Entries tagged with “Animals”
The Evolution of Empathy, Altruism, and Even the Soul
Animals of all kinds, especially the ones sharing our home, can be our spiritual guides and healers if we pay attention.
“As the 2020 Pride month wraps up, let’s bring to light the stunning diversity of life on Earth. Welcome to Animal Pride.”
My four-legged roommates Buba-ji and Deacon are not happy with me today. They were intent on munching on a mouse when I swooped in to stop the slaughter. As they meow and run frant…
Could you teach a peace-loving and exquisitely sensitive animal to carry you across a battlefield into enemy fire? What would that teach you? A true story…
During the COVID-19 pandemic, an unlikely hero has emerged: pets. “In addition to helping us navigate an increasingly frightening and lonely world, our pets can also help us manage the interpersonal relationships inside our own walls.”
The guidance Tyler Knott Gregson offers in his new book, Miracle in the Mundane, is for tapping into our creativity, purpose, and joy; because, "from time to time in this crazy and chaotic spin we call life, we need to pause, reflect, and truly begin again."
Find solace in an animal rosary practice that invokes blessings on our furry, finned, and feathered companions.
Got a stressed-out cat? Here is everything you need to know about reiki for cats—from what it is and how it can help your cat to remote reiki, plus four tips to soothe your stressed feline friend.
“Roadkill breaks my heart because we act as if we have no responsibility. We may feel upset, or sad, or guilty, but often drive off trying to leave the memory behind with the little furry lump. If that body were our baby, friend, or romantic partner, we certainly wouldn’t.”
“I got my first dog at 76. Childless, this experience had eluded me, and seven-week-old Rocky change my life.”
Read how a rescued rooster is tackling climate change and spreading kindness, plus a practice for exploring purpose in your life.
This week in research, a good reason to try jogging. Also, optimism has been linked to better sleep. And finally, people are getting serious about figuring out what the heck an emotional support animal really is. Read on for more.
Susan Hand Shetterly shares what she learned in studying seaweed and what it taught her about what's worth saving.
Excerpted from Sins of the Spirit, Blessings of the Flesh by Matthew Fox
Excerpt from Upstream: Selected Essays by Mary Oliver
Here we are, profoundly amazed to find ourselves on a planet speeding 67 thousand miles per hour through vast regions of cold space, impossibly removed from any other known place o…
The surprising history of the yummy treat, plus tips on sweet ingredients that do good
Creating the change you want to see in the world requires first welcoming all of your emotions, even the difficult ones, and then moving forward with clarity.
Low self-esteem is hard to lift. Unlike high self-esteem, which is primed to respond rapidly to even slight praise—You love my new haircut? Me too!—low self-esteem is notoriously s…