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Vegan Thanksgiving

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When thinking of Thanksgiving, the first thing that comes to mind is the smell of turkey roasting in the oven. One thing we don’t think of, however, is vegan. These two words just don’t mix. Although there are worse things in life than not being able to eat the Thanksgiving turkey or take a bite out of that caramel glazed ham, when the whole country is gathered happily around the table for the holiday, it can seem pretty isolating to … READ MORE

10 Favorite Holiday Subscription Boxes

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This holiday season, whether you’re the gift giver or simply indulging for yourself, here is a list of 10 of our favorite subscription gift boxes. And the best part? You don’t have to leave your house to buy them! ——————————————————————————- Vegan Cuts Beauty Box The easiest way to discover cruelty-free brands without committing to full-size products or prices. Each month you’ll receive a delivery of 4-7 new products to try, ranging from unique cosmetics to luxurious skincare. Check out some … READ MORE

The Gift That Keeps on Giving


When it comes to holiday gifting, it’s often easier said than done. In fact, why limit gift giving to just the holidays? Thanks to the rise in subscription boxes, you can now give your loved ones a special surprise all year long without ever leaving a holiday or celebration giftless. This year, if you are looking for something original to give someone as a gift, consider giving them the gift that keeps on giving – Subscription Gift Boxes Big boxes … READ MORE

How to Co-Exist With The Vegan in Your Non-Vegan Life


You never know who you may fall in love with. Let’s say a carni meets a vegan. How will that work? Or let’s say you have a new vegan co-worker or in-law. How do you act? While getting past that first impression stage is always a challenge, these relationships may remain awkward if you don’t know how to co-exist, no matter what the dietary preferences may be. Here are some tips to help you get along with the vegan in … READ MORE

Emotional Wellness


Emotional wellness is far more important than you may think. When your mind is frazzled and stressed, your emotions begin to take over your thoughts and can affect everyday activities. This is when you need to take a small step back, relax and breath. Obviously physical health is crucial, but treating your mind and spirit to the same attention is necessary. Happiness goes a long way in protecting your overall well-being. According to studies, emotions are the most neglected aspect … READ MORE

6 Ways to Maintain A Positive Attitude


Our attitude determines how we live our life. Therefore, maintaining a positive attitude is ideal. It makes us happier and more resilient, improves our personal relationships and can even increase our chances of success in future endeavors. Additionally, having a positive attitude leaves you more creative in the decisions you make in life. In fact, studies have shown that people who can keep up a positive attitude live far longer than their not so positive counterparts. So, even if your … READ MORE

Yes You Can: Developing and Building Inner Strength


Life can be hard. We are constantly faced with challenges at work, at home and in our personal relationships. No matter what we do, negative situations arise that are unavoidable. Our attitudes, however, whether good or bad, will determine how these challenges play out. We may not be able to change the situations, yet we can change our reaction to them. It takes inner strength to face these challenges and turn them into positive experiences. If you recognize and develop … READ MORE

Yes, You Can: Making Change


Bad habits interrupt our life and can even prevent us from accomplishing our goals. Depending on how serious they are, they can jeopardize our health – often times both physically and mentally. And besides, they waste our valuable energy. Therefore, why do we do them? Is there anything we can do to overcome them? In order to understand how to overcome and break a bad habit, you must first recognize how they are formed. It is important to understand that … READ MORE

Work Smarter, Not Harder

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We live in a society where everyone tries to be hyperactive. We all scurry from task to task; constantly checking emails, organizing our office, making a phone call or running an errand. This hyperactive lifestyle is based off of the notion that “staying busy means you’re always working hard and are therefore going to be more successful”. Although this idea may be true, to an extent, what it often leads to is mindless productivity. It leaves us with a constant … READ MORE

How To Be A Team Player

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With football season kicking off, we are constantly being reminded of the importance of being a team player as we tune in to watch the big game each Sunday night. Whether it is out on the field, in the office or even in the classroom, being an effective team player is essential to any group’s overall success. Every team needs a strong set of players in order to perform well. But what defines such people? Sports teams are the perfect … READ MORE

Celebrate Your Favorite All-Natural Pura Products with #PuraMySelfie at NPEE!

This week we’re excited to showcase Pura Botanica at one of our favorite events, Natural Products Expo East! Throughout the event, join us for a social media celebration of all-natural Pura products with a photo or video and the hashtag #PuraMySelfie! Snap a picture with a Botanic Bath Infusion at our booth, post a video with the flicker of the flame from an aromatherapy soy candle in your room, or post a picture of your Lend a Hand Crème Smoother … READ MORE

‘FALL’ing into a new routine – Fashion


As the days of tanning at the beach and sleeping in late are coming to a close, everyone is starting to prepare for the cooler autumn temperatures and latest seasonal fashion trends. However, there is still time to savor some of that warm, sunny weather. The end of summer brings with it your last chance to show off that beautiful summer style and to embrace the lighter colors and airy fabrics. No one likes switching out their wardrobe each time … READ MORE

‘FALL’ing Into a New Routine – Skincare


After the hot and humid days of summer, the crisp autumn air can seem refreshing. However, the transition from hot to cooler weather is not always as exciting for your skin. As the temperatures drop, the air becomes drier, stripping the skin of its natural moisture. With the change in season, the damage of summer ‘fun in the sun’ becomes rather noticeable. Excessive sun exposure from spending long hours under strong UV rays can be damaging to the skin, leading … READ MORE

Wearing White After Labor Day


Next Monday is Labor Day: the first Monday of September where people gather together to eat, drink and travel, all in the name of summer’s end. This holiday marks the season’s passing and is one day that comes with a set fashion rule that many know exists, but do not quite understand: you cannot wear white after Labor Day. Once this day comes along on the calendar, it becomes socially unacceptable to wear the most basic of colors we have … READ MORE

Sustainable Palm Oil


A crucial issue in the beauty and vegan/health world is the production of palm oil. It has been appearing on grocery store shelves everywhere immersed in products such as cookies, crackers, processed foods, cosmetics and even baby shampoos. What is being ignored, however, are the true consequences of palm oil production as it is harvested far from home. What are the consequences? To start, massive deforestation is occurring in places such as Malaysia, Indonesia, and Southeast Asia, in addition to its’ ongoing … READ MORE

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