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Episode 24 – Maya Gottfried – Author of Vegan Love

Episode 24 – Maya Gottfried – Author of Vegan Love

Maya Gottfried, Author of several books including “Vegan Love – Dating and Partnering for the Cruelty – Free Gal, With Fashion, Makeup & Wedding Tips” and I sit down in her home in the Hudson Valley to discuss this book, Our Farm, and much more.…

Episode 22 – Jonathan Brant – Discussing the Surging Plant-based Market and Growing Competition with the Animal Agriculture Industry

Episode 22 – Jonathan Brant – Discussing the Surging Plant-based Market and Growing Competition with the Animal Agriculture Industry

Jonathan Brant is an animal rights activist, a writer, an artist, a musician and singer, a student at Eastern Michigan University, and author of “An Open Letter to a Curious Omnivore.” In this episode, Jonathan and I are back together again discussing important issues surrounding…

Episode 21 – Cultivating Peace Through Ahimsa and Meditation with Kim Beller

Episode 21 – Cultivating Peace Through Ahimsa and Meditation with Kim Beller

Episode 21 – Cultivating Peace Through Ahimsa and Meditation with Kim Beller
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Kim and best friend, Violet at Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary in
Poughquag, New York

*Audio typo correction!! – In this episode I say 100 billion animals have died in Australia wildfires. I meant 1 billion. Sorry for the audio typo!

Happy New Year! This episode is different from others in that there is no guest. In this raw and authentic episode, Kim Beller talks candidly about her start to the new year, the Australia wildfires and what everyone can do to help ALL animals in the world….. How we can all cultivate peace in the world through our daily practices, and her best goat friend named Violet.

Kim talks about how to combat compassion fatigue, her own daily meditation practice, and the mantra she chants 108 times each day. {LOKAH SAMASTAH SUKHINO BHAVANTU} – This Sanskrit mantra translates to “May all beings everywhere be happy and free and may the thoughts, words and actions in my own life contribute to that happiness and freedom for all.”

Painting by Kim Beller
Violet basking in the sun

Offering a meditation for caregivers, volunteers, sanctuary workers, and anyone who works with animals or animal rights in any way, Kim guides listeners through a pranayama and meditation that can be done anywhere – any time. She talks about Ahimsa and how living and practicing Ahimsa will reduce pain and suffering around the world.

Playing harmonium for Violet at Safe Haven Farm Sanctuary in
Poughquag, New York
Photo by Jean Rhode

Kim encourages anyone listening to reach out to her when compassion fatigue sets in and offers tips and ideas to help with this struggle.

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Episode 19 – Sarah Beth – Animal Rights Activist

Episode 19 – Sarah Beth – Animal Rights Activist

Sarah Beth is an animal rights activist and avid volunteer living in upstate New York. After learning about the many deaths of horses associated with horse racing, Sarah began protesting with Horseracing Wrongs, an organization founded by Patrick Battuello, that exposes the many wrongs in…

Episode 17                                         Cows Come Home Sanctuary –                   Randie Gentry

Episode 17 Cows Come Home Sanctuary – Randie Gentry

Cows Come Home Sanctuary located in Talbott, Tennessee is such a magical place filled with lots of love and a very inspiring story. Randie and I sit down on her front porch overlooking the cow pasture, and have a heartfelt conversation. She shares her story…

Episode 16                                        Farmshire Animal Sanctuary

Episode 16 Farmshire Animal Sanctuary

Episode 16 Farmshire Animal Sanctuary
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photo taken by Daniel Turbert – The Sentient Project
Sarah, with her beloved pig friend, Kermit

During a recent trip to North Carolina I was excited to visit Farmshire Animal Sanctuary located in Clyde, just outside of Asheville. It was awesome to visit with the animals, and to sit down with Sarah and Calen to talk about this beautiful sanctuary and the work they do.

Henry say, “Happy Thanksgiving, and please don’t eat my friends”…..

Calen talks about their role on the farm and their travels.

Calen and Henry

Sarah and I discuss the animals who live there, how they were rescued, how they keep the farm running, and the sustainability of the sanctuary. They are getting ready to open the cottage on the property as an Air BnB for visitors in December. If you are able to visit, they have volunteer opportunities, as well as classes on building and sustainability.

Tim teaching at the natural building workshop

Sarah talks about the many ways to help out sanctuaries from visiting and volunteering, to sharing posts on social media.

Hagan and Cedar with Harry Potter

We also talk about the many cow farms in the area and Sarah’s relationship with the farmers who raise cows for beef.

Gwendolyn, enjoying her nap on this sunny day

To learn more about this sanctuary and the work they are doing, please visit their website and follow them on social media!

Chloe enjoying the freedom to roam around and root in the dirt

https://farmshire.org

https://www.facebook.com/Farmshireanimalsanctuary/

https://www.instagram.com/farmshiresanctuary/

Episode 15 –                          Mark Hawthorne – Author of Striking at the Roots – A Pratical Guide to Animal Activism

Episode 15 – Mark Hawthorne – Author of Striking at the Roots – A Pratical Guide to Animal Activism

I had the immense pleasure of sitting down with Mark at the Gray Barn at Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, to discuss his book, Striking at the Roots- A Practical Guide to Animal Activism. Mark recently released the second edition of the book, (ten year anniversary) with…

Episode 13                   Lindsay Rubin – Vice President of V-Dog

Episode 13 Lindsay Rubin – Vice President of V-Dog

In this episode, Lindsay and I talk about V-dog which was founded in 2005 by the late Dave Middlesworth, and his wife Linda, two vegans with two rescue pit bulls, who wanted an ethical vegan dog food for their dogs. They started V-dog to provide…

Episode 12  Amy Burkman Artist- Activist- Philanthropist

Episode 12 Amy Burkman Artist- Activist- Philanthropist

Episode 12 Amy Burkman Artist- Activist- Philanthropist
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Amy Burkman is a professional artist, activist, philanthropist, a cancer survivor, and advocates for animals and humans through her art. She does live painting for events and galas to support and raise money for different causes, charities, and non-profits. Amy has traveled around the world painting murals, live painting, and connecting with animals and people through art.

We discuss her technique of painting on the canvas upside down, using black or dark canvas so the shadows are already there, and performing live for audiences, which she calls “live art for heart.” She has raised close to half a million dollars through her art and performances, and is in the process of starting a non-profit – “Good Art Project” so that she can help more people, causes, and charities around the world.

Amy knew at a very young age that she was an artist. Her first painting was a cow! (one of her favorite animals) From the beginning, Amy changed her diet and became vegan, and from there became more involved with activism through vigils, and marches and now through her art. Her goal is to promote animal rights in a positive way, through art and education.

She was working in a bank and decided to follow her passion and start helping people through her art through traveling and painting for causes around the world. She moved to Southern California and learned more about painting murals. She later traveled to West Africa to paint educational murals. Her work incorporates her favorite things – traveling, painting, and helping others.

She has been to lots of sanctuaries painting for fundraisers and events. We talk about the Gentle Barn and the story of Karma the cow. Please visit their website to support and to get the full story of Karma HERE!!

To learn more about the work that Amy is doing and to support her non-profit, follow her on Instagram (Amy Burkman Official) and Facebook, and visit her website .

Episode 11 The Humane Cowboy – Brece Clark

Episode 11 The Humane Cowboy – Brece Clark

In this episode, Brece Clark (The Humane Cowboy) and I have an authentic, raw conversation about his journey from horse trainer, bull rider, rodeo participant, to the “humane cowboy” who works full time at a farm sanctuary who rescues animals. Brece talks about growing up…