Learn how to live synergistically with the natural world.
If we listen, animals can teach us so much about how to live synergistically with the natural world. Over the years, they have changed they way I look at the world and my relationship to it. Animals get us outdoors and help inspire us to enjoy and respect our environment and our planet. Homeopathy and herbalism are green medicines that help me and my animals flourish but they also give back to the environment. I keep all-season organic vegetable and herb gardens that I use year round to grow sustainable plants, create natural foods and therapeutics and even to make handcrafted soap and salves. Not only does this give us access to the highest quality of nourishment you can find, the garden also helps feed the bees and other pollinating insects so desperately in need of support.
The more I learn, the more I understand that to support the environment, we need to work with it, instead of against it. When we choose to eat sustainable foods, feed our animals organically and use organic preventative methods for their care, we naturally move away from environmentally destructive and industrialized ways of living. When we live this way, we can make a huge impact with very little effort. All one needs to do is be open to learning.
When we spend time with our animals, we can find that peaceful space and stop to listen to the world around us. My goal is to give people the inspiration and the tools to create a more synergistic life, not only for our animals, but for ourselves too. Please explore my resources to learn more about how small changes can make a huge difference for the health of our planet, our animals and ourselves.
I have a lovely Anglo Arabian gelding who’s coat wasn’t looking as nice as previous years and was having training issues so I messaged Sarah to get her thoughts. Right off the hop she educated me on a whole foods approach for his nutrition and made some suggestions. Within 2 weeks of making changes his coat was noticeably different and by 4 weeks I noticed him being more playful, happier and more energetic. Within 6 weeks his hooves had also improved. When I began riding him again after a 6 week break he was no longer girthy, was way more willing to go forward and not resistant to many of the things he was before.
“It is interesting to contemplate a tangled bank, clothed with many plants of many kinds, with birds on the bushes, with various insects flitting about and with worms crawling through the damp earth, and to reflect that these elaborately constructed forms, so different from each other and dependant on each other in so complex a manner, have all been produced by the laws acting around us.”
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Fear-Free Animal Care: How to Confidently Navigate Your Animal’s Health
By Sarah Griffiths, DCH When your animal isn’t feeling well, do you go into fight or flight mode? Do you make decisions out of fear or with presence? Your anxiety could be putting your pet’s health at risk… and yours! It can also have environmental impacts. Let’s talk...
Canine Nutrition: What Should They Really Eat?
By Sarah Griffiths, DCH There’s a great debate about dog nutrition among pet parents, animal care professionals and pet food companies. Some believe they should be eating whole prey. Others believe they should have vegetables in their diet. There’s also the...
Understanding Hay Analysis
In my recent article on the benefits of turnout for horses, I talked about the importance of grass turnout. In North America, we have seasonal ebbs and flows and it’s not always safe to turn your horse out. So, the next best thing? Quality hay! It’s important that you...