Welcome to My World

Last week’s blog left me feeling a little overwhelmed.  There are so many things happening in the world with the potential to cause us fear, without reading more in a spiritual book, or writing about them in my own blog. http://www.lorelletaylor.com/think-twice/ I was especially troubled when I heard of the loss of lives in rapidly…

Rescue

I saw an article on facebook recently about a woman who had been rescued after 7 years on a desert island.  According to the article, she had lost her mates and her boat in heavy seas, and ended up on a desert island, where she lived on coconuts, until she finally managed to kill a…

All Creatures Great and Small

I was reminded yesterday how much I’ve changed over the years. Yesterday I heard about the stick insect that my great niece has been keeping as a pet for 6 months.  I had no idea that stick insects could be kept as pets, so I was interested to find out all about it, and when…

Truth

A great woman, Sojourner Truth, was born into slavery in New York State around 1797, with the name Isabella Baumfree. At the age of nine, she was separated from her family when she was sold to another owner.  As a slave, she had no rights.  Even her husband was chosen for her.  Her children were…

Rat

Nothing happens by accident.  There are no coincidences.  Everything happens for a reason, even if you never know what that reason is. Everything is always happening for the highest good of all involved. This concept is illustrated by an old Buddhist tale: It is the story of an old farmer whose only horse ran away. …

Why I Am Vegan

Being peace to bring peace. I have not always been a vegan, even though I had known about the cruelty involved in the factory farming system for 20 years or so.  For a while I was what I would call a pseudo-vegetarian.  I was mostly vegetarian, but I still ate fish.  I wasn’t committed to…