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Animals Teach Us How To Take A Break

Hug another species.
Animals teach us how to take a break and live in the moment with love and gratitude for the very act of being. Put the phones and computers away, disconnect, and get in touch with Earth, sky, water, and the living beings that share your space. Now is where you live. All of those things... Read more »

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 »

How To Change The World

One of my favorite movie scenes is from The Untouchables, with Kevin Costner as FBI agent Eliott Ness complaining about the difficulty of putting gangster/bootlegger Al Capone behind bars without compromising his ethics. The jaded Chicago Police officer played by Sean Connery finally issues a direct challenge to the whining Ness: “What are you willing... Read more »

Worst Pet Costumes - If You Love Fluffy, Just Say No

Worst Pet Costumes - If You Love Fluffy, Just Say No
Well, it’s that time again. People who do this are sending a message to their pets, and it’s not a welcome one. If you love your pet, and must put Fluffy into some kind of outfit, give a few moments of thought to dignity, movement, and how you would feel if your dog or cat... Read more »

Finding Lost Pets - Stubbs Comes Home After 6 Years

Here is a story worth reading if you have been considering whether or not to have a microchip inserted into your pet.  Our five cats are all kept inside the house, and like nearly all cats, they are comfortable and safe and show no desire to venture outside.  We were grateful that we had decided... Read more »

Are You Making Your Pet Sick?

  People spend thousands of dollars on animal health care, food, toys, and fancy boarding facilities where their pets can play all day and have their own vacations.  We love our animal companions, and most of us would be horrified to know that we are often making them sick when we don’t take care of... Read more »

Pay Attention

Pay Attention
Every morning I stand at my kitchen window with my coffee and watch my neighbors “walking” their dogs.  There’s the man on the bicycle with his little white Maltese scrambling to keep up as he stares straight ahead.  The woman on her cell phone hardly hesitates when her old retriever stops to sniff our flowers. ... 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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