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What We Can Learn From Animals; Jeffrey Masson

Posted in Animal Welfare / People on May 31, 2016

Jeffrey Masson is an author of over twenty-nine books, (wowsers) nine of them on animal emotions, which I encourage you to check out. Jeff has a Ph.D. in Sanskrit from Harvard University and was Professor of Sanskrit at the University of Toronto. He is a Council member of Voiceless and a huge inspiration to me. We share the love of salsa dancing, the Spanish language and his wife Leila is a vegan paediatrician, which means he is on the same page when regarding a healthy, cruelty-free lifestyle – something I […]

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Food Empowerment Project with Lauren Ornelas

Posted in Animal Welfare / Food / People on April 28, 2016

Lauren Ornelas is Food Empowerment Project’s founder and serves as the group’s executive director. She is also the former executive director of Viva!USA, a national nonprofit vegan advocacy organization. lauren has been active in the animal rights movement for more than 20 years. After spending four years as national campaign coordinator for In Defense of Animals, lauren was asked by Viva!UK to start and run Viva!USA in 1999. In cooperation with activists across the country, she worked and achieved corporate changes within Whole Foods Market, Trader Joe’s, and Pier 1 […]

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Mastering Your Mean Girl… and Mine

Posted in People on February 05, 2016

I have a host of wonderful people in my life. Melissa Ambrosini, author and business coach, is one of them. She runs online courses, is a public speaker and self-love “guru”. Her new book, “Mastering Your Mean Girl” is already a best-seller. It is a tool that, I believe, can change the way young girls will live their lives, if they get it into their hands early enough and Mel is determined to see that happen. It is also full of information and calls-to-action, for ANY aged woman, and men, […]

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The Beauty Of Less: Minimalist Living

Posted in People on January 11, 2016

After this year’s Christmas, I am committing to living a more minimalist life this year and going forward! While I love that time of the year, the excess in consumerism, packaging and over-indulgence leaves me feeling more than a little gross. Especially when I think of what it means in terms of the impact of the earth when it is multiplied by billions of us. Just imagine how much waste was created just from opening presents on Christmas day! Two wonderful examples of living this way consciously are Michael and […]

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Cruelty-Free Beauty with Emmily Banks

Posted in People / Products on November 21, 2015

Today I chatted with Emmily Banks who is a natural makeup-artist, eco-beauty advocate and founder of Depths of Beauty  and one smiling, awesome chick! Emmily is extremely passionate about sharing the importance of non-toxic beauty products for the health of our planet and its people, and is the perfect person to do so as she truly radiates beauty with her natural vibe and brilliant attitude. Much of the cosmetics we use today are full of nasties that can make their way into our bloodstream, especially after use day after day […]

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The Nourished Psychologist: The Connection Between Food and Happiness

Posted in Lifestyle / People on March 27, 2015

Monique is a Clinical Psychologist who is passionate about sharing through her blog, The Nourished Psychologist  what she has discovered: that our diets and our mental health are most certainly linked. I love that she is spreading this message with such passion. In some areas we have differing views but we both believe strongly in avoiding additives and the beauty and power of real food to help us feel good. With 1 in 3 Australians going on anti-depressants at some point in their life, I think it is clear we need a little help […]

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Science looks into the emotional lives of animals

Posted in Animal Welfare / People on February 17, 2015

Marc Bekoff is a former Professor of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology at the University of Colorado, Boulder, and is a Fellow of the Animal Behaviour Society and a past Guggenheim Fellow. Marc’s main areas of research include animal behaviour, cognitive ethology (the study of animal minds), behavioural ecology, and compassionate conservation. He has published extensively on human-animal interactions and animal protection including more than 1000 essays and 30 books. One of these books Marc co-wrote with Jane Goodall. He is an ambassador for Jane Goodall’s Roots & Shoots program and […]

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Words of Wisdom from Sukha Yoga Teacher, Lara Dwyer

Posted in Lifestyle / People on November 03, 2014

Lara is such a vibrant soul. She has that quality about her that when you are with her you feel calmer and happier. I was lucky enough to study Naturopathy and with her am so excited to share her words of wisdom with you today. Lara is passionate about helping people maintain a positive, healthy well-being. Throughout her studies and work as a Naturopath she practiced Yoga and was always curious to learn more about this ancient health promoting system. In 2008 Lara moved to New York City and along […]

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Will Potter Ted Fellow; Green Is The New Red

Posted in Animal Welfare / People on October 08, 2014

Will Potter is an award-winning journalist, author, and TED Fellow based in Washington, D.C. who focuses on the animal rights and environmental movements, and civil liberties post-9/11. His reporting and commentary have been featured in the world’s top media outlets, including the Washington Post, NPR, Rolling Stone, El Pais, and Le Monde. He has testified before the U.S. Congress about his reporting, as the only witness opposing the Animal Enterprise Terrorism Act. Will has lectured at more than 150 universities and public forums about his work, including Harvard Law School, Georgetown University, and the House of Democracy and Human Rights in […]

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A Case That Takes Away Your Choice For Organic Produce

Posted in Food / People on September 30, 2014

Do you have a right to GM-free foods? The court says not! There is a very interesting case going through the courts at the moment that I feel is relevant to our freedom to be able to choose to purchase and consume GM-free foods. Steve Marsh is a career certified organic farmer in WA. He grows a variety of grains and raises livestock on his farm in Kojonup, which is approximately 3 hours south of Perth. In 2010, the ban on growing GM canola in WA was lifted and commercial […]

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