.
And other people are a little more present with their surroundings, and with the animals really appreciate you being fully focused on them, just as any human would as well.
For example I've got a cat- he's a long-haired cat -and his name is Magnus and he loves to...
Have you ever had a special soul in your life? One that shares her wisdom, motivation, and strength with you? Perhaps a parent, grandparent, aunt, teacher, or even an animal.
I’ve had wonderful teachers in my life and one of them just transitioned.
Nine years ago when I signed up to be a volunteer environmental educator for the forest preserves, I thought I was doing good by giving back to the community and helping children to learn how amazing our natural world is. I did not realize how much support, growth, and community, I needed at the time when I signed up. You see, I was going thru a difficult divorce at the time.
As a certified teacher, I found fulfillment in leading classes of students on their field trips to the preserves. I also learned several things about nature and myself along the way. There were many staff members who I can thank for the support and scientific explanations for but there is one animal...
As the world shifts and opens back up, post-pandemic, you probably want to prepare your animals for any travel, visits, appointments or work schedule changes, you may encounter in the months ahead.
I’ve got some suggestions for you so YOU can do this and make it a harmonious transition.
Let’s talk about the concept of time, first.
You may experience animals acting oddly around the time changes in most US states. They may beg you for food, earlier or later than usual, depending on the clock changes.
But what about the bigger concept of time…are the animals always in the present moment or do they sense the changes, as we do?
Let me explain…
Sometimes we hear the general statement of “Animals only live in the present moment.” While that can be...
How often are you finding that you're holding on to a feeling, an emotion, that may be heavy? It may be painful, it may have something to do with anger. How often are you holding on to that and just letting that stir and fester in your body?
I had a client this week that said she had a lot of things going on in her life like we all do: she was dealing with grief and loss and feeling of disempowerment and all kinds of things. We did a healing and I was able to help her to let go of some of those things energetically because it was like a bundle of just overwhelming emotions and when we're holding onto those things it can weigh us down, it can confuse us, we can get lost, we can get off of our course of what we really want to do in our life.
So, what I suggested to her was to sit with it. Sit with any emotion that you're holding onto and then let it go. And she admitted, she's like “Oh I'm great at sitting with it. I can sit with it and sit with it and sit...