by Kathy Stevens
The day before Thanksgiving, 2010. A young woman I’ll call Anna winds down the CAS driveway and pulls up to the main barn. Animal Care Director Abbie Rogers and I go out to meet her; we’ve been expecting her and her passenger.
In a crate in the back of her hatchback, a large white turkey...
Editor's Note: Kathy Stevens, Founder and Director of Catskill Animal Sanctuary in Saugerties, NY, and I am blessed to say, my friend, offers a different perspective of our all too often tainted view of farm animals, and implores us, by introducing the voice and soul of her friend Henrietta, to chose a compassionate cuisine this holiday season - and everyday thereafter.
Animals & Pets
Editor´s Note from Brooke Nisbet: Among other things, yoga encourages you to calm your mind, strengthen your body, find inner-peace, follow your passions, and commit to selfless service. This video, The Holstee Manifesto, is a wonderful reminder of just that….enjoy!
Editor’s Note from Eden Kozlowski: Emory University shares their findings about depression and the dramatic easing of this challenge with the practice of compassion meditation.
by Deb Schnitta, RN
The Soul returns in each life looking to grow and expand. It may be that the expansion is in its capacity to love or to be compassionate...
Editor's Note from Sue O'Callahan: Deb Schnitta explains how the soul and personality work together. Through this discussion she provides an easy "how to" guide to bring our souls more completely into our daily lives.
by David Burrows, BA, CMP, CHTP, RMT
One way to look at massage and bodywork is as a form of Metta or lovingkindness. Tam Khye Chow, one of the foremost exponents of Thai Massage, has said that “Metta” or lovingkindness is the most essential component of giving massage to another human being. Massage without Metta is a lifeless art. Metta, a Pali word, is one of the “four immeasurables” in Buddhism–the other three being compassion, equanimity and sympathetic joy...
Massage & Bodywork
Editor´s Note from Karen Stabley: When Jarrett J. Krosoczka was a child he didn’t play sports, but he loved art. He depicts the funny and touching story of a little boy who pursued a simple passion: to draw and write stories. With the help of supportive family and teachers, this child grew up to become the successful creator of beloved children’s book characters, and a vocal advocate for arts education.
Arts & Art Therapy
by Patricia Lantz, ATH Astrology Editor
Scorpio can hide beneath a cool, calm exterior, while sensing everything and showing nothing. Often getting to the inner realm of this sign is not easy, but don't doubt for a moment that Scorpio is not passionate...
Editor's Note: Mani Norland is the Principal of The School of Homeopathy, the longest running Homeopathy school in the UK. He is a passionate advocate for Homeopathy as a powerful system of medicine used by millions around the world. I especially like his "integrated medical vision" that gives people choice in their health care.
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