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Vegan Menu for a Gentle Thanksgiving

Gathering with family and friends around a magnificent holiday meal can be a warm, wonderful experience. When the holiday fare is vegan, it adds a whole new level of enjoyment to the sharing of food, and provides a profound foundation for the celebration. For a truly delicious vegan Thanksgiving meal, it’s easy to replicate traditional […] Read more

10 Things Everyone Should Know About Free-Range Turkeys

Over 280 million turkeys are slaughtered annually for human consumption in the United States, despite the fact that such consumption is unnecessary for humans and absolutely horrifying for turkeys. 45 million of those deaths occur for the ritual of Thanksgiving alone. Increasingly, as consumers are becoming more aware of the extreme cruelty of animal farming, […] Read more…

Ode to Joy

This is a reprint of a previously posted article. It was originally written and published in 2012.  When I was five years old, I unhappily discovered that I was the only girl in my kindergarten class who didn’t have a middle name.  Feeling deprived of what I perceived to be an important clue to my identity, I […] Read more

Vegan Company Spotlight: Magic Mud

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Magical mud that cleans teeth? Yes, it exists and we highly recommend it for your mouth care. We’re enthralled with this organic toothpaste, called My Magic Mud, that’s black and turns teeth sparkling white! This pleasant-tasting toothpaste’s ebony black color comes from one of its key ingredients: activated charcoal. Activated charcoal is known in the […] Read more

Sun Shines On

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“Where does it live, that place of permission that lets a person chart a new terrain of possibility, that makes her dare to believe she can be something otherthan what her culture tells her she is, and then become what she believes she can?” ~ Maria Popova, Figuring Dear Friends, It is with truly heavy hearts that we share the devastating news that Sun, Gentle World’s co-founder and beloved […] Read more

As We Should Be

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The light of veganism is spreading. As a near 50 year vegan, I am amazed that a concept virtually unknown even a decade ago, could become the new evolutionary paradigm known throughout the world. In 2019, it will be a safe bet that most people will know, or even be related to, someone who is vegan. It has become […] Read more

The Elephant in the Room

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With every new year comes a new hope for attaining the elusive peace we all long for. It’s a time when many of us ask ourselves and one another why something so simple, so desperately needed, and so seemingly in our power to create, remains so absent from the reality that is our lives, year […] Read more

Make the Vegan Resolution

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What could be a better way of recognizing the season of self-improvement than by resolving to minimize one’s harm to other sentient beings? With veganism gaining greater popularity than ever before, and with new vegan products and services appearing on the market all the time, it has never been easier to make the resolution. For […] Read More

10 Simple Tips for the New Vegan

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Despite the concerns many people have about vegan living being complicated and foreign, it’s actually a lot more simple and familiar than most would think. Even if you’re used to relying on certain ingredients such as meat, cheese and eggs, there’s no reason that ditching animal products should be a big deal. Here are a […] Read more

Kicking the Cheese Habit

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(Also see Finding the Right Vegan Cheese for more information about replacing dairy cheese with vegan alternatives.) “Cheese consumption in the U.S. rose from 15 pounds per person per year in 1975 to more than 30 pounds in 1999. And you can thank the federal government. The USDA Report to Congress on the Dairy Promotion […] Read more