Otherkin: Myth or fact?


In this life’s journey, I’ve come across a lot of people who claim they are not fully human. They are classed as otherkin. That is: a creature that inhabits a human body. There are those who claim to be vampires, gargoyles, dragons, phoenixes and god knows what else. On the surface, it sounds preposterous and…

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Healing Depression Series: Bach Flower Remedies (BFR) – Are they a placebo? part 4 or do animals know the difference between placebo and the real thing?


  Are they a placebo? Part 4 Over the years, I have used the remedies with great success, which would pretty much suggest that they are not a placebo. I thought I’d share some compelling examples. One day, my mother’s two year old dog suddenly collapsed and went limp for no apparent reason.  She carried…

Empath series: My empathy goes to the dogs.


In January 2013, I had, what was to me, a rather intense experience. My partner asked me if I wanted to go out to the movies with her. It was a midday session, and within walking distance. I thought about it, and felt this overwhelming sense of anxiety. I couldn’t identify the cause, though. It was odd.…

Old dog, new tricks for longevity.


Longevity in dogs. Large dogs are prone to health problems. I’m told that the majority don’t live past 11 or 12 years of age. It’s rare to get to 13 and above. Today our Doberman, Jerry, celebrates his 14th birthday, and he’s not doing too badly. Yes, he’s slowed down a lot, but he still…