Sister Vegetarian Speaking Appearances!!!



Purchase Sister Vegetarian's 31 Days Book at these locations:

http://www.amazon.com/
http://www.lanternbooks.com/
http://www.barnesandnoble.com/
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 here for details.

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. Link here for my speech in transcript form.


Sister's Vegetarian's Book Information

* More Sister Vegetarian Book News!

2013

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 McCarthy...you 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 entrĂ©e 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: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00BP10K4O

Black Expressions Book Club
(http://www.blackexpressions.com/)
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.



Saturday, August 28, 2010

Why do I love being a vegetarian?

Why do I love being a vegetarian? 6 mile run today and feeling great!!!! 16.8 mile total for the week! 4 weeks to 5K to benefit a women's shelter for abused women and their children, and 9 weeks to 1/2 marathon to benefit families going through cancer. Maintaining my weight at108 lbs. Over a year ago I weighed my most at 148 lbs and 5'2". I am back to my weight of 4 yrs ago at 108 and more physically fit. Challenge yourself and reap the rewards. Vegetarianism/veganism go hand in hand with exercise for overall mind, body,and spirit health. I am a living testament to that at age 44 :)

Sunday, August 22, 2010

What's on your plate? Being a Role Model


I heard something disturbing yesterday at a friend's home who had a backyard BBQ. Two people said that they never met a vegetarian who looked as healthy as myself. The vegetarians they know eat fast foods, or load themselves up on unhealthy choices. I attended this BBQ knowing that I would be the only vegetarian in attendance, so I came prepared with my own meal grill. I bought portobello mushroom caps to place on my friend's grill for a veggie burger. In addition, I bought vegetarian spinach-pasta salad, my own bread, and "un-processed cheese." My friend steamed me some broccoli, and I was content.


Looking around, people gorged on overly large chicken breasts that looked as though the chicken was injected with enough steroids to stem a baseball federal investigation on steroids. I just never saw chicken breasts that huge, and that was scary enough until the comment was made by two people in attendance that they never saw a healthy looking vegetarian.


We come in all size and shapes as vegetarians, but to say that the vegetarians they know are unhealthy and they assumed that vegetarians just did not have wide choices for meals, I was flabbergasted. It just brought to mind that as vegetarians, whether we like it or not, we are always watched. As vegetarians, people are curious of our lifestyle choice. Our actions of how and what we eat makes us role models to lead others to vegetarians, or to answer their mythical questions about a vegetarian lifestyle. In my own circle of friends and associates aside from this BBQ, I have not encountered an "unhealthy" vegetarian; but, I do know they are out there. Let's make wise choices as vegetarians not only for our prolonged health, but also because we are role models whether we know it or not...or, like it or not. People watch us, and form their own conclusions sometimes without asking the source. Eat healthy. Make healthy choices. What you place on your plate as a vegetarian may save someone's life without you even knowing it. That person may decide at that instance that they want to be and look as healthy as you. They may want to take back their health as you are doing as a vegetarian. We can save many lives. What's on your plate today?

Friday, August 13, 2010

You Can. You Will.


Being healthy and active is paramount in leading a life that is illness free as we age. My family had a health scare with my husband's father this past week. At age 69, he already has a pace maker and a couple of strokes. Our medical emergency with my husband's father reminds me how paramount it is for us to start now in taking care of ourselves. Whether you are in your 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s, 60s, 70, or 80 +.


The time is now. Any positive change makes a difference.


I look at my own father who at age 73 tomorrow goes to the gym daily at 6 AM to bike and lift weights for an hour+ 6 days a week. He's in awesome shape and does not take any medications. His high blood pressure is in check without the need for past medications. My mother is the same at age 70. No medications and in great shape. I also think of the 83 year old patient at my ENT office that runs the Chicago Marathon yearly as well as other marathons in the area. She has been running marathons for 10 years, and started 10 years ago to get in shape. She has more energy than a 20 year old, and is full of bubbly laughter. I love speaking with her about the races. When I grow up, I want to be just liker her!


I also think of my 50 year old brother who runs the Boston, and NY marathons yearly for the past 10 years, as well as other marathons and races. My dream is to run right beside him at the Boston Marathon one year. I keep repeating to myself that "I can..I will...qualify for the Boston Marathon."


Be active. Eat healthy. Just be willing to Be Alive and Well! You Can. You Will.

~ Sister Vegetarian