Posts in category "Emotions"

5 Ways Animals Have Changed What I Believe In

 Like most people, I arrogantly believed that I was more intelligent than other animals, and my beliefs were shaped by intellect and experience. For the past decade, the animals I meet have been changing what I believed about intelligence, emotions, spirituality, and living a rich and happy life. Here are 5 ways the animals have... Read more »

Robin Williams Meets Koko The Gorilla

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My first year at Indiana University in Bloomington, I was a language major, and after switching to biological science as a sophomore, I thought I would find a career working with animals such as Koko the gorilla, who had learned more than 1,000 human words and was able to converse, proving that human beings were... Read more »

Learn What Animals Teach Us! - Free Workshop Nov 20th

I usually don’t shamelessly promote my events, but this one is free.  Wednesday, November 20, 2013, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m., at Infinity Foundation in Highland Park, Illinois, I’m offering a free mini-workshop for people who are interested in what animal communication is, and what animals teach us.  Click here for directions. When you choose... Read more »
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Reducing Your Pet's Separation Anxiety

Does your pet have separation anxiety that causes erratic behavior when you leave the house?  When you pull out your suitcase, or even think about the cruise you are about to take, does your cat give you the hairy eyeball or pee on your shoes? Separation anxiety is one of the most common issues my... 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 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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