The quest for aesthetic beauty speaks to a profoundly human craving–the hunger to be seen and judged worthy of desire.
The Joy of Yoga. Princeton Packet. Tuesday, March 11, 2003. P9A, 12A.
“Yoga creates a quiet place for people to feel the silence within themselves and, in doing so, remember who they are.” Deborah Metzger
“Welcome to the era of food activism,” announces the WorldWatch Institute(an independent research organization based out of Washington, D.C., which focuses on the 21st century challenges of climate change, resource degradation, population growth, and poverty). “More than ever before, how we farm and feed ourselves is how we change the world around us.”
Enchanting Cats Through the Ages – WebVet
In ancient Egypt, the glance of a cat was believed to hold actual sunlight, while statues of cats were placed outside of homes to ward off evil spirits. A cat’s mere presence was thought to bring luck, love and healing.
Music Therapy for Dogs – Webvet
Does your German shepherd bark uncontrollably when your neighbors mows their lawn? Is your boxer afraid of guests? You might want to head straight for your CD player.
More “sensitive” and emotional than the monotone, hilariously repetitive Rags, today’s robotic pets exhibit biological cravings (hunger and sleep) and show their emotional preferences (many like to be stroked). But can we really program the inherently unpredictable behavior of real live (carpet-staining) animals? Can emotionally satisfying bonds between robots and people be formed?
Dealing with Pet Loss. Webvet.com
You might feel full of rage or completely numb with shock or simply feel the need to cry and/or talk. All of these are completely normal reactions. Dr. Susan Cohen, the director of counseling at the Animal Medical Center of New York, provides reassurance and advice for those struggling with pet loss.
Pet burial ceremonies come in all shapes and sizes and are tailored to the unique needs of each family, but some common themes stand out. The most popular choice for families is a memorial stone, followed by the choice of an urn for the animals’ ashes. Some pet owners organize live music or might even bring other live animals into the ceremony.
Helping Seniors Cope with the Loss of a Pet Webvet.com
Pets also provide structure for those who are no longer working. So, it’s no surprise that contact with animals is especially good for the emotional and physical health of senior citizens. Here are some ways you might be able to help your elderly neighbor or grandparent after the death of a pet:
Biomusic Growing in Popularity
Scientists in the exciting new field of “biomusic” are finding increasing evidence that both people and animals create and mimic notes, pitch and rhythm. In biomusic research, the differences and similarities between disparate sounds such as birdcalls, bonobo drumming, whalesong and mice “pitch” are investigated.
Helping Children Grieve Pet Loss Webvet.com
Most of all, let your child learn to handle sadness. It’s an important part of growing up.