We’ve talked about the ridiculous amount of waterneeded to sustain our national (and increasingly international) meat-heavy diet, and by “meat-heavy” I mean “20 percent meat-based.” Well, the scientists in charge of World Water Week, happening right now in Stockholm, are now…
like a dirtbag. Climb and hike all day. Shower when it rains. Sleep under the stars. Live on Clif bars, pb&banana sandwiches, and water.
Reconnecting with nature in such a way as I did last week has changed my desires in life. It’s rekindled an undeniable love for open spaces, tall fir trees, bare rock and trickling streams. Before I start my next big chapter of life (a PhD program coming up next year), I will spend at least a month in Colorado pursuing these loves. There’s no question that it is necessary. I need to live out of doors.
“”First thing in the morning, before you meet or greet anyone, remember to greet all of nature, all visible and invisible creatures. Say to them: “I am grateful for your work, I love you and want to be in harmony with you!”
At this very moment, in response to your greeting, all of nature will open to you and send you energy for the entire day.””—Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov (via breathemystardust)
“It’s beautiful when you find someone that is in love with your mind. Someone that wants to undress your conscience and make love to your thoughts. Someone that wants to watch you slowly take down all the walls you’ve built up around your mind and let them inside.”—(via wethinkwedream)
All vegans are privileged, every single one of them and they need to be reminded of this fact constantly.
The best way to go about telling them is by accessing your internet connection via your smartphone, laptop, PC or tablet, logging on to a social network and explaining to them that starving people in places like Africa and Asia don’t have the luxury of being able to cut out certain food groups like they do.
Now that you have put that smug privileged vegan asshole in their place you are now free to return to eating your burger, that when alive, was fed enough produce to feed 13 starving people.
It’s time for the 2nd Annual Veganlicious Fundraiser for Kindred Spirits Sanctuary. Last year, for my birthday, we raised over $1000, I’d love to double that this year (by my birthday, September 5th). Who’s with me? Every little bit counts.
for my breakfast smoothie. I ran out of most of my veggies (kale, spinach, carrots), so I tosses together a peanut butter, banana, and ginger smoothie. It also had avocado, oatmeal, and flax seed, but those first 3 were the dominant flavors.
It was odd at first, but now I really like it; like a sweet-and-sour punch in the face. Great way to wake up!