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The Greatest Gift

You Can Give Your Animals

Kim Shotola
November-December 2019 • Vol 3, No 107

In an ideal world, the greatest gifts you could give to your animals would be a forever home filled with love, and the ability to understand each other on a heart and soul level.

Most pet parents adopt their animals. But did you know that many of those animals don’t realize that they have a forever home? Even if they’ve been with you for years, it’s possible they don’t know that you intend to keep them. If your animal acts anxious, apprehensive, depressed, stressed, or has an upset tummy, they may be living in fear that each day will be their last with you. Look deeply into your animal’s eyes and tell them verbally, “You have a forever home with me. Wherever I live, you will be with me. I’m your forever person.”

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2019-11-04T08:14:29-08:00Animal & Pets|

Are You Ready to Talk to Animals?

The First Step Is Developing a Stronger Connection

Kim Shotola
November-December 2018 • Vol 3, No 101

Animals are constantly trying to reach and teach us. They want to be heard. The first step is developing a stronger connection:

  • Tell your animal when you are leaving your home and when you will return. This knowledge is both reassuring and respectful.
  • Tell your animal about your day—every day. This may seem silly but they actually want to hear what is on your mind.
  • Walk and sit in nature with your animal on a regular basis. Nature is both energizing and grounding.
  • Be cognizant about what you put on your animal and around them. Replacing chemicals with natural options allows for a deeper connection.
  • For behavioral issues, tell them what you want them to do, not what you don’t want them to do. Picture clearly in your mind your desires. Tell them what positive reward they will receive for good behavior and make sure you follow through.

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2019-11-04T08:23:16-08:00Animal & Pets|

Animals Have Messages for You!

Look on a Deeper Level for the Truth to Be Revealed

Kim Shotola
March-April 2018 • Vol 3, No 97

Animals are in your life for a reason. Sometimes you have to look on a deeper level for the truth to be revealed. If an animal has a health condition, what could it mean? It may be similar to an issue you have. For instance, you may have pain in your right hip and they do, too. You may have had it first and they are trying to take it from you in order to help you.

Flip side: They may have had it first and because of your connection, you have taken it on. Animals may also be asking you to take a closer look at your own health and by them becoming ill, they give you an opportunity to learn how to help heal them. Many animals want you to explore ways to help them AND yourself with nutrition, holistic methods, and spending time together.

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2019-11-04T08:18:14-08:00Animal & Pets|

The Heart and Soul of Animal Communication

ANIMALS: Window to your Soul, Doorway to Your Spiritual Destiny

Kim Shotola
November-December 2017 • Vol 3, No 95

What Is Animal Communication? When some people think of animal communication, the words animal behavior and body language come to mind. Animal communication goes much deeper than that. The truth is: We can learn how to communicate with animals and they can communicate with us.

Did you know that the word “animal” comes from the Latin word “anima” which means breath, soul, air, living being, life principle? Animals use body language and sounds but it goes beyond that.

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2019-11-04T08:12:23-08:00Animal & Pets|

Why Is My Dog Behaving Like This?

How to NOT Reinforce Negative Behavior

Karen Nowak
May-June 2017 • Vol 3, No 92

A friend recently adopted a two-year-old dog named Bella, part Beagle, part Basset Hound. Having moved several times in her short life, she was holding a lot of pent-up energy in an already excitable personality. Human response to her behavior, when she was overstimulated and stressed, reinforced in her that humans would not be there for her.

They would not be the leaders she sought. When push came to shove, they abandoned her to confusion— one of her homes lasted a mere week. Bella’s behavior was her way of coping with abandonment in a world that gave her no choice.

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2018-03-16T16:30:00-08:00Animal & Pets|