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The in-fighting has to stop.
I read an article a couple of weeks ago about how if vegans stopped fighting against the HSUS the factory farming industry would have a real situation on its hands. This article got me thinking about all of the vegan in-fighting that I’ve seen since I’ve become vegan and it made me much more aware of how much of it is going on around me right now. All I can say is this: We are on the...
In the last couple of months I’ve read the following: Beauty Queens by Libba Bray The $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau Meditations by Marcus Aurelius Beauty Queens is a YA book about teen beauty queens who get stranded on an island and caught up in government conspiracy. While the book is definitely written towards teens the concept was cool and I ended up enjoying it. The $100 Startup...
Bookshelf Porn →
Why did I not know about this before?! I had so much potential for my life. Now I’ll be spending it down the rabbit hole that is this website.
2012 Book Update
It’s been a while since I’ve written an update to the books I’ve been reading so far in 2012 - mostly because I haven’t had much time to read :( Also, I’ve been sort of unmotivated to read a full book, opting for lots of magazines and blog reading. However, I’m back in action, vowing to read a book a week for a while (we’ll see how long that lasts). I...
I sent out a recurring meeting request for Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10am - 10:10am to everyone in the wellness group so that we could get up from our desks for our breaks and take a nice walk around the building. What started as 2-3 people is growing every week - yesterday we had 7 people join us for our walk. Not bad numbers considering much of our office isn’t even in by 10am....
Running for Wellness
Took some people from the wellness group on a run last week. One of the girls ran her first mile without stopping for the first time in her life! The other ran the entire 2.5 miles without stopping when just 6 months ago he couldn’t go more than .5 without being out of breath and in pain! So exciting to see progress in the people that are trusting me to guide their journey to better health...
Wellness Warriors - First Meeting
Today was the first Wellness Warriors meeting at work. I had a great turnout (20 people in a company of 70) and everyone seemed really excited about it. Today was just informational - I also handed out a survey to see what the needs of the group were. Looking forward to reading through the surveys and planning our first meetings and activities!
Paying it Foward →
More risks, bigger leaps, making a difference one small step at a time. Check out my newest story involving my Leapyear Project.
Hunger Games Trilogy = Done.
I finished up the Hunger Games trilogy this weekend. Even though I have some serious problems with the third book, Mockingjay, overall, it was a great series. I have to say that one reason I take issue is because it becomes more like Harry Potter in the third book. Katniss being all self-pitying and assuming that everyone does everything because of her and that all of the catastrophic events are...
Wellness Group is a Go
I got the green light from my boss today to start my wellness group at work. I’m so excited to start sharing my knowledge with my coworkers - as many of them have been very curious about health and wellness topics lately. I’ve been getting a lot of the same questions so I finally reached out to my boss about starting this group. After some planning and discussion I got the ok to start...
Another book bites the dust...
I finished up another book this weekend: Catching Fire - the 2nd in the Hunger Games trilogy - I also started the 3rd - Mockingjay. I’m really pleased with my reading progress so far this year. I feel like I might actually read all of the books I wanted to this year, which is great because then I can start adding new titles! Any suggestions?
Serious Eats - Vegan Experience Wrap-Up →
Some very interesting final thoughts from a writer at Serious Eats who went vegan for a month. Be sure to check this out!
Leapyear Project on Cowbird →
Hi everyone! Just wanted to let you know that I’ll be posting a lot of my day-to-day experiences involving my Leapyear Project over on Cowbird. It’s a fantastic site and it allows for a beautiful storytelling experience! I hope you’ll take a look and follow my journey throughout this year!
One Weight at a Time →
My first steps towards achieving my Leapyear project goals.
So, yesterday I stumbled upon this movement called The Leap Year Project. If you want to read up on the whole thing, you can check out their site, but basically it boils down to finding something that is a risk for you and taking the LEAP! into it this year (as 2012 is a leap year). For me, it couldn’t have come at a better time. My rage was set off yesterday by the announcement that Susan...
Susan G. Komen Pulls Planned Parenthood Funding →
Ok, this really rubs me the wrong way. Firstly, SGK has already ‘pinkwashed’ everything possible - thereby profiting from a serious disease which they are supposed to be helping finding a cure for. Now, they’ve decided to pull funding for an organization that uses those monies for breast cancer exams for low-income women. Nice work SGK - just what we need, a bigger gap between...
Enjoying the taste of peace since 2011.
Megan Amram: Paula Deen’s Health Food Cook Book →
meganamram: Recently, Paula Deen has admitted that she’s had Type II Diabetes for years. Accordingly, she’s putting out a cookbook of healthy food. Here are some excerpts! FRUIT SALAD INGREDIENTS: 1 lb. bag of Skittles 3 cups ranch dressing DIRECTIONS: Mix well. Serve room temperature. -
Eat Vegan. Bitches. →
As if more evidence for a vegan/vegetarian diet is needed. Just read this and stop eating meat already. Seriously.
Tuesday Yoga Giveaway: Halfmoon Yoga Products →
First Book Done
I got hooked on Hunger Games and stayed up until 3am to finish it this morning. First book of 2012 done..yes!
Collection of Yoga Poses & Videos →
This is an awesome library of yoga poses and videos. I wish I would’ve found this sooner!
Health & Fitness Goals for 2012
This is by no means a complete list, but it is a good base for me to start with. Some of these goals I want to accomplish by my birthday (March 1st), others are year-long goals. Again, I will continuously add to this list as I find goals I want to reach. Do 7 consecutive pull-ups (March 1). Do 50 consecutive push-ups (March 1). Do a back walkover unassisted. Do a handstand push-up. Do a...
Health & Fitness Achievements in 2011
Continuing my post series on year-end wrap-up/new year goals I wanted to revisit some of my fitness achievements from 2011. It was a big year for me as far as fitness and nutrition goes and I hope that 2012 will be even bigger and better. Here are a few things I accomplished this year with regards to my personal health and fitness: Ran 4 races including: 2 5k, 1 5.2k trail race, and...
Books to Read in 2012
As promised, here is the list of books I want to read in 2012 (in no particular order): The Price of Salt by Patricia Highsmith The China Study by Thomas M. Campbell II & T. Colin Campbell 30-Day Vegan Challenge by Colleen Patrick-Goudreau Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins Alcestis by Katharine Beutner Anything by Malinda Lo that comes out in 2012 Re-read some Greek Mythology...
Books I Read in 2011
As part of my end-of-year wrap-up/goals setting I will be revisiting the books I read this year and then starting my books-to-read list for 2012. I will be doing a similar wrap-up for other areas of my life each day this week. I find this is a good exercise in remembering where I’ve been, so that I can know where I’m going. This is what I read in 2011: Ash by Malinda Lo The Huntress...
Murder begets murder. Violence begets violence. Anger begets anger. Therefore we...– Ashley N. Flitter
The words of a wise man’s mouth win him favor, but the lips of a fool consume...– Ecclesiastes 10:12
Just “lean into it”. It’s not an all or nothing endeavor, and...
Health, excellent or ill, is passed to our children not through our genes but...
My mind whirs with thoughts of my impending doom. Information overload. News. Music. Videos. I no longer think. Only absorb. The buzz is so loud. So negative. So depressing. I exist to act. To think. To Feel. My mind is singing with thoughts of my impending existence.