Nicole Birkholzer Mindful Connections Founder

For the last fifteen years I have dedicated my life to understanding relationships.

The relationship we have with ourselves.
The relationship we have with animals.
The relationships we desire to have with other people.

I asked questions like:
Why do we want to belong?
What keeps us from connecting?
What happens when we are seen + heard?

And then I realized …
no matter if we are two-legged, four-legged, feathery or furry,
when we are seen, heard and understood we feel mindfully connected.



Hi, I am Nicole Birkholzer, from an early age I questioned everything: the ‘why’s’ and ‘how‘s’ just never stopped.

And though people around me sometimes get fatigued by it, I never tire asking lots of questions.

Being inquisitive has paid off … after spending decades observing, documenting and analyzing the connections I've made with animals, I developed a tool that brings the wisdom and knowledge animals have provided me with to our human relationships.

The Mindful Connections Wheel provides guidance on living in the present moment, shows how to communicate more clearly, and reminds us to utilize two innate resources animals use daily, but us humans tend to forget while living our busy lives: our body and intuition.  


decision-making tool Minsdful Connections Wheel


The discovery of the 5 Mindful Connections Principles and the steps of the Mindful Connections Wheel has changed my life and that of my animals by reducing stress, building confidence, and improving communication,  and it will do the same for you as you raise your awareness, change perspectives, solve problems with ease.

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Are you ready to let your kitty, bird, goat or horse take you to the next deeper level of connection?

And even if you don't have an animal, you can benefit from the wisdom of the Pet Kingdom to connect more deeply with yourself and the people around you.


Well ... I created a few things to get you started.

:: Get inspired by the mindful connections I share on my blog.

:: You can improve any of your relationships by taking the online course  “Take your life from mind-full to mindful”.
                                                        It's simple, easy, and has helped many people                                                                   take their life from ordinary to extraordinary.

:: I am currently available for personal coaching sessions.
   Get clear on what type of qualities, experiences and relationships you
   want in your life and create them.  Personal coaching  is another way to
   take your life
 from ordinary to extraordinary.

:: And you can bring me to your organization so I can share how you and
   your people (or pets) can benefit from being more mindfully connected.
   If you're part of a therapeutic riding center or a youth educator,
   click the word and learn more about my philosophy.

I am looking forward to hearing from you.
And, remember ... mindful connections take your life from mind-full to mindful.



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Latest Blog


Do you remember - it might have been in the late 80’s - when Prince Charles was outed?

He talked to his flowers. What a crazy

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The Book
Pet Logic book - Creating Mindful Connections with Pets
Pet Logic book - Creating Mindful Connections with Pets
"I cannot begin to describe
how this practice has
impacted my life"
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Meet Nicole
Meet Nicole Birkholzer Founder of Mindful Connections

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