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5 Great Reasons Why Gardening Is Good for Your Health and Life

5 Great Reasons Why Gardening Is Good for Your Health and Life

I have so many fond childhood memories of my father’s backyard garden. When I close my eyes, I can still see him happily digging, raking, planting, watering and weeding his vegetables. Gardening was his was of relaxing after a long day of work. And it was also a source of pride. Of course, the best part […]

Share the Food & Fun at the Plant Based Potluck Party Link Up #42

Happy Earth Month! Share the Food & Fun at the Plant Based Potluck Party Link Up #42

Happy Earth Month! Choosing to grow and eat plant-based foods is not only good for your health, it is good for the environment. So, welcome to the “Plant-based Potluck Party” Link Up! Join the fabulous food and fun! Think of this like an old-fashioned potluck meal where you can share all types of plant-based, organic, vegan, raw, […]

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A New Year, A New You: 9 Great Ways To Be Beautiful from the Inside Out

A New Year, A New You: 9 Great Ways To Be Beautiful from the Inside Out

I love the new year. For me, as well as many of you, it signifies new beginnings. It’s the optimum time to reflect on what matters and to re-assess my lifestyle, priorities, goals, diet, fitness and beauty routines–from head to toe. And that includes inner beauty. You’ve heard the old saying, “Beauty is only skin deep”. […]

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 […]

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Celebrate Earth Day with 4 Delectable Plant-Based Recipes

Celebrate Earth Day with 4 Delectable Plant-Based Recipes

Guest post by Camile Sardina Eating meat contributes to global warming, pollution, the destruction of forests, overuse of grain and fossil fuel. According to Farm Sanctuary’s site Plate to Planet: “The majority of global warming is caused by the gases carbon dioxide, methane and nitrous oxide. According to the 2006 United Nations report, Livestock’s Long Shadow, animal […]

Smoothie Love: Fruity Colada Green Smoothie

Smoothie Love: Fruity Colada Green Smoothie

For me, green smoothies are so healthy, energizing and delicious, that giving or receiving a smoothie is a truly an act of love. I mean, what better way to show someone you care! On several occasions, I have gifted friends and family members with a gaily-wrapped mason jar full of smoothie goodness along with a little note and a […]

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Fit & Fab

Healthy Exercise Tips or Fitness Workouts to Get in Shape for Warm Weather

Healthy Exercise Tips and Fitness Workouts to Get in Shape for Warm Weather

Guest post by Vaileria Dennis With the warm weather approaching many of us are looking to get into shape. With winter coming to an end we will once again be able to enjoy the great outdoors. Warm weather also means swimming, sunbathing, and trips to the beach. With all this skin to be shown in the summer we want […]

A New Year, A Better Body: How to Cool Down After a Workout

A New Year, A Better Body: How to Cool Down After a Workout

Guest post by Anna Aamone Warm-ups and cool downs are two aspects of a good fitness program that I used to neglect. This guest post focuses on the importance incorporating appropriate post workout rituals into our fitness routines. The next time you put your running shoes back in the closet thinking your training session is over, you will be wrong. You are not done […]

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Living Green

5 Great Reasons Why Gardening Is Good for Your Health and Life

5 Great Reasons Why Gardening Is Good for Your Health and Life

I have so many fond childhood memories of my father’s backyard garden. When I close my eyes, I can still see him happily digging, raking, planting, watering and weeding his vegetables. Gardening was his was of relaxing after a long day of work. And it was also a source of pride. Of course, the best part […]

Celebrate Earth Day Free Giveaway: Enter to Mary's Heirloom Seeds

Celebrate Earth Day Free Giveaway: Enter to Win Mary’s Heirloom Seeds

(This is a sponsored post and giveaway. I received free seeds from Mary’s Heirloom Seeds. All opinions are my own.) Spring is here and we’re celebrating Earth Month! It’s the perfect time to start planning your garden. If you live in the city, like I do, without a yard in which to garden, herbs are a great option for […]

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Ecostyle

EcoStlye File: Experience Sustainable City Style with Michele Cohen of Wabi Sabi

EcoStyle File: Sustainable City Style with Michele Cohen of Wabi Sabi

I am always on the look out for well-designed, comfortable, sustainable fashion, so I was thrilled to discover Wabi Sabi. I’m an eco-conscious, professional, living in the city–and Wabi Sabi designs with women like me in mind. Wabi Sabi creates stylish, functional and versatile day to evening work wear for professional women using the finest organic materials […]

EcoStyle: Dying to Be an Eco-Fashionista? 6 Eco-Fashion Collections to Try

EcoStyle: Trying to Be an Eco-Fashionista? 6 Eco-Fashion Collections to Explore

It’s not always easy to be an eco-fashionista! Although I am committed to living as sustainably as possible, it is not always easy to find suitable eco-friendly or sustainable apparel to buy when I am out shopping. On top of that, green fashion hasn’t always been considered the most stylish. And to some extent, that had to do with […]

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Doing Good

Helping to Make the World a Better Place: Sustainable Global Businesses - Infographic

Helping to Make the World a Better Place: Sustainable Global Businesses – Infographic

You’ve probably heard of these popular companies: Ben & Jerry’s, Tesla, Toms, Warby Parker Kiva and Energy Floors! Maybe you have even eaten, driven, worn or used their products and services at some time in your life? In fact, they are probably some of your favorite brands. Yes, they are profitable and well-known, but do you know what […]

Blog Action Day 2014 # Inequality: 26 Inequality-Related Organizations and Institutions

Blog Action Day 2014 # Inequality: 26+ Inequality-Related Organizations and Institutions

Today is Blog Action Day 2014 and this year the focus is on the topic #Inequality. As a blogger, I was delighted to learn about Blog Action Day and to have a chance to get involved in building awareness of this important day of advocacy and action. Founded in 2007, Blog Action Day brings together bloggers from […]

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Culture

Celebrate Earth Day: Sustainable Photography by Mona Miri

Celebrate Earth Day: Sustainable Photography by Mona Miri

In celebration of Earth Day, Urban Naturale is proud to feature the powerful, sustainable photography of Mona Miri. For many years, Mona has been dedicated to raising awareness of the plight of our environment by researching and documenting evidence of environmental distress and by making eco-conscious choices. She is truly a passionate eco-visionary. In the artist’s own words… My Work […]

Benefits of Traveling Alone

Benefits of Traveling Alone

Going out in the world alone can feel like a scary thing, but there are actually numerous benefits to taking a trip solo. Pack your bags with the proper attire for your destination, an open mind and a good attitude, and set out for the unknown with a travel companion (that’s you!) who may surprise […]

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