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Mom's the Word on Her Special Day

Vegparadise Blog | May 2, 2010 | Food, Lifestyle

You may not consider yourself Julia Child's equal in the kitchen, but, take heart. Few of us have graduated from the rigors of Condon Bleu culinary training. And, it's unlikely Mom has such lofty expectations. You can be assured that...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

In God We Trust

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | April 24, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: forgiveness, God, homosexuality, judgment, love, New Testament, Old Testament, vengeance

God and the Bible are very touchy subjects for many people, such that when someone challenges traditional concepts they have their heart and soul invested in, it oftentimes generates anger and animosity. It isn't my intention to trample on...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

God's Will Be Done?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | April 17, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: forgiveness, gays, God, Jesus Christ, judgment, New Testament, Old Testament, prejudice

I received a comment to last week's blog, "The Power of Love": "How can a Christian overcome prejudices, when our prejudices are backed by the Bible? Such as my loathing for gays... when the Bible clearly states it is a...

Jeff Nelson

Nina & Randa Audition for GLEE

Jeff Nelson | April 14, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: glee, nina nelson, randa nelson

TV show GLEE is a hit in millions of households across the U.S. -- including in our home! GLEE is running a nationwide search for a new cast member, inviting kids age 16 and up to submit a 1-minute interview...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

The Power of Love

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | April 10, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: call for love, fear, forgiveness, judgment, love, miracles, projection

A few days ago, I tweeted the following:"What we hate in the world is a bizarre projection of our own self-loathing. When we let go of our judgments, our world will fill with Light."I received this response from a Facebook...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

What The Abusive Health Care Reform Name-Calling Can Teach Us About Our Personal Relationships

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 27, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: abuse, communication, healing, health care reform, personal relationships, trust

Last week, amidst the health care reform debate and vote, a segment of protesters, having felt betrayed by their government, filled with rage, resentments, and distrust, verbally assaulted a number of government officials with abusive name-calling. Fearing for their...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Going After Our Dreams

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 20, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: dreams, Eye of the Tiger, failure, fear, rejection, risk, Rocky Balboa, shame, success

A client of mine, not content with what he was doing for a living and desiring to improve the quality of his life, came up with a checklist of projects, any one of which could deliver him the life...

Dr. Will Tuttle

Unexpected success! Toward critical mass...

Dr. Will Tuttle | March 13, 2010 | Animals, Food, Green, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: peace, vegan, vegetarian

The last two days have been an uplifting and heartening experience for me. Working to bring the vegan message of compassion to our culture has been like climbing a huge and daunting mountain. For many years I toiled, collecting information,...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

What Toyota's Surge in Sales Tells Us About Ourselves and Our Relationships

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 13, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: incentives, loyalty, promises, relationships, Toyota, trust

There was a story in the newspaper today about how Toyota's sales are currently better than they had anticipated because of a major ad blitz and tremendous incentives that are being offered to potential buyers. Several customers were quoted...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

What Price Loyalty?

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | March 8, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: ethics, God, humanity, ideals, integrity, justice, loyalty, truth

There's a lot of  loyalty floating around out there.  People are loyal to their country. People are loyal to their president. People are loyal to their political party. People are loyal to their political pundits. People are loyal to their...

Vegparadise Blog

Erin Go Bragh, and That's No Blarney!

Vegparadise Blog | March 2, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: Colcannon, Ireland, Leek Soup, Mashed potato, Potato, Saint Patrick's Day, Soda bread

For a delightful St. Patrick's Day celebration at home, dress the table in green, hang shamrocks and leprechauns on the walls, and begin the event with a sip of Sean O'Reilly's Cocktail, a delightful beverage dressed for the holiday in...

Pam Popper PhD

Forks Over Knives

Pam Popper PhD | March 2, 2010 | Food, Green, Health, Lifestyle, Video

Read More: diet, film, food, health, movies, vegan

Forks Over Knives   I've always said I'm the one of the luckiest people on the planet; I get confirmation of this fact almost every week.  Not only was I lucky enough to be invited to work on and be...

Jeff Nelson

Sunday Night at Disneyland

Jeff Nelson | March 1, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: disneyland, lights

We have annual passes, we like to go to D-land sometimes on a Sunday afternoon, the crowds have subsided a little and you can have some fun. But this past Sunday, it was packed - cheerleader convention it looked like....

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

How To Deal With Obstacles On Our Success Path

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | February 28, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: bad luck, catastrophizing, good luck, obstacles, success

Oftentimes, when we are working towards a long-range goal, and an obstacle appears in our path, we get depressed, we get anxious, we get demoralized, we overreact and catastrophize. We tell ourselves that there's no point in trying any longer,...

Bryanna Clark Grogan

IN WITH THE NEW-- A NEW CAT COMPANION, AND SOME NEW & USEFUL KITCHEN ITEMS...

Bryanna Clark Grogan | February 26, 2010 | Animals, Food, Lifestyle

Read More: cat companions, cats, Danish dough whisk, dough whisk, English muffin rings, English muffins, jelly bag, jelly strainer, no-knead dough, okara, soy milk, soymilk, straining soy milk

Isis, the 5-year-old female tortoiseshell cat who adopted us recently:Isn't she a beauty? She's a big cat, bigger than our male cat, Ringo.Ringo (the one with his mouth open) in a typical pose, with his sister Tina, who unfortunately passed...

Vegan Vagabond

The secret to surviving international adventure travel? CLIFF BARS!

Vegan Vagabond | February 24, 2010 | Food, Health, Lifestyle

Read More: cliff bars, diving, food, travel, vegan

OK, this is probably something that every vegan already knows, but as I am planning my next big adventure, and as I communicate with the resort and establish my dietary needs, and hear, "No problem. We take good care of...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

Keep Your Game Face On

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | February 22, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: better self, change, growth, transformation

I saw a movie recently in which one of the characters told his wife in the movie to keep her game face on. He told her this because he didn't want her to let her guard down and reveal...

Jeff Nelson

Adventures in Craigslist

Jeff Nelson | February 22, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: Craigslist, Furniture, Shopping

In the past couple weeks Sabrina and I have been shopping for a lot of new furniture. We bought a bunch from a furniture store nearby, and ordered several items online. And we've been doing the CraigsList thing.  CraigsList.org is...

Walter Jacobson, M.D.

What Our Positions On Global Warming Tell Us About Ourselves

Walter Jacobson, M.D. | February 14, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: bias, conflict, facts, global warming, safety, security, truth, weather

There has been a lot of hoop and holler about the extreme winter weather much of the country has been experiencing lately, particularly in regard to what it has to say about global warming. Those who believe global warming is...

Vegan Vagabond

If you wouldn't eat it at home, why do you eat it on the road?

Vegan Vagabond | February 8, 2010 | Lifestyle

Read More: travel, vegan, vegetarian

As I am currently on the road, I figured that I would blog about something that I struggle with and something that I know many of my friends and coworkers struggle with. When on the road, we tend to over...