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

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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 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)"

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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.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Energy from living vegetarian never stops

Enjoyed a beautiful hike with hubby and doggy this AM :) Time to get ready for hiking and backpacking season in addition to the 3 more upcoming races...included with that are 2 marathons...whew :) Hike on Saturdays, run on running event is in 4 weeks...10 mile race to benefit trails...I'm hoping to maintain or better my pr (personal record).

Saturday, September 25, 2010

4th place in 5K today...It's great being a vegetarian

I placed 4th in my 5K race today!! Thank you to my loving husband who cheered me on today for my first 5K which benefited a non-profit group for women and children who are victims of Domestic Violence. I placed 4th in my age 40-44 age group at a pace of 8:54 and 26.34 mins :) A 5 K is 3.1 miles. I would have normally run 12 miles today to train for my upcoming marathons, but an awesome cause today! I love you hubby for being being there and photographing :)

~ Donna "Sister Vegetarian"

Sunday, September 19, 2010

I run for women and men battling heart disease and bring awareness in the community of a healthy lifestyle ...

I run because it feels good. It feels good to release the stress of a work day. It feels good to clarify my mind with a run where it's you and the outdoors to clear your senses as you breathe in air...oxygen to fuel the mind, body, and spirit. Some women run to have time away from being a mom, and enable themselves to be known by their first name rather than "___'s mom," or "___'s wife. I do not have children, but I run to also have that alone time from being the ever busy career wife, wife, or just busy woman. I run because it gives me a good feeling...runner's call it a runner's high where at some point in your run, you just forget where you are and feel as though you are just riding high on clouds without a care in the world. It's a good feeling. Running gives you a natural high feeling without drugs or alcohol. A running high replenishes your body, mind, and spirit with energy to carry you daily through good and rough times.

I also run for people like my maternal grandmother, aunts, and uncles who battled heart disease and diabetes. They died too young in their 50s and 60s from these diseases which can be controlled and sometimes stopped through a healthy lifestyle of eating right and exercise. I run for women that I do not know who also battle these diseases. I run for African-American women who are more prevalent to heart disease and diabetes. I also run for women who are victims of domestic violence as I will this weekend coming up in a 5K to benefit women and their children of domestic violence. I run for these women to feel and be free in their lives, as I feel and I am free during and after my runs.

I run to challenge myself. I want to see what my body can do at age 44 and beyond as a vegetarian and a strong, powerful woman.

In the next couple of weeks after my 5K race to benefit domestic violence, I have a 10 mile race and a half marathon (13.1 miles). I have also registered for my first marathon (26.2 miles) which is held in March 2011.

In addition, I still challenge myself by hiking or backpacking on weekends in addition to running long distances every weekend, and running 3x during a regular work week. I run to challenge my body and mind. I run to challenge myself. I run for awareness in the community that a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle combined with regular exercise is vital for a strong and healthy mind, body, and spirit.

I run because of all of these things; but, most of all, I run because I Am.

Informational Note: Here's a great website formed by two women to promote running in the black community: Black Girls Run

~ Sister Vegetarian

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Never let the body tell the mind what to do

‎"Now if you are going to win any battle you have to do one thing. You have to make the mind run the body. Never let the body tell the mind what to do. The body will always give up. It is always tired in the morning, noon, and night. But the body is never tired if the mind is not tired."
- George S. Patton, U.S. Army General, 1912 Olympian

10 mile run this AM. 24.9 miles for week. Feeling energized. I realized what a difference a vegetarian lifestyle makes when running. In the past, I felt drained and always injured. At 10 miles today of straight non-stop running, I was invigorated and ready for more. No heavy breathing. No muscle pain. Life is good as a vegetarian :)

I had two Sister Vegetarian readers on Sister's Face Book Fan Page ask me how to run without breathing heavily, injury free, or even run more than 1 to 3 miles. My response my help you also to lead an injury free run as a beginner runner, or just starting to run again. While I am not an expert in running, I would like to share what has worked for me:

I have been a runner off and on for 14 years, but I am just starting to really enjoy the running for the beauty it is to calm the senses...provide peace of mind. I realized that when I learned to enjoy the run, the miles mean nothing and you fight mind over body. I can't wait to wake up on Saturday mornings for my long run, and hate it when it ends. Running brings me back to childhood- carefree days that as adults, we still need those days to replenish our tired work-week bodies and minds. I am also just getting into the race part of running. I see it as a challenge to myself. Running is always a personal challenge which is where the "pr (aka personal record)" terminology comes from in races. To stop the heavy breathing, try training first or all the way through with Jeff Galloway's walk-run method. He's an Olympic marathoner who developed this method. He'll help you to eventually run the full miles, or still just run using the run/walk method to be injury free. Here's the link: Jeff Galloway

If you are not a vegetarian or vegan, try this lifestyle. When I switched to being a vegetarian, my heavy breathing stopped as well as the injuries. I use to feel as though I was having a heart attack during and after running when my meals consisted of meat, although my medical examinations always came back perfect. As a vegetarian, I am no longer huffing and puffing on runs, especially a long run as my 10 mile run today. I was actually dancing to Jill Scott's "The Real Thing" song on my MP3 as I walked to relax my legs after the 10 mile run. I truly believe that my energy and injury free muscles are the result of the vitamins and nutrients from vegetarian/vegan meals that heal the body. What runner's magazines suggest runners eat to replenish their muscles, we as vegetarians/vegans are already a step or two ahead. Good Luck!!! :) Let me know your progress readers :)

~ Sister Vegetarian

Monday, September 6, 2010

Share your time Saving Tips!

Do you have any time saving tips to share to maintain a vegetarian/vegan lifestyle, or just maintain your weight goal? Share here in the comment section, or on Sister Vegetarian's Facebook Discussion Tab.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Preparation is The Key to Morning Work Day Blues on Maintaining Your Weight Goal and Eating Right!

picture: "Blue Monday" by Annie Lee
A good way to work toward a weight goal, and maintain your goal weight is to bring your lunch to work. I prepare my lunch when I arrive home from work for the next day. My lunch is ready to pack in my lunch bag with water and freezer pack. If I know that working out the next morning will put me behind in my schedule to get ready for work, I also prepare my oatmeal (Irish oats, raisins, nuts, flax seed) in a bowl the night before and refrigerate. All I need to do is boil my water after I work out in a pot, and drop the dry ingredients into a pot for a 6-7 minute prep time on the stove. I also prepare the coffee the night before in my coffee maker, so all I need to do is press the start button on the coffee maker. Time saving tips that help us eat right and maintain our weight, or reach our weight goal.

~ Peace, Donna "Sister Vegetarian"

Saturday, September 4, 2010

I am finally content...I Will..I Am ...I Am at peace

Let's take back our health by not only eating vegetarian or vegan, but being active. Overall health is vital. Taking back our health encompasses everything from eating right to exercise. Today I ran 8 was very spiritual for me. 19 miles for the week. I am training for a 10 miler in October; half marathons in November 2010 and March 2011; and, full marathon in 2011. My brother at age 50 has been running the Boston and NY marathon for 10 years. My goal is to join him :) I run 4 days a week, stationary bike 1x a week, yoga 4 x a week before running, and hike on Saturday or Sunday in addition to running Saturday or Sunday. If hiking Saturday, I run Sunday. If running Saturday, I hike Sunday.

As a vegetarian, I have more energy and see myself at 44 as athletic. I am an athlete, and challenge myself to its fullest. I Will..I AM... I AM strong, healthy, and at Peace, finally... Finally, I know who and whom I am. I know longer try to please others as I did in my twenties and thirties, but live this beautiful life on my own path. Enjoying my own journey, and not trying to hitch a ride on some one else's star. I am content with who and whom I am; and, I am loving it!
~ Sister Vegetarian