Entries tagged with “Animals”
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.
S&H editor Ben Nussbaum spoke with New Hampshire-based artist Kim Ferreira about foxes and racoons, happy paintings, phonographs, and more.
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…
Five years ago, adventurous movie-goers were enchanted with Turkish director Ceyda Torun’s documentary about Istanbul’s street cats, Kedi, a small indie hit on the festival circu…
“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.”
Discover 4 ways to celebrate the first-ever Guinea Pig Awareness Week. Start by learning what every human needs to know about interacting with these four-pawed friends.
“My trigger that tells me I’m tuned in to an animal is the fact that my eyes fill up with tears.”
Therapeutic horseback riding helps veterans with PSTD
Sarah Bowen shares ways humans can rebalance their relationship with the rest of the animal kingdom.
Time to adopt a furry friend? Your four-legged friend’s company helps relieve touch deprivation and feelings of isolation.
“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
Within that which you fear, there is spiritual potential. Reclaim your monsters and awaken to the presence of God in Godzilla.
Robo-dog? Sounds straight out of a sci-fi movie. Technology has come a long way since the 1997 release of the Tamagotchi. Still, today robopets continue to bring comfort and cure loneliness.
Studies suggest animals engage in their own kind of spiritual practices. Discover animal-inspired prayer through a sacred writing practice.
Animals of all kinds, especially the ones sharing our home, can be our spiritual guides and healers if we pay attention.
"Let’s bring to light the stunning diversity of life on Earth. Welcome to Animal Pride.”