Tag Archives: Conscious Living

 

How to Find a Vegan Job

Looking for a vegan job that will allow you to align your ethics with your livelihood? Read on for our vegan job guide!...
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Vegan Seafood: A Review of Sophie’s Kitchen

One company is offering a sea of vegan seafood options. Sophie's Kitchen is offering a variety of vegan sea foods that are plant based, non-GMO, free from gluten, trans-fats, hydrogenated oils, and artificial flavorings of any kind....
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Vegan Coffee Cubes: Jiva Coffee on the Go

­Like many people, I’m typically not one for instant coffee. So when I received the Jiva coffee cubes in the mail I was admittedly wary. But seeing as these cubes were created consciously with veganism in mind (in addition to being fair-trade, non-GMO, gluten-free and kosher) I decided to give...
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Exclusive Interview with Dr. Neal Barnard, Founder & President of PCRM

Dr. Neal Barnard is one of the most influential leaders of a new medical paradigm that seeks to integrate preventative health care and plant-based nutrition into our lives; as well as tackle the root of illness rather than managing its symptoms.  Alongside pioneering MDs such as Dr. Michael Klapper, Dr....
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How to Help Others Go Vegan by Meeting Them Where They Are

Your mother has dangerously high cholesterol but still eats meat and eggs every day? Your overweight husband has already had triple-bypass surgery and decides a low-carb diet is just the thing to save him? Your co-worker, the dog lover and shelter volunteer, doesn’t make the connection between the animals she...
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10 Tips to Going Vegan

No matter what your motivation for going vegan is, if it’s done mindfully and strategically, it’s a choice that will prove rewarding for years to come.  I can’t think of a better way to do something so positive for yourself and others at the same time than to transition into...
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Conscious Box – Discovering Vegan Products that You’ll Love!

Conscious Box is a subscription service which offers a fun and convenient way to discover new products that are both healthy and ethical. The idea behind Conscious Box is that subscribers can try products in sample-size, from ethically-minded companies that we otherwise might have not come across. Their product range...
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Vegan or Plant Based? What We Should Learn from Beyonce and Jay Z

Over the past few days the net has been bustling with debates and discussions over Jay Z and Beyonce’s 22 Day Vegan Challenge. While many of us were excited about the news, others were concerned: will Jay Z and Beyonce give veganism a real go? What about their many clothes...
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What’s Hiding in Your Bed? A Guide to a Vegan Bedroom

The Bedroom. A haven for rest, well-being and sensuality; the place to which we retreat at the end of the day for comfort and peaceful slumber. Isn’t there a terribly sad irony in the fact that so many bedroom products are made through animal suffering? To the poor beings who are horribly exploited...
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Is Vegan Food More Expensive? A Guide to Eating Vegan on a Budget

One of the most popular arguments against veganism is the perceived cost of vegan food. Many people will use the excuse, “I would go vegan, but it’s just so expensive,” or “Where would I buy all those special vegan foods?” to avoid making the switch. To them, a plant-based vegan...
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Video This: Your Guide to the Top 5 Vegan Beauty Gurus on YouTube

YouTube is probably one of the best inventions ever! So when I set out to incorporate my vegan ideals into other areas of my life besides food, I went to my favorite source of recommendations, reviews, and tutorials. As I discussed in my last article, cosmetics are often laced with...
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My Vegan Journey: Seeking Health, Finding Compassion

Over five years ago, I decided to make the switch to veganism for 99% completely selfish reasons. About a month after being diagnosed with a “progressive and incurable neurological disease” with no known cause, cure or truly viable treatment, I decided, out of oppressive desperation, to search for a remedy...
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Aligning Actions with Beliefs: Veganism and Cognitive Dissonance

As ethical vegans, we are always trying to educate others and inspire them with our actions to emphatically commit to the vegan lifestyle like we do, but more often than not, our pleas fall on deaf ears. It turns out that it’s not enough to discuss the evils of factory...
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From Sexy Toys to Bedroom Essentials: How Vegan is Your Sex Life?

As vegans, we’re aware of many pitfalls in day-to-day life. From eating out to buying new shoes, there are hundreds of tiny ways that animal products can sneak into our lives if we’re not careful to avoid them. But what about our sex lives? Sex toys are increasingly common place...
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Vegans – Should We Change the Way We Talk?

Why is meat from a pig called ‘ham’ or ‘pork’? Anything with a beak broadly labelled as ‘poultry’ and meat from a cow, ‘beef’? Is fish the only category of animal that we’re prepared to call by name because we somehow feel less guilt about eating it? As if the...
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Is My Shampoo Vegan? A Guide to Vegan Hair Products

We all want shiny, bouncy, healthy hair. But who really stops to think about what makes that sculpting gel gel-y, or how that hairspray keeps its hold so well? Where do you think the protein comes from in protein restorative shampoos or hair masks?  While many of these ingredients can...
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Do Vegan Celebrities Help Promote the Vegan Cause?

We are living in a world that is driven by celebrity culture – we want to see them succeed and we kind of enjoy seeing them fail. We swoon at the sight of a stunning starlet working the red carpet and later gloat when she gains weight, or trips on...
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Feeding the Hungry Ghost: Life, Faith, and What to Eat for Dinner

‘Life, Faith and what to eat for dinner’ promises the cover of Ellen Kanner’s book, Feeding the Hungry Ghost. Well, I’m down with the latter part of that sentence but I confess I felt highly sceptical about the first part. I’m not big on religion. I won’t go into the reasons...
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What’s So Sexy About Vegan Men?

For the sake of making a point, I have to admit something: I’m on a dating website. There, I said it. Now, moving on – know what gets my attention more than anything and makes me want to engage in some online flirting? If he’s vegan! Just like the real...
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Rethinking Fashion: What’s Hot and What’s Not in the Ethical World

For vegans, it’s not just when shopping for food that we need to do a little label reading. We also want to make sure that our clothes, shoes, and handbags, among other things, are free from animal products. This is not as difficult as it sounds. Although there is an...
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Is Birth Control Vegan?

Ever wondered if the birth control method you are using is vegan? Are birth control pills less vegan than IUD? If you are not sure what to look for, this is your guide....
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