Showing posts from February, 2018

A Sunday Hawk Encounter

 “A man hears what he wants to hear, and disregards the rest.”   --Paul Simon As I gazed out my living room window on a sunny Sunday morning, a huge bird flew straight towards me. As he got closer to the window, he quickly veered off to the right and landed on my neighbor's roof. Curious, I jumped up and quickly ran outside to see what kind of bird it was. At first, I thought it might be a Blue Heron or even a Turkey Vulture, given its enormous body and broad wing-span. To my surprise and delight, it was my Power Animal, the Red-Tailed Hawk who lives in the open space adjacent to my home. When a Power Animal gets my attention, it means they want to share a message of wisdom. I first met this particular Hawk several months ago while walking in the open space with my dog, Bodhi along with our good friends Jan and her dog, MacGuyver. As Jan and I chatted and the dogs sniffed about, I spotted a large raptor on the ground no more than four feet away from us happily eating

Do You Talk to Your Pets?

In a recent survey about pets by  Mindful Magazine , readers were asked: "Do you talk casually with your pets?"   98% of the respondents answered "yes" to the question. When Mindful readers were asked,  "What's the hardest thing about having a pet?"  Two of their top responses were: Not understanding what their pets want or need. Not knowing what their pets are thinking. These answers suggest it's easier to talk with your pets than it is to listen to them.  Animals want to be heard and understood just like humans. It's frustrating for pets when they don't feel understood. Plus misunderstandings  can lead to unwanted behavioral and emotional issues like inappropriate peeing or increased anxiety. A professional Animal Communicator, like myself, can help eliminate these problems by giving animals a "voice" so they can share their hearts and minds.  Clear, open communication creates a deeper bond wit