The fourteenth of January 2020

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Our pals at The Haven Zoo need your help!

They have started an EMERGENCY FUNDRAISER

Their covered area for goats, llamas, and donkey was heavily damaged during a storm and they need a new roof structure as soon as possible. A generous supporter has offered to cover half of the expenses for the structure; however, they still need 700 USD.

Please consider sponsoring the donkey ($20), goats ($30) or llamas ($35) for 2020. All funds will go towards the new structure. If you are keen to sponsor these special animals and support their new shelter please click here.

If you can’t sponsor an animal, that is totally ok, any donation of $5 or $10 is a great step towards building via PayPal here. They have a contractor ready to go, so act fast!

So, for today, in addition to featuring Annie from The Haven, here is a photograph of Hutton, the llama, who got a bit wet during the rain!

The eleventh of January 2020

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I usually like to post about hero goats who have been valiantly eating underbrush and growth to prevent wildfires. The science is clear that the increase in prevalence and intensity of wildfires in the western United States and in Australia are caused by the climate crisis and general warming of the planet. However, the climate crisis effects different regions in different ways. For example, over the summer the southeastern United States suffered a terrible drought. What does this have to do with goats? Our friend Otis from The Haven Zoo has been dealing with a zinc deficiency due to over-dried, nutrient lacking hay caused by the drought. For Otis, this means that he has lost some of his hair and has to see a veterinarian regularly to care for his skin. Sometimes it’s easy to think that the climate crisis only effects far away corners of the planet, but the same mechanisms that are causing the horrific wildfires are causing problems everywhere. I still believe that with the right collective energy, humanity and its animal friends can mitigate some of the worst effects. Small changes to your lifestyle can make a big impact, as well as supporting policy-makers committed to a greener future.

The ninth of January 2020

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Although I often urge people to be kind, there are some unfortunate occasions where you simply cannot be responsible for someone else’s feelings. Be kind, but also remember that the only emotions you are responsible for are your own.

The seventh of January 2020

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If you have read the news over the first week of the new decade, you may be feeling overwhelmed and potentially isolated. The headlines are dramatic and somewhat bleak; however, take hope. One of the reasons our species evolved to build cathedrals, send humans to the moon and eradicate deadly diseases is we came together to solve problems and create amazing things. Truly evolved humans don’t go it alone – if we act now we can make a better world for each other and the future.

The sixth of January 2020

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Sometimes the road may seem difficult, but eventually once you arrive at your destination, the journey will be well worth it. Plus the best adventure stories never come from easy paths.

The fifth of January 2020

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Tomorrow is the first day of the first full week of the new decade. Are you excited to return to your routine or dreading the first day back at work? Set an intention for compassion and kindness towards yourself and others and the rest will fall into place.