Sister Vegetarian Speaking Appearances!!!

Purchase Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days Book at these locations:
Ask your local book store to order it for you or carry the book!

National Magazines, Radio Shows and Speaking Engagements:

My book Sister Vegetarian’s 31 Days of Drama-Free Living: Exercises and Recipes for a Healthy Mind, Body, and Spirit (Lantern Books) made Veg News Annual top 12 book list for 2012.

Thank you everyone for your support of making my book within Veg News top 12 book list for 2012. Thank you also for helping to keep the healthy revolution alive, moving, and touching many lives going forward :) Link here at Veg News for reviews of the top 12 books :) Thank you :)

I am in Veg News Magazine's March/April 2012 Issue on Page 90!!!! A wonderful review is given of my book Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Living! To find out where and when you can purchase your Veg News March/April issue, Link here to the international and award winning vegan magazine which is available in 38 countries!

May 27, 2012 - Speaker at the New York City Veggie Pride Parade. Link below for my Victory Speech to inspire and empower you on your plant-based journey.
Link here or link below for my speech at the May 27, 2012 Veggie Pride Parade where I speak on healthy eating and its affect on ourselves,world hunger, and the environment.

Link here for my 2/29/12 Progressive Radio Interview
on the station's show "It's All About Food" with the show's host Caryn Hartglass.

I spoke at the 10/9/11 Baltimore, MD/DC Area 1st Annual VegFest sponsored by Open The Cage Alliance (click here for official VegFest Website of speakers and entertainment). My "Victory" speech can be viewed on You Tube (click here for speech video)

Other speaking engagements included the Oct 27-29 DC event for Farm Sanctuary's National Conference to End Factory Farming where I will spoke on Day 3 (Oct 29) at on the Plant Based Living Panel:Diet As A Tool For Change. I was joined on the panel by NY Times best- selling author and nutritional researcher Joel Fuhrman, M.D. Here is the video link :

Sister's Vegetarian's Book Information

* More Sister Vegetarian Book News!

September 24, 2011 Article for Black Girls Run on Being Black and Vegan: Link here to be inspired


Lantern Books has come up with a new e-book entitled "Recipes for the Vegan Table: A Lantern Sampler." One of the recipes from my book Sister Vegetarian is listed along with a recipe from vegetarian Sir Paul know him as a Beatles member :-)

Here's the information about the book and the link to download the book and recipes:

" Recipes for the Vegan Table: A Lantern Sampler by Carol J.... Adams, Donna Beaudoin, Patti Breitman, Kate Jacoby, Brian McCarthy, Paul McCartney, Kumuda Reddy .....

With so many cookbooks out there, what's a vegan—or aspiring vegan—to do? Lantern Books has the ideal menu: Start with a flavorful appetizer from famously longtime vegetarian Sir Paul McCartney, continue with a mouthwatering entrée from The Sexual Politics of Meat author Carol J. Adams or "Sister Vegetarian" Donna Beaudoin, add a scrumptious side from Chef Brian P. McCarthy or Ayurvedic practitioner Dr. Kumuda Reddy, and finish up with a delectab...le dessert from Kate Jacoby, co-owner and pastry chef of the cutting-edge Philadelphia restaurant Vedge. All of the recipes in this sampler are healthy, tasty, and easy to make, ensuring that your meal will be both cruelty-free and delicious. So draw a chair up to the table and find out what the joy of vegan cooking is really about!(less)"

Purchase at Amazon:

Black Expressions Book Club
made Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Living their alternate book selection in March 2012!

What a joy to know that I have become a part of your family through this book which acts as your daily guide, daily inspirational and motivational tool. To conquer challenges in all aspects of your life. To encourage you to be encouraged that the sun shines even when the clouds are gray, and that joy always comes in the morning if you should falter and trip along your vegetarian or vegan journey! It's okay to be you. Be yourself, and you shall not fail in this beautiful life-long vegetarian or vegan journey. Remember, it's a lifestyle, not a temporary diet or a temporary solution. It is a part of you as you heal yourself, heal the environment, and save animals. Do you ask yourself, what have you done for me lately when you are always helping others and forget about your well-being? Then, pick up a copy of Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days of Drama-Free Vegetarian and Vegan Living today, and let your mind be blown to the endless possibilities of what a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle can do for you! ~ Donna M Beaudoin "Sister Vegetarian"

Disclaimer: Sister Vegetarian is a blog based on my vegetarian and vegan experiences and journey as well as others' experiences. I am not a medical, nutritionist, or exercise specialist; so, please consult your physician before starting any vegetarian and vegan lifestyle and exercise program.

Friday, April 9, 2010

No More Drama: How to maintain a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle without wavering back to meat

No More Drama!

One of the best things I love about being a vegetarian and then a vegan is, to use Mary J. Blige's words, “No More Drama!” Drama in the form of stomach pains and stomach illnesses associated with meat and dairy. In addition, I am rarely sick to the point where I have not had a cold, flu, or any type of seasonal viruses for over a year. I have received questions or statements from newbie vegetarians or vegans that sometimes they find it hard to maintain a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle, and tend to waver back and forth from vegetarian/vegan to carnivore life. I was also in those shoes of wavering between a vegetarian/vegan and carnivore lifestyle until I learned and realized to count the positives of living a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle. No more Drama of wavering between vegetarian/vegan and carnivore lifestyles, and the pains and upset stomachs that accompanied going back to eating meat. I came up with a pros and cons column: a No More Drama List. I wrote down the pros and cons of leading a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle, and a separate list of the pros and cons of leading a carnivore lifestyle. My pros for vegetarian/vegan outweighed the cons of which there was just none. The carnivore list had more cons than pros, and the pros were more of what I thought I missed such as cheese as a vegan. These lists became my motivation to stick to my vegetarian and subsequent vegan lifestyle. I will not lie…ever so often I might crave cheese but then my list of positives that I carry with me in my head or revert to on paper, reminds me of the positives of this lifestyle choice without stomach issues. I am reminded through my list of positives of how healthy and energetic I am without the Drama. For the newbies and veterans of vegetarianism or veganism (because there are vegetarianisms and vegans that revert back to meat after years of leading a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle), try a list of pros and cons for motivation. You will also find that your list of pros for leading this vegetarian or vegan lifestyle outweighs the cons. For motivation, keep the list on your refrigerator, in your purse, in your car, at work, or ingrained in your memory. A list of accentuating the positives will keep you focused, on tract, motivated, and exhilarated to lead this wonderful vegetarian or vegan lifestyle.

Helpful ideas to keep you motivated and focused:

- Make your own list of pros and cons.

- Locate a sole item on your list of positives that is that #1 item of why you became a vegetarian or vegan. Make that sole item your daily mantra to stay focused, but continue to revert back to the entire list when needed.

- How can you celebrate the positives in your life since you became a vegetarian or vegan (i.e. treat yourself to a massage, a new outfit, new book, yarn, etc) ?

- Join a vegetarian or vegan support group to surround yourself with positive influences.

~ Sister Vegetarian

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