8 Ways to Be the Change This Holiday Season

In the words of Gandhi, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” 

This is a time of great transformation, and we can choose to be part of the problem or part of the solution. Lead by example and use this holiday to share with your family and friends, your love for them and the planet.  Make choices that tread lighter on our earth and possibly teach others to become conscious custodians.

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The Green Divas share low-stress ways to live a deeper shade of green through a weekly radio show, podcasts, videos and blog posts. Working with talented partners and credible sources, the Green Divas produce content on a variety of topics relating to a healthy green lifestyle. Visit The Green Divas website to learn more, and check out The Green Divas on FacebookGoogle+, and Twitter too!

Seven Reasons to Make the Holiday Organic

The tilt of our magnificent globe has brought us round leaning towards the darkness. Thus we seek out colored lights, baubles, tinsel, and song. This whirl of the winter solstice means the light will once again be born, and so we celebrate. You may lavish gifts, or sing choruses of carols. The glow of the menorah may light up your latkes. Or perhaps you are one who, with great humbuggery, rejects the entire pageant and goes on a tropical vacation.

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Melody is the Vice President of Policy and Industry Relations for United Natural Foods (UNFI). In this role she is responsible for communicating and educating all stakeholders on critical organic issues. Her Blog www.organicmattersblog.com covers a range of organic and sustainable food issues.

She is the executive director of the UNFI Foundation which is dedicated to funding non-profit organizations that promote organic agriculture  www.unfifoundation.org. Melody serves as Secretary of the Board of Directors for the Organic Trade Association www.ota.com.

Stock-tails? Festive Broth Cocktails for the Holidays

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Foodista is a passionate community of food lovers who want to share and exchange its collective knowledge about all things culinary. Our editorial content informs and entertains readers with a daily dose of food news, cooking tips and recipes, health and nutrition information, holidays and special events, and more. Additionally, we feature a wealth of encyclopedic content about foods, tools, and techniques, and house a growing database of user-added recipes.

May Warmth Find You Wherever You Are

from your friends at evox

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evox provides an integrated entertainment experience that inspires positive changes in the way people live and work. We celebrate the good things about you, your family, your community, and your world. The network delivers a unique blend of evocative HD video programming, online community interaction, and related product shopping, to help people live a better life, grow as individuals, and in so doing, contribute to a better world.

Holidays Blue For You? How to Celebrate When You Live Alone

While Christmas might seem far off, the store shelves are already bulging. Sometimes our children and grandchildren are far away, travel is not possible, and we find ourselves left to our own devices. Time for creativity! With a bit of planning, your holiday season can be wonderful!

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After a 2008 divorce left Bonnie Moore living alone in a newly remodeled five-bedroom home, she searched for and found four great roommates to fill the empty bedrooms. The experience was so transformational that Moore embarked on a new career dedicated to helping 50+ adults ease their way into shared living. As founder of Golden Girls Network, she has written a book titled How to Start a Golden Girls Home and teaches classes on the same topic.  For more information about Bonnie, please visit http://goldengirlsnetwork.com. You can also join her on Facebook and Twitter @GoldenGirlsNet.

Freedom From Overdoing It at the Thanksgiving Table

Well, Thanksgiving is upon us again. For many, this is the official "kick off" to the holiday season. Thanksgiving is all about gathering with loved ones and sharing the reasons why we're thankful for all that we have in this life.

Staying mindful about your food consumption might be easy for you, but it is a challenge for many—especially during the holidays. We might be running from event to event, juggling work, school, family, exercise, and all of the other "to-do's" that the holidays bring.

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Nikki Pava was recently named by Renewable Energy News and Cleantechies as one of the Top 10 Women in Sustainability.  She is the founder of Alegria Partners, a strategic marketing and sustainability initiatives development consulting firm. In 2007, Nikki co-founded EcoTuesday, a nationally-recognized networking organization that takes place in cities across the country. She currently serves on the Board of Directors for Women in Cleantech & Sustainability and is the National Editor of Going Organic Magazine. Nikki is an entrepreneur and a healthy living advocate who holds an MBA in Sustainable Business from the Presidio School of Management. Find her on Twitter: @nikkipava.

Step Off the Holiday Conveyer Belt

You’ve been being used….for years.

You know that gift you suddenly bought for that person you barely know? Or, those gifts you bought for your co-workers because of some sense of personal obligation? Or, that extra crap you bought on those $1 aisles strategically placed directly when you enter your local Target? ALL OF IT has an impact on YOUR world…the world we live in and your ability to financially thrive in this world.

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Xav Dubois is CEO of evox. "Our company, evox, is very much engaged in the inquiry that I've been in for my entire life: 'How do we make the planet and its people happier, more joyful, satisfied, and peaceful?' We're using Video Content, Conscious Commerce, and a Global Community to help bring about a world that honors all and supports monetary and social systems that are honest, fair, and just for everyone! Our Television Network, evoxTelevision.com, supports this by showing content that empowers, educates, and inspires while evoxMarketplace.com supports people and vendors who are striving to lead healthier, happier, and more sustainable lives. We're proud to be part of the process and we truly appreciate YOU for being with us on this journey. We look forward to hearing from you and the many benefits we hope you reap by being a part of the evox Community."

Joy To The World!

“In the depth of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.”~Albert Camus

It’s December 1st, and I just watched a beautiful sunset within this brief window of no rain in a week of much-needed rainy days.

The days are shorter, the nights longer. Cozy nights by a fire, soups, holiday movies, and lots of reading – all call to us, whereas six months ago we were still out running errands and working and just being busy until the sun set much later in the day.

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Dr. Laura Basha is an organizational psychologist, writer and artist, and along with organizational transformation, consulting and executive coaching, she offers her skills as a life coach and educator, specializing in personal transformation and creative self-expression. For over thirty years she has worked with thousands of international clientele, using a principle-based paradigm of health and empowerment, catalyzing an awakening in people to their authentic self-expression, creativity, and power. She has taught her work in private practice as well as community, clinical, academic, professional, public, and corporate settings. Find more of Dr. Laura Basha's teachings, videos, artwork, and writings here: http://www.evoxtelevision.com/evolve-with-dr-laura-basha/

Hmmm...Holiday? The Evolution of Infamy

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I have moved across the country a couple of times, and it still surprises me, this particular day of the year, how, in the West, Columbus Day is not a thing, but in several places on the East Coast, it is still celebrated as a holiday (of sorts).

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Andrew is the author of Frommer's global guide to volunteer vacations, "500 Places Where You Can Make a Difference" (Gold Medal Winner from Society of American Travel Writers: Best Guide Book 2010). He spent more than a decade on the editorial team of PASSPORT Magazine. He has volunteered and led teams on service projects around the world, and is honored to be on the boards of directors for the Alisa Ann Ruch Burn Foundation (AARBF.org) and Mentor Artists Playwrights Project (mentorartists.org). Mersmann has been a featured speaker, interview guest, or moderator on several travel talks, from the New York Times Travel Show, Smithsonian Associates, and the 92nd Street Y-TriBeCa to Oprah and Friends, Animal House, and The Focus Group on satellite radio as well as on NY1 television. Past participant at the Clinton Global Initiative and judge for Condé Nast World Changers Conference, he blogs about volunteering and service travel at www.ChangeByDoing.com. As part of the evox television team, he is dedicated to audience engagement, so if you're not engaged, he needs to be thumped on the head (gently)...or at least told (nicely). Twitter: /ChangeByDoing

World Cat Day

Pawlie the CatIn honor of World Cat Day, here are some facts about our feline friends…

In Ancient Egypt, cats were a very important part of society. Killing a cat was a crime punishable by death. It’s said that when a family’s pet cat passed away, they would often embalm it, and shave their eyebrows as a sign of mourning. The Ancient Egyptians even had a cat goddess, Bastet – half-human and half-cat.

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Lorraine LoBianco started writing as soon as she could hold a pencil. She is the co-editor of the British Film Institute-nominated “Letters – Jean Renoir” and has written hundreds of articles and blogs for Turner Classic Movies. She has worked in television for over 15 years and is very proud to be part of the evox staff.

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