The Nourishment of Nature

“We often forget that WE ARE NATURE. Nature is not something separate from us. So when we say that we have lost our connection to nature, we’ve lost our connection to ourselves.” ― Andy Goldsworthy Hello friends! I hope this finds you and yours well and at peace.  It's been over 2 months since I …

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Animal Emotions and That Icky Sticky Fear

 “Lacking a shared language, emotions are perhaps our most effective means of cross-species communication. We can share our emotions, we can understand the language of feelings, and that's why we form deep and enduring social bonds with many other beings. Emotions are the glue that binds.” ― Bekoff   Ants teach.  Earthworms make decisions.  Rats …

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What Animals Do When They Think No One is Watching

“It is a happy talent to know how to play.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson   In our family we make a point to be playful and silly as much as we can. We laugh a lot. And we make time to play.  I am also a huge advocate of using play when teaching kids and …

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Moments Like These

“Snow falling soundlessly in the middle of the night will always fill my heart with sweet clarity”- Novala Takemoto I hope you are enjoying a most relaxing weekend.  We sure are.  This morning I awoke to discover a soft fluttering of snow falling outside our house.  Considering the extreme lack of snow we have had in …

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The Secrets and Splendor of Squamata

People fear what they don't understand and hate what they can't conquer. ― Andrew Smith July 16, 2015 My heart is so happy right now.  -Our social media news feed has been overtaken with posts about snakes!  But the posts are not snake-hating posts; they’re posts from snake savvy people who absolutely adore these magnificent, valuable, …

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Our Brothers and Sisters

The animal shall not be measured by man. In a world older and more complete than ours, they move finished and complete, gifted with extension of the senses we have lost or never attained, living by voices we shall never hear. They are not brethren; they are not underlings; they are other nations, caught with …

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Be Kind To Animals E V E R Y Week

It’s Be Kind To Animals Week, so I wanted to share this quick post from a few years ago. Sending you and yours much love!

Conscious Companion

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May 5-11 is Be Kind To Animals Week!

As Conscious Companions we do this every day, but this week we have the opportunity to be proactive about it and encourage others.  Here are a few of my suggestions on what YOU can do:

  • Adopt a pet from a shelter or rescue

Every year over 3.7 million animals are euthanized in U.S. shelters because they could not be adopted into loving homes. Help animals find a second chance at happiness by adopting your next animal companion from a local shelter or rescue group. If you can’t adopt, consider fostering a parrot, cat, or dog.

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  • Take excellent care of your animal companion

Our animal companions need us to help keep them healthy and safe throughout their lives.  We do this is by ensuring they are on the cleanest and healthiest foods, schedule regular visits to a trusted and well respected veterinarian, make sure…

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Animals Following Their Bliss

The Elephant Nature Park in Thailand exists to rescue and rehabilitate elephants, dogs, cats, buffalo, and many other animals. “Now may every living thing, young or old, weak or strong, living near or far, known or unknown, living or departed or yet unborn, may every living thing be full of bliss.” ― Anonymous, The Dhammapada