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 several sustainable gardening practices that keep the wellbeing of all creatures in mind.
Tapping into the wisdom of “prey” species.
Parent to a nervous cat? Body-Mind-Spirit connection isn't just for the humans—help your cat cultivate its inner peace through music.
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 …
How can we live in sacred relationship with the more-than-human world?
Giant squirrels, giant lessons? Animal chaplain Sarah Bowen explores what squirrels can show us about mindfulness.
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…
Astrology for cats? Finally decode their quirky behavior by getting to know their place on the zodiac.
Tap into the Sabbath practices of a hibernating bear. Unplug, rest ... and just be.
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.”