On Saturday, I woke up without a clenched jaw for the first time in decades. Hot, right? Grinding one’s teeth is hereditary in the B. family. I recall my mother saying my father and I would keep her up at night, he next to her and me a flight of stairs away, grinding our teeth… Continue reading Radical Trust
I drove to Brooklyn and back, all by myself. I brought my passport, just in case they checked at the border and gave some cute stamp. But enough about me—this is about Maddie and Teddy. Several weeks ago, Maddie developed an abscess on the bottom of her back paw. Maddie and Teddy’s mom sought immediate… Continue reading Maddie and Teddy
I had the honor of working with Topher, his brother Walter and their sister Nora last week. Topher and Walter are friendly, active dogs and Nora is a beautiful kitty. Their mom invited me over specifically to work with Topher but Reiki energy does not discriminate; it goes and flows wherever it is welcome and… Continue reading Topher & Co.
On Wednesday, I had the honor of sharing Reiki with a wonderful, diverse family. When I say diverse, I’m taking size and species—a large rabbit, a tiny hamster and a typically-sized cat. When I arrived, I spent some time talking with their mom S. Rabbit Piper was hopping around, hamster Tyler was snuggling in my… Continue reading Piper, Tyler & Remy
On the first day of this fresh new year, I visited Snoopy, Budgie and their mom Jean. Budgie has been acting out a bit so Jean wanted me to check in with him and make sure all is well with him. Before I left my house, I rubbed drops of Highest Potential essential oil over… Continue reading Snoopy & Budgie 2017
One of my classic B-isms: Not everything is for everybody. Reiki is such a strong example of that. It’s subjective. It’s situational. It’s suited for some, or from some and not for others, from others or between others. Like a massage—what feels good for me might not be what you need. Or choosing a meal… Continue reading Be Open… or Not.
I’ve admired Josie and Alexa for a while via social media, so of course I was excited to meet them in person when their mom and fellow Rescue volunteer Kim asked me to give the girls a Reiki treatment. Although they are sisters who live side-by-side, Josie and Alexa are very different girls when it… Continue reading Alexa and Josie
Budgie probably doesn’t remember it, but he’s the first LIRRG rabbit I ever met. It was February 2012. Budgie and his mom and his aunt were representing LIRRG at a local Petco for an education event. Bunny-daddy and I had just brought our boys into our home a month and a half prior. (We found… Continue reading Budgie
I describe myself as highly routinized. For my own good, I’ve loosened up a bit over the past few years and more markedly, over the past few months. I do attribute my massive success (and I define success as happiness and daily bliss) to my habits and patterns. This way of life, as rigid as… Continue reading Rituals
Betsy has a battle ahead of her. The story of her rescue and subsequent cancer diagnosis will appear in the next issue of “Thump” so you’ll get all the details there. Betsy is living at our foster home for special needs and sanctuary rabbits, where I volunteer weekly. A few days after she settled in… Continue reading Betsy’s Battle