Posts in category "Lessons from animals"

Freedom for Imprisoned Laboratory Chimps - A Lesson in Compassion

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It’s easy to say that animals must be used for experimentation so people can live healthier lives. We quote biblical text that gives humans “dominion” over other creatures. Watch this video and think again about whether we are superior. Animals do make life choices – some of them are agreements to accept treatment no person... Read more »

What Do Animals Know? Experience animal communication this Saturday!

I’m often asked when I became aware that I was an “animal whisperer” and the truth is – never! I wasn’t the kind of kid who saw dead ancestors at the foot of my bed, and I didn’t have a conscious awareness of what my pets were trying to tell me. Maybe if I had,... Read more »

Chris P. Bacon - The Pig On Wheels

Too often, we become discouraged by stories of cruelty toward our fellow creatures, forgetting the many compassionate people who open their hearts to animals who appear to be destined for euthanasia.  Sometimes, they aren’t well-behaved or suited to the families who adopt them.  Sometimes, they aren’t beautiful enough, or amusing enough, or smart enough, or... Read more »
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Do Animals Know They Are Dying?

I found an intriguing blog post by Jessica Winter, in which she explores the question of whether her cat was trying to convey her own impending death.  Jessica consulted several scientists and did a great job of presenting a range of opinions about whether animals are conscious of their own mortality and will try to... Read more »

Being Thankful - What Animals Teach Us

This Thanksgiving, I’m grateful for what animals have taught me about gratitude – not just the cats who share my home, and the ones I’m fostering outside, but those whose gifts are part of our celebrations and connected to our lives without our notice or appreciation.  Today, I want to stop and say thank you.... 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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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 »
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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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