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Do You Celebrate Joy Day?

Do you celebrate Joy Day? What? You’ve never heard of it? When is it? As soon as news of it reaches you, it’s Joy Day! Actually you can make any day Joy Day. Today is a fresh brand new day. …

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8 Tips for Going Vegan on a Budget

One of the myths about the vegan lifestyle is that it’s too expensive for the average or low-income family. Perhaps this is because many people relate the term ‘vegan’ or a plant-based diet to pre-pac…

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How Does Traffic Affect Our Health?

Like many of you, I dislike driving in heavy traffic. But unlike many of you, I usually don’t have to. I live and work in California’s Santa Cruz Mountains, and my job is just steps from my home. D…

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3 Ways to Never Let Self-Doubt Kill Your Dreams

Years ago, I gave up my "improbable desire" to write to pursue traditional success instead. I graduated Harvard Law School with honors. I made partnership track in a corporate law firm. Yet the higher…

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Loving Yourself Means Warts and All

Did you ever think or say to yourself: “I’m worthless, I’ll never amount to anything.” We’re easily obsessed with with who we and how we appear to others, if we are even lovable; we constantly confron…

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3 Ways to Reset Your Diet After a Setback

A couple months ago, I headed out the door to take Peppy, my cocker spaniel, for a walk. About a block from my house, I slipped on some loose dirt and fell down hard on the sidewalk. It took a minu…

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Healing Your Pain on the Road to Happiness

If I only had a few shards of wisdom to leave this world, I’d go straight for the bull’s eye. What’s life about anyway? I think it’s about being happy. However, that road to happiness includes learnin…

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The Incredible Rewards of Waking Up Early — And How To Do it

A long time ago, I came across the expression "videotaped sunrise." It stayed in my mind. Thinking about it, I realized that I had—possibly like many others on the planet—seen more sunrises on the tel…

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Summer’s Darling Herb: Fresh Mint (+ A Minty Salad Recipe)

Summer is here, and the words "fresh mint" conjure up refreshing visuals of mint sprigs in frosty tumblers. While I am sure you are all set to enjoy the many pleasures of mint this season, here is som…

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How Veganism Changed These 58 People

Although I'm not much of a Facebook person, I must admit that there are a few things I love about it. One of those is the way it connects activists with each other, so that we can feel a sense of comm…

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Loyalty and ♥ beyond Life! Glad to hear that brave BeBe is important member of the family.

Claire, actually there are fewer carcinogenic chemicals in marijuana than in tobacco, and most now u…

I'm inclined to think they should legalize "normal" marijuana of the kind people used to smoke in th…