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December 2018 / 4 posts found

Last Minute Vegan Gift Ideas

Last Minute Gifts for Your Vegan Friends

by Matt
in News
The holidays are fast approaching and you might be scratching your head over what to get the vegans in your life. You might even be one yourself and still not know exactly what to do in a pinch for your vegan friends and family, so we’ve put together a few friendly suggestions. Probably the most important thing to remember when buying for vegans is to not focus too much on food. It’s easy to stuff a stocking full of chocolate and cheese for anyone on a typical Western diet, but it’s not that simple when it comes to vegans. Even […]
Practicing Compassion

Practicing Compassion: A Simple Guide

by Matt
We have all been on the receiving end of a seemingly non-compassionate act: on the freeway someone whizzes by cutting us off; a teller at the bank is dismissive; a telemarketer’s aggressive tone feels invasive; at work a supervisor or co-worker betrays our confidence. Then there are family members that we love, alas, issues inevitably get in the way. Feelings creep up, buttons are pushed and our heart suffers. Many times I think that Mother Teresa or the Dalai Lama must have come up against trials and tribulations with the human-ness of life. One lesson they have taught me is […]
Insects Vanishing Around the Globe

Insects Vanishing Around the Globe: Climate Change Rampages On

by Matt
If you’ve been paying attention, it’s impossible not to have noticed one stark change in the environment over the past couple of decades: the drastic loss in insect life. Despite not really reading anything on the subject, I had my suspicions that something was wrong as far back as 2009, but with recent reports coming out that paint a devastating picture of our environment, it can no longer be denied. Insects the world over are vanishing. So what is happening, why are bugs of all kinds dying out? There are most likely a lot of factors at work. Habitat loss, […]
Carnivore Movement Dangerous Trend

Carnivore Movement: The Truth About a Dangerous Trend

by Matt
As veganism and plant-based diets grow in popularity and effectiveness, we were bound to see increasingly absurd diets formed in an attempt to “counter” them. The Carnivore Diet is the new iteration of the Paleo and Keto diets, and effectively states that meat should make up the bulk of one’s diet, and is our optimal diet for losing weight and building muscle. Let’s get one thing out of the way. A lot of people involved in the “Carnivore” scene like to refer to themselves as carnivores and the diet as a whole as “living like a carnivore.” This couldn’t be […]