About the Author -
I grew up writing stories about animals, and about the miniature, lost worlds of tidal pools on the moody coast of Maine. Since then, I have worked, lived, and dreamed in many landscapes. I have a Masters degree in Transpersonal Psychology. All of my work -- in writing, teaching, counseling, and watching animals -- has been in the service of nature and soul: both the individual and the collective. I am fascinated by dreams and by our lives as waking dreams, in which we are the heroes of our own mythical stories.
Inspiration for the Animal Wisdom Cards (and all my writing) is drawn in part from my personal relationship with the land I live on in the mountains of Western NC, and the beings here; my animal companions present and past; various past wildlife biology and wildlife rehab. internships; my lifelong study of dreamwork; and my work as a counselor. Animals have been some of my kindest and most generous teachers for as long as I can remember, and I thank them.