All My Relations: Living with Animals As Teachers and Healers

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New World Library, Oct 14, 2010 - Body, Mind & Spirit - 240 pages
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In All My Relations, Susan Chernak McElroy offers ten poignant stories examining such concepts as ownership, naming and unnaming things, interpreting signs and language, and animals as mirrors of the soul. In these pages, you’ll meet Fashion, the old, arthritic mare who reminds the author of the joys of giving for its own sake; Kulu, the zoo chimpanzee who adopts the author as a surrogate mother and demonstrates the heartbreaking realities of captivity; and a host of other critters who will capture your heart and stir your soul. The meditations and practices that accompany the stories will guide you toward a deeper connection with both the animal world and your own stories.

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A long-term survivor of advanced cancer, McElroy's enchantment with creatures great and small, and her strong belief in the power of animals and wild nature to heal the human soul, has been nurtured and strengthened through a lifetime of work with animals, as a veterinarian assistant, a zookeeper, Humane Society educator, dog trainer, kennel and stable hand, and wildlife rehabilitator. She speaks and gives workshops frequently and is well-known and well-loved in both animal and alternative healing communities. She lives in the shadow of the Teton Mountains in Idaho, with her animal family and many visiting wild neighbors. Her website is

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