Monthly Archives: July 2010

Teach Your Kids to Have Thick Skin

Having young kids means you will hear endless stories about bullying and name calling when they arrive home from school and if you have more than one child, you will get to see this all first hand when they tease each other and compete for toys and attention. We teach our kids to not get…

The Berry Bomb Vegan Smoothie!

Yesterday morning I whipped up a vegan, berry spinach smoothie and thought I would video my creation and share it here.

Here is my “recipe” and list of the ingredients:

a couple of handfuls of blueberries (frozen and fresh)
handful of strawberries
one whole apple
a few handfuls of baby spinach (add to taste, it gets…

Are You Yes or Are You No?

I read somewhere that by the age of 5 children will have heard discouragement in the form of words like “no”, “don’t” or “stop” something like 5,000 times more than positive words like “yes.”
We can speculate on how this might affect kids, but the movie Yes Man, starring Jim Carey, offers some insight. The…

Commitment is a Lot Easier Than You Think

People often say things like “I wish I had that person’s commitment” or “I just don’t have that level of discipline.” The cool thing is you do have that level of commitment and discipline.
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Your Best

“Nobody who ever gave his best regretted it.” ~ George Halas

The Extreme Benefits of Being Balanced

Work, play, love, rest, exercise, dream and sleep. Most of us get a lot of one or two of these, but few of us get enough of all of these. For many, work time crowds out almost all of the other things on this list.
So what? Does balance really matter? We can all sleep when…

Are Our Kids Vegan?

This is a question I get a lot. Are my kids vegan. The answer is simple, but first let me explain my own choice.
I became a vegan primarily for health reasons. I researched the benefits and risks of both traditional and vegan diets and I sorted through all the piles of conflicting science, advice and…

Every Moment Counts

Every party eventually ends and every toothache passes. Make sure to take in each and every moment of your life as it is all very brief. Don’t hold on to any moment to tightly or you may miss the next one.