Amy Stern is a vet tech who has been caring for animals for twenty years. She shares stories of how the pandemic added more stress to what was already a burdensome situation.
Elaine Pardi and Jean Caples are co-founders of Animals Connect Everyone, a Rochester, Minnesota-based pro-bono organization with a mission to share information about the beneficial bonds between people and animals. As pet owners, they've seen what vets and vet techs are going through and decided to launch a project to help.
Pardi and Caples joined forces with New Jersey-based life coach and meditation expert Michael O'Brien who created a mindfulness meditation video to help reduce stress and relieve anxiety. He says anyone can do the meditation, which is designed for people to do with their pets.
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