Entries tagged with “Animals”
In their emotionally connected presence, pets can be a powerful ally for optimal mental health.
If you're looking for ways to naturally sleep better at night, where better to look than in nature?
Maggie the Wunderdog was shot, attacked, and left for dead, but, thanks to a rescuer, survived, is thriving—and is loving. Here are four lessons on forgiveness rescue dogs like Maggie teach us.
Connect with your dog on a deeper level with these suggestions.
In creating cultivated backyards, we are removing habitat for wild animals. Here are some ideas for keeping all beings in mind when creating a garden.
Tapping into the wisdom of “prey” species.
Critter lover and Spiritual Rebel author Sarah Bowen shares five cherished texts about animals.
Lisa is a big pig: More than 1,000 pounds, and when she goes into heat she can and will go through just about anyone or anything; so it is sadly not surprising that the farmer who …
Rewilding Our HeartsBuilding Pathways of Compassion and CoexistenceBy Marc BekoffNew World LibraryI saw Jane Goodall give a talk in person once. When she took questions at the…
Two Dogs and a ParrotWhat Our Animal Friends Can Teach Us About LifeBy Joan ChittisterBlueBridgeWhy do we love pets? Because, through them, we “cling to nature in a world made of g…
A couple of years ago, lonely and lost, I took a walk on a secluded beach in Nantucket, before the throngs arrived for the season. It was rainy and gray, a miasma of weather that p…
Thingifying animals is a thing (Sure! I'll be your guinea pig!)—and words matter. Here are tips for kinder and more mindful, animal-inclusive speech from the world’s wisdom traditions.
BugsDirected by Andreas JohnsenRosforth FilmsOpening with a culinary feast involving bowls of soldier fly larvae, locust tabbouleh, and dung beetle stew, Andreas Johnsen’s fascinat…
Pelican DreamsDirected by Judy IrvingIn 2005, in The Wild Parrots of Telegraph Hill, filmmaker Judy Irving detailed the odd relationship between a group of feral parrots and an une…
“I’m in awe of the way coyotes practice mindfulness in their day-to-day lives. They display a calm awareness of everything that’s going on around them and give complete attention to what they’re experiencing on a moment-to-moment basis.”
Therapeutic horseback riding helps veterans with PSTD
Sarah Bowen shares ways humans can rebalance their relationship with the rest of the animal kingdom.
“Our pet companions negotiate everything about our vital relationship with them through energetics. But how can we receive and interpret our pet companion’s various messages?”
Excerpt from Totem Animals, Plain & Simple By Celia M. Gunn
The Evolution of Empathy, Altruism, and Even the Soul