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Healthy Living

How do I go vegan? Get Started in 5 easy steps.

By Karen Ellis-Ritter

For those coming off a standard American diet, the plant-based meat and dairy alternatives will be key to getting away from animal-derived foods. As you experiment and expand your palate, your cravings will adapt, but these quick swaps will get your foot in the door right away and keep it easy. Note: In the long term, the processed foods will be treated more as a treat or a compliment to a nutrient-dense meal. Be kind to yourself. If you need to eat more processed food in the beginning, it’s ok. This is about long-term success!


Rockin’ Robin!

A Woman of Strength, Faith and Courage

By Liz Sterling

When a New Year rolls around the tendency is to look back and reflect… to take stock and consider our losses and gains, our failures and achievements. Yet realistically, looking back may serve for a moment or two but ideally, it will become the motivator to initiate the action to make changes; to grow and evolve.

Fitness by Larisa

Chemicals and children

By Larisa Klein

All -natural foods are hard to find. This makes it even more important that we know what artificial ingredients we ingest and how they interact with our chemistry. It is difficult to prove that any one particular chemical is damaging to our health, but sometimes increased negative side effects can be linked to them.

Life 101

Post-injury/ surgery and exercise

By Cary Bayer

Major physical trauma such as a serious spine injury followed by surgery, fusions, and rods or plates can cause serious apprehension when just thinking about exercise.

Feature Articles

2017 Victories for Animals!

New Year Resolutions for More Victories

By Susan Hargreaves

You may recall the horrific video of three animal abusers dragging a shark at high speeds on a motorboat, they laughed as the shark was torn to pieces. Animal Hero Kids posted a petition asking for felony animal cruelty charge arrests and sent other photographic evidence of wildlife abuse by the perpetrators to officials with the Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office, local law enforcement and the Florida Fish and Wildlife Commission.

Sports Feature

2017’s Year in Sports, a Time of Transition

By Mark Tudino

For most of us, 2017 was a year like none other. From presidential vacations, to a storm named Irma, to the changing cultures in our midst, the year was a lot of things - none of them boring. We at the Happy Herald’s sports department hope you have a wonderful and safe holiday season, and take a minute to reflect on all the good things in your life. After all, as the man once said, be grateful for what you do have – not what you don’t.

Dog World with Tina

Seniors for Seniors

By Tina Valant-Siebelts

When mom’s yorkie crossed over, she said, “NO more dogs, Louie is going to be an only. I can’t go through that (loss) again”. Louie is a nine-year-old, affable maltese. In her seventies, my mom still works full-time, manages a house and tends to an acre of lushly landscaped property.

On the Bright Side

Every Day Counts

By Jonna Shutowick. M.S. Ed.

One is such a big number. It is assigned so much clout: Number one; one of a kind; the one and only; first place; first in line. On the first day of the first month of a brand new year the importance gets even more magnified. It is the first day of the rest of our LIVES!!!! Brand new diet, brand new lifestyle, workout routine, project getting off the ground, filing system, morning routine, calendar, brand new YOU.

Restaurant Reviews

Full Bloom

Delectable Gourmet Vegan Cuisine at Its Best

By Arnold Leir

Full Bloom is their first restaurant in Boca Raton. Located in the Sanctuary Center on Federal Highway, this beautiful Kosher Certified eatery overlooks a stunning patio.

Earth Talk Q & A

Dear Earth Talk:

You hear a lot about greener cars these days, but what about airplanes?

By Earth Talk

Fortunately, the aviation industry hasn’t been hiding its head in the sand. New planes coming off assembly lines at Boeing and Airbus, the world’s two biggest jet manufacturers, are about 15 percent more efficient than previous models.

Recipe of the Month

Easy Mini Apple Pies

with Vanilla Whipped Cream

By Family Feature

As the holidays draw near, we all look forward to delicious food and creating memories with family and friends. It’s also a time to give back to those in need.

Recipe of the Month

Roasted Pumpkin Soup Recipe (Vegan)

By Staff Writer

For the pumpkin lovers out there, this soup is for you! It’s got simple flavors and the pumpkin really shines through. It’s healthy, totally vegan, and perfect for this fall weather. Of co

Recipe of the Month


with potatoes and eggs in garlic sauce

By Chef Maria Amado

This combination of broccoli with potatoes and eggs in garlic sauce is prepared in our family since the time of my grandmother. It is a delicious vegetarian recipe and is good too as a side to meat or chicken. You can prepare the garlic sauce in advance.

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