Here are a few more tips on how to get healthy pachyderm-style – from my elephants, Herb and Ginger.
Herb’s and Ginger’s tips on Family Time
Elephants are very social creatures. In the wild, they live in female groups, led by a wise matriarch. Youngsters are brought up by Mum and an attentive group of aunties, older sisters etc. Males stay in the herd until puberty when they leave to pursue a more independent life.
Pink Elephants are different in this respect. Males and females all stay together in one big happy family.
Family doesn’t have to be blood relatives. You can make your own family out of special and like-minded (or like-hearted) friends. In fact, elephants living in sanctuaries do just that. Family can also mean a close-knit community.
What can a family provide?
- A sanctuary from the world.
- Unconditional love.
- Shared memories.
- A sense of belonging and connection.
- Knowledge and wisdom passed down the generations.
- A place to be yourself.
On the whole, humans and elephants alike thrive in a family / community.
For many, loneliness can be detrimental to health. It can open the floodgates to worry and anxiety, a sense of disconnection, and not belonging anywhere. Life can lack meaning.
As we get older, “family” means so much more …….
Connect today with whatever “family” means to you ……….
Be wise like an elephant
Herb and Ginger