Why Vegan Claims Must Be Audited to be Certified

BeVeg International vegan certification firm requires audits up to global food safety standards.

BeVeg International vegan certification firm requires audits up to global food safety standards.

BeVeg Vegan Certification: globally accredited vegan trademark

BeVeg Vegan Certification: globally accredited vegan trademark

Vegan claims without physical audits lack integrity, as you cannot hold the supply chain and manufacturing processes accountable with just a paperwork review.

Vegan Certification standards with compulsory audits hold businesses accountable to a higher standard of food safety and cleanliness, and unify vegan claim expectations.”

— Carissa Kranz, Esq., BeVeg Founder & CEO

PALM BEACH, FLORIDA, UNITED STATES, February 28, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Vegan claims without audits are wishy washy and lack integrity. There is simply no way to hold the supply chain and factory manufacturing processes accountable to vegan ideals with just a paperwork review process. Audits are needed to ensure vegan claim integrity and supply chain accountability. It ensures proper chain of custody, training, and traceability controls are in place to keep the vegan claims honest.

Auditing the supply chain, ingredients, storage, preparation, purchasing controls, equipment, hygiene, and educating staff in all roles associated with these stages ensures food is safe for animal allergen sufferers and untainted for vegans (and other vegetarian, faith-based related diets which avoid animal products). Auditing also reduces the risk of animal contamination, which is the cause of many zoonotic diseases and product recalls. Auditing moves the needle for animal lovers who wish to affect the supply chain and keep the industry accountable to conscious compassionate consumerism.

“It’s not just about the final BeVeg certified vegan finished product. It’s about keeping the entire supply chain accountable and re-sourcing ingredients as necessary to keep and put pressure on those lower on the supply chain to also consider certification for cruelty-free efforts. Much of the problem is innocent ignorance in the general population of allergies, vegans and even food safety. It is not just common sense, it is not taught in schools,” says Heather Landex, BeVeg Chief Compliance Advisor & Food Safety Auditor.

Auditing keeps businesses honest. It ensures businesses care and maintain a commitment to vegan standards. It has policies and procedures in place to ensure they cannot cheat. It forces them to become educated on what vegan is so the concept is respected, just like kosher, gluten-free, and non-gmo.

“Unfortunately, the nature of the industry causes high staff turnover on the factory level. That means standards slip with a change of staff or a weakness in vegan training standards. The lack of awareness means there is also a low demand for guarantees regarding contamination. That is why standards must be in place and penned into operating procedures,” says Carissa Kranz, BeVeg CEO, attorney founder and vegan from birth. “A vegan trademark means nothing without accredited standards.”

“BeVeg has a global awareness training program for auditors and factories. This is essential to ensure education and respect at the factory or facility level. Let’s face it: most facilities are shared and there is plenty of cross-contamination. All auditors know this. The consumer is very much unaware of what we see during our audits,” says Landex. “That is why vegan certification cannot be considered real unless there is a facility audit that requires vegan education and vegan controls in place as standard protocol.”

The BeVeg vegan standard requires traceability controls, food defense, and separation of vegan products from animal products during the packaging, mixing, un-packaging, storage, and production to ensure no animal contamination or residue. “This is not just about being cruelty-free, this is about food safety, which is mainstream. The world needs to care, especially during and after a pandemic,” says attorney Kranz.

Clear vegan labelling on products and clear designation of vegan product storage, equipment, utensils with specific protocols surrounding PPE (protective clothing: gloves, aprons etc), procedures (such use of color-coded chopping boards), excellent communication (from internal audits to staff on floor to supervisors), understanding of training by staff are all standards that must be checked and assessed in an audit.

“While an audit is a snap-shot, there are tell-tale signs when an element of the system is not working or broken. Audits also lift standards as it motivates a “have to” rather than “should do” attitude, says Landex.

"Vegan Certification standards with compulsory audits hold businesses accountable to a higher standard of food safety and cleanliness, and unify vegan claim expectations," says attorney Kranz. "The bottom line: vegan claims demand respect when quality management systems are forced to pen vegan awareness and controls into their other accredited and audited procedures."

In the end, it’s all about consumer demand. As the consumer gets educated on how vegan is not respected in the supply chain, Kranz hopes the supply chain will become accountable. "That’s their end user and they do not want to lose brand trust or loyalty as the consumer gets a glimpse into what’s really happening behind closed doors,” says attorney Kranz.

BeVeg International is an ISO 17065 accredited vegan standard that was accredited by the National Accreditation Center as a Conformity Assessment Program drafted in accordance with ISO 17067. The BeVeg vegan standard is being adopted by global auditing bodies who are already carrying out other food safety and quality management audits. All auditors must be trained and considered competent on the BeVeg vegan technical standard. If you have a vegan product/service you wish to get officially certified vegan, you can apply at www.BeVeg.com and an auditor or global certification body will be assigned to your file.

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"Aal Haroun” film crew begins shooting the first scenes within days

The Producer Hosny Mahmoud

The Producer Hosny Mahmoud

Producer Hosny Mahmoud

Producer Hosny Mahmoud

The Producer Hosny Mahmoud In a press and television interview

The Producer Hosny Mahmoud In a press and television interview

The Producer Hosny Mahmoud With the Movie Stars

The Producer Hosny Mahmoud With the Movie Stars

The Producer Hosny Mahmoud With the Movie actor

The Producer Hosny Mahmoud With the Movie actor

"Aal Haroun” film

GIZA, DOKKI, EGYPT, February 28, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Producer Hosni Mahmoud, and his company "Moment Production" the makers of "Aal Haroun" movie, confirmed that filming the first scenes of the film has been started days ago in Egypt, pinpointing that the internal and external filming locations in which the film’s events will be shot have been determined.

Hosni Mahmoud also stressed that the entire film’s events will occur inside Egypt with the possibility of filming some scenes abroad.

Filmmaker Hosni Mahmoud added that the final preparations for "Aal Haroun" are proceeding in full swing, as Moment Production, the company producing the film, included a large group of the most important stars in Egypt and the Arab world to participate in this work, which took the company nearly a month and a half of preparation. He highlighted that there are daily efforts to put the final details of the film in preparation for the shooting.

The film "Aal Haroun" revolves around suspense, excitement, and action rising from the emergence of gangs and a dispute between a group of antiquities dealers that results in bloody conflicts.

The film is written by Ahmed Anwar and Mahmoud Jamaica, directed by Moataz Hussam, and produced by Moment Production Company. The work will be co-starred by the artist Munther Rayhana, Abeer Sabry, Ahmed Wafiq, Ihab Fahmy, Mohamed Ezz, Ahmed Abdullah Mahmoud, Amir Salah El-Din, And Hajir Al-Sharnoubi, and other movie stars.

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Introducing Flora & Noor: The Trending Natural Skincare Brand with Organic Ingredients for Glowing Skin

This new range of luxury skincare products provides all natural, organic ingredients for incredible results.

NICHOLASVILLE, KENTUCKY, UNITED STATES, February 28, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Flora and Noor is pleased to announce the launch of its new luxury skincare line created with natural and organic ingredients. With products designed to suit women, men and babies, the company is focused on clean, cruelty-free creations that are both vegan and halal for those who appreciate clean beauty.

“This is skincare the way it should be,” says Flora and Noor founder Jordan Karim. “My one goal is to provide people with the healthiest possible options for their skin. Our products will not only make you feel pampered, but you will also see results with beautiful, glowing skin. The secret is in our top-of-the-line organic ingredients containing many superfoods that are so good and nourishing for your skin!”

The company, which is black owned, offers a wide range of skincare products that are already receiving rave reviews from delighted customers. Collections of some of the most popular products are available, although these items can also be purchased individually:

● The Rose Renewal Collection, described as a ‘drink of water for your face,’ consists of a cleanser, toner and moisturizer to revive and soothe the complexion.

● The new Vitamin C Collection is the answer to brighter, tighter and hydrated skin, with a Boost and Brighten Cleanser, Vitamin C Resurfacing Toner, and Super C Moisturizer included.

● A variety of skincare subscription packages are also available in the form of hydration kits, vitamin C products, and the hydrating Rose Water Collection.

“Having a skincare brand that is halal, cruelty free, and vegan is extremely rare,” adds Karim. “There are many cruelty-free and vegan brands but they are not halal, and many halal brands which are not necessarily vegan. Our brand is all inclusive and everyone can shop with us. We take great pride in providing skincare for everyone, ditching parabens, sulfates, and synthetic dyes, and not testing on animals.”

Flora and Noor products are currently available through the website and Amazon, although Karim is also working to get them into retail stores all over the country.

To find out more about these remarkable new products, visit the website at https://www.floraandnoor.com.

About the Company

On a mission to provide luxury skincare that is all natural with organic ingredients for women, men, and babies, e-commerce store Flora and Noor offers a range of innovative skincare products that are halal, kosher, vegan and cruelty-free. The company, which is black and minority owned, offers a wide range of reasonably priced items, sold individually or in collections, along with skincare subscription packages.

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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery San Francisco Announces New Posts on Maxillofacial Surgery in the Bay Area

Maxillofacial Surgery in the San Francisco Bay Area

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery San Francisco is proud to announce a new milestone for its blog page.

I'm proud to say my experience in maxillofacial surgery is one of the reasons people come to see me, but it's not the only reason.”

— Dr. Alex Rabinovich

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, February 28, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery San Francisco (https://www.oralsurgery-sf.com/), a team of hard-working oral surgeons in San Francisco, is proud to announce a new milestone on the clinic blog page. Several blog posts reflect on various reasons for visiting a maxillofacial surgeon in the Bay Area. Dr. Alex Rabinovich evaluates both the structural issues and personal stories of patients before surgery. Acknowledging emotional trauma and supportive post-op visits could help ensure a successful outcome.

"I'm proud to say my experience in maxillofacial surgery is one of the reasons people come to see me, but it's not the only reason," explained Dr. Alex Rabinovich, head of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery San Francisco. "The personal toll a traumatic jaw problem takes needs to be factored in too. There is emotional as well as physical healing to plan during post-op."

Interested readers can learn more at the following URL: https://www.oralsurgery-sf.com/blog/. A broken or misaligned jaw can be a traumatic experience. Each personal story could carry details about emotional anguish. A professional maxillofacial surgeon in the Bay Area combines expertise and listening skills to help patients achieve better surgical outcomes. Patients throughout the Bay Area from San Jose to Pleasanton to Oakland can review the page for Dr. Rabinovich https://www.oralsurgery-sf.com/meet-dr-rabinovich/. Interested persons can learn more about Dr. Noah Sandler at https://www.oralsurgery-sf.com/sandler/. Those with dental implant problems can also visit https://www.sfdentalimplants.com/ as well as the Visage website at https://visage-sf.com/.

MAXILLOFACIAL SURGEON IN BAY AREA KNOWS EVERY PATIENT 'HAS A STORY'

Here is the background on this release. Traumatic stories may seem commonplace in the news, but if an individual experiences a personal ordeal, it can destroy their quality of life. A car crash resulting in a broken jaw or face can cause daily anguish for the victim. Missing teeth and diseased jawbones might be an embarrassment and destroy a persons' self-esteem. Before scheduling surgery, a maxillofacial surgeon may need to listen to a Bay Area residents’ story. An oral surgeon considers personal stories a central component to achieving successful jaw surgery. The type of physical and emotional discomfort can help secure a successful surgery plan. Discussions can include various types of maxillofacial surgery, including the following: orthognathic surgery, facial reconstruction, wisdom teeth removal, and dental implants. For these reasons, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery San Francisco announce a new milestone for the clinic blog page.

ABOUT ORAL AND MAXILLOFACIAL SURGERY SAN FRANCISCO

Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery San Francisco (http://www.oralsurgery-sf.com/) is located in the Financial District of the City. Under the direction of Dr. Alex Rabinovich, a Board Certified Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeon. Extensive training and years of focused oral surgery experience sets Alex Rabinovich MD DDS apart from the growing number of general dentists offering oral surgery and other dental procedures. Procedures include wisdom teeth extraction, Orthognathic or jaw surgery, sleep apnea mouth appliances, and dental implants. Dr. Rabinovich is also available for emergency oral surgery in the San Francisco environs. Oral Surgery San Francisco serves all neighborhoods in the city of San Francisco, including Pacific Heights, Russian Hill, and Noe Valley.

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Best hairspray for men by Da'Dude Surpasses 550 Reviews on Amazon.co.uk

best hairspray for men

Da’Hair Spray

Best mens hairspray

best mens hairspray

Best hairspray for men Amazon

Amazon UK reviews

Best hairspray for men Da’Hair Spray from Da’Dude has gained an average 4.4 rating on Amazon UK after 550 reviews.

I'm writing this review as after years of monkeying around with different hair products, I think I have found the right one for me”

— Amazon customer Gee S

LONDON, GREATER LONDON, UK, February 28, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Da’Hair Spray has reached a significant milestone with over 550 customer reviews on Amazon UK. The Da’Dude product has garnered a significant rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars. Most customers are delighted with the hair spray and continue to make Da'Dude a popular brand for men.

Da’Hair Spray keeps men’s hair in place all day due to its firm hold. Hairstyles can stand up to wind and even rain. Yet the spray doesn’t give a stiff or unnatural look. The hair isn’t limp either. It’s just perfectly styled all day. Da’Hair Spray provides a matte finish and leaves no residues on the hair.

This hair spray for men has a mild, zesty smell. It’s easy to remove at the end of the day with a brush or a wash. It offers great value for money. A few short sprays provide long-lasting results. The spray comes in a large 400ML bottle, this large size, gives more value to customers by lasting longer than cheaper brands.

Da’Hair Spray in the UK can be purchased on this link https://www.amazon.co.uk/DaDude-Hair-Spray-Men-Hairspray/dp/B00U6MROMO

Da’Dude who manufactures this hairspray is a family-owned manufacturer of men’s hair care products. They pride themselves on high-quality products and exceptional customer service. Visit their shop or learn more by clicking on https://www.dailymoss.com/how-to-use-hairspray-a-guide-for-men-by-dadude/

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Silicon Valley Institute Announces New Post for Robotic Hair Loss Surgery in San Francisco

Silicon Valley Hair Institute is proud to announce a new post for robotic hair loss surgery.

The ARTAS surgical system is a dream to work with. Even though I helped develop the robot, it continues to surprise me.”

— Miguel Canales, MD

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA, UNITED STATES, February 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Silicon Valley Hair Institute, a best-in-class clinic for hair loss mitigation in the San Francisco area at https://siliconvalleyhairinstitute.com/, is proud to announce a new post. New technology in the hair transplant arena can combine human knowledge and mechanical precision. The relationship may result in a thicker head of hair and a more youthful appearance.

"The ARTAS surgical system is a dream to work with. Even though I helped develop the robot, it continues to surprise me," explained Miguel Canales, MD. "Each hair transplant surgery is planned to help individual hair loss issues. Patients generally love the results and many have told me the post-op recovery is easier than they expected."

Men and women living in the Bay Area can review the post about robotic hair loss surgery from Silicon Valley Hair Institute https://siliconvalleyhairinstitute.com/if-you-want-a-robotic-hair-transplant-it-still-requires-a-surgeon-to-operate-it/. SVHI is one of the few clinics in the area to use the ARTAS hair transplant system. The hair transplant system can manage exceptional movements resulting in less scarring and a more natural appearance. Dr. Canales, a highly-skilled hair transplant surgeon, helped design and launch the ARTAS robot. Men and women ready to find hair loss solutions can contact Dr. Miguel Canales for a no-obligation consultation. SVHI is a 'full service' clinic supporting Bay Area residents with hair and skin rejuvenation. Interested persons can also visit the parallel cosmetic dermatology website at https://svaestheticderm.com/.

SURGEON-DRIVEN ROBOT 'RAISES THE BAR' FOR INNOVATIVE HAIR LOSS SURGERY IN SAN FRANCISCO AREA

Here is the background on this release. Silicon Valley technology continues to achieve medical breakthroughs in various surgical fields. Computerized devices have turned complicated surgeries into shorter, easier-to-manage procedures. Specifically, FUE/FUT hair transplant procedures can benefit from robotic hair loss surgery in San Francisco. A top hair transplant surgeon combined with a surgical robot can 'raise the bar' on patient results. Precise follicular hair extractions and transplantation can help diminish signs of scarring. A carefully planned surgery may result in a more natural appearance to the hairline. Post-op benefits for robotic hair loss surgery can include a comfortable and shorter recovery time. San Francisco residents ready to tackle hair loss can find a top surgeon and ARTAS robot nearby to help.

ABOUT THE SILICON VALLEY HAIR INSTITUTE

Silicon Valley Hair Institute (http://siliconvalleyhairinstitute.com/), under the leadership of top-rated California hair transplant surgeon Dr. Miguel Canales – is one of the best robotic hair transplant clinics in the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Canales provides both the FUT (FUT (Follicular Unit Transplant at http://siliconvalleyhairinstitute.com/fut-surgery/) and FUE hair transplant (Follicular Unit Extraction at http://siliconvalleyhairinstitute.com/fue-hair-transplant/) procedures. Dr. Canales is a top-rated hair transplant specialist for Bay Area residents. The Silicon Valley Hair Institute is a specialized hair clinic serving hair loss and hair restoration needs in San Francisco, San Jose, and the Silicon Valley Peninsula (Sunnyvale, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Los Altos, Menlo-Atherton, Redwood City, and beyond.). Dr. Canales also specializes in aesthetic hair restoration for females seeking eyebrow transplantation or hairline advancements.

Lee McDonald
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"Al Haroun" Movie.. The 1st trending in the Egyptian cinematography community

Producer Hosny Mahmoud

Producer Hosny Mahmoud

The Producer Hosny Mahmoud

The Producer Hosny Mahmoud

The Producer Hosny Mahmoud With the Movie Stars

The Producer Hosny Mahmoud With the Movie Stars

The Producer Hosny Mahmoud With the Movie actor

The Producer Hosny Mahmoud With the Movie actor

The Producer Hosny Mahmoud With the Movie actors

The Producer Hosny Mahmoud With the Movie actors

Egyptian Producer "Hosni Mahmoud" launches his new movie "Aal Haroun"

GIZA, DOKKI, EGYPT, February 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Egyptian young film producer Hosny Mahmoud has revealed details of his movie "Aal Haroun" (Aal Haroun ). The movie, which stars a group of celebrities, is supposed to be his second film as the first one has been adjourned due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

Mahmoud’s company, Moment Production, had begun preparations for his first film "Prominent Member" by Mustafa Hamdy, directed by Hassan Al-Sayed. However, the work was affected and halted several days before filming because of the pandemic.

The young producer revealed that he officially contracted with the participating celebrities for Al Haroun, adding that filming work will start within the coming few days. Al Haroun was set in a new exciting teaser framework with a work team that includes General Supervisor of Production Mohamed Kamal, Mahmoud El Shazly, Edward Nabil, Bahir El Shafei, and other production managers.

He added that it is likely that the negotiations on the “Prominent Member” film would resume at any moment after coordination with Hossam El Sayed within few days.

“Prominent Member" is an exciting and new film that is supposed to be shot on locations in Egypt and some European countries, where it is impossible to start shooting amid the current coronavirus crisis,” said Mahmoud, stressing that the film is still pending until providing effective factors to start working on it.

Talking about his career in the film industry, Mahmoud said in remarks to Al Youm Al Sabea (Youm7) newspaper that his passion for cinema pushed him to embark on this career, voicing his hope that his works could contribute to reviving this industry and improving the conditions of its workers, besides bringing back the Arab audience to the Egyptian cinematic art.

Despite the current crises the cinema industry goes through, he decided to contribute to reviving this industry inside Egypt, expressing his keenness to present a distinctive and new work that attracts audiences domestically and abroad. “This period is quite difficult for the production companies, but we try to not stop."

The step towards the cinematic production was taken three years ago, said Mahmoud, noting that he, however, suffered from some drawbacks due to the lack of sufficient experience in this industry.

Mahmoud added that he had waited for an appropriate timing and a distinguished idea to start with. It was settled that the first film that he would produce [Al Haroun] will star many brilliant names and great celebrities. Al Haroun was written by Ahmed Anwar and Mahmoud Jamaica and directed by Moataz Hossam.

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Fashion + Style Blogger Jaimie Tucker Creates Name in $46 Billion Dollar Mom Industry 'Mommy + Me Outfits' Niche

Meet Influencer – Lifestyle & Fashion Blogger – Jaimie Tucker

Jaimie Tucker Mommy + Me Images

Jaime Tucker Mommy + Me

In the $46 Billion Dollar Mom Industry, 'Mommy + Me' Outfits are Trending and Fashion + Style blogger, Jaimie Tucker is Creating Memorable Mommy + Me Moments.

Mommy and me is more than just fashion, it's an intimate moment that you share with your child!”

— Jaimie Tucker, CEO JaimieTucker.com

BOSTON, TX, UNITED STATES, February 27, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — "As a mother of two little girls, it's important for me to showcase the most authentic parts of my life and lifestyle. I enjoy fusing fashion and family and the 'Mommy + Me Outfit' niche has been so fun to explore! And … not to mention how popular it is with my audience. Women are having so much fun dressing their kids, and themselves too!"

Moms influence a huge portion of household spending, and the Mommy industry itself is 3Trillion annually in sales. For our family, I look for quality pieces that are functional, yet also add some fun to our days. It's exciting to then share them with my audience. There is so much creativity and passion in the mom community. I hope to influence other women in finding products that work for their families, and at the same time, bring them enjoyment.

"As a lifelong fashion lover, I had always dreamed of having daughters that I could share my interest in style with. My girls and I started having fun with matching outfits, and when I saw how much others were enjoying our images, I really got into it. Wearing matching looks make everyday moments feel special and playful. I hope my daughters continue to enjoy 'twinning' for some time!" says Tucker.

Tucker's content now ranking on the first page of Google when searching for keywords related to 'Mommy + Me Outfits,' Tucker realizes that she has created a successful persona in the 'Mommy + Me' niche. Her 'Mommy + Me' content also ranking highly among other search words.

The Mommy + Me category is not just a product niche, it's largely about special moments and creating memories. When a mom decides to purchase matching outfits for herself and her children, chances are there is a special event or moment she is looking to make extra special. There is an emotional connection between what she and her children are wearing and their lives on that day.

"Mommy and me is more than just fashion, it's an intimate moment that you share with your child!"

I admire several of the brands in the space and get inspiration from their artistic vision of the intimate mother and daughter moment. It goes beyond style."

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What is Enlightenment?

What is Enlightenment?

Dr. Robert Puff, Ph.D.

Hosted by Dr. Robert Puff, Ph.D.

Happiness Podcast

In the West, we often refer to enlightenment as self-actualization.

NEWPORT BEACH, CALIFORNIA, USA, February 26, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Enlightenment is a term that feels elusive for many. We may have images of a Hindu guru, sitting on top of a mountain contemplating the universe. Or a Buddhist monk living in a monastery, meditating daily. Or, maybe even in your own life, you’ve had moments that are intense or mystical and have caused you to feel enlightenment, just for a moment.

One of my favorite definitions of enlightenment is from Lao Tzu, who references enlightenment as the Tao. “The Tao that can be told is not the eternal Tao. The name that can be named is not the eternal name.”

This definition may not seem helpful if you’re seeking a more concrete definition of enlightenment is, versus what enlightenment is not. Today we’ll provide a more tangible definition of this feeling and existence.

In the West, we often refer to enlightenment as self-actualization. Whatever verbiage we use, the ultimate understanding of enlightenment is this: it’s the highest level we can reach as humans, in our lifetime. Whether it’s through our own experiences of living at such an exquisite level or someone else’s experience who’ve we met or read about, that seems to be flowing with life. These experiences can seem vague or unclear to those who haven’t experienced them firsthand. Is there a definition for enlightenment that is more tangible and allows us to know when we’ve reached the highest level of being?

Lao Tzu was correct in saying that enlightenment cannot be described, but I believe we can paint a picture of it. For example, if you’ve ever been to the Grand Canyon before, it’s hard to describe how vast and beautiful it is. But you might be able to paint a picture of it that will better capture its beauty. Today, I’m going to paint a picture of enlightenment.

Similar to the Grand Canyon, enlightenment is infinite and massive. And by painting enlightenment today, I’ll provide a clue into what enlightenment is. Through my journey in life, the most accurate definition of enlightenment I’ve found is this: enlightenment is the radical acceptance of what is.

So what does this mean, and how can I apply this to my life?

Let’s begin with the question: why do we struggle? We struggle because we fight against what is. What that means is, we may not like or be comfortable with what is happening right now in our lives or in the world, so we fight against it. We have expectations, desires, and fears about the way things should and should not go in our lives. And when our lives don’t go the way we expect them to, we get upset, angry, or sad and disrupt our inner peace. Our own expectations create discord and disharmony inside of us because life sometimes has other plans than the ones we’ve created. As a result, these negative emotions get in the way of our ability to simply flow with life.

Even when we’ve done everything we can to stay in control of everything, and life says ‘I’ve got other plans in mind,’ we find ourselves at a common crossroads – do we stay at peace and accept what is, or choose to fight against it?

The opportunity to choose radical acceptance presents itself several times throughout our days. And if we choose it, that path will create enlightenment or enlightened moments. If we ignore that path, we will face discontent and disrupted inner peace.

Let’s look at some examples to better illustrate enlightened moments and unenlightened moments, and examine how we can use radical acceptance to help our lives run better throughout the day.

Didn’t sleep well last night

There are some nights where it’s impossible to get a full eight hours. Let’s say, you wake up after only sleeping for two hours the night before. If you were to fight against this undesirable scenario your first thought may be “this is horrible” or “I’m going to be exhausted today, or get a headache later on.” These thoughts are so common, especially when we’re sleep-deprived.

If you lead with radical acceptance, your first thought may be “‘Oh, I didn’t sleep much last night, I wonder what today will look like. I’m okay right now, so I’ll just focus on this moment.” The key difference here is accepting what is out of your control.

Getting stuck in traffic on the way to work

Getting stuck in traffic is never fun, especially when you’re on your way to work. An unenlightened response to this situation may be wondering if you’re going to get in trouble, or ask the question “why me?” You may even beep your horn along with everyone else.

Leading with radical acceptance would look like accepting the fact that you’re going to be late, and there’s nothing you can do about it. Once you accept this fact, you can decide how you want to spend your extra 30 minutes. Instead of getting frustrated, you choose to listen to a podcast or listen to music to make the time more useful, and maybe even enjoyable.

When you arrive at work, you find out you’re getting laid off

This news is really tough, and of course, is going to cause some negative emotions. A person who is fighting against life may find themselves in a tailspin wondering if they’ll ever find work again or be able to pay their rent or mortgage. Someone who practices radical acceptance will also be sad or even angry. But, they are able to find rational thought in these moments – I need to pack up my things, I have enough money saved up for the essentials, and I’ll start looking for new work. They may even think that this moment could lead to a better opportunity or new adventure.

Your partner leaves you

This is devastating, no matter how often you practice radical acceptance. Negative emotions will come up no matter what. If you are someone who normally chooses to fight against life’s plans you may drink too much, or seek other unhealthy coping mechanisms to help ease the pain. If you choose radical acceptance, you will still feel anger and deep sadness. And through those feelings, you will still be able to take a breath, and focus on the moment. That may be as simple as cooking a meal or calling a friend. The key here is to take each moment as they come and do your best to get through it.

When we radically accept what is, we’re able to stop fighting life, and instead, flow with life. It’s not a state of passivity, but after we do what is in our control, we take a deep breath and do our best to accept the current situation, even if it wasn’t planned. This new thought process of knowing that we can handle anything that life throws at us will open us up to new opportunities. When a relationship ends, or we lose a job, we don’t force those doors to reopen, we seek new doors.

When we stop fighting what is, we start to experience life with a deep sense of peace. Radical acceptance presents the opportunity to look out at the world, in times of joy and disappointment, and say all is well.

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Source: EIN Presswire

Applied Biology and Samel to Inaugurate the First COVID-19 Clinical Research Center in the Brazilian Amazon State

EMERGENT VARIANTS OF SARS-COV-2 IN THE BRAZILIAN AMAZON PRESENT UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY TO STUDY TREATMENTS FOR COVID-19

IRVINE, CA, USA, February 26, 2021 /EINPresswire.com/ — Applied Biology today announced its partnership with Samel – the leading hospital healthcare group in the Brazilian Amazon state.

The Brazilian Amazon state has been a focal point for the emergence of new SARS-CoV-2 variants. Some of the newly emergent strains such as the P1 variant are feared to render treatments and vaccinations significantly less effective. As such, establishing a clinical research center to study emerging variants of SARS-CoV-2 is essential to halt the worldwide pandemic.

According to Dr. Andy Goren, Chief Medical Officer of Applied Biology: “the newly discovered SARS-CoV-2 variants in the Brazilian Amazon are a significant cause of concern in the evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic. We are currently studying a novel anti-androgen as a potential treatment for the newly discovered SARS-CoV-2 variants. We are exploring the expansion of our COVID-19 studies to vaccines.”

According to Luis Alberto Nicolau, CEO of the Samel Group: “our state of the art hospital facility has proven invaluable in saving lives during the first wave of the Pandemic. Combing our knowledge and quality of care with the scientific breakthroughs introduced by Applied Biology, we strive to become a key clinical research center for COVID-19.”

According to Dr. Daniel Fonseca, Medical Director of the Samel Group: “following our collaboration with Dr. Andy Goren in conducting the anti-androgen hospitalized patients study, we have developed the scientific and medical infrastructure to extend our studies to breakthrough therapeutics and vaccines for the treatment of COVID-19.”

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Founded in 2002, Applied Biology, Inc. (www.appliedbiology.com), headquartered in Irvine, California, is a biotechnology company specializing in hair and skin science. Applied Biology develops breakthrough drugs and medical devices for the treatment of androgen mediated dermatological conditions. Applied Biology's R&D pipeline includes a topically applied prophylactic treatment for chemotherapy induced alopecia; a novel diagnostic device that can aid dermatologists in identifying non-responders to topical minoxidil; an adjuvant therapy for non-responders to topical minoxidil; and a novel therapy for female pattern hair loss.

ABOUT SAMEL GROUP
With more than 40 years of experience in Manaus being a health insurance provider business and hospital with six units – Hospital Samel; Hospital Oscar Nicolau; Hospital Boulevard; Getúlio Vargas Medical Center; São José Medical Center and Via Norte Medical Center – located in different areas of the city, and a seventh hospital unit that is under construction in the Aleixo neighborhood, scheduled to open in 2022, Samel is a genuinely Amazonian group that contributes to the development of the region and is engaged in several projects that benefit local society. With a highly specialized multidisciplinary team that offers 24-hour medical assistance to its more than 110 thousand clients, Samel has certifications that attest to the efficiency of its processes, demonstrating standards of excellence and safety for its clients and professionals at national and international level.

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