Animals are innately intuitive beings. People… not so much. Animals survive in the wild using their five senses and gut instincts. People, on the other hand, generally turn off their intuitive abilities by the time they’re six or seven years old. So, when an animal (a highly intuitive being) meets someone out-of-touch with their intuition (most humans), there’s lots of potential for miscommunication and high jinks.
Today's sexual orientations aren't just stuck to homosexuality, bisexuality, or heterosexuality. As sexologists continue to study sexual attraction, it's becoming clear that sexuality is a spectrum and that not all people fit in "traditional" orientations.
There has always been something special about the relationship you have with your dog - something you cannot simply put into words. The world is full of stories that portray the beautiful bond between man and his best friend; stories of love, care and loyalty. Each story makes one marvel at the love of a dog; a mere animal who has the ability to give back as much as he takes. So what if you don't speak the same language as them? There are signs and gestures only both of you understand and that's what makes your bond so special.
I'm going to talk about a subject that has become revitalized in the past few years and that is the impact that disease has on us as humans. Most people do things to prevent the spread of diseases in their day-to-day life as second nature because of the effect it's had on us in the past. Such as washing their hands or sneezing into their elbow. However, for the majority of people in first-world countries, it doesn't weigh on our mind 24/7 as it does in say, less developed countries. In modern life, with all of our current medicine, we don't seem to feel that a tiny micro-organism can be our undoing as it could have in ancient times but perhaps we'd better think again.
When I was six or seven, my parents went out to celebrate an anniversary and left our grandmother to watch my brothers and me. Grandma Jean is British, and when I was little I loved this the most about her. She brought chocolate Smarties and Noddy books back for us in her luggage and made us afternoon tea. I spent so much time reading British books, in fact, that I was often corrected at school for using a ‘u’ in the word 'color.'
I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Sean Stone (eldest son of Oliver), and the host of Buzzsaw, a series on Gaia, a member-supported conscious media company.