I came to writing the “long way.” I started my professional life by translating manuals for a computer manufacturer. Then I wrote and translated ad copy for a magazine about diesel and gas turbines. After that, I worked as a travel agent for a while. Eventually, I ended up at a financial services corporation, beginning as a receptionist and working my way up into middle management. After fifteen years in corporate America, I had enough, and started to pursue discovering my true passion. For the next twelve years, I worked in various facets of the veterinary profession. I loved it. I did everything from cleaning cages to answering phones to giving injections and placing catheters. Eventually, I managed a veterinary hospital for eight years. During the twelve years I worked in veterinary clinics in various capacities, I gained a thorough understanding of pets’ and owners’ needs in what can often be a stressful and emotionally challenging environment for both.
My passion for educating pet owners and my love for animals led me to realize my dream of serving pets in a more hands on and individual capacity. I started my own business, Healing Hands, which provides Reiki treatments for pets and people. As a Reiki Master Practitioner, trained in traditional Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki, I integrate Reiki with my natural intuitive abilities and I tailor each session to develop the best experience for each individual client, be it human or animal.
As part of marketing Healing Hands, I began to write and publish an online newsletter titled News for You and Your Pet, and I discovered how much I really love writing. In addition to writing and publishing the newsletter, I started my website The Conscious Cat, which is dedicated to providing information about consciously creating a happy, healthy life for pets and their people, with a focus on cats. I also write for various online and print publications. I’m a member of the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement.
I offer one-on-one consultations for pet parents on the following topics: pet loss, caring for a sick pet, general pet health questions, nutrition and environment, and more. I have extensive experience in many facets of the veterinary profession. During the twelve years I worked in veterinary clinics, I’ve developed a thorough understanding of pet owners’ needs and challenges. I am passionate about educating pet owners. My lifelong interest in alternative and holistic health, along with my strong intuitive capabilities, allow me to tailor each consultation to each pet’s and person’s individual needs. I view myself as a facilitator, bringing you the tools and information you need in any given situation.
I’m available for speaking engagements for large and small groups. I offer talks on the following topics:
- The Human Animal Bond
- Animals as Teachers and Healers
- Caring for a Sick Pet
- How to Cope with Pet Loss
- How to Make Your Dream of Becoming a Published Author Come True
- How to Market and Promote Your Book
For details, availability, and scheduling, please contact me.