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Katie Silcox will be leading our FP Escapes retreat with YOGASCAPES to Sonoma this August. Today she shares why healthy fats are the key to vibrant health.

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Anna -Jun 26, 2016, 5:48PM
Erika saying that butter doesn't involve animal death is delusional. It's up there on same the ignorance level as people saying Uggs don't harm sheep because they are made of wool (which of course they aren't, they're made from shearling). Cows are mammals. Mammals need to give birth to produce milk. Cows are forcefully impregnated, babies taken away within hours if not minutes after birth, either killed immediately (often times just with hammer blows to the head, it's approved industry standard) or put in veal crates or little plastic huts where they are kept for weeks or months in solitude before they are sold for dog food or veal in the case of the males and surplus females. Other female calves are kept as replacements for their mothers who are shipped off to slaughter when then are "spent" by this relentless cycle at 4-6 years of age. Those are just the broad strokes, why don't you educate yourself on de-horning, tail docking, living on cement floors most of if not your whole life with no hoof or other vet care etc etc. An animal product being labeled "grass fed" only means they got to go outside for some of the time. All the other horrors still apply in varying degrees. That a woman like Katie who has herself labelled a yogi and "spiritual mama" would actively promote such wanton abuse of, and disregard for, mothers and their babies is incomprehensible and shows how self promotional labels are just that. It has nothing to do with actual character or how you move through this world. Namaste.
Amy -Jun 26, 2016, 2:49PM
Butter is amazing. Bread and butter, cooking with butter, yummy.

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Well, 11 simple steps…

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MichaelSi -May 29, 2016, 8:32PM
Thank you, Using a straw is truly a gamechanger :-) Sipping water all the time
Olivia -May 13, 2016, 10:09AM
I love this.

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The most inexpensive, yet very rewarding, means of setting yourself on the right foot. Literally…

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Racheal -Apr 14, 2016, 7:43PM
I appreciate this so much. I often feel myself wanting to feel the Earth beneath my feet and the grass especially those with natural herbs nestled in it feel so energizing.
Priscilla Ivette -Apr 10, 2016, 8:47PM
I love this, grounding is an essential part of my meditation... and if I physically can't do it then I visualize it. Much Love, Priscilla Ivette

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The moment I walked my TV downstairs and into the trash, something shifted within me.

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Simone -Mar 07, 2016, 6:52AM
I gave my tv away 4 years ago. I never listen to radio or read newspapers. I totally agree with what you write about news... Always the same bad news which makes people living in fear and just talking about all the bad things around the globe. How can we be happy with all this and believe in a good life and a good earth?!
Adelaide -Mar 06, 2016, 12:29AM
I have no TV since I was around 10 years old and people has constantly give me this weird look ever since. I have no problem with that at all, really, and I feel very much content and connected with life and people around me, even when I don't have TV. I watch TV when I visit friend's house or when I slept at hotel, but that's basically it. It's been really long since I have TV now I just don't realise any difference whether there's TV or not. It's worth trying to live without, though, like try living without microwave.

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When I am in tune with the start of the new day I feel more grounded, connected and whole.

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Ro Vincenzi -Feb 05, 2016, 3:33AM
Hi, I always want to know what I suppose to do fist the lemon water or oil pulling? thank so much to share this morning ritual
Danielle -Feb 03, 2016, 11:33PM
I think my mornings are completely the opposite! I think I will have to try doing some of these things. My morning usually starts by waking up, going back to sleep, waking up, checking emails, coffee and then straight into work! Tomorrow I think I might try some meditation and journalling!

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Join us for week 4 of our cleansing series with the inspiring folks of S-Life Mag, Sakara Life’s official online magazine!

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Lydia -Feb 04, 2016, 7:27AM
Hi to all This is great and so very inspiring, thank you! It would be brilliant to have a similar guide for those of us that do not have time to work out in the a.m. and so do their workouts at the other end of the day... what to eat/drink with this change in routine. I can see that a lot of this advice is transferable, however. Thanks
Ainee Beland -Jan 31, 2016, 5:34PM
Hi to you both. Have a lovely year!

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This household staple is good for way more than baked goods…

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Tawny McLeod -Feb 27, 2016, 1:01PM
I use it to scrub my bathtub so it's sparkly white again. A little baking soda + 3 drops of melaleuca (tea tree) essential oil A scrub brush and some elbow grease. And my bathtub is like-new! Lots of baking soda love, Tawny
Suezoo -Feb 25, 2016, 3:24PM
Notorious definition, widely and unfavorably known. "Notoriously good" = Oxymoron. As I was reading, I wondered about the advisability of using something that scrubs ovens and unclogs drains on my face and I see in the comments I was right to be wary. I also wonder about the long-term effects of spritzing baking soda around the room and shaking it into the carpet. Perhaps too much of a good thing? This is the first article I've read on this blog, likely to be my last.

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Adopting a “yes” attitude can generate unyielding gratitude and love. 

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Lisa -Dec 04, 2015, 11:40AM
Beautiful, inspirational post. Chasing peace, love, and happiness produces such a life-altering high. So many of your comments today resonate deeply within me. Love your message!
Annelien -Dec 03, 2015, 7:02AM
Thanks a lot, very inspiring post :)!!

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Summer is the perfect time to plan those weekend getaways, and our country is full of great escapes to explore. Last week I headed up north to camp in the Adirondack Mountains – a perfect getaway destination. The mountains, rivers, and lakes are immediately relaxing. We set up camp in Wilmington, NY right near Whiteface Mountain and Lake Placid. It was the perfect spot to explore the village of Lake Placid and to get in good hiking and fishing. The town is full of cute shops, Olympics memorabilia, nice people, and even a pile of snow they keep year round. We shopped local specialties to picnic and grill (look out for this weekend’s recipe!) You can even bring your dog into most places, so bring the trusty friend along if you go. I had Abigail, and she had a blast getting down and dirty in the mountains. One day we hiked Whiteface, the tallest mountain in the region. She made it the whole way =). I highly recommend the challenge if you’re up to it. The view and sense of accomplishment are surreal and invigorating.



My beer, the Ubu Ale, was named after a local legendary dog =)



Abigail, always thinking she’s the star of the show…



Almost to the top!


“climbing mountains is hard work, give me food!”



It’s not often you get to enjoy nighttime in the middle of the woods – talk about a getaway…

Adam -Aug 16, 2011, 12:58PM
Love the outdoors up there and you're highlighting my favorite beer, Ubu. Some Philly stores are carrying it now, but definitely available at the beeryard off of 30. Named after a dog, loved by Clinton & The Boss.
alexazandra -Jun 30, 2011, 12:25AM
what campground did you stay at?

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Some of our buyers have just come back from Brimfield’s one of the world’s largest flea markets. It’s in Massachusetts and happens 3 times a year May 8-13, July 10-15, and September 4-9.

Here are some pictures they took and wanted to share with you!

It’s unbelievable the amount of great things you can find there with so much history and stories behind them.

Have any of you guys been?


weightloss pills -Dec 23, 2011, 6:58AM
Hi all, Images like this and the people who stand behind them are alive and well. We need to acknowledge this image. We must be appalled that it ever existed, then we need to get fucking angry and do something about it.
Jen -May 28, 2011, 6:27PM
"Anonymous" - have you ever even looked through FP's website and catalogues? How can you even say that they only use white people? Why does everyone have to be soooo offended about everything? Damn.

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brooke dombroski is a photographer and designer who lives in hawaii, on the island of oahu where our may catalog was shot.  the second i saw her tumblr, brooklyn hawaii, i was completely enthralled with her laid-back surfer girl lifestyle – and brooke was kind enough to share some photos with the blog to give us a little peek into her life in hawaii! needless to say, i am beyond jealous…

Location: North Shore of O’ahu, Hawai’i
A 7-mile stretch of the best waves in the world!

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What I love about living in Hawai’i:
We are the most isolated island chain.
Life is so simple. Nature can keep us entertained for a lifetime!
Surf + Sand + ROAM + Shells + Waterfalls + Crush Sunglasses + Bare feet + Hand-sewn Bikinis + Coconut water + Fresh fish + Mountains + Ocean + Sun + Friends + Ohana (Family) + ALOHA

be sure to check out her beautiful tumblr here:

Kanani Parker -Feb 07, 2013, 8:08PM
Her stuff reminds me of Cayenne Carocci's photography whom is also an island girl. I believe these women are very blessed... Aloha
Greg Holbert -Feb 06, 2012, 12:45PM
Very beautiful pictures that make me want to live on a beach!

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australia’s gold coast is located in south east queensland, on the country’s eastern shore. with 35 miles of coastline that includes some of the most popular surf breaks in australia and the world, the area has been a huge draw for both tourists and surfers all over the world. it was also inspiration for a special shop launching today on our website that is our nod to surfer girls everywhere – denim shorts in bright colors, easy knits, bathing suits, summery shoes and pops of neon, its a collection that screams summer fun and adventure.

for her second guest post for us, mandy of the amazing blog oracle fox went down to the gold coast and took some beautiful photos to capture the atmosphere there. i am thinking a trip to australia is definitely in order!

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all images by oracle fox – thank you so much mandy!

and here’s a little collection i made inspired by the gold coast. click on the image to go see more details, and check out our gold coast shop here.


TESS -May 20, 2011, 8:40AM
THANK YOU!!! this is the first time in ...well for ever..that I have the Gold Coast (and the women that live here) represented properly!!!!! I am absolutely stoked to see the style and ideologies of the Gold Coast girl portrayed accurately - we don't all have fake boobs and orange skin - YEY!!!!!!!
salima -May 14, 2011, 10:53AM
Oracle fox is one of my favourite !! Mandy is so stylish and her pics are so wonderful and full of sun ... I'm happy because I bought your friendship bracelets yippieeee !! I can't wait !! xoxoxo

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