The invincible vegan myth

I am guilty of perpetuating the myth that vegans are invisible. Although I fully believe that a whole foods plant based diet is optimal for health and living a compassionate lifestyle is optimal for peace of mind and the environment, I am still susceptible to the occasional flu virus. One of the “selling” points to…

High raw May

For the month of May I’ve decided to challenge myself to eat high raw for the whole month with the following disclaimers: Every Wednesday (weather permitting) is a food truck event called Walnut Wednesday and I will be supporting the vegan food trucks Wild Spork and Mobite Products LLC May 5th and 10th I’m going…

High raw lifestyle plan

I’ve been thinking about how I want to eat going forward. After my last post about processed foods. I realize I have to eat in a way that supports my overall health not just my waistline. I was fully raw for 8 months from November 2016 to July 2017 and I felt great. I liked…

The importance of exercise

I have to confess, I don’t exercise. I know I should since I spend the majority of my day sitting. I sit all day at work and then I go home and sit some more. Although I’ve managed to maintain the majority of my 61 pound weight loss for two years, I used to exercise…

Processed foods

I have a confession, in the past 9 months I’ve gained back about 25 of the 61lbs I lost after my juice cleanse. The main reason is because I’ve been eating more processed foods, not every once in a while but damn near every day. One big misconception is that just because it’s vegan it…

I’m no longer vegan: giving up the vegan label

Amiss the controversy over popular vegans going back to eating animal products, there is a surge of people choosing to stop calling themselves vegan while maintaining a vegan lifestyle. One of the reasons for this is vegan extremist. These vegans can be seen in the comment section of social media posts from new vegans who…

My vegan journey

My vegan journey started April 2010. At this time in my life I was an active alcoholic and smoking a pack and a half of cigarettes a day. I decided adopting a vegan lifestyle would balance out my excessive drinking and smoking. I know my logic was way off, but I remained vegan until January…

Spring cleaning and reflection

I have decided to put my seasonal guided juice cleanses on hiatus until I can execute them in the manor I had envisioned. I really want to create an experience where the participant feels informed and supported through the process.  I have to be transparent and admit that I rushed into starting the juice cleanses…

Spring Cleansing 7 day juice cleanse

The spring cleansing 7 day juice cleanse starts March 16, 2019. This cleanse will focus on celery based juices. The benefits of celery juice are: High in vitamin K Has anti-inflammatory properties Has magnesium and potassium Hydrating High in vitamin C By signing up you will receive: Exclusive videos Juice recipes A free copy of…

Happy veganniversary to me!

March 12, 2012, the day I went vegan for good. I went vegan in April 2010, but I only stayed vegan for less than a year. I will talk more about that in my next post. I watched the DVD Eating 3rd Edition by Mike Anderson and I decided that I wanted to be vegan…