Let Animals Lead® Blog

My Journey with Reiki

I learned to practice Reiki in 1998. When my dog Dakota came over and sat on top of my feet during my first Reiki self-treatment, I had two incredible realizations: 1) Dakota liked the feeling of Reiki so much that he couldn’t bear to be even one foot away from…
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15 ways to honor your dearly departed animal

This year has been a difficult one for me in terms of loss. But it got me thinking: What are the best ways to honor the dead once we’ve said our final goodbyes? Not just our human loved ones, of course, but also the four-footed friends we hold near and…
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8 habits for improving your daily Reiki practice

8 habits for improving your daily Reiki practice

What does your daily Reiki practice look like? Chances are, it looks and feels exactly the same as it did last year. But why should it? With these eight daily habits, you can keep improving your Reiki meditations not just today and next week but for years to come …
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12 powerful quotes on kindness

We all have bad days sometimes—days when accessing our inner kindness seems harder than others. Maybe you are at the end of your rope after a long week, or perhaps you received some really bad news that has negatively affected your mood. It happens to all of us. But because…
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Sanctuary spotlight: The Devoted Barn

Have you heard of The Devoted Barn? This very special animal sanctuary may be less than five years old, but it’s already made a huge impact—saving animals’ lives, helping the community and even winning a prestigious national award (read more about it below). I’m excited because this week (May 5-7)…
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An easy meditation for achieving Reiki mindfulness

These days, with our busy, multitasking lives and so many distractions in the media pulling our attention toward worry, there’s no better time than right now to harness the healing power of Reiki presence in your life. You’ve probably heard a lot about the calming and balancing power of presence,…
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4 secrets to mindfulness animals want us to know

One of my favorite things about sanctuary animals is their incredible ability to live in the moment. No matter their past, no matter their physical ailments—these special creatures understand innately how to embrace love, mindfulness and spirituality. I see it time and again when I sit with animals at a…
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Heart To Heart With Horses excerpt

Chapter 1: A Brief Introduction to the System of Reiki Ariel is a shy gray mare at BrightHaven Sanctuary in northern California. She was rescued from the Mexican rodeo circuit, and has many scars that bear testament to her difficult past. She is now living a peaceful life where humans…
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