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 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!
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 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: 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.
Sunday, May 1, 2011
Sister Vegetarian’s motivational tip: Check Yourself so you won’t wreck yourself with drama
What does that mean? Check yourself so you won’t wreck yourself? It means to take a look at how far you came and how successful you are even at day 1 of being a vegetarian or vegan. Then, take a look at who and whom you are and remember to relax. Just be yourself on this vegetarian and vegan journey because attitude-wise if you become someone you and others can’t stand to be around...you end up side stepping on your journey...you end up not becoming the role model that your family and friends need to for them to eventually turn to vegetarianism or veganism. Consequently, you end up hurting yourself by creating drama that does not need to be there.
Thanksgiving; the, December Holidays of Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa; and, Easter and Passover have brought about challenges for many newbie vegetarians/vegans, as well as recurring same-old “tired” questions for seasoned vegetarian and vegans from family and friends. Especially the seasoned vegetarians/vegans, I know you are tired of the “child…eat some turkey ...chicken...or ham...” Or, “why are you giving up your upbringing?” For newbies, you are hearing this from family and friends for the first time during the holidays since you became a vegetarian or vegan; or, you are starting to hear it too much in your early journey that you may doubt your decision. I say, do not give into the ‘haters” and the “just don’t know any betters.” Some are haters, because...well...they just want to be a devil’s advocate. Others are the “just don’t know any better,” because they are unknowledgeable of the health benefits of leading a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle. This is where you come in as a beginner or veteran. Just continue to be yourself. Too many vegetarians and vegans step into an area of trying to be who and whom they are not. We may develop a snobbish disposition and turn our noses up at anyone not eating vegetarian or vegan. Child…do not forget where you came from as the saying goes because this keeps you on the path of where you need to be going. Don’t act as though you been vegan or vegetarian all your life since birth if you started out as a carnivore; and, don’t act as though a piece of meat never touched your mouth if you just converted. Many times, family and friends will also act negatively toward our decision if we put on an “I am better than thou” attitude. Many times their negativity is because of their unfamiliarity to our animal-less lifestyle. Sometimes they are okay with our decision, but may become defensive because of an unaware or aware snobbish disposition that we are exuding in the atmosphere. We need to check ourselves! Vegetarianism and veganism makes us healthy but it also compliments who and whom we are. No need to put on airs. Be yourself. Enjoy this lifestyle. Sister Vegetarian’s blog has been striving for 2 years to show vegetarians and vegans, and those interested in this lifestyle that you can still enjoy the fun things- there is no need to have a ….pardon my French…stick up your you know what. Heah…don’t hate Sister…I am being real, and Sister keeps it real. I just want us to realize that the fun does not stop at starting a vegetarian and vegan lifestyle. As myself, you can still attend baseball games and have a great baseball type meal vegetarian/vegan style (remember my many post of baseball games and there is vegan beer for those who enjoy the beer- vegan/vegetarian hotdog combo for a traditional baseball game meal); you can still enjoy the football game gatherings at your home or friends homes…especially the awesome Super Bowl parties (what great appetizers abound for vegetarians/vegans and hearty football meals!); you can still enjoy the wine with meals if you are a wine connoisseur as I am (and, there are an abundance now of delicious organic and vegan wines at low prices); you can still enjoy outdoor activities as I do and lead a healthy-fun vegan lifestyle. Sister is just down to earth and enjoying this vegan lifestyle, and this wonderful life journey.
Did you know that I love reading comic books still at 44? My husband and I have a huge comic book collection spanning over 30 years. We love going to comic book stores, and comic book shows. I also love classic soul, rock, jazz, blues, and heavy metal music. Sister loves to play an air guitar as I cook my vegan meals and dance around the kitchen. I love vegan blogs that also support to just be yourself at the same time of being healthy such as Mo, the Sistah who takes cooking to a fun level with her videos and awesome cooking talents, Heavy Metal Vegan, Punk Rock Vegan, and the Vegan Blogger who combines a love of comic books and action figures. Check out those blogs! They are fun to read, and the recipes are delicious and awesome!
My point...although redundant…but I hope you take it to heart….just be who and whom you are. Be yourself. Vegetarian and veganism is a beautiful lifestyle that should be embraced and become a part of what we love. You do not need to give up the hobbies, sports, and fun things you love to do with family and friends. Everyone I hang out with are carnivores…that’s life…we live in a world where we can’t put ourselves on an island with just vegetarians or vegans. They respect my choice and I respect their choice. I am here as their role model and to answer their frequent vegan question. They will get a down to earth response from a family member or friend who respects their current choice but also responds with a warm smile of the benefits of being a vegan. Myself…you…we are teaching them by the healthy, fun life we lead. They see our health improve. There is no need to add a bad attitude or snobbishness into the mix to create drama.
Just be yourself…and, the joy and pleasures of being a vegetarian or vegan will flow so easily that the doubts you may have in your mind of why you chose this lifestyle will fade out of your mind like a candle in the wind. If you catch yourself being a little snobby…just check yourself so you won't hurt yourself with unneeded drama in your life.
Sister’s Upcoming Book: Currently, I am working on a book with more elaborate inspirational and motivational tips to keep you inspired as beginner and seasoned vegetarians and vegans. I’ll keep you posted on the book and it’s publication date as the publisher edits the manuscript. In the meantime, I will make frequent posts on keeping you motivated and inspired as beginner and seasoned vegetarians and vegans.
~ Donna “Sister Vegetarian”