Blog Entries Tagged as compassion

  • Jun
  • 30

For Goodness’ Sake: 5 Easy Ways to Be Kind (and Why You Should)

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Here’s an easy way to ease depression, reduce anxiety, boost your immune system (and overall health), and increase your self-esteem: Be kind. New research is showing that practicing the Golden Rule is as beneficial to the “giver” as it is to the recipient. In a recent article in Martha Stewart Living magazine, Barbara Fredrickson, a professor of psychology at …

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  • May
  • 1

Be Kind to Our Small Friends

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Insects are the smallest animals, so some people tend to overlook them, giving little or no thought to their lives—even going so far as to think of insects as an inconvenience or a nuisance. All beings in nature are important and deserve our care and respect, even the tiniest. I once read something very interesting by a …

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  • Jan
  • 16

Honor MLK by fighting all discrimination

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Nobel Peace Prize winner Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu recently made a compelling case for including animals on our moral radar. In the foreword to a new book about animal rights, he writes: “I have spent my life fighting discrimination and injustice, whether the victims are blacks, women, or gays and lesbians. … I have seen firsthand how injustice gets overlooked when the …

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  • Dec
  • 24

A Humane Holiday Hymn

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The following article was written by Karen Porreca and Heather Moore.

‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house, not a creature was suffering, not even a mouse.

The stockings were stuffed with cruelty-free snacks and animal-friendly presents were piled up in stacks.

The kids dressed in PJs, tucked …

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  • Dec
  • 3

It’s Giving Tuesday! Can You Help Animals Today?

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We ate copious amounts of Tofurky  on Thanksgiving, shopped for our loved ones on Black Friday, and put our broadband to the test on Cyber Monday. But while we’re smack in the middle of the holiday season, it’s important to remember that many animals have nothing to celebrate—and they need our help. On Giving Tuesday , will you consider making a …

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  • Nov
  • 27

Adding Insult to Injury

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A New Hampshire turkey farmer was in the news recently because of his unorthodox practice of giving his turkeys beer. One might naturally wonder whether this is inhumane since it could possibly make the turkeys drunk or ill, but he assures potential customers that turkeys “don’t seem to be the brightest, so they could stumble and you …

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  • Nov
  • 18

RoboRoach Should Get Squashed

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While some women scream for their husbands whenever they see a spider in the house, I scream for my 14-year-old daughter, Brianna. She comes running, jokes me for being afraid, gently scoops up the wayward spider and then takes her outside.

Brianna has loved insects and spiders her entire life and has always shown great compassion toward …

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