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3 Keys for Compassionate Eating

3 Keys for Compassionate Eating

When I first began to understand what it meant to eat compassionately I identified three key factors for doing the least amount of harm to: No. 1 The Earth Eating locally grown organic foods contributes less toxins to the soil, air and waterways. Plus supporting local farmers who use eco friendly practices to feed their communities […]

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Monsanto in Our Backyard

Monsanto in Our Backyard

As an active participant in the Label GMOs (genetically modified organisms) initiative I am saddened to learn that Monsanto the mega seed corporation has taken over Seminis in Oxnard. I not only fear that many of the surrounding agricultural areas will submit to the pressures of growing genetically modified foods, but also for the health […]

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How Avoiding Dairy Honors the Sacred Feminine

How Avoiding Dairy Honors the Sacred Feminine

Since I’ve become a mother I feel more deeply connected to other mothers. Not just human mothers, but mothers of all species. That bond of parent and child is obvious from elephants to kittens. It’s a protective, nurturing force that is so powerful it can be bewildering. After reading Carol Adams book The Sexual Politics […]

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Cutthroat Compassion

Cutthroat Compassion

I was recently nominated for a new Food Network Cooking show called “Cutthroat Kitchen”. And while flattered by the nomination here are some reasons why I’m declining this opportunity. I have seen these types of competitive cooking shows where cooks/chefs all fiercely try to outdo one another for a prize. A lot of stress and drama […]

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