The Video Every Mother Needs to See

Mother's Day is this Sunday and I want to recognize all the wonderful mothers out there. Whether your babies are humans or have fur, feathers, or scales, you deserve celebration.

I also want to acknowledge all the mothers who will never get to be with their babies, including mama cows entangled in the dairy industry whose babies are taken away shortly after birth so that humans can consume their milk.

If you are a mother or you have or have had one, this very personal video of my...

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From Disconnect to Alignment

Today, I have a very special video for you. It's one of the creations I'm most proud of. I hope you’ll watch it to see just how much power you really have—multiple times every day.

As children, we're taught that there are "dairy cows" that magically and automatically have milk—even that we're doing cows a favor by milking them. They don't, and we're not.

Of course, none of us would ever want to intentionally harm an animal. But what if you discovered that even though you were...

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How to Go Vegan Guide

Lately, many people have been asking me for help and resources to learn how to go vegan. Since this has been a passion of mine for over 21 years, I’m overjoyed at the request.

I’m all about efficiency, and I know that if ten people are asking, at least five times more folks have the same question. If you're one of them, here are my hints to help you on your way. And if you're already there, please share!

IS IT HARD TO GO VEGAN?
One of my friends recently wrote to me...

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Let's change Earth Day to Earth EVERY Day!

Why have “Earth day” when we can have "Earth EVERY day!"? You can help make that a reality with the powerful climate change fighting tools that live right in your kitchen drawer! Down below, I’ll share a link to a very special short video I helped make about this.

It’s easy to feel helpless when political policies are made in direct conflict with our personal values. It’s terrifying to see the erosion of environmental protections.

Believe it or not, you have...

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How to heal our built-in negativity bias...

Every night, my 10-year-old daughter Olivia and I lie in bed and talk. Sometimes it’s processing the day, sometimes it’s philosophical, and it’s always lifting the veil of the culture to reveal truths behind the illusion. I cherish our chats and I always learn as much from them as she does.

A couple nights ago, Olivia was feeling down. As I listened, I noticed that she was struggling with one of the things about humanness that I grapple with—our built-in...

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Why have a birthDAY, when you can celebrate a birthWEEK or birthMONTH?

Have you ever awaited a time when you’d be "Queen for the Day," showered with love, touch no dirty dishes, and get served delicious, nourishing food? Perhaps all your favorite people would magically gather, sing to you, and present you with a festive feast complete with balloons and streamers. Oh, and you don’t have to clean up afterward! To top it off, you get your way all day long and everything goes perfectly?

No, this isn’t a narcissistic fantasy (well, maybe it is), but...

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Celebrate your age, whatever it is!

Once we reach a "certain age," some people stop celebrating their birthdays, or at the very least, they stop counting them. To me, having another birthday beats the alternative, so why not celebrate? 

When we bemoan our age, what we're really doing is buying into the consumerist culture that is obsessed with youth. The single reason we've been sold the lies that signs of aging are undesirable lie within the next sentence. The remedy to every little "flaw" we're supposed to see in...

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How to Reclaim Your Time - Inboxes

Years ago, I learned about the excessive environmental waste aspect of junk mail. Did you know that the average person receives 41 pounds of junk mail each year?!

Most of that goes right into the trash, or at best is recycled, but 40% of it ends up in the landfill since not everything can be recycled. What?!?! True! So, I made it a practice to be diligent about getting off all mailing lists.

Little did I know there was also a significant time waste going on. That was before I realized...

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How to Decode the Messages of Jealousy and Envy

Let's talk about envy and jealousy. Oooohhh...fun! ;-)

I've recently had a new insight about these feelings.

Today, I've got a two-minute video I took just before boarding the plane on a day trip I took yesterday to go to the Natural Products Expo—a very fertile place just waiting for FOMO, jealousy, and envy.

It's so easy to look at other people's lives from the outside and judge ourselves for not measuring up. And even though doing that is totally normal in a culture that encourages...

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The Truth About Multi-tasking

Have you ever realized you've been looking at your screen for hours and got completely distracted from what you started out doing?

You're not alone, and it's not because you are personally bad at multi-tasking. The reality is that no one is good at multi-tasking; the human brain just doesn't work that way.

The age of the internet is changing our brains and negatively impacting our ability to focus.

Check out this short video to understand why:

The good news is that there's a way around this....

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