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Karen Driscoll
Works at http://www.veganchocolate.com.au
Attended Australian Defence Force Academy
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Exactly what is so extreme about wanting to live my life with as little harm to other beings as possible???
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Absolutely nothing!
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I'm sitting at my desk and just realised I am in overwhelm~~ so many tasks everywhere I look. So, how do I move through this and make progress in the day??
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I'm feeling energised and exhausted tonight. Energised because I feel as though I have embarked on a new phase of the entrepreneurial journey and the exploration of business as an expression of spirit and ethics. Exhausted, well, deep self analysis and support of others over three days and then coming home and serving the needs of the 7 other people in my family takes a lot of energy (am I only just discovering this?? Ha!)

Over the top of the energised and exhausted feelings is an incredible sense of gratitude for the experiences that have led me to being a part of the latest intake of the School for Social Entrepreneurs and for being invited to take up the opportuntiy to participate.

I am so blessed.
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So, everyone except for me and the 4 year old are out tonight...I wasn't going to bother cooking just for myself tonight, but I decided I am SO worth the effort. Oh Bliss!! I'm so glad I did it cause now I am about to sit down to Sauteed Mushrooms with Kale, Bok Choy, and baby spinach and a side salad of lettuce, beetroot, daikon and carrot.
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Unfortunately this is the reality for most chickens:
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Horrible and cruel...
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It's Take Action Tuesday...... Here's Three Ways You Can Take Action
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It's the Driscoll Family Chocolate Road Trip! Taking the chocolate and the kids on the road from Melbourne to Queensland. Stopping at Newcastle, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Byron Bay....WAHOOOOO
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Tell me more Karen!! Where will you be on display on the Sunshine Coast?
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I am heading to bed tonight with a great weight on my mind, an overwhelming saddness at how cruel humans are to each other (triggered by bullying by other kids towards my 12 year old son who has Aspergers).

It leads me to worry that if we are so cruel to our own kind ~even if they are a little different~ will attitudes ever change to the way humans view and treat the non-human animals that we share this planet with?

They are deep thoughts that lay over my own troubled heart and over it all is such a heavy love.
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Thanks +Raw Food . We've shared that video and infact our whole business model is one that allows us to promote kindness and a do no harm life. Our social enterprise runs free dinners, cooking classes and we make vegan chocolate as well.

I understand what you mean about crying with empathy and compassion!
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Sunday night dinner...where to go??? Loving Hut vegan, Yong Green Food, or Vegie Bar???? I have to say that Melbourne has a great range of choices when it comes to going out when you're a vegan! What's it like where you live ~ do you have a favourite vegan eatery??
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I just moved to Germany, a small town called Buxtehude. Yes it really exists:) not really on the vegan restaurant map though. Had a vegan pizza and the Indian restaurant has 1 vegan dish.....I'm cooking myself at the moment ;-)
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Watching others go through their life's lessons is almost as painful sometimes as going through them yourself!
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This is one happy chicken! Scratching in the grass in the sunshine ...kind of makes me happy too. But the happy life in my backyard that our lovely rescued chicken friends live is a whole world away from what most chickens in Australia endure.
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We make Australia'a premium vegan chocolate and support amazing vegan charities!
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  • http://www.veganchocolate.com.au
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Vegan Chocolate
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Introduction
Life is sweet and sometimes all to short so I've decided to really enjoy it!  

I am:
  • Using business to create social change and to support charity,
  • Wife to my life partner and business partner, mother and step mother to 6 amazing kids, 
  • A passionate vegan and undercover karaoke addict (did I just write that out loud??).
  • Passionate about the amazing animal rights and welfare charities we support with our vegan chocolate endeavour.
http://www.veganchocolate.com.au

  • Passionate about using the best raw cacao in the world and providing it to the wonderful people who love raw vegan chocolate in Australia!!!
  • Passionate about my family - hubby Andrew, our 6 amazing kids and our extended family!
If you would like to use a beautiful, wild heritage raw cacao let me know:
chocolate@veganchocolate.com.au


I live in Melbourne, Australia and run our own business which is the one stop Raw Chocolate shop ~ classes, supplies and products for making chocolate.

When I can I love reading, gaming and am a total nerd for all techy toys and new things (oh and karaoke...)
Bragging rights
Still own my original book on how to Crack A Million on PacMan
Education
  • Australian Defence Force Academy