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Avoid Pandemic Pandemonium: Lessons from the Herd

There is a reason why the saying "may you live in interesting times" is viewed as both a blessing and a curse. These are undoubtedly interesting times that were unimaginable just a few months ago. The coronavirus pandemic is causing physical illness, but beyond the the ...

Physical Distancing: The Spiritual Impact of Socializing

In a time of national emergency, how do we filter through the many concerns around safe contact; how do we protect ourselves, our children and our family? There is panic pervading many places. Are our fears realistic? Are we looking at survival of the fittest? This virus ...

A Child Shall Lead Them: Connecticut Youth Lead the Climate Charge

The world has the teenage climate warrior Greta Thunberg, but Connecticut is home to several young warriors of its own: High schoolers in the New Haven Climate Movement convinced the city to declare a climate emergency, while Yale’s Endowment Justice ...

Saving All Creatures, Great and Small

The fate of Connecticut’s wildlife lies in all of our hands, but only a few exceptional folks are doing the hands-on work. It takes a special person to become a licensed wildlife rehabilitator. They are the field medics in humanity’s war on the natural world, taking in wild animals ...

Animal Reiki: Spiritual Compassion for All Creatures

As natural disasters and environmental damage unfold around the world, awareness and acceptance of animal Reiki as a spiritual and healing modality is growing. Global concern continues to mount for the well-being of fellow humans, animal populations, and ...

From the Ground Up: Modern Herbalism Is a Grassroots Movement

As long as herbs have grown, their cultivation, gathering, preparation and sharing have synergized a kind of grassroots movement, spurred by neighbor helping neighbor and “hyped” by word of mouth. Herbalism goes back thousands of years, to early healers ...