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How Calming Essential Oils Can Relax You with Just a Natural Scent

How Calming Essential Oils Can Relax You with Just a Natural Scent

Posted by Laurie Fanelli, guest blogger If it’s one thing calming essential oils and natural aromas are good for, it’s distracting you from recurring family tasks, pressure at work, and financial worries that are typical to every home. It can be difficult, though, to find a moment to decompress. Scheduling an hour for a massage or […]

Meatless Meals: A New Holiday Tradition

Meatless Meals: A New Holiday Tradition

Posted by Laurie Fanelli, guest blogger The holidays are all about spending time with friends and family, creating new memories, and honoring past traditions. Meatless Meals are a great way to treat guests to a healthful gathering that is also a gift for the environment – according to PETA, “A staggering 51 percent or more of […]

Vegan Products: Pumps, Boots, and Shoes for Any Occasion

Vegan Products: Pumps, Boots, and Shoes for Any Occasion

Posted by Laurie Fanelli, guest blogger People are doing their best to become more conscientious by cooking plant-based meals, purchasing vegan products, and limiting their overall impact on the planet. But what about our footwear? Shoes are often made with animal products, too, which is why there are just as many great vegan shoe brands for […]

Three Halloween Activities that Promote Community Involvement

Three Halloween Activities that Promote Community Involvement

Posted by Laurie Fanelli, guest blogger Fall is my favorite season: trees showcase beautiful colors, cool breezes are perfect for comfy sweaters, and fun Halloween activities pop up all around town. What’s not to like? Thanksgiving and Christmas are typically associated with giving back, but there are just as many ways to get involved with your […]

Surprising Beauty Benefits of Pumpkin

Surprising Beauty Benefits of Pumpkin

Posted by Laurie Fanelli, guest blogger As the leaves turn into rich colors of red, gold, and orange, cool breezes prompt us to finally take our sweaters off the hook. Even before you feel the morning chill, the details of fall are unmistakable. One of the most noticeable (and most welcome) additions to the season is […]

How to Host a Vegan Dinner for Meat-Lovers

How to Host a Vegan Dinner for Meat-Lovers

Posted by Laurie Fanelli, guest blogger The American Heart Association recommends we eat 4.5 servings of fruit and vegetables every day, so why not help your family and friends reach this goal by hosting a heart-healthy vegan dinner once in a while? Although many people welcome the opportunity to try a new cuisine, there are […]

Vegan Recipes: Blueberry Banana Muffins

Vegan Recipes: Blueberry Banana Muffins

Posted by Laurie Fanelli, guest blogger When it comes to delicious, versatile vegan recipes, this one for blueberry banana muffins can’t be topped for its sweet, moist, and ample healthy ingredients—including fruit and whole wheat. When I bring these baked treats to brunches, baby showers, and backyard BBQs, they’re always a hit with someone. They also […]

Safe Humane Chicago: Giving Back

Safe Humane Chicago: Giving Back

Posted by Laurie Fanelli, guest blogger Last year through their 50 States for Good program, Tom’s of Maine provided over $500,000 in funding to some incredible non-profit organizations across the country. One of the recipients was Safe Humane Chicago, an organization that aims to create safe and humane communities by inspiring positive relationships between people and […]