Thanksgiving Note on Gratitude

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Thanksgiving Note on Gratitude

Expressing thanks is something that is drilled into most of us from a young age.  It’s even an exercise that is practiced Nationwide on the third Thursday of November each year.  Some spend the days leading up to Thanksgiving, focusing on the first half of the word, thanks.  There is much benefit in verbalizing what you are thankful for, since we are wired to hold onto the negative.  We so often pass by the good in our lives and what motivates us, opting to focus more on what weighs us down. 

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Vegan Applecake

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Vegan Applecake

This cake is quick and easy to prepare.  Cutting the apples is the most difficult part and that clearly is not too taxing. It is wetter than a coffee cake and has the lovely accent of juicy apples.  If you choose it has a hint of ginger.  A nice warming cake for the Fall/Winter Holiday season!  I found a similar recipe online a while ago and could not be happier. I will add more pics in time, but someone wanted me to post it to give it a try! 

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Savory Vegan Cornbread

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Savory Vegan Cornbread

It's Autumn and Thanksgiving is upon us.  There are certain things that I miss having for the Holidays as a Vegan.  Cornbread is one of them.  This recipe I have seen in various fashions on the internet and here is yet another...

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The Luna Menstrual Cup - Ferayco

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The Luna Menstrual Cup - Ferayco

I was attempting to review the Luna Cup Menstrual Cup and I mistakenly purchased the Luna Menstrual Cup instead.  I know, they are very similar in name.  That is ok...mistakes happen.  It gave me a chance to review another kind of menstrual cup.  I purchased it on Amazon, sold by Ferayco.  It is the first menstrual cup I am reviewing, so I cannot compare the texture of the cup or feel of it to any other cup at this time.  I will edit this article to include some comparisons, as I have the ability. 

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menstrual cups

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menstrual cups

Over the years, women have improved their relationships with their bodies; but we are still so unfamiliar with them.  We still swallow the lore, that our bodies are dirty and shameful.  Our bodies for centuries have been presented as a mystery, like an ancient language without a Rosetta Stone.  The human body is complex and glorious.  There are aspects of our bodies, that we now finally feel acceptable to speak freely about.  There are myths and shame accompanying those aspects of our bodies, that we are beginning to dissipate. 

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Organic Cotton feminine care

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Organic Cotton feminine care

Back in January of this year, Jen Gunter M.D., a San Francisco Bay Area OB-GYN was interviewed for Self Magazine.  In the article, Gunter goes after the claims made by the producers of many organic and natural feminine product.  She “stresses that there are no toxins, aka poisonous substances that can cause diseases or illnesses at low amounts, in tampons, and notes that concerns about phthalates in applicators are also unnecessary.”

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Vegan Basil Pesto

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Vegan Basil Pesto

I can't wait to dig into some bangin' basil pesto!  Like hummus...I love this stuff!  You can change it up so many different ways to put your stamp on it, but we are going to do a standard Vegan Pesto! 

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