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Cultivate A Better World

I shared this on the Dare You To Facebook Page last week, and maybe you've seen it floating around the web.  Dare you to watch this short film released by Chipotle and to imagine another way:


Chipotle's video (and game app) is hardly an advertisement; the company name is not promoted within. Chipotle is very clearly continuing its pursuits toward quality ingredients by daring us to cultivate a better world.  The "Scarecrow" witnesses the atrocious conditions of the "all natural" modern food industry, and decides to try another path.

What I love about this is, first, that Chipotle has been not only talking the talk, but also walking the walk. Earlier this year the company campaigned to make GMO labeling mandatory, vowed to get GMO ingredients out of their restaurants, and even went so far as to voluntarily reveal its current GMO ingredientswhen so many other companies--with the same or more amounts of GMO products--keep theirs secret.  Unfortunately, this g…

Friday Features

TGIF!  Today we've got a variety of topics, so take your pick -- they're ALL insightful and informative. Enjoy and educate! 
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Mark Sisson asks, "Are You As Healthy As You Think You Are?"
Dare you to go beyond "better" in comparison to others and shoot for your own BEST.

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Think you know what you're eating?  Think again!   Fox uncovers some scary truths in "19 Foods That Aren't Foods."
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In a similar vein, BuzzFeed highlights eight foods and ingredients
that we eat here in the U.S., but are banned in other countries.
Learn more by clicking here!  (Why oh why oh WHY hasn't this caught on here??)

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Remember when we learned about proper posture?  There's a lot more where that came from! Check out these 15 Blogs Informing You How to Improve Posture in You and Your Kids.
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This moving TED Talk by Peter Attia urges us to question our
long-held assumptions, following this surgeon's lead as he overturns his own
prev…

Friday Features

HAPPY FRIDAY! Here are some fascinating articles and blog posts of late: 
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There was a very interesting, thoughful post last week that got me thinking,  and the title should reel you in on its own:  Please Don't Help My Kids, an article by Kate Bassford Baker.
Remember whenI said I want to learn moreabout GMO (ab)use and labelling?  
Babble.com hasthe lowdown on GMOsfor you and for me.
Want to become a morning person?Greatist tells you HOW.

Pretty Little Liars may be a favorite guilty pleasure among young adults, too,  but what kind of messages about food is it sending to its target audience: teenage girls?   This "Food Horror" video raises serious questions.
As part of mynatural skincarequest, I was excited to see that
Nicole at Making Good Choices explains why and how to
avoid parabensin skincare products.

Is Protein Powder Okay on a Paleo Diet?   Diane Sanfillippo reminds us that it's not food,  but there may be special circumstances where it's useful.
Karen Maidme…

Graduate! And update...

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What a whirlwind 2013 has already been!  As June approaches (gasp!), I can't believe we're nearing the halfway mark.  I gave a teaser in January for all the exciting goals I had going for each month, and then completely failed to keep you updated on my progress.  Please accept my sincerest apologies.

I've been kind of busy, working full time and doing things like this, too:


Now that THAT's done with, it's finally time for an update!   Here's a quick glimpse into what I've been up to:
Natural Skincare. 
Taking the paleo/primal lifestyle a step further: Skinfood. Ditching the toxins and replacing them with nature's own moisturizers, cleansers, etc.  This started withswapping my lotion for coconut oil, and has gone much further since then. I'll be sharing as I experiment over time.  If you're looking for some information on this, I recommend the Skintervention Guide. I first started on my own, taking bits and pieces of information from various sourc…