Wishing Well Sanctuary

Wishing Well Sanctuary

Happy Tuesday everyone!

This weekend, I had the most amazing time visiting the animals at Wishing Well Sanctuary.

I had the chance to meet pigs, goats, sheep, cows, donkeys, horses, and a llama. The Sanctuary is also home to a couple of hens, a rooster, a mother duck, and her adorable fluffy ducklings.

I feel that it is important to say upfront that this is not a petting zoo; Wishing Well is a sanctuary for rescued farmed animals who will not be sold for slaughter at the end of their lives. That said, guests are welcome to enter the pens and show these animals some affection!

Wishing Well Sanctuary

Wishing Well, which is located outside of Toronto in Bradford, Ontario, is a forever-home to all of these rescued animals. Many of them have had traumatic experiences with humans in the past, as do the vast majority of farmed animals in Canada. However, the animals were all super loving (and even kid-friendly!)

If you are in the area, I highly recommend you visit! You will not believe how quickly pigs can run, or how much you can enjoy the company of sheep. I’m glad to report that I left with a renewed connection to the animals I strive to be a voice for.

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Wishing Well Sanctuary

Needless to say, my Kale Is the New Beef t-shirt also got a ton of love during my visit. You can get your own on Doug McNish’s website.

I hope each and every one of you has a wonderful week,

–Laura

Wishing Well Sanctuary

Episode 28: Our Mantras and Life Philosophies

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Hello friends,

Happy Tuesday! Steph and I had so much fun recording this episode about our favourite personal mantras, quotes, and life philosophies.

You can listen to the episode right here, or visit our iTunes page and subscribe to the podcast.

Steph and I love to read, so we each had such a large pool of mantras to choose from. It was hard narrowing it down, but also fun to reveal them to each other while recording! It’s amazing how similar our quotes were.

Truth be told, this episode echoed a lot of the  same themes as our podcast on Staying Above the Line, which I loved.

The shownotes today are short and sweet: In this episode, we only mentioned two books: Thrive by Arianna Huffington and Journey to the Heart by Melody Beattie.

Give the episode a listen and let us know what you think! Do you have any personal life-philosophies that you really resonate with? We want to know!

I hope that you all have a lovely week,

-Laura

Give Your Voice

After we recorded our Feminism 101 episode last week, Laura sent me a link to an article about a new initiative from the Canadian Women’s Foundation. They’ve put out a call asking people to donate their voices in order to tell the stories of Canadian girls who have been forced into sex trafficking and aren’t in a position to tell their own stories or advocate for themselves. The campaign is very respectfully done, and we both think it’s such a smart and accessible way to spread awareness about this issue.

You can watch the three advertisements for the campaign (about 30 seconds each) here. I was moved to record one of the stories myself, which you can watch in the video clip above. You can read more of my thoughts about the campaign on my personal blog here. If you’d like to donate your voice, you can do so on their website here, the process is very simple and straightforward. If you don’t feel comfortable recording a video, but are moved to support the campaign, you can donate money here. You can also learn more about the issue of sex trafficking on their website here.

Thanks for reading! Have an awesome week fellow guinea pigs.

-Steph