I was a profoundly shy, introverted child. It was hard for me to relate to people; they made me very uncomfortable. Animals, on the other hand, were my dearest friends, I was able to connect with them in a way that kept me from feeling so alone. As I grew older and went to college to become a school psychologist, I stopped using my intuition and that skill slowly withered. It took twenty years of working in education before I realized that a part of me was missing; I could no longer utilize my intuition when I needed it. I found I was frequently angry and miserable, and I knew I didn’t want to live my life like that.
It was then that I started my journey back to myself. I began to study with Danielle MacKinnon to retrain my intuition. As my intuition strengthened, I felt as if I was coming home to myself. I am now at a place in my life where I can appreciate the gifts I have been given. I have strengthened my innate gift of intuition, as well as fostered a connection with animals as I have never had before. In my journey to find myself, I have discovered more than I could ever have imagined, I have realized the wisdom of animals. I have been blessed to be able to combine my intuitive animal communication and my creativity into what I call Soul Paintings and Soul Tags. Animals show me what they want me to do, frequently pushing me outside of my creative comfort zone. It is then that the animals show me compassion, patience, kindness, love, and humor because often things don't go as planned the first or second time. I am grateful to be able to share the wisdom and creativity of animals.