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Facebook and I are taking a break

Earlier this month, a news story emerged about how Facebook did an experiment on their users by manipulating their data feeds to see if they could manipulate their moods. They could. From the study they found: When you see more positive things, you post more positive...

Save 600 gallons of water per day by going vegan

California is suffering through a severe drought. We are all trying to save water wherever we can. One of the best ways is to cut meat from your diet. You can save almost 600 gallons per day eating a plant based diet! 600 gallons is like taking a 2 hour shower.

The Power of “Don’t Know”

I'm an anxious person. I come from a long line of anxious people. I'm not sure if it's genetic or just something we learned in the home. I have a difficult time not knowing what is coming. It makes me good at research and helps me to troubleshoot problems. It can also...

Home Euthanasia

Saying goodbye is never easy. If you have to release a beloved pet, consider at home euthanasia. It is a gentle way to let your beloved animal companion go.

The hardest part of being vegan…

The hardest part of being vegan is not the food. Giving up meat was easy. I was able to do that 22 years ago. Giving up dairy and eggs was a little harder, that took me another 20 years. My only regret is that I wish I had done it sooner. The hardest part of being...

Shopping List Tip

Using a well placed kitchen whiteboard for shopping lists and a quick snap from a smartphone, makes creating and carrying shopping lists a breeze.

A Better Person

Josephine Thomas was my best friend's grandmother. I spent a better part of my teens and early twenties in and around her house. She and her husband, Woody, became the surrogate grandparents I never had. Their home was always open and I was always welcome. Jo or Gram,...

10,000 Bad Drawings

We all have 10,000 bad drawings in us, the sooner we get them out the better. – Walt Stanchfield I came across this quote several weeks ago and it has stuck with me. I love to draw. I always have. However, I get out of the habit and then the fear of being bad takes...

Vegan vs. Plant Based

Recently, I've seen some vegan bashing on Facebook from "plant based" advocates. I think this happens in part because of the confusion of what the term vegan means. People often assume a vegan diet is healthy, but it doesn't have to be. Plant based dieters want to...