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John Robbins

Meatless Monday: Hey, Thanks (I'm Talking to YOU)

Ellen Kanner | Posted 11.24.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Still, conjuring what you're grateful for is always worth doing, not just for the sake of going out into the day with a stupid-ass grin on your face, but because giving thanks is good for us.

Mindful Eating

Ira Israel | Posted 05.05.2014 | Healthy Living
Ira Israel

Isn't it time that all of us educate ourselves on how we can best fuel our bodies to live long, healthy, loving, positive, creative lives?

Meatless Monday: Hero With a Thousand Faces

Ellen Kanner | Posted 02.15.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Just in time for Christmas, a story to share while snuggling around the fire (or space heater). Once upon a time, a beloved, wealthy young man walked away from his family, away from his riches, away from glittering worldly ways in search of truth and integrity.

Meatless Monday: Hey, Thanks (I'm Talking to YOU)

Ellen Kanner | Posted 01.25.2014 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Lose the feeding frenzy aspect (please), and Thanksgiving is about creating celebration, togetherness, a sense that everything's going to be all right.

Meatless Monday: Four More Years

Ellen Kanner | Posted 09.01.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Happy anniversary, readers. I've been writing weekly Meatless Monday posts for four years now. And they said it wouldn't last. After the first mo...

Meatless Monday: John Robbins' New Revolution for a New America

Ellen Kanner | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Ellen Kanner

Whether you're concerned about health, GMOs, animal rights or the future of life on earth, it's time to come together "to create change at larger, systemic levels." Changing to a happier, healthier world is possible, he believes.

7 Books to Savor After the End of Time

Greg Archer | Posted 02.17.2013 | Books
Greg Archer

Fingers crossed, we should all still be around after the Mayan Calendar fades to black on Dec. 21. Still, it wouldn't hurt to have a few good books nearby -- you know, just in case.

Meatless Monday: Hero With A Thousand Faces

Ellen Kanner | Posted 02.18.2012 | Green
Ellen Kanner

The pivotal part of the hero's experience, the payoff, is enlightenment. It took Buddha six years to get there. We can get there faster, especially with a diet that's plant-rich, not processed.

Meatless Monday: The Hero With a Thousand Faces

Ellen Kanner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Ellen Kanner

If your own hero's journey takes you no further than the dining room table, it can still be profound.

The Tug of War - Ethical vs. Economic "Green" Decisions

Tony Greenberg | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tony Greenberg

There's a constant push-pull between what is environmentally "best" and what is economically sensible. So, how to make the world better, and do it in a reasonable way? To start, you should gather information.

The Meaning of Forgiveness

John Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Robbins

This is who the Amish are. They try to meet evil with good. They do their best to embody Martin Luther King's recognition that "forgiveness is not an occasional act; it is a permanent attitude."

Is There Child Slavery In Your Chocolate?

John Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Robbins

We live in cynical times. But even in a day of widespread and flagrant abuse of power, there is a dark side to the operations of the Hershey company that make it particularly egregious.

Are So-Called 'Eco-Terrorists' Falsely Prosecuted?

John Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Robbins

More than a few public officials have been labeling as "terrorists" people whose beliefs threaten the status quo. If MLK Jr. or Gandhi were alive today, would they be prosecuted as terrorists?

Is Your Favorite Ice Cream Made With Monsanto's Artificial Hormones?

John Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Robbins

Monsanto's clammy paws can be found in some of the most widely selling ice cream brands in the country. These brands could break free from Monsanto's clutches. So far they haven't.

The Dark Side of Vitaminwater

John Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Robbins

In a staggering feat of twisted logic, lawyers for Coca-Cola are defending the lawsuit by asserting that "no consumer could reasonably be misled into thinking vitaminwater was a healthy beverage."

Why Factory Farms Threaten Your Health

John Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Robbins

Only 30 percent of antibiotics used in the U.S. are administered to people. The other 70 percent are administered to U.S. livestock to compensate for the unhealthy conditions of factory farms.

Our World Is In Peril, How Do You Cope?

John Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Robbins

Let us touch with love the inevitable suffering in our lives, and in the lives of those we meet. Let us tend with tender mercy that which is dying in us and in our world.

Human Nature: What Kind of Creature Are We?

John Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Robbins

What kind of creature are we? There are those who believe human beings are fundamentally selfish, and others who believe we only need love to flourish. I stand in neither camp.

The New 'Good Life': Redefining Our Relationship With Money

John Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Robbins

Part of accomplishing financial freedom is what I call "the new frugality." This isn't your grandmother's frugality. This isn't about deprivation. It's about choice and self- determination.

Sex, Lies and Global Warming

John Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Robbins

The lesson is that feeling morally superior or righteously indignant won't heal the world. The lesson is that your real religion is what you do when the sermon is over.

Greed, Cancer and Pink KFC Buckets

John Robbins | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Robbins

Pardon me for being cynical, but I have to ask, if Komen is going to partner with KFC, why not take it a step further and partner with a cigarette company?

It's Time to Enjoy More Soy: April is National Soy Foods Month

Bruce Friedrich | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Bruce Friedrich

Soy foods are not only nutritious, they're delicious and versatile. Soy products can be used in everything from stir fries and smoothies to cheeseburgers and cheesecakes.