I have had a love of animals of all kinds my whole life. My family always had a dog, but when we moved to North Carolina as I started fifth grade, we took in a cat. That one cat was joined by several others over the years. As an adult, it has been my privilege to share my home with fifteen cats and two dogs over the last thirty years. Although I enjoyed taking care of my own pets, I came to working with cats professionally only after retiring from teaching French. The road from teaching to being an energy healer for cats has been rather bumpy, but with each endeavor I’ve learned more about myself and my purpose and acquired new skills.
The journey began seven years ago when I started volunteering at a shelter named. There, covered in fur and surrounded by cats of all kinds, I felt a peace and joy I had never known, which prompted me to make helping cats my next professional goal.
I began training as an energy medicine practitioner under the guidance of the founder of Healing Touch for Animals and then spent a year working as a receptionist at Hidden Valley Animal Hospital. While working there, I finished my Healing Touch for Animals training and began my own pet care business. Initially, I offered energy therapy and pet sitting services for all kinds of animals, but my powerful connection to cats has resulted in my specializing in caring for them. The Covid-19 pandemic has sharpened my focus even further. I consider it the silver lining in a very dark cloud. I now offer only distance energy therapy and behavior consultations.
When at home, I enjoy the company of my wonderful husband, Gary, and our cats Phoebe and Sammy. I recharge by hiking in the woods, meditating, reading, singing, dabbling in arts and crafts, and watching sci-fi movies, comedies, home-improvement shows, and, of course, the Animal Planet channel. I still volunteer at SAFE Haven for Cats (although not at this time as volunteer shifts have been cancelled due to Covid-19 considerations).