Category: Health and diet

Defining Compassion: Saving the World by Saving Myself.

By Marcee Murray King If I can stop one heart from breaking, I shall not live in vain; If I can ease one life the aching, Or cool one pain, Or help one fainting robin Unto is nest again, I shall not live in vain. -Emily Dickinson Stumbling through life, tripping and falling again and again, I often felt that I didn’t deserve to get up one more time, although living a life of compassion towards and serving others was as natural as breathing to me. Or so I thought. Where was my self-compassion, that loving-kindness I tried to...

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Oh Crap! I Invited a Vegan to Dinner, Now What?

  By Dana Gornall So you invited one of those crazy vegans to dinner for Thanksgiving or Christmas or Hanukkah, and now you aren’t sure what to do. What do vegans eat, anyway? Maybe you tell them you are going to have a salad and bread. Maybe you promised you will have fish as one of the main courses (fish aren’t vegetables by the way). Maybe you asked them if they at least eat turkey on Thanksgiving, because after all it is a holiday, right? Maybe you wish you hadn’t invited them. Last night I stopped in the grocery...

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