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What to say when a pet dies

It’s 4am and I’m awake. Again. I feel like I should be able to sleep until my alarm goes off. This whole 4am thing is a whole lot less useful than you’d think. I always set my alarm for 6:30am, but that’s not the timeline that my body is on. Alas, it’s very early and […]

Power Missing Anger #3

I believe (unless I’m moved to change my mind LOL) that this is the last part in the Power and Anger series. If you want to read part 1, go here and part 2, go here. One of the things I’ve learned about over the years is how difficult it is for me to access […]

Power and Anger Series #2

So, I have no idea how long this Power and Anger Series is going to continue. Perhaps it’s just my last email and this one… but two makes a series so here goes! If you want to read the first email in the Power and Anger Series, go here before continuing with this email. Otherwise […]

How do YOU get angry?

It’s a bit after 9am and I’m finally back in Massachusetts. I returned from Costa Rica to no power, no lights, no nothing! Kevin and Cole had gone out to fetch some dinner since we hadn’t had power for two days and they took Tuukka with them, since she wasn’t enjoying the pitch dark house. […]

Free Animal Lessons Book?

Oh yes it’s coming! I do a lot of really fun events and international retreats and I get to teach in my school every day – but what is one of the most exciting things for me to do? It’s to get up in front of an audience of 100 or so people and really […]

Want more control?

OK, this is not a joke. As I’m sitting here writing this, there are workers outside on the street using a jackhammer. Or maybe lots of jackhammers. I think it’s lots of jackhammers. For hours it seems so far. Really probably really only an hour – but really?! Jackhammering??!! Anyway, I’m going to ignore it […]

Stepping out of the norm

Time is a funny thing. I so often want time to pass more quickly because I want to reach some goal I’m shooting for – and so often when I want that, time seems to pass too slowly. On the other hand, incredible change can happen over time – so much so that you may […]

The case AGAINST gratitude

The other day I was working with a client who said, “I know I have no right to be unhappy. I have a good job. I have a nice place to live. I have this wonderful dog – and yet I’m still unhappy. I realize I should be happy for all of this. I realize […]

Is Your Head Toxic?

It’s kind of a racy subject line – “Is your head toxic?” but it’s actually a really good question to ask yourself! First, what does a toxic head look like? Basically, it’s when your head gets in the way of you being fully you. Here are a couple examples: You want to try something new, […]

Do animals hold on to the past?

Recently, I was on stage at an event answering questions and giving random audience readings. One woman raised her hand to ask a question, “Danielle, I rescued my dog three years ago. All I know is that she came from a rescue organization in Kentucky. She’s afraid of a lot of things and I think […]