Animals as Teachers and Healers

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Ballantine Books, 1998 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 252 pages
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Susan Chernak McElroy credits her astounding triumph over cancer to the love of the animals in her life. In Animals as Teachers & Healers she shares her remarkable story along with true stories from others who have been touched by the loving energies of animals.

A woman escapes an abusive relationship by observing how her boyfriend treated her two Arabian horses . . . a German shepherd cocoons its body around a toddler during a house fire . . . a coyote gives a couple wisdom about their rebellious daughter . . . a little three-legged frog imparts a valuable lesson to a frightened nine-year-old girl. Unique and compelling, Animals as Teachers & Healers invites us to reconnect with the boundless gifts of joy, wisdom, and deep healing that flow from our ageless and intimate relationship with the animal kingdom.

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Review: Animals as Teachers and Healers: True Stories and Reflections

User Review  - Christine - Goodreads

Some of the stories were too far fetched for me, but some of the stories were very good, and some of the stories made me cry. It's a hard book to read if you have recently lost a pet. Read full review

Review: Animals as Teachers and Healers: True Stories and Reflections

User Review  - Sarah - Goodreads

Susan McElroy's writing may just be my favorite addiction of all time. I consume her books faster and with more uninhibited joy than almost anything else in my life. The way that she- and, in the case ... Read full review


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About the author (1998)

Susan Chernak McElroy has been an animal lover all of her life. She has worked as a veterinarian's assistant, Humane Society educator, dog trainer, wildlife rehabilitator, and zookeeper. Her writing has appeared in national magazines and is featured in several published and upcoming anthologies, including Chicken Soup for Soul Survivors, Wounded Healers, and Intimate Relationships: Embracing the Natural World. She makes her home in Oregon at Bright Star Farm.

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