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Most of Us Aren’t at Peace – What Are the Implications?

Most of Us Aren’t at Peace – What Are the Implications?

Most of us are not at peace most of the time. I was taken aback when this thought first popped into my head. It had just occurred to me that at any given moment, most of us are bored, dissatisfied, restless, angry, jealous, resentful or otherwise distressed. These emotions may be subtle, bubbling just beneath … Read More

How to Have a Vegan Christmas – Food & Cruelty-Free Gifts

How to Have a Vegan Christmas – Food & Cruelty-Free Gifts

Christmas isn’t so merry for farmed animals. In the UK, for example, around 10 million turkeys are slaughtered each year for the festive season. I don’t know about you, but I find it somewhat perverse that what began as a celebration of birth now involves so much death. But it doesn’t have to be this … Read More

Why I Started Seedling (a free vegan ezine)

Why I Started Seedling (a free vegan ezine)

I had been blogging for about two and a half years when I started thinking about starting a vegan ezine. I was becoming increasingly frustrated with the difficulty of reaching people, and felt another approach was needed. It seemed obvious that I’d be able to achieve more by teaming up with other people, so the … Read More

Should You Buy Meat from Small Local Farms?

Should You Buy Meat from Small Local Farms?

When confronted with information about conditions on factory farms, many people claim only to buy meat from small local farms. The assumption here is that animals are treated better on these sorts of farms. It evokes images of picture-book farmyards with happy animals roaming free. But is this the case? To answer that question, I … Read More

Letting Go: Stop Clinging and Find Inner Peace

Letting Go: Stop Clinging and Find Inner Peace

Read Buddhist literature, and you’ll probably come across the term ‘grasping’. It refers to the idea of desperately pursuing or clinging to people, objects, situations and so forth. Grasping at things causes negative emotions such as jealousy, inadequacy and fear of loss to arise. We often labour under the illusion that the things we’re grasping … Read More

Clean Meat: The Answer to All Our Problems?

Clean Meat: The Answer to All Our Problems?

More and more companies are now attempting to develop lab-grown meat – or clean meat, as it’s often called. Clean meat is produced by taking cells from live animals and growing them into meat in a laboratory. This has been hailed as a breakthrough by many, as it will allow meat to be produced without … Read More

“But Some Land Can’t be Used to Grow Crops!”

“But Some Land Can’t be Used to Grow Crops!”

As a vegan advocate, I hear many arguments against plant-based diets. One of these is that some land is unsuitable for growing crops, and so it must be used to produce animal foods instead. There are a few flaws with this argument which I would like to address. Firstly… Do we have to use this … Read More

How I Overcame Fear to Start Living My Best Life

How I Overcame Fear to Start Living My Best Life

Many of us live our lives paralysed by fear. We have dreams – travelling, writing a book, starting a business and so on – which remain unfulfilled because we are afraid. We worry that we’re not good enough, that we will fail or that people will judge us. I think the one thing successful people … Read More

Indoor Gardening: Your Complete Cheat Sheet For An Awesome Indoor Garden

Indoor Gardening: Your Complete Cheat Sheet For An Awesome Indoor Garden

Today’s guest post is from Emma Metson, who writes about home improvement and gardening on her site Fixtures and Flowers. She’s going to give us some tips for starting a successful indoor garden. Enjoy! *** Indoor gardening may or may not be an unconventional way of gardening for you. It may or may not be … Read More

Why the Education System is Failing

Why the Education System is Failing

The success of an education system is generally measured by the grades pupils achieve. If the grades are good, its mission is seen to be accomplished. The important thing is that pupils get high enough grades to be accepted into good universities. But what if we were to measure things differently? What if we considered … Read More