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Kim Sheridan grew up in Southern California, surrounded by animals of various shapes and sizes, and she fell in love with rats before society had a chance to tell her not to. As a young child, she was known as the "neighborhood vet," often nurturing injured baby birds with an eyedropper feeder and a warm bed. She seemed to have an extra-special connection to animals and an ability to communicate with them. Kim spent her summers on her grandparents' ranch in west Texas, where she developed special friendships with dogs, cats, horses, chickens, ducks, cows, and a special wild deer named Buck. Kim spent her free time drawing animals and writing about them, and she won numerous awards for her works. She also had special abilities she didn't fully understand, and from a very early age, she was fascinated with paranormal phenomena and the afterlife. Throughout her childhood, Kim was often found dividing her time between nurturing animals in her care, and looking for evidence of life after death. She attempted to capture ghosts on film and tape, and she entertained family members with various other attempts at contacting the Other Side. At the time, it never occurred to her to include animals in her search for life after death.
As an adult, Kim's life changed direction. First, she earned degrees in Psychology and Clinical Hypnotherapy. Then, she studied health and nutrition; earned a degree in Naturopathy; and became a respected health writer, researcher, and nutritional consultant. Along with her husband, she co-authored the book, Uncooking with Jameth and Kim, and co-founded HealthForce Nutritionals, Inc., which offers nutritional supplements worldwide for both humans and animals (including the famous Green Mush'). Kim never outgrew her childhood interests, however. Her spare time was spent exploring the spiritual path, as well as volunteering for various organizations on behalf of animals. Being a devoted animal lover, she also operated a dog walking and pet-sitting service, and she began welcoming rescued rats into her home (which has become known as the Rat Refuge and provides sanctuary for a multitude of very happy rescued rats).
While grieving the loss of a beloved animal companion, Kim unexpectedly began to receive signs and messages from the Other Side. This led her on an incredible journey into the realm of animals and the afterlife, bringing her full circle to the path begun in childhood. Today she is a highly respected and sought after expert on life after death for animals, and her time is devoted not only to animals but to those who are left behind when they pass.
Kim Sheridan is a popular guest on radio and television; and she is an acclaimed lecturer and workshop leader, providing support to those whose beloved animal companions have passed. She is also the founder of Compassion Circle, with a mission to expand the circle of compassion to all beings. Kim has been listed in "Who's Who in Executives and Professionals", "2,000 Notable American Women", and "Great Minds of the 21st Century". She lives in Southern California with her husband and their beloved animal family. Her goal is to make the world a better place, and to teach compassion and respect for all.