Happy Herald - Feature Articles https://www.happyherald.com/articles.sec-8478-1-feature-articles.html <![CDATA[Spring Sprouts Earth Hero Kids! ]]> The birds are singing louder, our feathered neighbors are busy in their homes getting ready for the day the fledglings leave their nests.]]> <![CDATA[Happy News – Yes, it Exists]]> While we are all aware that our times are challenging – and my heart goes out to those who are ill and suffering loss at this time, or have their already difficult existence amplified – it’s human nature, or shall I say my nature, to look for the silver lining.]]> <![CDATA[The Joaquin Effect!]]> Has there ever been an Oscar acceptance speech like it? Is there any person anywhere who has been fighting for other animals not to be harmed that didn’t roar a resounding ‘’yes!’’ jubilantly from their living rooms when Joaquin Phoenix told the world stage the truth about stealing babies from cow mothers so we can sell their milk.]]> <![CDATA[Why I love Ellen… not in a weird, stalking way]]> It was 1997, and the United States media were talking about Ellen’s coming out episode. Cameos by Oprah, Melissa Etheridge, k.d. lang, Laura Dern and Billy Bob Thornton made the hilarious and historical show even more notable.]]> <![CDATA[2020 - A Year of More Kind Actions]]> First – Created the first series of Interactive Dramatizations for elementary schools where children become the characters in order to experience and problem solve the challenges other species of animals face. The free, interactive dramatizations are complete with costumes, backdrops and live music.]]> <![CDATA[A Successful Animal Hero Kids First!]]> I began consistently working to help other animals who were in dire need of aid in 1980 in Canada. Forty years later, I am still constantly re-evaluating the best ways to be more effective. This month another first, a milestone occurred for Animal Hero Kids, the charity I founded to educate and empower youth to compassionate action.]]> <![CDATA[Animal Hero Kids Hall of Fame!]]> A 14-year-old who rescues animals from factory farms... a six-year-old who helps her mum care for a starving pony... an eight-year-old who raps to speak up for other animals not to be harmed... a 12-year-old who turned her entire family vegan by asking questions about the history of the food on her plate.]]> <![CDATA[It’s Always Been About Kindness]]> When I was in grade nine in Toronto, I asked my math teacher, “Why do we need to learn algebra?” to which he answered, “It helps you think.]]> <![CDATA[Back to School with New Animal Hero Kids Book]]> It’s that time of year parents so look forward to after the summer holidays – a time of preparation, expectation and for some… trepidation. Making schools a safe place for our children and teens is an issue that’s never far from most parents’ minds.]]> <![CDATA[Surprise! Animal Hero Kids Paul McCartney Young Veg Advocate]]> It stands to reason that Mother Nature, Animal Hero Kids storytelling character, would choose to land in a vegan restaurant in London called Karamel to nosh on nature’s bounty, and it also stands to reason her purpose for being there was to surprise a true friend of other animals.]]> <![CDATA[Vegan 60 is the New 40!]]> When you have been vegan since the mid-1980s and you’re approaching 60, quickly, it’s a very good time to think of a vegan 60 as the new 40 – can I get any agreement here?]]> <![CDATA[Animal Hero Kids, Teens Unite!]]> Animal Hero Kids, the kindness education youthempowering charity is planning an in-person uniting of active youth from around the United States! The summit event will enable kids and teens to share with each other how they are effectively helping other animals in their own community.]]> <![CDATA[Mother Nature´s Message for Spring]]> I can hear the baby birds in their nests waking and asking for food as I write this in my banyan tree home. Spring is my favorite time of the year. In Florida some may miss the difference in the air if you don’t stop and appreciate the sweet fresh smell of Spring.]]> <![CDATA[Plant Power to Save the Earth!]]> Here we are again in the month of April when good intentions from Earth Day events will resound around the globe. Animalherokids. org kindness education and vegucation programs like “Eating as if the Animals and Earth Matter” are presented for all ages and at all times of the year.]]> <![CDATA[Tech Trends to Watch in 2019]]> It wasn’t long ago that the idea of a watch that did anything more than tell time was a figment of futuristic fantasy. Now technologies once deemed high-end luxuries for only the wealthy are completely common.]]> <![CDATA[Animal Hero Kids Vegan MacnCheeze Challenge to Save the Earth!]]> Oh, the comfort of gooey, tasty, salty, soft melt in your mouth pasta. I get hungry just thinking about all the different types of vegan MacnCheeze. The possibilities are endless, there are so many good vegan cheese choices right now on the market.]]> <![CDATA[5 Ways to Avoid an Energy Crash]]> If you start each day motivated but find your energy tends to fade throughout the day, a few simple and easy-to-implement changes to your routine could make all the difference. Minor adjustments to your eating habits, exercise routine and mental attitude can help boost energy levels so you can power through the day feeling fully charged.]]> <![CDATA[All You Need is Love]]> February, the month of valentines is a fitting time to announce that nominations are now open for the Animal Hero Kids Paul McCartney Young Veg Advocate Award and other awards categories.]]> <![CDATA[Cheers to 2019! Wishing You a Very Vegan New Year]]> It really will be the most vegan year yet, ever, in the history of human evolution. I can back up this prediction with just the facts, ma’am… 1. A 600 percent increase in people choosing to be vegan in the United States has occurred in the last three years.]]> <![CDATA[A Glimmer of Hope - A Feline Caper]]> In the forty years I have been helping other animals to live free of harm, whether wildlife, companion or farmed animals, the same pervasive feeling of urgency persists. Education prevents animal cruelty and fosters empathy which is a building block for kindness, so, the AnimalHeroKids. org school programs I present become a form of long term life insurance for the animals and the planet.]]>