Saving All Creatures, Great and Small

The fate of Connecticut’s wildlife lies in all of our hands, but only a few exceptional folks are doing the hands-on work. It takes a special person to become a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. They are the field medics in humanity’s war on the natural world, taking in wild animals ...

Animal Reiki: Spiritual Compassion for All Creatures

As natural disasters and environmental damage unfold around the world, awareness and acceptance of animal Reiki as a spiritual and healing modality is growing. Global concern continues to mount for the well-being of fellow humans, animal populations, and ...

Follow Your Guiding Stars: Horse Wisdom for a New Decade

The beginning of a new decade is a wonderful opportunity to consider guiding stars, the points by which we navigate through our lives. We all have them, but we may not be aware of them. Unlike humans, horses have a clear set of guiding stars; they don't agonize over ...

Wisdom from the “Wild”

In common conversation, the word "wild" is often used to describe something that is out of control, uncivilized, or lacking reason, but these interpretations are misleading. Wild also has many positive connotations, including being in tune with nature, fully present, confident, ...

The Benefits of Reiki for Animals: Reduce Stress, Heal Trauma, Ease Transitions

Reiki itself as a healing modality has been used with people for over a century but the use of Reiki with animals has just recently become more prevalent. Some practitioners have been offering Reiki to their own animals over the years, but now we are starting to see ...

Cognitive Dysfunction Syndrome in Pets

Both dogs and cats can suffer from cognitive dysfunction syndrome (CDS). It is sometimes referred to as doggie or kitty Alzheimer’s disease or dementia. The cause of CDS is not known at this time. It is thought to be similar to human aging, where brain function is affected ...