Growing up as a minister’s daughter, I viewed the world from a
Christian perspective. As a Religion and Christian Education major
at St. Andrews Presbyterian College, I realized the same archetypal
figures and lessons appear in all major religions. My conscious
spiritual journey began years later as I began to experience the
Oneness in all creation that transcends religious boundaries.
In the early 1990’s I studied with renowned energy healer Janet
Mentgen, founder of Healing Touch International, and other spiritual teachers and healers.
In 1995 I received my Healing Touch Practitioner Certification from the American
Holistic Nurses Association and became a charter member of Healing Touch International.
I furthered my studies
of energy and spiritual healing and became a Reiki Master,
Kinesiologist, and Professional Animal Communicator. My various
healing modalities complement traditional medical and veterinary
As I worked with humans and animals, I realized that connecting with
them spiritually as well as energetically took me beyond specific
techniques to the spiritual or first cause of each symptom. Thus I
followed Spirit’s guidance and learned to create Sacred Space with
each person or animal with whom I work. In that space we transcend
perceived barriers and limitations. The healing that occurs goes to
great depth and affects all levels of existence.
Knowing that we truly can heal our past (including past lives) and
positively affect our future, I delight in sharing my philosophy
with others. I have appeared on Public Access TV Station 21 in
Charlotte, NC, and lectured at NC A&T University in Greensboro, NC,
and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, NC. I facilitate
seminars nationwide and welcome every opportunity to introduce
people to the myriad ways of communicating with animals, nature,
spirit guides, and with our own higher selves.
In my column Animal Talk, I illustrate how communicating
with animals spiritually affects not only your animal’s
behavior but also how you and your pet learn from each
With open heart and mind, I invite you to work with me in whatever
way appropriate for you to access your own innate healing and