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How Animals Help Us Heal with Dr. Joanne Cacciatore

Dr. Joanne Cacciatore knows first-hand the trauma caused by grief and loss. And she also knows how animals can help us heal. On this episode, host Brittany Derrenbacher sits down with Dr. Jo, founder of the Arizona-based Selah Carefarm, which provides a compassionate, healing space for those who have suffered trauma and loss. Listen in as they discuss how humans and animals help each other heal from abuse, trauma, and grief. In this episode, you'll learn: Why animals are such experts at helping us heal from trauma. How working with abused animals has had a profound effect on Dr. Jo’s life. What a day on Selah Carefarm is like. Links and Resources Websites: www.JoanneCacciatore.com, www.SelahCarefarm.com, www.MISSFoundation.org Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/drjoannec/ X: @dr_cacciatore Instagram: @grief_doctor and @selah_carefarm YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/@DrJo_bitsandpieces See Dr. Jo on Oprah Winfrey and Prince Harry’s docuseries, The Me You Can’t See, on AppleTV. Discover her book, Bearing the Unbearable: Love, Loss, and the Heartbreaking Path of Grief. Follow Brittany on social media: Facebook: @lunabellsmoonbows Instagram: @lunabells_moonbows Follow along with this episode's transcript by clicking here. Don't miss an episode! Live Happy Now is available at the following places:           
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What Animals Can Tell Us With Joan Ranquet

If you’ve ever wished you could talk to the animals, we’ve got great news for you: Today’s guest says you can! Join host Brittany Derrenbacher as she sits down with Joan Ranquet, a well-known animal communicator, author, TEDx speaker, educator, and animal advocate. Joan and Brittany talk about the many ways we can learn to listen to our animals and they also discuss the benefits of “tapping,” which Joan talks about in her newest book, Emotional Freedom Technique for Animals and Their Humans: Creating a Harmonious Relationship Through Tapping. In this episode, you'll learn: Why Joan believes all of us have the ability to tune into what animals are telling us. Simple ways we can learn to listen to animals. How the emotional freedom technique, or “tapping,” can ease anxiety in pets. Links and Resources Follow Joan Ranquet on social media: Website: https://joanranquet.com/ Facebook: Joan Ranquet & Communication with all Life Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/joanranquet Twitter: https://www.twitter.com/joaranquet YouTube: youtube.com/joanranquet Get a free intro to EFT Tapping here. Follow Brittany on social media: Facebook: @lunabellsmoonbows Instagram: @lunabells_moonbows Follow along with this episode's transcript by clicking here. Don't miss an episode! Live Happy Now is available at the following places:           
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The Joy of Senior Pets With Dr. Julie Buzby

 November is Adopt a Senior Pet month, and that makes it the perfect time to talk to Dr. Julie Buzby, an integrative veterinarian with a special place in her heart for senior pets. She’s here to talk with host Brittany Derrenbacher about some of the misconceptions we often have about senior dogs and why in many cases a senior pet may be the best option for adoption. So listen in as she and Brittany talk about what senior pets can do for us—and what we should be doing for them. In this episode, you'll learn: What age dogs are considered seniors. Tips for caring for a senior pet. Benefits of senior pets for senior citizens. Links and Resources Follow Dr. Buzby on social media: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/toegrips/ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr_buzbys_toegrips/ TikTok: https://www.tiktok.com/@drbuzbys LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/drbuzbys Learn about Toe Grips for Dogs. Visit her website: http://www.toegrips.com/ Follow Brittany on social media: Facebook: @lunabellsmoonbows Instagram: @lunabells_moonbows Follow along with this episode's transcript by clicking here. Don't miss an episode! Live Happy Now is available at the following places:           
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Celebrating The Purest Bond With Jen Golbeck

We know that the bonds we have with our pets are special, but this week’s guest may have you thinking about that connection at a deeper level. Jen Golbeck is the creator of social media’s popular The Golden Ratio channel, which shares photos and videos of her rescued golden retrievers. In this episode, she talks with host Brittany Derrenbacher about her new book, The Purest Bond: Understanding the Human-Canine Connection, which provides the science behind those incredible bonds and offers new insight into how we can use that information to improve our relationships with our own animals. In this episode, you'll learn: Why our bond with our pets is so powerful — and so important. How pets help make us happier and healthier. What Jen learned from working with special needs and senior dogs. Links and Resources Instagram: @thegoldenratio4 & @jenrunswithdogs Twitter: @thegoldenratio4, @jenrunswithdogs, @lunabells_moonbows Facebook: @thegoldenratio4 & @lunabellsmoonbows TikTok: @thegoldenratio4 YouTube: @goldenratio4 Visit her website: jengolbeck.com Follow along with this episode's transcript by clicking here. Don't miss an episode! Live Happy Now is available at the following places:           
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Introducing Happiness Unleashed With Brittany Derrenbacher

Animals play an important role in our happiness, and with this new podcast from Live Happy, you’re going to learn why they’re so good for us and how to nurture our relationships with them. Each month, therapist and pet loss expert Brittany Derrenbacher will sit down with a new guest to explore some of the many ways we benefit from our relationships with animals. In this inaugural episode, she’s joined by Paula Felps, host of the Live Happy Now podcast, to talk about why we’re doing this podcast, why you need to pet more animals, and why you should put down your phone. In this episode, you'll learn: Why it’s important to understand what animals do for our emotional well-being. How petting other people’s animals is scientifically proven to be good for us. Why you should stop phubbing your pet. Links and Resources Learn how fostering pets is good for us. Discover how animals can improve our brain health. Find out how to ease separation anxiety in pets. Follow along with this episode's transcript by clicking here. Don't miss an episode! Live Happy Now is available at the following places:           
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