Cruelty Free and Vegan Pedicures

Cruelty Free and Vegan Pedicures

I have avoided writing about this topic because, to tell you the truth, I find it very confusing. When I first started to tell people that I was vegan, I was  talking mainly about my food intake. I , like many others, was in the dark about what being vegan really means.  There was so much to deal with in just making the correct food choices. I did not spend that much time thinking about other non vegan products that …

Quebec and Its Fur Farming Industry

Quebec and Its Fur Farming Industry

The Ghosts in Our Machine is one of my all time favorite documentaries about  cruel nonhuman animal consumption for profit industries around the world. In one of the opening scenes of the movie,  Jo-Anne McArthur, photojournalist extraordinaire,   is seen driving to a fur farm in Sweden in the early hours of the morning  in order enter the buildings and take pictures of the enslaved, mistreated, ill and frightened  foxes who are being exploited …

Plant Strong at the Engine2Diet Weekend Retreat

Plant Strong at the Engine2Diet Weekend Retreat

Well, it was amazing, uplifting, informative and hopeful. I don’t know any other way to describe it.

In my quest to be the strongest, healthiest person I can be-the best me, I have done quite a bit of research on plant based eating. We already know that one can love junk food and still be vegan. This is not what I want for myself or anyone else who lives on this planet, vegan or not.

In watching Forks Over Knives

How to have a plant based garden party without making any food

How to have a plant based garden party without making any food

Unbeknownst to me, my husband was plotting behind my back to host a little garden party.   By the time I found out about it, there was no turning back. People had been invited and some had accepted and the party was to take place in seven days. Anyone who knows me well is aware that I love to give parties and that when I decide to have one, I go all out. From the menu, to the drinks I plan …

Dr. Esselstyn and the health of our heart

Dr. Esselstyn and the health of our heart

Boy, is there ever a lot of information out there about how to eat and be healthy-to live up to our own personal potential. Medical doctors, who once knew nothing about nutrition are weighing in on this issue which, in the short and long term, affects every one of us. Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, an ever present voice in the vegan community mentioned in one of her Food for Thought Podcasts, that the desire to enjoy good health is universal- …

Bees Are Buzzing Around This Vegan’s Head

Bees Are Buzzing Around This Vegan’s Head

I will be the first to admit that I don’t know much about bees. I probably have not thought much about bees over the course of my lifetime. I know that there are bees who sting and bees who don’t.  I thought that all bees produce honey, which I now know is not true. It is really the honeybee who makes the honey that is sold commercially throughout the world. Bees pollinate our plants to keep the cycle of growth …