Recently I feel I have entered into one of the happiest periods in my life. (My new job is the culprit and I want to write more about it soon and what it is teaching me) but I have been thinking about some helpful vegan things I’ve learned recently that I wanted to share with you guys. So let’s get started! (as they say on youtube).
1. Gary Yourofsky
I have been watching the youtube channel of vegan animal liberationist Gary Yourofsky.
Wow, why hadn’t I watched him before?! I thought the whole “Best Speech Ever” thing was just gonna be boring stuff I already knew about veganism, but I didn’t understand that I was dealing with the most powerful, convicted, charismatic speaker about veganism I’d ever heard. He gets animal rights on such a gut level that you can’t help but agree with him that it makes perfect sense. He explains everything so clearly. And he’s not afraid to tell the truth no matter who he is speaking to.
That’s one thing I have struggled with–telling the horrific truth to people I come in contact with. I try to soften it for them a lot so they don’t become ashamed of themselves and feel attacked. But I don’t want to do that anymore. I want to tell people the truth and get them to see it too. I don’t want to lead by example anymore. In fact, I’ve never liked the idea of not speaking up and just letting people come to me when they are ready to turn vegan. I want to explain it to people and make them change. Most people think that is impossible, but Gary does it. I have been learning so much from him about how to be a better activist.
I am gonna keep watching him and read the articles on his website adaptt.org and get better.
2. The Importance of Sleep
I have a night job now and finally I get how important sleep is. In a way, this is a great experience because when I go back to focusing on my health over focusing on my exciting new job, I will finally give REST the respect it deserves and get early nights like Durianrider is alway saying.
3. Vegan Fruitarians
Guys, if you are at all interested in healing your body and the frontiers of extreme health, get thyself over to the group on Facebook Vegan Fruitarians. There you can get the expert guidance and trouble shooting of Squeegee Beckenheim of “How I Cured Myself From the Suicide Disease” fame and Natalie Lenka of “I Felt Alive for the First Time in my Life” fame (both people who cured themselves of allegedly incurable diseases on a raw vegan diet). This group is where it’s all going down!!! So don’t ask me…join them.
Recently I have been experimenting with more starch and even though I thought I was loving eating so many mashed potatoes and vegan gravy for a while, eventually I just had to admit that I wasn’t really feeling ideal on it, so I’m going back to my old ways of more fruit based than starch based. The potatoes kind of make me feel exhausted…but maybe it is the gravy mix I was using which was dehydrating me or something…I don’t know…but it’s like you just keep remembering in your head, I don’t feel like this when I eat fruit. Nothing seems to beat the fresh invigorating feeling of eating fruit. Thankfully it’s summer soon and all the good fruits are on their way <3
4. Vegan Shoes
I have your vegan shoe needs covered here. Seriously if you need cool sandals for summer look no further than my pinterest board. I do not make any money from my pinterest board, I just enjoy providing the service of finding the vegan shoes for people that are actually cool. If you click any of the pics on the pinterest board you can click through to where you can buy them all online. I recently bought this sandal and this sandal and they are awesome. Also, if you know anyone who needs stylish vegan shoes, feel free to send them this board. It’s good people! Am I right?
5. The Woodstock Fruit Festival
We all got an email saying it’s going to be the last year! No!! Hearing that makes me realize what an awesome experience it was. I’m sad I only got to go one year. I am planning on going this year too. People say it is expensive, but you get lectures from fascinating people every hour of the whole week. My favorite lecturers last year were John Kohler who has the biggest and best gardening channel on youtube and Anne Osborne, who is the coolest and nicest person and I think the longest term fruitarian?
You also learn about true health and feel awesome for the week eating totally raw vegan, meet fascinating people and friends….and it was just a pretty fun time and that’s coming from a pretty shy person who doesn’t make friends that easily–moi.
Anyway, how are you guys? I would love to hear from you about what you are thinking about and how your vegan journeys are going. It sounds dumb to say vegan journey…but it is a journey…getting healthier, happier and being a better activist and all that.