I began to explore energy healing in 2006 as a way to help my cat, Idgie (1996-2012), a sweet diva of a tabby I adopted as a tiny kitten. By age 10, she was dealing with inflammatory bowel disease, hyperthyroidism, and anxiety. I knew there was more to all of it … and more I could do.
As our animal companions so often do, Idgie also helped me learn how to heal myself. I took Reiki I and II the following year, and Reiki Master training in 2008 and as a refresher in 2014.
I completed the Animal Reiki Core Curriculum with Kathleen Prasad, author and founder of Animal Reiki Source and the Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA), of which I’m now a member. I also trained, at the master level, with Prasad in the Let Animals Lead® method of animal Reiki in 2017. I’ve studied intuitive development, animal communication, and medical intuition in addition to earning a master’s degree in theology (Louisville Seminary, 1996).