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Catalytic, 17/05/2016

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Laila Award to Amy Novak and her Layla

What better way to carry on the tradition of Laila and Sheryl's shared service to the world than by creating an award for others who demonstrate excellence in partnership?  On 3 June 2016, a year and a day after Laila passed away, Sheryl will present the first annual Laila Award to Amy Novak and her Layla, an Alaskan Malamute.  Layla has been certified by The Therapy Dog Organization.  Amy and Layla's service includes visiting schools to teach children how to approach dogs they don't know, volunteering each month as a listener at a local library for anyone who wants to practice reading out loud to a non-judgmental audience, and showing all of us that a big dog, even a big senior dog, can have great fun and successfully compete in dog agility (at age nine, Layla was recently awarded the title of Master Agility Champion).  Layla has recently become Sheryl's grief counselor; there's nothing like spending time with a joyous and loving dog to make the clouds go away!  On this very special episode of Catalytic Radio, join us to hear how Amy and Layla evolved their partnership that has helped so many in so many ways.  What do you do when life happens?  Find a big loving dog and her partner to make you laugh, and get Catalytic!  (photo by M. Nicole Fischer Photography)

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I'm a Life Catalyst specializing in teaching Applied Love Technology. So far, I've seen success with people, pets and plants. I'll make you laugh, I'll invite you to rethink the gifts in your situation. Give me 30 minutes to see if we're a professional match for each other.

Sheryl Hirsch-Kramer was a nationally acclaimed calligraphy instructor and lecturer before a health crisis nearly ended her life in 1998. After thirty-five years as an artist, she recreated herself as a spiritual teacher, writer, intuitive, and energy therapy facilitator. She has presented her work at Steve and Barbara Rother's master Facilitator Intensive, the Integrated Energy Therapy tm Master Instructor retreat, and other spiritual venues across America. She especially enjoys helping other people understand the sacred connection with their own angel animals, living or helping other people understand the sacred connection with their own angel animals, living or dead.