Posts By Jessica Hallstrom

Jessica grew up in rural Pennsylvania in a farmhouse full of beloved animals. As far back as she can remember, she was set on caring for any dog, cat, horse, or wild creature that crossed her path—and on creating a more compassionate world for all of them. Jessica shares a home with her husband and three rescued pit bulls, and can be found walking dogs at the Animal Humane Society in her spare time.
The books Bright Green Lies and Embrace Fearlessly the Burning World standing on a rock with foliage in the background

What We’re Reading

At first glance, two new books that address our deepening environmental crises—Bright Green Lies by Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, & Max Wilbert and Embrace Fearlessly the Burning World by Barry Lopez—seem worlds apart in their approach on how to heal our ailing planet. Even the covers send different messages: the

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Woman sitting next to a tree, looking out over a hilly landscape

What We’re Reading

During the first few months of this year, Earthtfire has been diving into the power of storytelling—and how the seemingly simple act of sharing a profound experience can inspire us to take action. Many of us have had encounters with the natural, non-human world that transformed us—shaping our view of

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Close up of a bison's eye

Reconnection Ecology®

Close your eyes and think back. Can you remember a moment when your life was touched or transformed by a species other than your own? Maybe it was when you were a child, and you developed an unbreakable bond with a dog or cat—one that can only be described as

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Female Pangolin climbs a tree with baby pangolin holding on to her tail

Lessons from the Pandemic

In the days since coronavirus began sweeping across our planet, many of us have experienced moments of extreme fear and grief. And in those moments, many of us have reached out for the comfort of connecting with a beloved animal. For those of us who love animals deeply, there is

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A woman reads a book and holds a cup with a hot drink in her hands

Books to Inspire Your Love of Nature

Please note: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through our link, Earthfire receives a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting Earthfire and  independent bookstores! What’s the last book that changed your life? Each one of us has a few of

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The books Bright Green Lies and Embrace Fearlessly the Burning World standing on a rock with foliage in the background

What We’re Reading

At first glance, two new books that address our deepening environmental crises—Bright Green Lies by Derrick Jensen, Lierre Keith, & Max Wilbert and Embrace Fearlessly the Burning World by Barry Lopez—seem worlds apart in their approach on how to heal our ailing planet. Even the covers send different messages: the

Read More
Woman sitting next to a tree, looking out over a hilly landscape

What We’re Reading

During the first few months of this year, Earthtfire has been diving into the power of storytelling—and how the seemingly simple act of sharing a profound experience can inspire us to take action. Many of us have had encounters with the natural, non-human world that transformed us—shaping our view of

Read More
Close up of a bison's eye

Reconnection Ecology®

Close your eyes and think back. Can you remember a moment when your life was touched or transformed by a species other than your own? Maybe it was when you were a child, and you developed an unbreakable bond with a dog or cat—one that can only be described as

Read More
Female Pangolin climbs a tree with baby pangolin holding on to her tail

Lessons from the Pandemic

In the days since coronavirus began sweeping across our planet, many of us have experienced moments of extreme fear and grief. And in those moments, many of us have reached out for the comfort of connecting with a beloved animal. For those of us who love animals deeply, there is

Read More
A woman reads a book and holds a cup with a hot drink in her hands

Books to Inspire Your Love of Nature

Please note: This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through our link, Earthfire receives a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thank you for supporting Earthfire and  independent bookstores! What’s the last book that changed your life? Each one of us has a few of

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