5 Things You Need to Know About Animal Reiki Today


1. Animal Reiki = compassion Reiki teaches us to be compassionate to ourselves and to others. Ultimately, there is no difference, since all is One. It is this Oneness space that Reiki helps us to tap into with its many tools. When we are with our animals, we can often touch this space, feeling our […]

6 Easy Ways to Make the Holidays More Mindful

Mindful holidays

With the holidays now upon us, many of us are beginning to feel the stress of this time of year. So how can we make the holidays more mindful? How can we get back to truly enjoying this time of year? I plan to approach this holiday season with a more mindful mindset than in […]

What Happens When We Honor Farm Animals as Teachers?


Those of us who love dogs and cats have experienced the many gifts to our lives they bring us. But what if farm animals, too, had many gifts to give, if only we would stop long enough to listen? Have you ever gotten to know a pig, cow, chicken, sheep or goat? Chances are, your […]

3 Reasons Animals Make The Best Meditation Teachers

Animals make the best meditation teachers

Can I admit something to you? It isn’t always easy for me to meditate. There are so many “human” challenges that can trip me up—an overactive mind that refuses to quiet, difficulty in accepting the present moment, or being so busy my energy is scattered all over the place. I want to share with you […]

Symptoms of Compassion Fatigue (And How to Cope)


Did you know that those who work with shelter and sanctuary animals are highly vulnerable to compassion fatigue? Not surprisingly, helping (and opening your heart to) abused, unloved and neglected animals on a regular basis is extremely stressful and traumatic. Those involved in euthanasia of such animals also experience grief. Compassion fatigue, therefore, is unfortunately […]

Three Reasons Animal Reiki Rocks!


There are so many reasons to love Reiki for animals! Those of us who have been practicing for a long time (or even a short time) know this well. But next time you find yourself talking to someone about why you love it, keep in mind some of these mainstream reasons why it’s the GO […]

New Regular Contributor: Kathleen Prasad, Animal Reiki Source & SARA


Kathleen Prasad is the founder of Animal Reiki Source and co-founder/president of the Shelter Animal Reiki Association (SARA). Cattie: I am so excited to announce our latest regular contributor to the blog; renowned animal Reiki expert Kathleen Prasad. I have long been an admirer of her work, and first met her (virtually) when she was […]

Offering Reiki To A Horse (And Cat)


Today’s post comes from Kathleen Prasad, who was our featured practitioner in the very first post in this series (Alternative Healing Modality: Reiki). I went into more detail about what Reiki is and how it works in that post so I won’t repeat it here, but just quickly for those who are unfamiliar with it: […]