Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Creating the Best Life for Animals

I recently finished Temple Grandin's latest book, Animals Make Us Human. It's a really compelling book that covers a wide spectrum of interests. If you want to know more about how to keep your cat or dog happy, read this book. If you are interested in animal welfare for both domestic and wild animals, read this book. If you own or work in a slaughterhouse or eat meat, read this book. And if you don't eat meat and are an animal rights activist, read this book.

Temple Grandin thinks about animal welfare from all perspectives. She has designed the audit systems now in place for many slaughterhouses and used by places like McDonald's and Wendy's to ensure their product comes from humane sources, and humane devices to lessen animal trauma or fear in these places. Her top concern, at all times, is the welfare of animals. If we are going raise animals for consumption, companionship or entertainment (aka: farm animals, pets, or zoos) then we should at all points in the process be focused on ensuring that these animals are emotionally and physically in the best state possible.

Her previous book written for the public, Animals in Translation, focused more how language and sensory perception works in animals. It was a good book, but this new book is really groundbreaking, I feel, in being accessible to the public and touching on so many important concepts. My only wish is that she had focused a little more on backyard/small farm chickens, in her chapter on chickens, which focused primarily on larger operations. However, that is just because I have some ;)

Other chapters include Horses, Dogs, Cats, Pigs, Cows, Wild Animals, Zoos, What Do Animals Need, and Why Do I Still Work for the Industry?

So if you need a last minute gift for an animal lover, owner, farmer, lawyer or well, just about anyone, I highly recommend this book!

Monday, December 21, 2009

Earth Lodge Closed Until the 24th - Classes Cancelled

Due to flu and bronchitis running through our offices, we have temporarily closed and will not be shipping any orders this week until the 24th. All classes this week are also cancelled.\

We apologize for the inconvenience!

Blessings & Happy Holidays,
The Team at Earth Lodge

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

The December Newsletter from Earth Lodge

We are excited to announce that both Maya and Sandra published their latest books last month, two exciting new Earth Lodge Guides to Pet Wellness: Natural Animal Healing and Energy Healing for Animals & Their Owners. Together, these books offer you a wealth of resources for healing your dearly loved animal companions. Both books are available on our website for purchase.

Energy Healing for Animals & Their Owners teaches you how to heal your animals with your own two hands. This informative book teaches animal communication and energy healing techniques, meditations and diagrams. "Energy healing is a powerful tool, and Sandra shows you exactly how to use it.” Marta Williams, Author/Animal Communicator, Learning Their Language and Beyond Words Says Allen M. Schoen, MS, DVM, Author, Kindred Spirits and Complementary and Alternative Veterinary Medicine: "There are many different approaches and techniques that are collectively called Energy Healing therapies. This book describes approaches used in Energy Healing that may help animals recover from illness and injury and to maintain wellness."

Natural Animal Healing includes natural health solutions for pets from many modalities including homeopathy, flower essences, energy healing, animal communications, aromatherapy, crystal healing, over 50 pages of herbs, a comprehensive table of ailments and corresponding remedies, and a multitude of gorgeous hand-drawn pen and ink illustrations. Whether you have a cat, dog, or large animal this book is an informative, easy to use guide to pet wellness packed with enjoyable anecdotes and healing examples.

Classes and circles at Earth Lodge continue this month, starting with another fantastic Immunity Boosting Clinic with Kathy Lalonde on December 5, this Saturday, from 1-3. Walk-ins are welcome -- come on in and let Kathy strengthen your body's natural defenses using time-tested polarity therapy techniques that harmonize and optimize the glands in your immune system. More details on all our classes are on our website.

May your heart be full of love, and your holidays merry and bright,

The Healers at Earth Lodge