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Cancerous Culture

Cancerous Culture

Like many of you folks out there I have a dear relative battling cancer. I am often sadden when I think of just how many of us know someone who has been affected by this incredibly horrible disease that eats away at our bodies, minds and spirits. The new Cancer Center on Loma Vista is […]

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New Traditions

New Traditions

Ah yes the holiday season is upon us, and with it often comes the pressure to buy gifts, the stress of traveling and the hopes of seeing (or avoiding) family. Topping it off with a sense of ethical responsibility, conscious consumption and the desire to do the right thing can be overwhelming for many of […]

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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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Organic Vending Machines???

Organic Vending Machines???

While on my trip to Northern California to visit some dear friends I contemplated how I would honor my compassionate eating practice while traveling. As I was corralled in an out of airport lines, deprived of my water and questioned about my herbal supplements I made an unexpected and delightful discovery. Here’s what happened… I […]

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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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Vegan Eats in Newport Beach

Vegan Eats in Newport Beach

On my quest to find a new car I ended up in Newport Beach (my birthplace!). After a long hot drive down from Ventura in a car with no AC, I was in need of some hydration and sustenance. My dear friend Stephanie who joined me on my journey, searched HappyCow.net for close by veg-friendly restaurants […]

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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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Vegan Cheese Making & TV Show Press Release

Vegan Cheese Making & TV Show Press Release

This article was featured on page 6 of the News & Notes section of the Ventura Breeze August 22- September 4 Edition Vol. 5, No. 23 After a year of creative development and collaboration, the first episode of Compassionate Eating aired on local cable access Channel 6 on August 18th at 6:00 pm. Local artist, […]

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