This Thanksgiving will be marking two milestones in my life. Not only is it my first Thanksgiving since becoming vegan, but it will also be our first time hosting. We're admittedly only having my mom and grandma over, but I'm still embracing my first introduction to the world of holiday hosting and, to be honest, … Continue reading A Vegan Thanksgiving
I was watching this video the other day that was about how not all vegans think alike. Several statements were made to five different vegans and they had to decide whether they agreed, strongly agreed, disagreed, or strongly disagreed. You could see that every statement received a variety of answers, so clearly the vegan community … Continue reading Can Everyone be Vegan?
I feel like I talk about my time working at the animal shelter a lot compared to the other jobs I've had in the past. I was only there about seven months, but the experience had a profound impact on me. Another profession I did for many years was caregiving, eventually becoming a Certified Nursing … Continue reading Why Senior Pets are Worth Considering
Self-care isn't trite. I say this to myself as much as anyone else. To state the obvious, self-care looks different for everyone. I've often associated it with the image of a woman in a bathtub, drinking wine, and wearing a face mask. I think it's fair to say that's a pretty standard stereotype of what … Continue reading The Role of Self-Care in Mental Health
There's been an influx of footage online of seemingly generous acts. Have you seen videos of one student giving a gift to a less popular student while surrounded by a crowd of classmates (all recording the act on their phones)? Or maybe someone giving away food or large sums of money to a homeless person? … Continue reading Good Deeds Shouldn’t Require an Audience (An Opinion Piece)
I stumbled upon this creation quite accidentally, but I have to say this was a most pleasant surprise. I'm not usually a huge chocolate ice cream person (I'm more of a vanilla girl), but something about this just really did it for me. It's made with ingredients most vegans would have around their house anyway … Continue reading Vegan Chocolate Ice Cream Recipe (No Churn)
The last couple of weeks one of my lovely stepsisters has been kind enough to share some of the produce from her garden with me. Yesterday I received some freshly cut microgreens and a fairly large container with microgreens that were still planted. She gave me a quick run down on how to harvest them, … Continue reading A Quick Run Down on Microgreens