Friday Links: Lavender Essential Oil, Non-Human Persons, Dogs and Dopamine


Study Confirms That Horses Make Us Emotionally Smarter Researchers at the University of Kentucky recently completed a two-year study where a number of nurses attended hour-long daily Equine Guided Leadership Education (EGLE) workshops to see if that had an impact on their EQ (Emotional Intelligence). It did: at the end of the study, all participants […]

Friday Links: Smart Dogs, Problem Solving Mules, Essential Oil and MRSA

Helichrysum essential oil

Dogs May Understand The Human Point of View This isn’t really news to anyone who has ever lived with a dog, but it’s now confirmed by scientific research: dogs know that they can get away with things when you’re not looking. In a study conducted by Dr. Juliane Kaminski of the University of Portsmouth’s Department […]

Interview with Animal Homeopath Shirley Moore – Part 2


We’re back with part 3 of the homeopathy series – the last half of my interview with animal homeopath Shirley where she gives us tips on how to give our pets homeopathic remedies, shares lots more great information, her favorite remedies to keep on hand, ways you can learn if you want to study homeopathy […]

Interview with Animal Homeopath Shirley Moore – Part 1

Shirley Moore

Welcome to the second installment of our 3-part mini-series on homeopathy – the first half of my interview with animal homeopath Shirley Moore. As I mentioned in an earlier post – Notes From the Conference on Complementary Animal Healing – I had the pleasure of attending a talk on homeopathy for animals by Shirley this […]

Homeopathy Part 1 – What Is It and How Does It Work?

Organon of the Medical Art

This is part 1 in a 3-part mini series on Homeopathy. In this post, we’ll get a short introduction to and learn about the history of homeopathy, how it works and where it stands in medicine around the world today. Parts 2 and 3, which will be posted in the next few days, feature an […]

Acu-Cat: A Guide to Feline Acupressure

Acu-Cat Front

I was so excited when Acu-Cat: A Guide to Feline Acupressure arrived in the mail, not only because I was dying to read it, but also because the photos on the cover and back of the book were taken by me! You may not know this, but I am also a freelance photographer. I have so […]