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On Saturday, December 14th, Gentle World participated in Northland’s very first Te Hiku Spirit, Mind, Body Health Expo.  With close to 400 people coming through the doors of Kaitaia’s beautiful Te Ahu Center, Gentle World’s table was the only one promoting veganism. Our efforts were met with unprecedented enthusiasm as our volunteers talked to attendees […] Read more

Thanksgiving

Here in Gentle World, the only reminder of the upcoming holiday is the occasional sound of free-living turkeys, chatting among themselves as they wander by our property during their meanderings around the neighborhood that surrounds us. The extraordinary sounds issuing forth from throats belonging to birds beyond my scope of vision translate inside my heart […] Read more

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

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

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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

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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

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If we were to search throughout the history of human existence, in every nook and cranny on Planet Earth, we would not find one perfectly sane mind. Some form and degree of madness (in both senses of the word) is and has always been a pandemic disease among our species, from which no one has […] Read more

Vegan Gathering

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At the beginning of the month, Gentle World hosted an event that attracted over 70 vegans, for a beautiful day of education and celebration. In the year 2000, when Gentle World first came to the Big Island, there was no vegan movement to speak of. Now we have much to celebrate: The Vegan Aloha group, […] Read more

If Not Now, When?  If Not You, Who? post image

Have you ever been driving on a highway and come alongside a cattle truck? Or perhaps you’ve had the experience of going fishing and feeling a pang of sympathy for both the worms wriggling on the hooks and the fish flapping their bodies, in a desperate struggle to return to life-giving water. Were you saddened […] Read more

Eureka! We Found It.

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For many years, Gentle World volunteers have been searching for the ideal location for the expansion of our vegan educational program in Hawaii. During this time, we have been limited by our two acres of space, even as the number of visitors seeking to participate in our program increases year by year. Now, we are […] Read more