Nature

New Mexico in my dreams

New Mexico in My Dreams

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When an unexpected event occurs in one’s life and particularly if it is associated with something you like, love, enjoy, and understand, you sit up and take notice. Travel has played a major role...
every home needs an Eco-Mentor

Every Home Needs an ECO-MENTOR

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Every home and community needs an Eco-Mentor. Do you possess the desires, qualities and aspirations of one? It goes without saying that today’s world is changing fast. And some of the changes that are taking...
awakening in nature to interconnectedness

Awakening in Nature to Our Interconnectedness

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Excerpt from The Necktie and the Jaguar: A memoir to help you change your story and find fulfillment by Carl Greer, PhD, PsyD When I was not yet old enough for kindergarten, I would often leave...

The Soul of Trees

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Trees are important for us. Trees provide shade and protection from the sun; they provide wood for fire and material with which to build. We also know that they are essential for taking in...

EarthTalk® | December 2020

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Dear EarthTalk: What on Earth is “plant blindness?” — Betsy Carlucci. New York, NY Botanists James Wandersee and Elizabeth Schussler coined the term “plant blindness” in 1998 to describe “the inability to see or notice...

Become Like The Forest

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If you leave any forest alone to do its thing, that forest will continue an endless process of growth and creation. Now, there might be infighting among species: Animals may eat other animals, diseases...

EarthTalk® | November 2020

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Dear EarthTalk: Do wild animals have any rights under the law in the U.S. (or other countries) the way human citizens do? — John Hamilton, Raleigh, NC Winnie the Pooh said it best: “Some people...

EarthTalk® | October 2020

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Dear EarthTalk: If we lived in underground buildings (and cities), would it be better for the environment overall? — Marty M., Hoboken, NJ It’s certainly true that moving more of our infrastructure, let alone work...

EarthTalk®| September 2020

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Dear EarthTalk: Is it true that being around a waterfall makes you feel good? – S.B., Lewiston, ME The notion of waterfalls making you happy is often viewed as an “old wives’ tale,” but there...

Your Pets During the Global Crisis — What Are They Energetically Communicating to You?

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I had just heard that the riots from downtown Minneapolis might expand to the suburbs. I live in the next city circle, a mere 10-minute drive from downtown. I didn’t want to be scared,...

Finding Permission to Rest Through My Pets

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My habit of valuing myself by productivity made it hard to rest when I needed to. It wasn’t until I was laid flat by burnout that I started to give a little room to the...

What Animals Teach Us about Love

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Often when we speak of love, we think of it being exclusive to the human race. Yet, if you have pets, you know that sometimes animals are capable of giving more of God’s love...

Furry Best Friends Are Best

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Who ever said you need a dog was right! Words cannot express how much dogs can bring to your life. The bountiful unending joy starts as soon as you see them and it stays...

Paws & Reflect

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Pets are family members who also have become essential home workers. Without them, managing life during a pandemic would be infinitely more stressful and a lot less fun. Empty cages at shelters attest to...

My Dear Elmer

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For several years I had the pleasure of house sitting a cat named Elmer. He was handsome and charismatic, like Marlon Brando; unfortunately, as he grew older, also his body mass index got close...

Bauer & Me – Healing Together

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“Money can buy a fine dog, but only love will make him wag his tail.” — Kinky Friedman It was love at first sight. The yellow lab puppies were curled up sleeping against their mama....

EarthTalk | August 2020

Dear EarthTalk: Is there any overlap between the #BlackLivesMatter and Environmental Justice movements? — Jennifer B., Athens, GA There certainly is. “Environmental injustice” — defined as the unfair siting of pollution and other environmental ills...