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Michele Olender

Let’s Talk About Michele . . .

Ever heard anyone talk about themselves in the third person…?  Think, Dobby the house elf in Harry Potter or, if you’re old enough to remember, Mr T. It’s called “Illeism.” It may sound oddly childish or pompous, but it can also be an effective coaching tool. Trying to make a difficult decision?  Speaking about ourselves in the […]

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Episode 171: Crisis in the Closet — Avoiding Toxic Fashion with Alden Wicker

In this episode of the Vedge Your Best podcast, I’m pleased to welcome Alden Wicker, journalist, founder and editor-in-chief of ⁠Ecocult, and author of ⁠To Dye For: How Toxic Fashion Is Making Us Sick—and How We Can Fight Back. ⁠     Avoiding toxic chemicals in clothing is important for both personal health and environmental

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Episode 169: Vegan Super Powers with Tina Newman, Author of Vivi the Supervegan

Going vegan changes your life in surprising ways. Little did Tina Newman know when she went vegan that she would become an author and create a children’s series. Vivi the Super Vegan introduces young readers to the concepts of veganism and animal rights in an accessible and engaging way. The books follow Vivi, a young

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Cruelty-Free Luxury: Your Definitive Guide to Vegan Perfume

While embracing a vegan lifestyle may start with what’s on your plate, it also encompasses other aspects of your life, including how you design your home, the clothes you wear, and even what cosmetics and fragrances you put on your body. The act of selecting a perfume becomes more than just a sensory delight; it’s

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Episode 167: Consciousness and Cluelessness with Podcaster Carly Puch

In this episode of the Vedge Your Best podcast, I’m excited to interview Carly Jean Puch of Consciously Carly. Carly hosts the Consciously Clueless podcast and works as a Conscious Living Coach.     On the podcast and in her coaching she incorporates mindfulness, sustainability, and plants to help people change their personal lives so

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