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Gypsy Heart & Building Roots

Fur bouncing all around me. Small, smaller, and medium. Youngest, young, old. All different in their personalities and needs. Some need more than others, financially, emotionally, and time.

I am a gypsy or maybe I’ve been a gypsy before and so that feeling of wanting to be on the move is familiar. I love to travel, to experience life on the road, other places, different cultures. I feel alive and I move forward in awakening. I travel in the moment with very little planning. I let the moments carry me from one place to the next. There is so much freedom in that way of living and experiencing life. I try to carry this forward when I am back ‘home’. I seem to pull it off in certain areas of my life but not others.

Posted on February 28, 2015 by Keli · 0 comments Read More
Lilica: the junkyard mutt Video
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Taking Care of One Another

Incredible. Animals have so much to teach us if we could only stop thinking we are that top of some ridiculous food chain that has given us the idea that we are more intelligent and better than what we see as below us.

Posted on July 22, 2014 by Keli · 0 comments Read More
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Compassion

“Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else’s skin. It is the knowledge that there can never really be any peace and joy for me until there is peace and joy finally for you too.”
~Author Frederick Buechner

I resonate with this definition of compassion, deeply. Most definitions talk about having sympathy or pity for those that suffer. Some involve taking action to help those that are suffering. They all allude to the same concept but I like Frederick’s the most because it takes the idea a step further. He gets to the concept that if there is suffering in someone else there will be suffering in me. I would take it a step further and even say if there is suffering in me there will be suffering extended out towards others.

When I think of compassion I think of action. I think of being the voice for the voiceless. I think of healing. I think of love and peace. I think of unity. I think of embracement and acceptance. I think that without it, we hurt, we suffer, we are in a state of unrest.

Posted on June 5, 2013 by Keli · 0 comments Read More

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Turning a blind eye

As I travel across the country I’ve witnessed thousands upon thousands of animals (mostly cows) being raised to feed the beef demand in our country and around the world. We’ve taken small local animal farming from something that was sustainable and uncruel to something unsunstainable at the cost of animal lives and their welfare. Let me put it another way. We’ve created a demand so high that it has become impossible to fulfill this demand without animals living and dieing in atrocious ways.

In a NY Time article written in 2008 it states, “Americans eat about the same amount of meat as we have for some time, about eight ounces a day, roughly twice the global average. At about 5 percent of the world’s population, we “process” (that is, grow and kill) nearly 10 billion animals a year, more than 15 percent of the world’s total.”
http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/27/weekinreview/27bittman.html

Posted on December 2, 2012 by Keli · 2 comments Read More
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