Animals, just like us,

want to be seen and heard.


A Mindful
Changes Lives

The Mindful Connections Wheel®, a tool inspired by animals  focuses on learning from our animals
and guides me in all consultations.

"When you touch one thing with deep awareness,
you touch everything."

—  Lao Tzu  —

Once upon a time I secretly wondered about the uncanny connection I felt with animals.

When I was seven years old, I scraped patties off the neighboring cows, believing it would make them feel better.


Growing up, horses were my playmates, my confidantes, and my peers. And though I didn’t have pets, I pretended my grandparents German Shepherd was mine.

I felt more like ‘myself’ in the company of an animal than with most human beings.


Did I talk to animals back then? Of course.

Did they talk back? Most definitely.


That's still true today. 

Animals have so much information for us: their view of the world, their purpose, why they came into our lives, and what they need from us to make our lives together meaningful.


Once we understand that animals - just like us - want to be seen and heard, we immediately connect in a deeper more mindful way.


Suddenly, we understand why our newly adopted kitty is hiding underneath the bed, why our horse is not getting along with her paddock mate, or why our dog is over-reactive walking on the leash.


Book an animal communication session so I can help you understand the logic behind your pet's, or horse's, behavior.


Or, learn how to meet your horses or pets where they live, in the now and begin communicating with your body, mind, and intuition so you can live happily ever after.


Listening to dogs

What does your dog think, what does your cat want you to know?

And, what wisdom has your horse to share?

Communicating with cats

Your horse is always ready to connect, you just have to show up ...
in the Now.

Helping horses be heard

The online courses provide you with everything you need to create a magical relationship with your furry partner. 

Every animal  in our lives has wisdom to share

I bring a fun & educational talk to your organization.

Animal stories are always included.

What People Say

Carrie Brady, Equine Professional

"The pleasant surprise was that ​Nicole

 was specific and very quick. She is very practical and gives actionable information. She had a solution before I’d even given some background. It was shocking how clearly she identified the source of the problem and how quickly
 I was able to resolve it once I understood it."

Rachel Beauchesne, Teacher

"Nicole encouraged me to talk to Curtis before or after events that were difficult for him -- to help him understand what was expected of him, to be his champion and life coach.

As silly as it might seem, this one change made a HUGE difference."

John Perdrizet, DVM, PhD, DACVIM

"Nicole walks the walk because animals can't talk or, are simply 'not heard'.


If there ever was an individual who understands how to communicate beyond words ... meet Nicole."

Get in Touch

for emergency consultation text: 508-846-5001



I am an educator and may utilize the information provided by an animal in my blog, articles, or marketing materials.

An intuitive consultation is not a substitute for professional medical care and diagnosis or training. I can not give you a diagnosis and I can’t prescribe. If your animal is ill or injured, please seek the assistance of a qualified medical practitioner, ideally a holistic veterinarian – check or a qualified trainer.

© 2020 by Nicole Birkholzer, Mindful Connections® Vermont, USA

All content (text, photos, graphs, videos, etc.) (c) Nicole Birkholzer 2013-2020; “Mindful Connections” is the registered trademark of Nicole Birkholzer;

Licensing inquiries?  Contact Nicole via the 'Get in Touch' form above.

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