Archive for August 2013

Curing Arachnophobia - What Tarantulas Teach Us

My name is Denise, and I’m an arachnophobic.  There, I admitted it.  Arachnophobia – fear of spiders – has plagued me since childhood, when the Daddy Longlegs would sneak up the backs of the wicker rockers on the porch of our communal summer lake house in Wisconsin, until we felt the tiny feet on our... Read more »

The Day I Hired An Assassin

I had killed before, but only by accident. Today, I hired an assassin. I made the decision out of fear, alone, under duress. After all, the intruder came into my home, uninvited. I needed to prepare for a weekend vacation. There was no time to be gentle, and the intruder scared me. So I called... Read more »

Saying Goodbye to a Dying Pet without Guilt

One of the most heart-rending, but also gratifying, services I provide to my clients is the transition ritual.  Saying goodbye to a dying pet companion produces more guilt, grief, and emotional baggage than almost any other human experience.  The pain can be so great that people either run out and adopt/buy/rescue another animal almost immediately... Read more »

Breaking Up Cat Fights - What Not To Do

I had been a teacher, so I knew that breaking up fights between students was not sane, especially “cat fights” between girls who emulated our feline friends by scratching and biting instead of merely punching and kicking. In my animal communication/holistic wellness/behavior practice, I would always advise distraction (small squirt gun, empty can with noisy... Read more »
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    Denise Norberg-Johnson

    Denise Norberg-Johnson is an Animal Communicator and Reiki Master, who also works with animals and their people as a Certified LifeLine Practitioner. As a former biology teacher, construction contractor, business trainer and financial writer, she has spent her life engaged in a continuous learning process. An award-winning speaker and author, she has been interviewed on television, radio, and in print, and anticipates the publication of her book, "Animals Know! - What Animals Teach Us" in early 2013. Denise's formal education includes an M.B.A., a Masters degree in Teaching, a B.A. in Biological Science, and an A.A. in Architectural Interior Design. When she is not reading voraciously, dancing as if no one is watching, or attempting to play her junior high school violin recital pieces, she amuses herself by annoying her husband Dave and their six rescued cats.

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