Soul Food for Friday Sept 10 2021: Planetary Health, Animal Magic & Self-Care Tips for Your Soul
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“Simple kindness to one’s self and all that lives is the most powerful transformational force of all.”–David Hawkins
We’ve been radically underestimating the true cost of our carbon footprint
The Biden administration needs to factor in climate change’s cost in human lives — and what we owe to future generations.
Bigger ears? New study shows climate change is causing animals to ‘shapeshift’
A study of warm-blooded animals found beaks, tails and legs have been growing in species living in places with rising temperatures.
Dolphins Alert Rescue Crew to Lost Swimmer Who Had Been Stranded for 12 Hours
A lost swimmer was found off the coast of Ireland when rescuers spotted him surrounded by a pod of dolphins
Can pets provide a path to spirituality and world peace? How companion animals benefit our lives
Can animals teach us life’s lessons? Anyone who has had a companion animal is certainly nodding, “Of course, animals enrich our lives.”
Caring for a dog makes us more spiritual, thriller writer contends, and animal-behavior experts agree
A great escape: Wild boars team up to free a pair of fellow pigs caught in a trap
Wild boars at a Czech nature reserve teamed up to free two other pigs captured in a trap, a rare observation of rescue behavior in animals.
Left-handed vs. right-handed face-off: Dog edition
In the human world, there’s a growing body of scholarship around handedness and any possible link to superior talent, intellect, or athleticism. Are some of us more fated to succeed in life, solely by virtue of which arm our five-year-old selves used to pick up a writing utensil? Scientists have scoured nearly every corner of the brain for answers, but results are still relatively inconclusive—and so, in the spirit of tribalism, we’re going beyond the limits of our species.
6 Tips For Coping With COVID Anxiety This Fall And Winter
It’s clear the next couple of seasons won’t be the “life as usual” we all hoped for. Rituals, deep breathing and reaching out to friends are just a few ways to manage anxiety when the days grow dark.
How Tai Chi Can Ease Pain, Improve Your Balance, and Protect Your Bones
It’s an ideal low-impact exercise, rooted in tradition.
10 Science-Backed Benefits of Tai Chi, From Improved Balance to Pain Relief
How deep sleep completely rewires your brain and eliminates anxiety
What qualifies as deep sleep and tips for a good night’s sleep!
60 Seconds of Vigorous Exercise Offsets 14 Minutes of Sedentary Behavior
The findings of a new study look promising.
31 photos from the Nat Geo archives that capture extraordinary moments in time
See some of the unforgettable images our editor discovered in Nat Geo’s historic photography collection.
Thanks this week go to stewards of our tiny blue planet, lovers of our animals, and those that practice both self-care and other-care!
You are my heroes and I will pay it forward for you.
“Children are the living messages we send to a time we will not see.”– John W. Whitehead