Below are stories of women who choose to embrace, discover and discuss their own kind of beauty. These women define beauty by not just doing something that is expected because they are women, but for the betterment of themselves and the culture of women. Let’s all look at beauty in a new light today.
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When you think of plants do you think of sunscreen? Dr. Velder does. “Plants use color as sunscreen,” explains Ralph Velder, M.D., Ph.D., “the more colorful the plant the higher it’s protection against unwanted rays.” What’s incredible is that science is now beginning to show us that eating plants [...]
Art can be an interesting reflection and commenentary on beauty and on being human. What interests us might create a bigger conversation about beauty and a search for a humanness that connects us all. Below are a few conversation pieces worth checking out.
Should Barbie be reflective of us?
Artist Nickolay Lamm “used CDC [...]
This month you can find my sunshiny article called, Let The Sun Shine Safetly for You, in the Willamette Valley magazine, Take Root.
This article is one of my favorites because I get the opportunity to talk about sun exposure and sun protection, and why you should care. I also provide an updated recipe to [...]
Or is it?
I know many people who are trying to eat better. Either by eating thoughtfully, eating less dairy, plant-based or choosing more whole foods. Often times there is a backlash, or some sort of misunderstaning from those who aren’t eating in a differnent way, from those who eat the typical American [...]
Nanoparticles. Even if you haven’t heard of them you have most likely used them, actually you might be using them right now. In cosmetics it improves the texture and helps provide a more vibrant color. In sunscreens it makes your product formula smooth, less viscous, and practically transparent once it hits your skin. We ask for it, and [...]
I received a lot of feedback from my first vegan food list for Salem, so I decided it was time to update it and include all of your great suggestions too. Here are the places you will find me eating when I have given up on cooking.
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There is a spectrum of choices to make in life.
It is easy to live within the muted colors of the spectrum and become stuck believing there is only one right way to live, but there is so much color to live in.
You don’t have to buy two cars, a house, or have two [...]
“The European Union bans nearly 1,400 chemicals from personal care products because they are carcinogenic, mutagenic, or toxic to reproduction. But in the United States, the Food and Drug Administration entrusts safety regulation of cosmetics to a private entity that is housed and funded by the industry’s trade association. To date, [...]