Online Pet Readings

I have recently begun offering online pet readings. I had no idea how much fun I would be having tuning into our animal friends!

What I have found during these sessions has been fascinating and even a bit “out there.” Sometimes I will tap into an animal’s past life. A pet’s past life can often inform the animal’s current behaviors. For instance, one client’s dog went to the bathroom inside the house even though she had been potty trained. In another life, this dog had been Egyptian royalty. She was used to being waited on and had servants who would follow her around cleaning up her poo. She did not understand why her current owner was upset by her behavior. I suggested that the client connect with the dog’s soul and explain to her how things are different than her Egyptian life. Also, the pet parent is not her servant and she needed to do her part for the relationship by going to the bathroom outside. I also coached the dog along the same lines while in sacred space with the animal. The client resonated completely with this information. I look forward to seeing how this story unfolds.

To begin the process, I ask the client to send me a picture of their pet along with any particular questions they may want more insight into. I then invite the animal’s energy and higher self into my field, which gives me a sense of its overall personality. If the client has specific questions about their pet, I can ask the animal’s soul at that time.

During sessions, I have accessed animals’ past lives, what the animal may need from their owners, and for one client, I even talked to beings from the star Sirius who told me that one of the reasons that system is called The Dog Star is due to their unique connection to dogs. These beings told the client they would guide her on her greater mission to help more animals.

If you would like to have a reading on your animal friend, I am offering these on a donation basis. Here is the link to donate. Once that is complete, you can email me here with a picture of your pet and any questions you may have regarding your animal. I will then email your reading to you as soon as it is completed. This is usually done within 24 hours but understand it can take longer.


Along with online pet readings Della offers weekly yoga classes, workshops, and intuitive readings for people. You can find out more about here services here.

Toxic Positivity

I recently heard the phrase toxic positivity. The speaker gave an example of how he tried to help his friend with depression by sharing everything he did to lift himself out of the doldrums. But, unfortunately, his friend wasn’t just down. He was clinically depressed and eventually committed suicide.  

After the fact, this person realized that his friend needed professional help rather than a “pull your bootstraps up” pep talk. Hearing this got me asking myself whether I have ever used toxic positivity in my guise of “helping” others.  

UW Medicine describes toxic positivity as “dismissing negative emotions and responding to distress with false reassurances rather than empathy. It comes from feeling uncomfortable with negative emotions. It is often well-intentioned but can cause alienation and a feeling of disconnection.”

In reflecting on this topic further, I could see where I have used toxic positivity in my need to fix what I perceived as a problem for someone who may have only needed me to hold them in sacred space for a few moments while they shared their feelings.

I am still learning that having a negative emotion is not bad. We are socialized to want to get rid of any uncomfortable feeling. I have been practicing sitting with my uncomfortable emotions and breathing deeply into where I feel the distress in my body. I find that instead of bypassing a difficult feeling, which inevitably comes back around, often more intensely, the challenging feeling will often dissolve with long deep breathing.

Exercise:

Recall a difficult feeling or emotion. Maybe for this experiment, make it not too intense. Notice where you feel the emotion in your body. Imagine holding this part of the body where you feel the emotion in tenderness. Begin to direct your breath into that area. Notice what happens. I find that when practicing this technique, the challenging emotion often dissolves. Does the uncomfortable feeling come back? I found that it can but not as intensely as before.

Once we become comfortable with our own difficult emotions, it will be easier to be there for others.


Della offers weekly yoga classes, workshops, and intuitive readings. You can find out more about here services here.

Flexibility: My Word Of The Year

I start so many of my posts with the phrase I was listening to a podcast. I’ll be honest and tell you I listen to many podcasts. I learn so much from others’ experiences. But, this one sentence that I recently heard deeply got my attention.

Flexibility is strength.

As a yoga teacher, you would think that flexibility comes easily, and it does in some areas of my life. Yet, in others, I can be very rigid and controlling. When I heard this sentence, I immediately saw a very stiff rod with no give to it. It was cold and immoveable. I thought how that is often representative of my thinking.

When I had the cooties, I had to surrender to the illness in my body. For two weeks, I would sleep 12 to 14 hours a night and would often nap during the day. I could barely move my body during this time. I went from 10,000 steps a day to less than 1,000.

I was surprised that my body wasn’t stiff and sore due to lack of movement. Instead, I felt loose and fluid. This absence of tension in my body puzzled me until I heard the phrase flexibility is strength. That got me reflecting on why. During my healing journey, I wasn’t thinking. I was being. I was entirely in the present moment. The only “doing” I could do was being still. There was no worrying about the past or the future. There were no expectations of what I had to get done. I completely surrendered to the experience of my body.

Now that I am recovering my health, I have begun to notice tightness in my body again. I have been thinking more, planning more, doing more. . . controlling more.

This awareness has helped me decide that 2022 is my year of allowing more flexibility into my life. The more I can let go of control and allow Life to flow through me; the more flexible I will be in my body. I’ll tell you how it all unfolds.


Della offers weekly yoga classes, workshops, and intuitive readings. You can find out more about here services here.

I Am Not A Procrastinator!

I would never use the words procrastinator to describe myself. I am a doer! I have even been guilty of using how much I accomplish to measure my self-worth. My filing in-box, increasing in size every week, tells another story. Every day as I pile more paperwork on top, I feel the little niggle of guilt that I have not dealt with this mess once again.

As I listened to The One You Feed podcast with guest Stephen Guise, the author of Elastic Habits, I had the realization that I was indeed a putter-offer of things. The author talked about beginning his exercise program with one push-up a day. Most of us start an exercise routine by thinking about the end goal. For instance, 100 push-ups a day. Unfortunately, 100 push-ups a day is daunting, and as a result, we often don’t start at all. Stephen started with one push-up a day. He usually did more than that, but he began by telling himself he only had to do one. That inspired me.

I keep looking at my filing in-box and thinking I have to file ALL of it in one sitting. I don’t. I can start with one piece of paper today. If I do more than that, it is a gold star day.

What can you do today to start your new year’s intention? Maybe it is one minute of meditation or 10 minutes of yoga, or like me filing one piece of paper. Let me know in the comments.


Della offers weekly yoga classes, workshops, and intuitive readings. You can find out more about here services here.

Power Over Pain

Have you ever noticed how, when you are in pain, your thinking tends toward the negative? This is because pain lowers your vibration or your energetic frequency. This can be any kind of pain. For example, it can be physical, emotional, mental, or spiritual pain. Negative thinking is a natural result of dwelling in a lower vibration.

How do we shift pain? We rise above it. Easier said than done, right?
Rising above pain does not mean we ignore or deny it. Raising our vibration means we can overpower pain. Let us look at the word overpower. It is made up of two words over and power. Declare your power over pain! Choose a peaceful or joyful thought and think that. This raises your frequency back up to a place of empowerment.

When we are in fear or pain, we can feel like our mind is in control. Another way to shift out of a negative thinking pattern is by moving your body into Child’s pose. Bring your forehead to the floor with your butt moving towards your heels. Your knees can either be open are closed depending on your comfort. If you want to take this pose a step farther, you can bring your hands into Prayer pose and lengthen them towards the top of your mat. This is called Guru Pranam. This posture quickly deepens your breathing and quiets the mind. It raises your heart above your head so the mind can still. Stay here for as long as you like.

I do this pose in bed before I fall asleep to clear the gunk of the day out of my mind. When I am anxious, I do this pose, and when I feel grief, I do this pose. Thus, Guru Pranam brings balance back into the body, mind, and spirit.


Della offers weekly yoga classes, workshops, and intuitive readings. You can find out more about here services here.

The Next Right Thing

There is so much confusion in the world right now that it can be overwhelming. This overwhelm can create a state of paralysis within us. We don’t know what to do, so nothing gets done. We may want to do “something,” but fear keeps us from moving forward.

Instead, we allow ourselves to become bombarded with news, information, YouTube, and social media that we get sucked down the rabbit hole, and before you know it, we are in even more fear.

I remember being in A.A. many years ago, and the Old Timers would say, “When in doubt, do the next right thing.” I still follow this saying to this day. This morning, I woke up confused and disturbed by the state of the world again. Then, I remembered these words, and I calmed down. I went and brushed my teeth, practiced some pranayam, and then wrote in my journal.

The next right thing is as simple as brushing our teeth. When that is done, ask what the next right thing is. Do that and then ask again, and so on. The next right thing always shows up when you ask. Give it a try, and let me know how it has worked for you.


Della offers weekly yoga classes, workshops and intuitive readings. You can find out more about here services here.

How to Choose Love

I was listening to this podcast from Tara Brach on fear. She said that love is bigger than fear. This prompted the following conversation with my guides.

Me:  How does my Love become bigger than my fear?  

Guides:  You start by relaxing the body. Take some deep breaths in and let the breath sink deeply into the body. Imagine that each inhalation is filling you up with light. Imagine each exhaling breath releasing all of the fear that has accumulated in your physical structure. As you focus on the breath, the mind will follow. Once the mind follows the breath, the body can sink more deeply into relaxation—this relaxation response is the container for Love.  

Love needs a container. You may say that that is not true but think about it from the perspective of your physical body. The physical body is a container. You place into it anything from the foods you eat to the ideas you think. The body contains all of what you put into it. If the container becomes too full from food or drink, you don’t feel well. With time, if you continue to overfill your container, your body can break down and become diseased.  

If your mind becomes too filled with fear, violent images, overthinking, etc., it too begins to wear down. Anxiety, depression, and other “mental illnesses” can occur as a result.

Fear is not natural; it is a construct of the mind. But, on the other hand, Love is natural and eternal. So, to answer your question on having your Love be bigger than your fear, breathe.

Me:  That seems too simplistic.

Guides:  It is very simple. The mind wants to distract you from breathing. When you breathe deeply, you automatically move out of the mind into Presence. It is in this space of Presence that you experience Love.  

Me: It sounds like the mind is the enemy.

Guides:  Not at all. The mind is simply a tool that is needed to bring you into duality. For that is the reason you have arrived here. You wanted to learn difference. You wanted to experience opposites. You wanted to evolve and grow. You wanted to experience Love through physicality. There is nothing like your earth plane in all of the Universe. Those souls who have arrived here at this time know (on some level) the honor they are being given to experience Life. On. Earth.

What a party!  


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Darkness is your candle

There is a quote by Rumi which says, “Darkness is your candle.” It reminded me that there could be no light without darkness and no darkness without light.

When I get caught up in fear, it is easy to forget that. Yet, those are the times when I need to take a deep breath in and fan the flames of my Inner Light. On the exhale, I can then breathe that Light back into the world.

Deep breathes calm the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous system, our flight or fight mechanism. However, when we are constantly bombarded by fear either from the news or on social media, it is hard not to get caught up in the drama and traumas of the world.

If you feel overwhelmed, go on a walk or do this quick energy cleansing technique to reset yourself. And, remember to breathe.


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