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What I eat in a day

What I eat in a day

I love watching “What I eat in a day” videos on YouTube, especially when I first toyed with the thought of being vegan, and I’ve always been a little sad that I couldn’t really do my own. Writing is where I shine, and I seriously […]

5 surefire ways to handle critics on a vegan diet

5 surefire ways to handle critics on a vegan diet

Critics are the worst Being vegan is hard. Yes, making delicious new recipes and feeling so great is amazing. I can even handle the hunger, cravings, and having no idea what to cook. But as soon as people start criticizing my decisions, I get frustrated […]

Why doesn’t meditation work for me?

Why doesn’t meditation work for me?

The wrong impression Meditation makes me think of monks sitting far away in a monastery in the mountains. They sit with hands in lap, cross-legged on the floor. With closed eyes, they murmur, “Om,” over and over again, dragging it out. Seriously, I thought that […]

Practicing Gratitude

Practicing Gratitude

The problem Recently, I’ve really needed some good vibes. For some reasons, even though things are working out alright, I’m not content. I find myself seeing other lives and wishing I have it like them. It’s far too easy for me to get caught up […]

Vegan Challenge: Final Thoughts

Vegan Challenge: Final Thoughts

My experience This vegan challenge has been interesting, to say the least. For those of you who don’t know, I have been embarking on a vegan challenge for 30 days. At first, I kept it simple. One vegan meal a day. As I continued, it […]

Keeping perspective through hardships

Keeping perspective through hardships

Sometimes life is really hard. I’m not here to pretend life is just sunshine and daisies. Yes, I believe there are tons of those happy moments, but I won’t pretend there aren’t tons of unhappy moments. Sometimes it just sucks. When I was 17, my […]

Day 10: find a supporter

Day 10: find a supporter

It’s been a while! I figured it had been a while since I had updated you on my challenge, so here are some thoughts that have been jostling around my head. Today, I watched a documentary on YouTube called “Vegan: Everyday Stories” by Northwest Veg. […]

Day 3: watermelon

Day 3: watermelon

Can I just say, I frickin’ love watermelon? Now that it’s the summer, it’s in season, and I’ve gotten a pretty strong craving for this delicious melon…all the time. Not only is it delicious, but it’s super hydrating. For my vegan meal, I kept it simple […]

Day 2: vegan salad

Day 2: vegan salad

I have some romaine heads that are going to be bad soon, so I thought a salad would be perfect for an easy vegan meal. The great thing about salads is that you can put practically anything in there and have it taste good. So […]

Day 1: green smoothie

Day 1: green smoothie

On day one of this challenge, I decided to keep it simple and start with a smoothie. I love smoothies, and they seem to be a staple for vegans, so I went with it. I threw in some bananas, pitted dates, a little lime juice, […]