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Live It Up at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop #41

Live It Up at the Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party Blog Hop #41

I am so delighted that Fall is in full swing! It’s always a favorite time of the year for me. Fall festivals, food, folk and fun create so many great opportunities to share good food and good times together. Thank you for joining us at the “Healthy, Happy, Green & Natural Party” Blog Hop! I […]

Meatless Mondays: How One Day Without Meat Can Help Create a Better World - Infographic

Meatless Mondays: How One Day Without Meat Can Help Create a Better World – Infographic

Do you ever wonder why Monday was chosen as the day to celebrate Meatless Mondays? It’s probably quite simple. It’s quite likely that the folks behind Meatless Monday campaign felt that as the start of the week, Monday holds a unique opportunity for us. It’s a new beginning. A fresh start. Monday is the perfect time to take a […]

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10 Anti-Tempataion Affirmations to Help You Make Healthy Diet & Lifestyle Choices

Fight Temptation with 10 Affirmations to Help You Make Healthy Diet & Lifestyle Choices

Let’s face it. When we are trying to watch what we eat and drink, temptation is absolutely everywhere. When everyone around us at the office is indulging in pizza, burgers, fries, and sugary drinks, it’s awfully tempting to join in, isn’t it? When we have “convenience” food bombarding us from every direction, it can be […]

Love & pizza: Vegan pizza recipes that satisfy my soul

Love & Pizza: Vegan Pizza Recipes That Satisfy My Soul

We all have those days when we feel kind of blue. Out of sorts. Worried. Or just plain stressed! I know I do. When I’m down and feeling needy, my favorite, soul-satisfying food is pizza. Let’s face it, there is really nothing quite like it. Now, I don’t want to be the one to advocate […]

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Meatless Mondays: How One Day Without Meat Can Help Create a Better World - Infographic

Meatless Mondays: How One Day Without Meat Can Help Create a Better World – Infographic

Do you ever wonder why Monday was chosen as the day to celebrate Meatless Mondays? It’s probably quite simple. It’s quite likely that the folks behind Meatless Monday campaign felt that as the start of the week, Monday holds a unique opportunity for us. It’s a new beginning. A fresh start. Monday is the perfect time to take a […]

Her Vegan Journey: PETA Invites You to Meet Vegan Actress Kimberly Elise

Her Vegan Journey: PETA Invites You to Meet Vegan Actress Kimberly Elise

You’ve probably seen actress Kimberly Elise in such amazing films as Diary of a Mad Black Woman, John Q and For Colored Girls as well as the VH1 show Hit the Floor, but you probably did not know that she was vegan. She is one of my favorite actresses–and she looks so healthy, fit  and […]

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Fit & Fab

Want to Build Muscle? 11 Free Muscle-Building Videos to Watch Now!

Want to Build Muscle? 11 Free Muscle-Building Videos to Watch Now!

Does this sound familiar? Many of us tend to do aerobics, Pilates, tai chi, and the like, but we shy away from weights. All too often, when women begin a fitness program, we often avoid weight lifting. The myth that strength training can make women develop huge muscles—is a huge misconception, since weight lifting can actually tone the muscles and […]

The Importance of Hydration for the Skin When Working Out

Drink Up! The Importance of Hydration for the Skin When Working Out

Guest post by Dr. Aviva Hill. If you go to the gym, then you surely saw those treadmill runners who actually look like moving refrigerators. Holding their drinks in their hands or having them in a special carrying pouch so that they can drink when getting thirsty is certainly useful, but also a strange sight nonetheless. […]

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Living Green

"Go Green, Wear Blue" with H&M's New Conscious Denim Collection

EcoStyle: “Go Green, Wear Blue” with H&M’s New Conscious Denim Collection

Finding eco-conscious fashion at most retail stores in my town is like finding a needle in a haystack. And it’s no easy feat in other cities either! Corporate social responsibility, fair working practices and the inclusion of some eco-conscious clothing among their offerings is important to me when I decide where I am going to […]

Love Eating Seasonally? Your Month to Month Guide to Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables - Infographic

Love Eating Seasonally? Your Month to Month Guide to Seasonal Fruits and Vegetables – Infographic

Love shopping and eating seasonally? I certainly do. I love strolling my local farmer’s market, selecting and buying farm fresh organic produce in season. There is nothing like the taste of an organic apple, tomato or corn that was recently picked. Fresh, sweet and so pleasing to eat… Most importantly, seasonal produce is so much healthier for us. […]

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Ecostyle

"Go Green, Wear Blue" with H&M's New Conscious Denim Collection

EcoStyle: “Go Green, Wear Blue” with H&M’s New Conscious Denim Collection

Finding eco-conscious fashion at most retail stores in my town is like finding a needle in a haystack. And it’s no easy feat in other cities either! Corporate social responsibility, fair working practices and the inclusion of some eco-conscious clothing among their offerings is important to me when I decide where I am going to […]

Are You a Fashion Victim? 10 Healthy Reasons to Avoid the Toxic Side of Fashion & Wear Organic Clothing

Are You a Fashion Victim? 10 Healthy Reasons to Avoid Toxic Fashion & Wear Organic

Have you ever heard the term “There’s more to that, than meets the eye”? There are valid reasons why that statement often holds true. From what we eat, to what we wear, looks can be deceiving. Today, more and more people are realizing the benefits of choosing to their reduce toxic exposure by eating organic […]

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Doing Good

Doing Good: A Seed Grows in Columbus - An Organic, Urban Garden Feeds a Community's Growth

Doing Good: A Seed Grows in Columbus – An Organic, Urban Garden Feeds a Community’s Growth

There is nothing more powerful than a woman on a mission. Paula Penn-Nabrit is a woman with a vision. But she most importantly, she’s a dynamic woman who knows how to get things done. Paula saw a critical, unmet need in her Columbus community–which was virtually an urban food desert. An avid gardener, the seed of an […]

Vegan Friendly Summer Fashions

10 Ways to Be a Compassionate Fashionista with Vegan Friendly Summer Fashions

With the fourth of July almost here and more than sixty days of summer fun ahead, “what should I wear” as well as “what not to wear” is top of mind. It’s much too hot to be tempted by the latest animal-based designs made from fur, leather, animal skins, wool or silk. Light, airy vegan-friendly […]

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Culture

Tastes of Brazil: Moqueca Stew, Vegan Style

Tastes of Brazil: Moqueca Stew, Vegan Style

Ahh, Brazil! I love so many things about it. But not surprisingly, one of my favorite things about spending time in Brazil is eating. Brazilian cuisine is famously rich, hearty and flavorful. There are so many delectable dishes to explore. We loved strolling the magical, cobble-stoned streets of Salvador, Bahia– following our noses into colorful cafes in search […]

Picture This: Enjoying Art, Nature and Getting "Summer Fit"!

Picture This: Enjoying Art, Nature and Getting “Summer Fit”!

This summer, I was invited to participate in Raise.com’s “Summer Fit” campaign. I love to stay active during the summer so I was delighted to get involved with their “Summer Fit” campaign. I live in an urban environment, so finding a patch of green is especially satisfying for me. Sure I belong to a great health club, but […]

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