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
When Jimmy came into the care of our Rescue group, his name was Bugs and he was sick. I was glad that we were changing his name (we stick with people names, always) because I had a hard time calling a rabbit with an eye infection Bugs— like he had bugs and we were teasing… Continue reading Jimmy
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
Hoppy New Year, Bunnies and Bunny Friends! My final Reiki session of 2016 was shared with Mallory, a darling Dutch girl whom I helped rescue in 2015 and was adopted by one of our volunteers, my friend Lauren. Mallory recently lost her husbun Benjamin, so Lauren asked for me to come over and check in… Continue reading Mallory
I’ve been asked the question “Why rabbits?” in a variety of contexts over the five years that I’ve been a bunny-mom and subsequently a rescuer. I typically blink thrice and answer something along the lines of “uh, because… they are awesome.” I’m sure I’ve given some more constructive answers when the asker is deserving of… Continue reading Why Rabbits?
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.
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