Sunscreen is Killing Coral Reefs

“Not only did the study determine that a tiny amount of sunscreen is all it takes to begin damaging the delicate corals — the equivalent of a drop of water in a half-dozen Olympic-sized swimming pools — it documented three different ways that the ingredient oxybenzone breaks the coral down, robbing it of life-giving nutrients and turning it ghostly white” Continue Reading →

What is Your Default Setting?

..”This continued through college and by the end of it I was burnt out. On top of all that, the majority of my childhood was blanketed in extreme religious views that put great emphasis on external motivation like reward systems (heaven or hell), sky-god watching every move (control), and the burden of thinking that you are flawed no matter what you do and only Jesus can save you (helplessness)…” Continue Reading →

From Gluten Intolerant to Wheat-Eater

This is my personal anecdotal story of how I thought I was gluten intolerant for 6 years, started eating the Whole Foods, Plant Based lifestyle and found out I wasn’t gluten intolerant. If I would have heard someone say this to me even a year ago, I would have laughed at the idea that someone could be intolerant and then suddenly find out they are not intolerant to gluten. I believed so strongly that I was gluten intolerant that it had become part of my food identity. Continue Reading →