Archive | January, 2015

Petra Heidenreich

Petra Heidenreich | A horse named Leila

AS A HEALER WHO HAS WORKED WITH BOTH HUMANS AND ANIMALS, I now know that we humans share a deep connection with all the other beings on this planet. I wasn’t always aware of this, but after the conception of my second son, I was ushered into a world of spiritual connection to my children, other people, and animals. I was shown that I could heal with my hands, but, […]

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All sentient beings

“I am in favor of animal rights as well as human rights. That is the way of a whole human being.” ― Abraham Lincoln “In the Western tradition there is a recognized hierarchy of beings, with, of course, the human being on top…and the plants at the bottom. But in Native ways of knowing, human people are often referred to as ‘the younger brothers of Creation.’ We say that humans […]

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Dr. Gay Bradshaw

Advocating for the souls of animals | An interview with Gay Bradshaw

Gay Bradshaw holds PhDs in both ecology and psychology. She’s also trained in linguistics and geophysics and has published, taught, and lectured widely in both the U.S. and internationally. Her work focuses on trans-species psychology—the theory and methods for the study and care of the psychological well-being of animals and of communities of non-human and human animals. She is the author of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated Elephants on the Edge: What […]

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Sara Fancy | Horses as healers

I discovered my work with horses after being forced to abandon my dream of becoming a professional bodybuilder. Despite the results I’d achieved competitively, I ultimately realized I was chasing a non-existent goal (there is no profession for female bodybuilders). I was devastated to fail in something I had worked so hard to achieve. With nothing else to focus my energy into, I hit rock bottom. From this place I […]

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