Entries tagged with “Animals”

Faux Paws: Common Sayings Animal Lovers Should Avoid

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.

Featured Artist: Kim Ferreira

S&H editor Ben Nussbaum spoke with New Hampshire-based artist Kim Ferreira about foxes and racoons, happy paintings, phonographs, and more.

Film Review: Bugs

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…

Film Review: Pelican Dreams

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…

Film Review: Stray

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…

Following the Spiritual Path of the Coyote

“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.”

For the Love of Guinea Pigs

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.

Harry the Llama and Katherine Dunn

Apifera Farm is a healing place for animals and elders. In addition to visits with Harry, seniors can meet geese and goats and even groom the horses, providing the element of touch, the rhythm of repetition, and the curative fresh air of the farm.

How Do I Survive the Pain?

“My trigger that tells me I’m tuned in to an animal is the fact that my eyes fill up with tears.”

How Horses Can Heal Humans

Therapeutic horseback riding helps veterans with PSTD

How I Became an Animal Chaplain (and Why It Matters)

Sarah Bowen shares ways humans can rebalance their relationship with the rest of the animal kingdom.

How Pets Alleviate Touch Deprivation

Time to adopt a furry friend? Your four-legged friend’s company helps relieve touch deprivation and feelings of isolation.

How to Communicate With Pets on an Energetic Level

“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?”

How to Work with Your Totem Animal

Excerpt from Totem Animals, Plain & Simple By Celia M. Gunn

Humanity in Animals

The Evolution of Empathy, Altruism, and Even the Soul

Is Godzilla Your Power Animal?

Within that which you fear, there is spiritual potential. Reclaim your monsters and awaken to the presence of God in Godzilla.

Is It Time for a Robopet?

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.

Journaling Animalia

Studies suggest animals engage in their own kind of spiritual practices. Discover animal-inspired prayer through a sacred writing practice.

Learning Spirituality From Animals

Animals of all kinds, especially the ones sharing our home, can be our spiritual guides and healers if we pay attention.

LGBTQ+ Animal Pride

"Let’s bring to light the stunning diversity of life on Earth. Welcome to Animal Pride.”