Entries tagged with “Animals”

10 Ways Pets Improve Mental Health

In their emotionally connected presence, pets can be a powerful ally for optimal mental health.

4 Animal-Inspired Tips for Better Sleep

If you're looking for ways to naturally sleep better at night, where better to look than in nature?

4 Lessons on Forgiveness From a Rescue Dog

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.

5 Ways to Bond With Your Pooch

Connect with your dog on a deeper level with these suggestions.

6 Sustainable Gardening Tips for Animal Lovers

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.

A Brain Surgeon's Guide to Horse Sense

Tapping into the wisdom of “prey” species.

A Playlist For Nervous Cats

Parent to a nervous cat? Body-Mind-Spirit connection isn't just for the humans—help your cat cultivate its inner peace through music.

A Ritual for Honoring the Loss of a Human or Animal Companion

Rosemary has long signified deep friendship and lasting memories. This ritual for grief, built around rosemary, creates time and space for grieving and allows others to join and share the healing process.

An Animal Rosary

A new way to pray that combines an ancient tool and a modern perspective.

Animal Divina

Critter lover and Spiritual Rebel author Sarah Bowen shares five cherished texts about animals.

Animal Farm as Written by Gandhi

“Magic happens betweens humans and animals, but there is a special magic with these animals.”

Animal Mystics

How can we live in sacred relationship with the more-than-human world?

Be Squirrely

Giant squirrels, giant lessons? Animal chaplain Sarah Bowen explores what squirrels can show us about mindfulness.

Becoming Moon-imals

What might we gain from considering ourselves in the same way, affected by both our earthly presence and the influence of the moon?

Book Review: Rewilding Our Hearts

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…

Book Review: Two Dogs and a Parrot

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…

Catstrology: What the Stars Can Teach You About Your Feline Friends

Astrology for cats? Finally decode their quirky behavior by getting to know their place on the zodiac.

Delightful and Bear-able Sabbath Practices

Tap into the Sabbath practices of a hibernating bear. Unplug, rest ... and just be.

Empaths & Animals: A Special Relationship

Authenticity, a minimal amount of emotional work, and the ability to gain trust are just some of the reasons empaths value their relationships with animals and with nature.

Enriched by Animals

“As I walked, something walked with me. Not in the sand—but to my right, in the water, just beyond the breaking of the waves.”