It is Mother’s Day here in Canada and the United States, a day when many of us connect, at least in spirit, with mothers the world over . . . both human and other-than-human. The recent kidnapping of 276 school girls in Nigeria last month brings to mind the anguish of their mothers, their other family members, and their communities. Here in the west it is tempting to detach from the horror of this situation by clinging to ethnocentric beliefs about other cultures; it is equally tempting to detach from this horror by clinging to the faulty New-Age belief that we must only admit to and concentrate on the positive in life. Tapping teaches us otherwise.