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Loving Speech Buddhism vs. Unmindful Speech

Handling Unmindful Speech In the last blog post, How to Live Peacefully with Others, we discussed cultivating loving speech and practicing deep listening. In the course of our busy days, we aren’t always going to have the time to sit down and have a heart to heart, with any given person with whom we have […]

Avoiding Toxins in Personal Care Products: Parabens

Recent research from the United Kingdom has shed new light on the relationship between parabens and breast cancer. Cheap toxins Parabens are potentially toxic chemicals used by personal-care-product manufacturers since the 1950s as preservatives to lengthen the shelf life of a variety of popular products such as face creams, moisturizers, make-up, perfumes, shampoos, and deodorants.  […]

Care for Yourself and the Environment by Choosing Safe Personal Care Products

National organizations including the Breast Cancer Fund, Greenliving, and the Campaign for Safe Cosmetics agree that many American personal care items are unsafe because manufacturers are free to dump toxic chemicals into their products.  These chemicals have been linked to cancer, infertility, birth defects, and a multitude of other serious health problems. Poison in your shampoo, […]