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"Gentle World's core purpose is to help build a more peaceful society, by educating the public about the reasons for being vegan, the benefits of vegan living, and how to go about making such a transition. Toward that end, Gentle World has served as a clearing house of information for the past 30 years, helping children, teens and adults embrace a lifestyle that incorporates their values."

  • Which Will We Choose?
    We human beings are a complex, multi-faceted species. The consciousness that motivates us is a dichotomy in which a battle rages between the violent, angry, unreasonable, selfish, jealous, greedy, cruel part of our nature and the gentle, compassionate, kind, reasonable, just, empathetic, generous part. Whichever part we choose to nurture is revealed, (...more)
    7 Jul 2016 at 10:30pm       

  • No Going Back
    Lyra Alves, Belgium (Brazilian living in Belgium for 15 years) I was brought up in a very carnivorous environment in Brazil. My father strictly made sure my brother and I ate all kinds of foods. I remember my brother crying, looking at his food on the table, saying that the chicken on his plate was […] (...more)
    7 Jul 2016 at 9:43pm       

  • A Feeling of Home
    We hear the words ‘unconditional love’ quite often, but we seldom experience it, except in the kind of love we receive from dogs. Have you ever had a dog inquire about your level of education, or your place of employment? They have no interest in your political or religious affiliations, or what your sexual orientation […] (...more)
    8 May 2016 at 9:10pm       

  • Inspiration from a Vegan Nurse
    I’m a vegan nurse and I am also 65 years of age. Becoming vegan at 50 makes me a very late starter. I am vegan for ethical reasons, recognising that animals are beautiful, thinking, feeling creatures just like us. I am also a wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. As an ex-farmer, I have done many years penance and grieving for the animals (...more)
    8 May 2016 at 9:07pm       

  • (UPDATED) Body Butter So Pure You Could Eat It!
    “We believe you should feed your skin the most pure and nutritional ingredients on the planet. That’s why we created Butter.” – Kelly Winterhalter, Founder   Update: Our friends at Ellovi have recently added new ‘flavors’ to their line: Key Lime and Chocolate Mint! Mmmmm… Ellovi is a vegan-owned and operated (...more)
    6 May 2016 at 10:25am       

  • Reborn
    Ramilyn P. Delposo, Philippines … There was a time when a girl, with her family, grew chickens. She trapped one or two to sell for money or dinner. She wove coconut leaves and made them into chicken nests. Some of the eggs were for breakfast – boiled or scrambled. The rest were kept for meat […] (...more)
    6 Apr 2016 at 3:15pm       

  • A Vegan Manifesto
    In four years as a vegan, I’m still grappling with the fact that I have yet to have a single authentic conversation with a non-vegan on the issue of using animals for food. Those who choose veganism often filter their true feelings, and here’s why: Vegans tend to be ridiculed by society. It’s clear in […] (...more)
    3 Apr 2016 at 6:54pm       

  • Dearest Gentle World Family…
    ~ a letter from Tessa Martens   Today, it has been one month since I was part of your lovely community and worked in the garden. I felt so calm and at peace in Gentle World and everything felt good. I realized there, in that beautiful spot, with the tastiest fresh spring water and lovely warm sun, that […] (...more)
    3 Apr 2016 at 6:54pm       

  • Rebel With a Cause
    It started 46 years ago, when I was 12 years of age. My older brother pointed out to me that the ‘tongue’ on my plate was  the tongue of a cow, and that meat, in general, was actually a dead animal. I took my first step into rebelling against society and rejected the practice of eating animals. There […] (...more)
    4 Mar 2016 at 2:38pm       

  • I am Valiant
    I am Valiant. I was given that name to give me self-esteem and courage. I was always scared back then, and my friends wanted me to think of myself as someone I could be proud of. They wanted to give me confidence. And so, they named me Valiant. I wasn’t always so lucky. Before this, […] (...more)
    8 Feb 2016 at 3:37pm       

  • Spring
    by Mimi Yoshiyama … In December of 2015, on a very sunny spring day, I arrived at this hidden valley in the far north of New Zealand. My first week in Gentle World passed by so quickly, as I helped with weeding, cooking, cleaning, renovating a caravan, and preparing amazing, soulful veganic dinners every night. After my first […] (...more)
    5 Feb 2016 at 3:57pm       

  • What Kind of God?
    Gentle World’s Hawaii center is situated in an area where suburban living meets the farm. Along the street where we walk for our evening sunset, we pass goats, hens, roosters, horses, and even cows. These animals may seem happy enough, as their lives are far from the horrors of industrialized production. But, just like their […] (...more)
    3 Dec 2015 at 10:10pm       

  • If We Were They
    Of the more than seven billion people who are alive on this earth as I write, not one, as far as any of us knows, asked to be born. (...more)
    12 Nov 2015 at 8:39pm       

  • My Way Home
    Anke Hagen, Hanover, North Germany I grew up in South Africa and experienced a number of transformative, life-changing events at an early receptive age, like trying to bargain with a female witch doctor who worked for my parents when she wanted to slaughter some chickens in our garden, whom she had “procured” for her magic. […] (...more)
    12 Nov 2015 at 2:16pm       

  • Vegan Voices
    On October 18th, Gentle World welcomed over 60 people to our North Kohala center for an afternoon of education and inspiration. Guests had the chance to take home free samples of vegan alternative products, as well as enjoying a delicious vegan meal. More important though, many were visibly moved by the powerful presentation, which consisted of (...more)
    10 Nov 2015 at 9:13pm       

  • World Vegan Day in Melbourne, Australia!
    World Vegan Day is an annual event celebrated on November 1st , by vegans around the world. Coincidentally, I happened to arrive home in Melbourne just in time for an ever expanding event held at the Melbourne show grounds. This free event welcomed anyone and everyone to come and explore what it means to live a vegan lifestyle. With live music, (...more)
    10 Nov 2015 at 1:37pm       

  • Vegan: Easier Than You Think
    Living as a vegan, especially for those of us in the developed world, is much, much easier than it is commonly perceived to be. (...more)
    8 Oct 2015 at 6:33pm       

  • New Friends…
    Gentle World Family, Though our time here was brief, we are grateful for the exposure to the truth about animal exploitation. You gave us a strong definition of veganism. Thank you all so much for hosting us and teaching us about your way of life. Our time here was short, but we learned a lot, […] (...more)
    7 Oct 2015 at 11:54pm       

  • The Incredible, Edible Vegg!
    We're always excited about new developments in the vegan culinary world, so we were super-curious when we heard about "The Vegg." This vegan company created a splash in the vegan blogosphere when its creator explained that the powdered egg replacer could be used to recreate the taste and texture of an actual egg yolk. (...more)
    7 Oct 2015 at 3:31pm       

  • DEVA Nutrition – Vegan Supplements
    Gentle World wishes to acknowledge DEVA™  Nutrition for their kind support of our upcoming vegan event and our year-round educational program. Many vegans are likely very aware of the existence of DEVA, as they offer some of the most affordable vegan supplements on the market. But for those who aren’t already familiar with their range, we (...more)
    26 Sep 2015 at 6:00pm       

  • Not a Second to Lose
    Carol Williams, United Kingdom I was raised to eat animals, just like most children in our society. I spent 58 years condemning sentient beings to lives of ruthless exploitation that would end in brutal death. For a few years I was vegetarian and then lapsed back into my old habits. I have no excuses for […] (...more)
    19 Sep 2015 at 1:42pm       

  • Our August Visitors
    I cannot begin to describe how much I have learned and experienced the past week. I am absolutely grateful that life brought me here, even if it was for a fleeting period. I arrived here as someone curious about veganism, but I leave as an individual enlightened, and committed to a kinder, gentler, loving way […] (...more)
    7 Sep 2015 at 11:07pm       

  • Vegan Mac n Cheese! (Gluten-free & Soy-free)
    One of my favorite pasta dishes as a child was mac and cheese. Since becoming vegan it was something I thought I’d never have again. But while I was preparing to make dinner one day, an idea came to mind as I looked down at the flavorful organic squash on the kitchen counter. What I love about this recipe […] (...more)
    7 Sep 2015 at 5:39pm       

  • She Looked Into My Eyes and Pleaded For Mercy
    The sun had just risen as we took our morning walk, before starting our day in the garden. With rolling hills forming the backdrop to a beautiful summer day, we walked through the quiet countryside of the Big Island of Hawaii, eventually finding ourselves on a cul-de-sac with guavas dangling from the trees. We had just […] (...more)
    27 Aug 2015 at 4:24pm       

  • I Knew Something Wasn’t Right
    Tim Oseckas, Melbourne, Australia For 25 years I had been living my life like most other people in my culture and society, consuming the flesh from other animals, their milk, their eggs, their honey, wearing their skin, wearing hair taken from their bodies, using products tested on their bodies, and didn’t really reflect on the […] (...more)
    24 Aug 2015 at 6:20pm       

  • Why Didn’t Anyone Tell Me?
    I was 15 years old when my father and I moved in with my auntie, uncle and three cousins. We lived in a nice home rented to us by the owners of a poultry farm in Australia, and the house happened to be built along side the farm itself. My auntie, uncle and even my […] (...more)
    6 Aug 2015 at 6:47pm       

  • Pushing Through to Freedom
    Susan Cho, Chicago, USA I will always be vegan: Because of the bear trapped in a tiny cage, continuously drained of the bile so prized by humans. The elephant whose family was shot so she could be used in a circus. The lobster who had been guarding her children when she was trapped and boiled […] (...more)
    31 Jul 2015 at 7:33pm       

  • A Hunter’s Poem
    … written by Lemuel T. Ward … A hunter shot at a flock of geese That flew within his reach, Two were stopped in their rapid flight And fell on the sandy beach. The male bird lay at the water’s edge And just before he died, He faintly called to his wounded mate And she […] (...more)
    29 Jul 2015 at 12:34pm       

  • Why?
    Every human being is a complex, multi-layered conglomeration of genes, experiences, interests, opinions, beliefs, talents, skills, and rules for living that are uniquely different from all others. (...more)
    8 Jul 2015 at 6:00pm       

  • Our June Guestbook
    My vegan family! You guys transformed me into a person I am proud to be. I see life differently. I have noticed that I pay attention to the little things. My life in California was different. I wanted to help everyone and sometimes I would get overwhelmed, but now I have the perfect answer. Vegan will […] (...more)
    8 Jul 2015 at 5:59pm       

  • Buckwheat Breakfasts!
    If you follow any sort of health conscious blogs, you might have noticed the word ‘buckwheat’ appearing more and more all over the internet. This highly nourishing, energising tasty fruit seed is not in any way related to wheat. In fact, this is a gluten free power food, packed full of essential nutrients, including protein, fats […] (...more)
    7 Jul 2015 at 5:42pm       

  • The Only Way to Exist
    by Alannah Quinn, Brisbane, Australia There was a time when I was unconscious, wrapped up in superficial wants. My mind was fixed on my materialistic needs. I existed purely in a little bubble of simple self, warm in the comfort of my easy ignorance and unable to see the horrific truths of the world through […] (...more)
    1 Jul 2015 at 6:07pm       

  • Can Dairy Products Cause Osteoporosis?
    Every June, Men’s Health Month is celebrated across the country, and this month some attention has been drawn to an issue that men may need to be more aware of: Osteoporosis. Up until now, Osteoporosis has primarily been thought of as a women’s disease, but this bone-thinning condition is now affecting 1 in 4 men over […] (...more)
    27 Jun 2015 at 4:05pm       

  • DIY Kombucha
    The probiotic drink known as Kombucha has taken off among the health conscious within recent years. This fermented tea contains a variety of helpful bacteria that support digestion, and it also boosts the immune system as it contains enzymes, vitamins, amino acids, antioxidants and polyphenols that are beneficial to any lifestyle. Kombucha is made from (...more)
    2 Jun 2015 at 12:00am       

  • Do Our Bodies Require Animal Products?
    As our awareness continues to grow about the detrimental effects of animal foods on the human body, it has become evident that eating a plant foods diet is beneficial not only for non-human animals and the planet, but for human health as well. (...more)
    30 May 2015 at 9:01pm       

  • To Restore the Promise of Life
    Have you ever looked into the eyes of a sow? She is not the “mere animal” you think you know. She senses and smells your presence. She can see your silhouette cast against the light. She advances, timidly, and seeks your eyes. Her orbs measure you, depose your shield of solid convictions and seek the empathic spark that is dormant within you. (...more)
    30 May 2015 at 4:53pm       

  • From our Guestbook
    Since our return from Shangri-La in April, we have had the pleasure to get to know a number of beautiful people who have passed through our Hawaii home. Not only are our gardens and grounds looking better and better with the help of a lot of loving hands, but we’ve also made a whole new collection […] (...more)
    30 May 2015 at 1:23pm       

  • To Make Life Truly Just
    I was born into a fog. That hazy, dreary, fog surrounded me. Everyone around me was part of that same dark haze. So normal and right it seemed to be. I never questioned, never pondered, a non-murky life. I thought life was good, and fair, and just. (...more)
    5 May 2015 at 4:30pm       

  • To “The Conscientious Omnivores”
    On Valentine’s Day, I had a booth at the Kaw Valley Seed Fair. Thanks to Judy and Michael Carman and my family who all contributed many hours, we gave away hundreds of samples of delicious gluten-free vegan food, and planted many seeds! (...more)
    5 May 2015 at 2:34pm       

  • No Innocent Bystanders
    Every year in New York City, thousands gather for a widely publicized event called “Meatopia,” which is described as “a Texas-sized two day weekend of meat, mirth, and the celebration of animals and the way great chefs prepare them.” (...more)
    4 May 2015 at 4:59pm       

  • DIY Fermented Foods: Healthy Sauerkraut
    I love sauerkraut, and for a while now I’ve been eating and enjoying my own homemade version of this simple yet very powerful ferment. Sauerkraut has a whole range of benefits for anybody looking to optimize their health. As a side dish alongside any meal, it’s crunchy and delightfully tangy, and can be made with a range of different flavors. (...more)
    3 May 2015 at 3:54pm       

  • Let Your Conscience Be Your God
    Of all the gods who have ruled the minds and hearts of human beings since they first appeared on this earth, none has, thus far, been able to lift humanity above the mean, selfish, violent, cruel part of its nature (...more)
    7 Apr 2015 at 6:20pm       

  • 10 Things You Should Know About Animal Testing
    The term "animal vivisection" refers to the practice of using live animals as involuntary test subjects in experiments performed by scientists and researchers. (...more)
    7 Apr 2015 at 4:10pm       

  • Local, Free-range, Organic Eggs: What’s the Story?
    We recently received an e-mail from a reader asking for more information about laying hens, as explored in our article A Hen’s Relationship With Her Eggs. We turned to our friends at Peaceful Prairie Sanctuary for their expert opinion on the subject, as they live and work alongside many hens who have been rescued from situations where they (...more)
    6 Apr 2015 at 5:55pm       

  • Humanity’s Next Step
    I’ve been vegan for 36 years, therefore it is safe to say I will always be vegan. I committed to vegan living before any health benefits of the vegan diet were known. I stopped eating animals at age 12 when I learned ‘meat’ was a dead animal, and became fully vegan immediately upon first reading […] (...more)
    6 Apr 2015 at 5:03pm       

  • Gentle World: A Brief History
    When Light and I became vegan in February of 1970, there was one reason and one reason only. It wasn’t because of its health benefits, which were unknown at the time, as was its positive effect on the environment. If factory farms existed, we hadn’t heard of them. Animal rights was not yet an issue, […] (...more)
    5 Mar 2015 at 3:42pm       

  • My Vegan Corner of the World (The Kisses Garden)
    photos by Nadine Loraine … Life really gets fun when we convert a patch of grass into a thriving ecosystem. My vegan corner of the world is about 30 by 35 feet; a garden to nurture all the senses; to feed both body and soul. Barefoot, I stroll through paths in this place where peace […] (...more)
    5 Mar 2015 at 2:57pm       

  • Taking Our Ethical Commitments Seriously
    We often presume, without much thought, that we deserve the circumstances of our lives. But let’s consider this presumption. We didn’t choose to be born. We didn’t choose our parents, race, sex, mental capacity, era in history, or our species. All of these are matters of pure luck, and yet largely define our lifelong experience […] (...more)
    3 Mar 2015 at 4:51pm       

  • The Power is Ours
    As we ring out the old, tumultuous year that was 2014, it is tempting to bemoan the current state of the world, and the potential disasters we face at the hands of the powers that seem to be. But the promise of change that comes with ringing in the new demands that we put those thoughts aside, and focus instead on whatever reasons we can find to inspire (...more)
    4 Jan 2015 at 10:46pm       

  • The Magic Rabbit
    Yesterday, while staying in my home town of Wellington, New Zealand, I visited an historic house constructed in the 1800s. The ‘Colonial Cottage’ had housed children and grandchildren of the original settlers who built it, until it was bequeathed to the city in the 1960s. As we came down a set of narrow steps and through an old wooden (...more)
    2 Dec 2014 at 1:13am       

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