People generally understand that they can't just release a cat or dog into the wild if they don't want to take care of them anymore, but many other pets do not receive the same consideration. There's a serious lack of distinguishing between a wild bird or rabbit and their domesticated counterparts. There's two big misconceptions … Continue reading Why you Shouldn’t Release Exotic Pets into the Wild
At the onset of 2019, I made the goal to go vegetarian for the month of January. I was intrigued by the idea of veganism, but was too timid to jump right into it. However, it didn't take long at all before I decided to throw apprehension to the wind. I don't know the exact … Continue reading Reflecting on my First Year as a Vegan
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
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)
Sometimes I just sit and marvel at how much my way of thinking has changed in the past couple of years. While this is normal and to be expected with age, there's another element that affects how much we do or don't change: the decision to embrace or reject willful ignorance. When we got our … Continue reading Why you Should Consider Spaying/Neutering your Pet
People unfamiliar with this world often think vegans can only eat "rabbit food". If you just take a second to think about it, you'll see there are a lot of foods, even junk foods, that contain no animal products. Key example: Potatoes. Potatoes are a plant, but they make French fries, hash browns, tater tots, … Continue reading What Vegans Eat
I've been sick lately and only today really felt up to writing anything. As an American, when I saw the date, of course my mind went to the terrorist attacks that took place on September 11th, 2001. Upon checking social media this morning I've seen many images saying 'Never Forget' and even some of those … Continue reading September 11th
I've seen a lot of misinformation out there about which plant foods are good sources of key nutrients. There was an image going around that stated that broccoli had even more protein per calorie than beef does. This is incredibly misleading. Think about how caloric beef is compared to broccoli. Now imagine how much broccoli … Continue reading What does Good Vegan Nutrition Actually Look Like?