What the Animals Taught Me: Stories of Love and Healing from an Animal Santuary

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Hampton Roads Publishing, Feb 1, 2012 - Nature - 192 pages
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What the Animals Taught Me is a collection of stories about rescued farm animals in a shelter in Sonoma County, California, and what these animals can teach us. Each story illuminates how animals can help us see and embrace others as they truly are and reconnect us with the natural world.

Wishing to escape the urban rat race, freelance writer and editor Stephanie Marohn moved to rural northern California in 1993. Life was sweet. She was a busy freelancer. In return for reduced rent, she fed and cared for two horses and a donkey. Her life was full.

And then, more farm animals started to appear: a miniature white horse, a donkey, sheep, chickens, followed by deer and other wildlife. Each one needed sanctuary either from abuse, physical injury, or neglect. Marohn took each animal in and gradually turned her 10-acre spread into an animal sanctuary.

A deeply inspiring collection, What the Animals Taught Me awakens our hearts and reminds us that our best life teachers sometimes come covered in fur.

 

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Contents

The Winged Horse
1
2 Wonder in Our Midst
21
3 Gabriel the Archangel
47
4 The Deer Ones
63
5 First Flight
77
6 A Sense of Belonging
93
7 The Service of Love
107
8 Eternal Connection
129
9 A Promise Fulfilled
147
Sanctuary
165
12 Things You Can Do to Help the Animal Messengers
179
Acknowledgments
181
About the Author
183
Backcover
185
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Editor Stephanie Marohn is the author of several natural healing books, including Natural Medicine First Aid Remedies. Other contributors include Mariel Hemingway, George McGovern, Lena Horne, Christiane Northrup, Helen Gurley Brown, Lynne McTaggart, Robert Byrd, Larry Dossey, and Maya Angelou.

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