And the day came with the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ~Anais Nin


More deeply,

More meaningfully,

More joyfully.

You are likely here because you wish to find a way to flow through transition with more ease.

Transition can look many different ways. Do you resonate with any one of these questions?

  • You are wondering what your purpose is?
  • You are feeling stuck?
  • Wondering why you are here?
  • Your inner voice is getting more persistent?
  • You are grieving the loss of an animal friend?

It seems the small transitions we are able to move through without too much trouble, while the bigger transitional periods can leave us feeling alone and questioning everything we thought we knew.

Finding gifts in transitional times can open you to unexpected blessings that can be quite transformational, and lead you back home to what you already know within your heart to be true…

that joy is what you are here to experience and you are never truly alone.

My mission here at Joyful Paws is to be an inspiring Intuitive Guide, gently holding space for women searching for deeper meaning for their lives during times of transition, joyfully serving as a thoughtful, honest and reflective mirror, granting you permission to pause, listen, and begin to step more fully into who you are, and encouraging that brilliant light within you to shine brightly!

Most of my moments of truth have come about because of my little dachshund who rolled through life on wheels. ~Barbara Techel

It’s the wise council of animals that have graced my life, past and present, who guide me to pause often, listen deeply and capture what matters most. This has beautifully served as a welcome self-reflection, empowering me to trust in my intuition to lead a life that is filled with meaning, joy, and love.

It’s the awe-inspiring intelligence of animals, the wisdom of oracles that speak the language of the soul, understanding ancient wisdom and nature’s healing energies, and encouraging you to step fully into who you are meant to be, is what Joyful Paws is passionate about sharing with YOU!

The Universe is always blessing us with signs and symbols along our life’s path and it wants you to know …


to take time to pause,

listen to your heart,

and capture your joy.

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Let’s make your life a joyful and meaningful one.

As an intuitive guide, oracle card reader, workshop facilitator and author, I partner with women thirsty for answers to life’s questions, ready to step into their True Self, and eager to live with clarity and joy. Here are a few ways I collaborate with women in the United States and Internationally:

Intuitive Guidance Oracle Readings
SoulCollage® Workshops
Ancient Wisdom Workshops

Nothing happens overnight. Developing a relationship with the unknown takes time. In doing so the seeker is granted the greatest gift of all—clarity. I have come full circle yet again. I must always be willing to journey forward—spiral into the center and then back out again. Then and only then will I be whole, in touch with all that I am.  ~Joan Anderson, The Second Journey


In love and joy,

Barbara Techel

Barbara with dachshund, Gidget

Frankie photo credit: Legacy Studios