A beautifully articulated stance on how it’s never too early to begin teaching our kids about living consciously and compassionately. Flawless delivery by vegan author, Ruby Roth. Check her out at www.WeDontEatAnimals.com
The time has come…let go of your old, worn out Chinese take-out containers. They have served their purpose, but it’s time to move on. Plus, they’ll never compare to a really nice set of matching tupperware. Your new vegan lifestyle will require some preparation Continue reading 3 Items That Every New Vegan Should Invest In
As I sit in a Barnes & Nobles cafe, daydreaming about having my own book on the shelves, I find myself eaves-dropping on a mother bickering with her daughter over lunch. The little girl was eating chicken noodle soup and she was putting up a fit because of all the vegetables. In a frustrated effort to get her daughter to eat the soup, the mother proceeded to pick out every piece of carrot and celery until there was nothing left but chicken and sodium-filled broth.
I felt a bit of anxiety wash over me as I listened to this mother being defeated by a 7-year old. Never mind my feelings about the chicken…I was more disturbed by how much this little girl seemed to hate the only healthy part of her meal. Where did she develop these feelings towards vegetables? I was not raised vegan, but I certainly don’t remember hating vegetables so much!
Perhaps it was none of my business, but it did give me motivation to continue my writing and get my work out there. Kids need a character who makes fruits and veggies fun! Vegan kids especially need a superhero! A character who makes them feel normal, even if their friends at school might be eating different things. The ultimate victory would be to create a character who makes veganism appealing to non-vegan kids. Veggie Vero is coming! Illustrations are in the works and when I do get published, my lovely followers will be the first to know! Until then, keep following my journey!
Got ideas for my vegan superhero? Email me or leave it in the comments 😉
FYI: That adorable vegan comic artwork was done by Alba Paris, an artist who’s website is dedicated to vegan products and accessories. She sells cruelty-free tee’s, tanks, bags, home goods, and more, all featuring her very own artwork. Best of all, she donates 10% of each purchase to animal related charities or sanctuaries. Check it out at www.AlbaParisArt.com
Veganism is being embraced by some influential people! I noticed in this video that while Russell Simmons deeply cares about animal rights and compassionate living, he realizes that not everybody shares those feelings…so instead of ‘guilting’ people into joining the movement, he’s focusing more on the health aspects of veganism. Brilliant!
Before going vegan, there were certain health benefits I already expected such as weight loss, increased energy and a healthier heart. What a pleasant surprise it was to discover that I was also getting a better quality sleep at night! I researched this secret benefit as soon as it came to my attention. Apparently the key to a great night’s sleep had been under our nose all along! Continue reading Why Vegans Get a Better Sleep (Including Kids!)
I’d like to prepare you for some of the issues you might encounter on your journey to veganism. If you’re living alone, this first part won’t apply to you. I can’t stress this enough…try your best to Continue reading Vegan Hurdles
You can not un-see what you’ve seen. Once the images of animal abuse and torture are in front of you, there’s only two options; turn a ‘blind eye’ or adjust your lifestyle to match your morals. It’s a touchy subject because there is an element of guilt and shame involved. How do you tell your friends and family that you can’t eat meat at the annual BBQ without making them feel judged? The answer is simple Continue reading Every Vegan Counts
Okay, let’s address one of the most common questions that a vegan is asked by meat-eaters…”So what do you eat?” As a vegan, it will be tough to resist a condescending answer such as “Um, everything except rotting animal carcass.” However, you will not be doing any good with an answer like that. Believe it or not, how you respond to this question could be enough to plant the seed of curiosity in a potential vegan. Continue reading How To Properly Answer The Question: “so, what do you eat?”
“Stay open minded.” Three simple words that could possibly be the trick to finding enlightenment. Think of all the possibilities this world has to offer, if only we are open to it. We’re born open minded…like a blank canvas, ready to be filled in with the colors, textures, and patterns that our journey will bring. But what happens when the canvas fills up? After 30 years of living, does our canvas have space left for more? I say yes…stay open minded. Flip the canvas over and begin to fill up the back. When that’s used up, if you’re still alive, paint on the edges!
The point is, never stop seeking knowledge. Of course, the desire to learn new things means the possibility of having to admit when you’ve been wrong. In order to eliminate meat and dairy, I had to unlearn half a lifetime of dietary knowledge. I had to unlearn the “food pyramid.” I had to acknowledge that cow’s milk (the very thing I was taught would make my bones stronger) is not even meant to be consumed by my own species. It’s a hard pill to swallow…no pun intended.
My blogs are about becoming vegan. The challenges you’ll face, the rewards you’ll reap, and everything in between. My blogs are meant for those who are already aware of the atrocities forced upon the animals of this planet, and who wish to no longer be a part of the problem…but maybe need some help getting started.
Veganism is not a diet, it’s a lifestyle. It’s simply a choice to live compassionately…for the good of our planet and for the good of our health! Need advice? Email Me. I’d love to hear about your journey!