The Vegan Diet: A Modern Fad or a Logical Path Forward? At this moment in history, many of us are fortunate enough to be able to shift our focus away from mere survival, towards how to best manage our resources to sustain ourselves and the planet. It is at this crossroad of survival and sustainability that we often find ourselves facing a dietary divide; a philosophical
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Thinking of Going Vegan? If you are on the fence about going vegan, or even just peeking over the fence, wondering what all the noise is about, I can share with you some key understandings I have accumulated, after about twenty years of consciously excluding animal products from my life. There is no one path to follow, and mine certainly is not “the way” to the
A Vegan Yogurt Quandary I love GT’s plain coconut yogurt, and I usually stock up at the co-op, about 30 minutes away. But, since grocery-getting routines have been a bit different during pandemic life, I decided to play around with making my own healthy yogurt, using the Instant Pot. Since I don’t have access to any fresh, raw coconuts, I decided to try cashew. I probably
Who Doesn’t Love a Good Challenge? In 2009, at thirty-six years old and a little over four years into my “health journey,” I guess I was primed for a challenge. I had already released over 100 pounds and maintained good habits for quite a few years. My “good habits” consisted of eating a fairly balanced vegan diet, being mindful of calories and not overeating, and getting
Why a Wellness Wheel? If you have ever seen a wellness professional, or delved into the process of finding balance in your life, you probably have experience with some variation of the Wheel of Wellness, Wellness Wheel, or Wheel of Life exercise. Many personal development exercises have crossed my path at various times in my life, but it was not until I began my graduate studies,