The Wonder of Teddy Bears

When we, a friend or family member, give a “stuffed” bear or panda or kitty or lion to a child, what are we thinking?

Somewhere in our emotional selves, there’s a “sense” of the child and the “animal” bonding, keeping each other company.
Perhaps we know they’ll have some great conversations.
Somehow we believe having Doggie or Tigger to hug, talk to and play with keeps loneliness away.


[Audio] The Empowered Visionary Summit

Dear Friends, I’ve been asked to be one of 20 people speaking at the Empowered Visionary Summit. This is its final week. I’m honored to be keeping company with powerful believers and healers including Amelia Kinkade, SARK, Dr. Bernie Siegal, Sandra Ingerman, Dr. Martha Beck, Mark Bekoff (Jane Goodall’s partner) … all of whom are […]


Your Imagination is Key to a Happier, Newer You

Images and metaphors are a powerful language, an actual way by which we can all consciously interact with our internal process, our inner lives and the world around us…it’s a way to communicate at a level that bypasses logic and allows us deeper levels of understanding.


Why We Should Stop Telling Kids They’re Smart

If your child gets an “A” on a test, and you tell her how great that is, you’re praising her intelligence, complimenting her on how smart she is. BUT, you’re setting up a situation in which the child associates praise and acceptance with getting a high grade.


Run, Aleppo, Run…Run, Spot, Run!

Is there a qualitative difference between human life and other life? And does it matter?

I know Aleppo, Syria. It’s called “Halib” in Arabic, the root word, I believe, for milk.

I don’t know why exactly. Perhaps it expresses deep feelings of love for Aleppo as the “nourishment,” the “cream city” of cities.

Pax by Sara Pennypacker

The Book, the Fox, and the Boy: Pax by Sara Pennypacker

For me, the deepest feelings and moving experiences in any book are the relationships the author exposes us to.
But for some time I’ve been unsatisfied with the complex, secular people in the books I’ve been reading.
I realize the richness of a literary experience is determined by the layers of conflict and uncertainty the reader works through, and these may be considered signs of intellectual and literary maturity.

Drugging Your Kids on a Flight: Is it Wrong?

Drugging Your Kids on a Flight: Is it Wrong?

In a recent conversation at a social gathering, there was a fairly intense dispute about how parents should fly with their children. Many parents were very concerned about their children’s restlessness and discomfort in flight, and whether the passengers and crew would be upset and annoyed if their kids cried or fussed or were cranky […]


An Invitation to Fear

Have you noticed an increasing number of broadcast and print stories dealing with the deep consciousness of animals and plants; minerals and trees?

Somehow, what were unthinkable topics a few years ago (Animal Communication; The Secret Lives of Trees; How Animals Mirror Our Deepest Feelings and Consciousness; The Stones That Talk and Guide Us, etc.), have become more and more frequent and acceptable.

Animal Communication

Praising Animal Communication

Animal Communication! Animal communication, and our relationship with animals, continues to astonish and move us. Anyone who has ever had an animal companion feels deeply the love that passes between an animal and a human.  These creatures, every bit our equals or superiors, are profound teachers. Tolle himself said he had met many Zen masters […]

When clients allow themselves to tap into their “intuitive self” and feel their (imagined) experiences, I see real, physical changes.

Creating Your Own Reality

In my work with clients, and in my animal communication work, I often practice diving deeply into the imagination, trying to activate the metaphoric mind and intuitive self, both in myself and in my clients or coachees. I could be working with a stressed couple or an uncertain executive. But I find the logical, verbal […]