Naomi McDonald's Articles (8)

Learning to Understand Yourself & Others

Last week while washing grapes for my granddaughters I popped one into my mouth. As the sweetness burst onto my tongue I detected a delectable earthy taste and had an instant recall of a memory thirty years prior in a California vineyard. The hot dry sun was shining down on my skin and a tall dark man was proudly showing me rows and rows of plump grapes that would soon be transformed into luscious raisins.  The savory taste of the grape had unlocked this experience that was coded into my…

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Added by Naomi McDonald on May 11, 2011 at 2:04pm — No Comments

Tween: That Place Between Worlds

There is a place where you are not awake or asleep, a place that is not night or day, light or dark, some call it tween. The clinical term is hypnagogia or threshold consciousness (commonly called "half-asleep" or "half-awake", or "Mind Awake Body Asleep"), which describes the mental state of someone who is moving towards sleep or wakefulness but has not yet completed the transition.  I like the word tween as to me it is the place where two things overlap and become for a moment, neither one… Continue

Added by Naomi McDonald on January 25, 2011 at 3:01pm — No Comments

What Greater Gift

I recently taught the fourth class in my animal communication program. Although I enjoy teaching all of the classes this one is very special to me as we study wild animals, and the plant and nature spirit kingdoms. Communicating with a wild animal is different and more challenging than someone’s pet. For instance they may not have a name or be comfortable with a mind to mind and spirit to spirit connection. Often we need to ask an animal’s diva or body elemental for help with communicating.… Continue

Added by Naomi McDonald on November 26, 2010 at 12:49pm — No Comments

Soaring Through the Eyes of Eagle

Dear Naomi,

I am writing this to you in letter form because I don’t think I can say it out loud with out breaking down and crying.



The day I had to take my wonderful little man Clancy (a Sheltie dog) to the vet to be put down I was so distraught and emotional that my legs would not carry me back to the treatment room. I said my goodbyes in the waiting room and let the veterinarian take him back. I can not tell you how much guilt I have felt over this. I feel like I abandoned him… Continue

Added by Naomi McDonald on October 26, 2010 at 1:43pm — No Comments

Breaking the Cycle of Abuse

Last month I shared the story of a sweet Pug named Bill who was rescued on the streets of Tulsa, OK and found his forever home in Los Angeles. I always learn so much from the adventures of our four legged friends but there was still more for me to experience from Bill’s journey to California. As I mentioned in my last article a client of mine involved with Collie rescues connected me to this incredible woman, Joan who sits all day at her computer contacting and organizing people to help… Continue

Added by Naomi McDonald on September 23, 2010 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Bill’s Ability to Follow His Heart

Dear Naomi,

I just finished reading your book They Sing To Our Hearts and I have a question. You mention several times that animals are able to draw the right family to them. I do feel that my furry family and I are perfect for each other even though we have had several physical and behavioral issues to work through. But it seems through them we’ve grown together in many ways. If… Continue

Added by Naomi McDonald on August 23, 2010 at 1:46pm — No Comments

Finding a Lost Pet

After my column in April’s Om Times magazine was published I received an email from Pam about her dog Rusty. She was frantic as he had been missing for several days. Pam had put up flyers offering a reward around the neighborhood, the vet offices and Human Society and wanted to know if I had any other suggestions. Below is my response to her. I would be happy to answer any questions or concerns that you may have about your pet(s). Just email them to me at bmc@brendamcdonald.org.



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Added by Naomi McDonald on April 26, 2010 at 4:10pm — No Comments

How to Send Pet “Comfort”

Spring is just around the corner and people are beginning to plan their get-away trips. I know this by the requests many of my clients are making during their animal communication sessions with me. “Please tell Sam (the dog, cat, iguana and etc.) that I am going out of town and I will be back.” Of course I do but I also reassure the owner that their pet will understand completely if they give…

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Added by Naomi McDonald on February 19, 2010 at 11:37am — No Comments

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