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Walter Jacobson, M.D.

What Personal Development Lessons Can We Learn From The Catholic Church, Newt Gingrich, The Rapture, and Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | May 25, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: Arnold Schwartzenegger, Catholic Church, Harold Camping, May 21, medicare, Newt Gingrich, personal development, social engineering, The Rapture

Last week the Catholic Church released a report claiming that the sexual abuse problems with their priests is partly due to the promiscuity and free love consciousness of the ‘60s. This is clearly inappropriate. The sexual abuse problems with their...

J Morris Hicks

Weight-loss targets; not recommended -- Here's why

J Morris Hicks | May 24, 2011 | Health, Lifestyle

Read More: vibrant health, weight-loss

In our 4-Leaf Program, we always stress "vibrant health" as the primary goal. Fortunately, along with that vibrant health for ourselves, as we eat at the 4-Leaf level, we also enjoy that wonderfully warm feeling of knowing that we have: Inflicted no...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

What Can Planned Parenthood and Immigration Reform Teach Us About Our Personal Relationships?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | May 15, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: communication, relationships, self-esteem, truth

In April, Senator Jon Kyl lied to the United States Senate and the American people when he said, “If you want an abortion, you go to Planned Parenthood, and that's well over 90 percent of what Planned Parenthood does." The...

Vegparadise Blog

Dr. Hans Diehl Receives 24 Carrot Award

Vegparadise Blog | May 10, 2011 | Food, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: CHIP, Coronary Heart Improvement Program, diet and health, nutrition, reversing chronic disease

Freshly minted with my doctorate in the health sciences and a graduate degree in public health nutrition and quite self-confident that I had the answers as a healer and researcher to help people with their health problems, I met  Nathan...

Jess Parsons

Positively activist

Jess Parsons | May 9, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: action, activism, animal suffering, attitude, collective power, local, New Zealand, news, positive

                                     Protesting at the WTO  How do we remain positive and remain effective activists? The world has far more things that need fixing that we could ever address, and news sources revel in the awful.  Good news is hard...

Janice Stanger, PhD

How To Grow Microgreens for Food and Stress Relief

Janice Stanger, PhD | May 7, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: home gardening, horticulture therapy, microgreens, whole foods

An Indoor Microgreen Garden Can Be Inexpensive and Fun  Microgreens are the perfect crop to bring nature into your home – and with tasty results. Microgreens are very young vegetable and herb plants, usually an inch or two high and...

Sarah Taylor

How to be a Classy Vegan Guest

Sarah Taylor | May 4, 2011 | Food, Lifestyle

Read More: Vegan, Vegan entertaining, Vegan Guest

“HELP!  I’ve been invited to someone’s home for dinner!  How do I tell them I’m vegan?”  This is one of the biggest conundrums for vegans – eating at other people’s homes.  But it doesn’t have to turn into drama.  Follow...

Vegparadise Blog

Explore Revolutionary Ideas for a Vegan Cinco de Mayo

Vegparadise Blog | May 1, 2011 | Food, Lifestyle

The Cinco de Mayo  fiesta features colorful costumed folklorico dancers that dip and twirl to the music while performing traditional dances. And no fiesta would be complete without feasting on traditional Mexican foods. Tantalizing aromas float in the air while...

Sarah Taylor

3 Easy Steps to Vegan Entertaining

Sarah Taylor | April 30, 2011 | Food, Lifestyle

Read More: entertaining, health, vegan

“HELP!  The neighbors are coming over for dinner – how can I feed them a great vegan meal that they will love?” The idea of serving a vegan meal to friends or family can seem daunting, but it doesn’t need...

Hillary Rettig

My Big Fat Vegan Kidney Donation

Hillary Rettig | April 29, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: animal shelter, hillary rettig, kidney donation, lifelong activist, Matchingdonors, Maxfund, organ donation, vegan, vegsource

"I had often thought when I encountered cruelty and neglect that there was a whole army of people who did these unspeakable things, a great, unheeding horde who never spared a thought for the feelings of the helpless creatures...

Jess Parsons

Happy Easter - who will buy this wonderful feeling!

Jess Parsons | April 24, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: chocolate, Easter, Easter bunny, green, image, Jesus, materialism, religion

It's Easter!  Or if it isn't in your time zone yet, it soon will be.Just like Christmas, we again ponder the contrast between the religious origins of this holiday and the modern interpretations.  In countries all over the world, we...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

The Challenges of Losing Weight and How To Overcome Them

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | April 23, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: change, self help, weight loss

Weight loss is about delayed gratification. We need to appreciate that the work we’re doing today to make our lives better will reap great rewards but that it’s going to take time, which is important to remember so that we...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Not Thinking Can Be Hazardous To Your Health

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | April 21, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: forgiveness, happiness, health, self help, success

There was a story in the paper last week about fishermen in Los Angeles being warned against eating a number of species of fish they caught off L.A. shores that have been determined to be toxic. The response of the...

J Morris Hicks

Celebration! not deprivation...discovering the complete joy of eating

J Morris Hicks | April 11, 2011 | Food, Lifestyle

Read More: environment, harmony, health, maximize calories from whole plants

When people think of making a big change in their diet for one reason or another, they most often think about what they're going to have to give up. Little do they realize in the beginning that one day they'll...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Does God Work In Mysterious Ways Or Do We?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | April 9, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: happiness, self-help, success, winning

If you think God works in mysterious ways, take a look in the mirror. Can you honestly say that the things you do make a whole lot of sense? You may be the exception to the rule but, the fact...

Jess Parsons

Spreading the good word to annoying doorknockers

Jess Parsons | April 9, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: cause, donation, door, organisation, pamphlet, unsolicited calls

I finally got to put my brilliant plan into action! Late last year, I stopped passively accepting unsolicited visitors wasting my time with their agendas.  I've agendas of my own to spare.  So I prepared myself with my own...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Doing A Geographic vs The Power of Positive Action to Achieve Success

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | April 6, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: happiness, personal development, positive psychology, self improvement, success

“Doing a geographic” is an expression that I believe originated in the rooms of Alcoholics Anonymous to describe what many alcoholics and addicts do when their lives have become unmanageable. Rather than address the core problem which is their alcohol...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Guest Blog Post: How To Stay Positive: 5 Ways To Relax and Reduce Stress by Alexis Bonari

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | April 4, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: positive psychology, self-improvement, stress-reduction

In today’s multi-tasking, pressure-cooker world of too much to do and not enough time to do it, it’s oftentimes impossible to not feel overwhelmed, to not get stressed out, and to not get down on ourselves about what we’ve failed...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

What Can Gadhafi Teach Us About Our Personal Relationships?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 29, 2011 | Lifestyle

Read More: divorce, happiness, marriage, relationships, self help

It is only a matter of time before Gadhafi leaves Libya. History provides many examples of the United States destroying dictators they were once in bed with when it becomes their best interest to do so. And yet Gadhafi stays....

Gail Davis

Book Review: Vegan Bite by Bite by Marilyn Peterson

Gail Davis | March 20, 2011 | Food, Green, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: book review, Gail Davis, Marilyn Peterson, Vegan Bite by Bite

I've waited twenty-five years to say this: Vegan is going mainstream, baby. The "v" word is no longer just kicked around like some kind of hot potato with cooties or regarded as "weird," "fringe," "faddish," or "radical." Articles in major magazines and...