Why We Shouldn’t Eat Meat & Dairy From 10 Year Old

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Meet Bridget Burton, beautiful and honorable ten year old girl who shares her reasons why not to eat meat and dairy. She presented her speech to her class, and was then chosen to present her speech to the school and parents. (click on the picture to enlarge the text)   Read the whole story HERE. Thank you Bridget for…

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#41: Surprising Daily Habits That Are Harming Your Health

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We are constantly under an influence of media promoting products that are promising tons of benefits, convenience and the ability to save us time. However very little attention is paid to health and safety of them.  Before we know it some of the advice will even become deeply ingrained habits we think are doing us…

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5 Negative Effects Of Bad Posture & How To Correct It

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We are a nation of poor posture…. slouching and internally rotated shoulders are the norm…. I bet that made you sit up straight, didn’t it?  Don’t worry we’ve got a video at the end of the post to show you how to strengthen your back and correct your posture – I promise it will take less…

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Meals Every Kid Will Love “Plant-Powered Families” Review

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I’ve been pretty pumped up to get my hands on Dreena’s  Plant-Powered Families: Over 100 Kid-Tested, Whole Foods Vegan Recipes book. Mostly because I wanted to know from someone who is raising three girls herself what it takes to get your young ones excited about healthy plant based eating habits.   In our world where we…

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#40: How To Raise Healthy Vegan Children- Interview with Dreena Burton

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    In this episode of AV podcast we were fortunate to sit down with an author, blogger and mom of three beautiful girls,Dreena Burton. The topic? DOWNLOAD EPISODE HERE OR PLAY BELLOW pleasing picky eaters structuring your child’s diet supplements dealing with challenging social situations (birthday parties, family members) incorporating and implementing a healthy plant based diet…

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“Who Am I”

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It’s Wednesday evening and I am quietly reading in the waiting room of the yoga studio. Patiently I wait for an always fulfilling and calming practice led by my favorite teacher, Peter. I consider Peter to be like my little piece of India here in Vancouver 😛 He can create this amazing calm energy in…

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#39: 10 tips for staying healthy while travelling

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It usually doesn’t matter if the trip is leisure or business, most people give up on their healthy eating and exercise habits. With either the constant rush of things, new excitements or even locations we are often challenged with either food choices or staying active and exercising while traveling. DOWNLOAD EPISODE HERE So we wanna…

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Sprouts: Great Nutrition in Tiny Packages

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Have you ever heard of synchronicity? Sometimes described as a coincidence. It’s a term created by psychologist Carl Jung who originally used the term synchronicity in his 1952 essay, “Synchronicity: An Acausal Connecting Principle”, to describe chance happenings between unconnected people or events.  Why am I writing about this and what the heck does synchronicity have to do…

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Why Are We Our Own Worst Enemy?

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Thoughts are land mines In this battlefield which I call mind One wrong step [EXPLOSIONS] As haze fills my head I cannot see Clouds of dust & debris Making it difficult To clear a path And raise my white flag [SURRENDER] That’s what I want Not because You have won But because I no longer…

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How To Achieve Any Health & Fitness Goals

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Hello Friends 😉 Today I would like to talk about a very common human trait. A trait that if left unnoticed, could ruin your journey to success. How often do you hear others or perhaps catch yourself making excuses? “I don’t have time to exercise.” “I am too tired today.” “My back is really sore.”…

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10 Life Lessons We Can Learn From Children

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 “A child can teach an adult three things: to be happy for no reason, to always be busy with something, and to know how to demand with all his might that which he desires.” – Paulo Coelho   Childhood is unarguably the best part of one’s life! I was fortunate enough to grow up in a small…

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Best Documentaries That Change How You Think About Food

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Factory farming poses serious health risks for people, animals and the environment, but critics can cite more than just poor treatment of animals and environmental pollution as major reasons factory farming should be abolished – there are many other large and small reasons why factory farming is bad for us. Unfortunately, many people are simply…

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Give Up the Need For Happiness: Timeless Wisdom For Enjoying Your Life

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So much has been written lately about happiness. Numerous books, guides, articles that promise us steps, tips and formulas that will “make us happy”. Yet according to a worldwide happiness survey most North Americans and Europeans report not to be overly happy ;(   So what the heck is going on? Where are we falling…

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10 Ways to Save Money in a Plant Based Kitchen

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When talking to people about cleaning up their diet and going plant based, I often hear that it’s difficult to afford a healthier lifestyle. I won’t argue with you there. Real food and organic produce is pricier than processed food made in a lab or a factory. And you will certainly see a jump in…

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#35: Live and Work on Your Own Terms

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  Most of us spend the majority of our lives doing work that doesn’t align with our innermost values, principles and convictions, and most of us hate it. The road to meaningless and unfulfilling work is well mapped – we know how to get there. But what about the road to doing work we care deeply about, that offers…

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