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 http://youtu.be/fvjZZ6_uPH4 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.
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 :
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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.
Thursday, June 30, 2011
Well, these past 2 weeks, I promised my husband that I would be quiet on my blog but the suspense was killing me! Finally, he said, okay... let Sister's Readers know how good I feel! My husband went vegetarian on June 17th - 2 weeks ago. After seeing for the past 2 years how my body has healed itself of past illnesses, become a toned and athletic body at age 44, and gained an abundance of energy, he decided to give it a try. He has also willingly watched the abundance of documentaries on how a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle can reverse, prevent, and in some cases cure heart disease, diabetes, and some forms of cancer. As in my family, my husband's family also has a history of heart disease and diabetes. While my father is currently battling pancreatic cancer, my husband's maternal grandfather passed away from the same illness. My husband indicated that as his wife has switched to a vegan lifestyle to give herself a chance against illnesses that have plagued family members, he also wanted to give himself a chance at life by becoming a vegetarian. If the research and stats were out there of how vegetarianism and veganism can reverse, treat, and possibly cure many illnesses and diseases, he thought why was he just sitting on this wealth of information that can add years to his life.
Statistics say that on an average, vegetarians live 5 years longer than meat eaters and vegans live 15 years longer than meat eaters.
After 2 weeks, my husband says that he feels great. He has lost 3 pounds, and does not feel so full after dinner. Previously on a meat-eating lifestyle, he felt a need to rest on the sofa after meals because of an uncomfortable fullness in his stomach. Now, he feels so full of life after a meal. At first he said 2 weeks ago he would try a week, and see how it goes. Initially, he was not positive that he would like a vegetarian lifestyle even during the first week of switching. After the completion of his 1st week, he said he wanted to do another week because he was feeling great after a week of being a vegetarian. He feels hungry at times...I won't lie....but his body is adjusting to not being overly stuffed. He says that the hunger feeling is subsiding and the good feelings of eating healthy are taking over. Now, he is entering his third week as a vegetarian and is proud to call himself a vegetarian amongst family, friends, and acquaintances. He is thinking more about what he is putting into his body. I am proud of Patrick as my husband, my best friend, my soul-mate, and as his vegetarian lifestyle coach. By making it through two weeks - he has made a positive change and a personal victory. He'll take it one day at a time for this lifestyle. I believe that is how we can be successful.
~ Sister Vegetarian
Wednesday, June 29, 2011
Sister's Thursday Quick tip of The Day: Knowledge of Eating Disorders to Help Those Who Cannot Help Themselves
Tuesday, June 28, 2011
Monday, June 27, 2011
We tend to associate reading with summer leisure because of the stress reduction and relaxation it provides by transporting us mentally to another city, country, continent, or life through someone else's journey, travels, espionage, life on another planet, or another time. Even if you do not have the means to travel to other countries, reading can take you there through fiction or non-fiction.
My local library system has a fun way to begin our summer reading by focusing on traveling to other countries through fictional books (see list below courtesy of my local library system, wake County Public Library). Below is a list of countries and continents from my local library's website, and suggested fictional books under each country or continent that you would love to travel to fictionally. Click on a country/continent or click on all. Let your mind travel to foreign lands and be entertained without leaving your chair. With this weekend being a holiday weekend in the U.S. (Independence Day), what better time to unwind than at the beach, mountains, camping, porch, backyard, or inside your home with a good book.
Where in the World Are We? Reading Lists by Wake County Public Library: click on countries below for each countrie's book list or see the libraries entire summer event (click here for library website on event)
- The Caribbean
- Central America
- The Middle East
- South America
If you are pressed for time to purchase a book this weekend for some holiday down-time reading, do not fret, many libraries now offer downloading of books for free with your library card. All books are not available for downloading through the library, but you will have a sufficient variety to start you on your passport-free and visa-free world wind traveling week or weekend!
This will be a journey to other countries that is well worth the trip!
What is Sister Reading for the Summer ?
Ahab's Wife: Or, The Star-gazer: A Novel (P.S.) by Sena Jeter Naslund
A book of fiction that picks up on the story of Moby Dick as told by Captain Ahab's wife, Una. She herself was a woman beyond her time - she was a sailor, adventurer, free-thinking, and independent woman. The story takes place in Massachusetts, Kentucky, and exotic locations of world travel.
The October Horse: A Novel of Caesar and Cleopatra by Colleen McCullough
excerpt from Amazon.com "Caesar is finishing the civil war against Pompey's forces (especially against Cato the Younger), developing a liaison and an alliance with Cleopatra in Egypt and returning to Rome to begin to reform the system until his enemies assassinate him in the Senate. The book ends with his nephew Octavius and Mark Antony taking on the assassins in a victorious second civil war followed by the initial murmurings of competition between Octavius (Caesar Augustus to be) and Antony. "
~ Sister Vegetarian
Sunday, June 26, 2011
Saturday, June 25, 2011
What does the average person in different countries eat?
Food Matters (the same producers that brought you the Food Matters documentary) recently showcased on their website photos from the book Hungry Planet: What the World Eats by Peter Menzel and Faith D'Aluision. The book examines the infiltration of the Western processed foods diet into other countries and why many western illnesses are becoming prevalent in countries that never saw certain cancers, heart diseases,and other illnesses.
Click (here) for the Food Matters report and the pictures of what the world eats.
~ Sister Vegetarian
Thursday, June 23, 2011
Read more on hula hooping from eHow.com: click here
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Sister's Wednesday Quick Tip of The Day: “9 Health Reasons You Should Be Eating Less Meat” by The Nursing Degree Network
Thank you to Roxanne and the Nursing Degrees Network members who follow Sister's blog daily.
~ Sister Vegetarian
Monday, June 13, 2011
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An excellent cookbook for vegan and raw vegan meals that I have already reviewed in my Cookbook Challenge is Vegan Fusion World Cuisine: Extraordinary Recipes & Timeless Wisdom from the Celebrated Blossoming Lotus Restaurants . This cookbook provides vegan meals and raw vegan meals for those who would like to add some raw vegan meals into their weekly or monthly menus, for those transitioning to raw veganism, or for raw vegans looking for new live food recipes. This cookbook is an excellent vegan and raw vegan starter book! The recipes are simple and easy with definitions; instructions on sprouting varied legumes, beans, and grains; cooking beans and grains on the stove; inspiring quotes on every page; and, resources to find more information on living a vegan or raw vegan lifestyle.
Thursday, June 9, 2011
If you think you can, then you will. Let your thoughts be positive, and watch the possibilities unfold daily. When I stopped telling myself what I can not do, the door of opportunities and possibilities finally opened. I was the one that kept that door locked, and I held the key to open it any time I wanted - I just did not have that previous knowledge and wisdom. Vegetarianism and veganism is not just about food and eco-consciousness. First, it is everything about you - your mind, body, soul, and actions. Open your heart, eyes, mind, and soul to what can be; and, you will grow in all avenues, streets, paths, hills, and mountains.
~ Sister Vegetarian
Wednesday, June 8, 2011
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Thursday, June 2, 2011
Hesh Goldstein, originally from Newark, New Jersey (my childhood home) and now living in Hawaii, has been a vegetarian since 1974 (starting in his 30s) and a vegan since 1990. That's 37 + years of a meat-free lifestyle. Hesh hosts Honolulu's "Health Talk." "Health Talk" is a weekly diet and health talk radio show that has been broadcasting since 1981. Read Hesh's biography: click here
To see Hesh,you would think he's in his 50s. He plays basketball 2 hours a week, participates in speed walking marathons, surfs in Hawaii, and teaches women martial arts and other self dense, as well as other sports. He does not take take any medications, nor visit physicians. His medicine is the organic foods he eats as a vegan, and an active lifestyle of daily exercise. He is truly an inspiration in all aspects of living a vegan and vegetarian lifestyle, and incorporating daily exercise to take back our health.
Check out his video "Why Vegan? How a Vegan Diet Can Save Your Health and Money" : click here. In this video, he opens your eyes WIDE about the various government agencies associated with the spread of promoting meat and dairy rather than veganism.
Read more of Hesh's articles in Natural News Magazine: click here
~ Sister Vegetarian
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Loose leaf tea has a much better flavor than bagged tea, and as well as more antioxidants. To start your love of loose leaf tea, try Oolong tea. Oolong benefits include everything from heart disease and diabetes prevention to improved,glowing skin. Read more here: click here
Teavana is also a good start with a website and national chain stores with over 20 varieties of loose tea, teapots,teacups, travel mugs for brewing loose teas, Buddhist meditation statues, and more.
~ Sister Vegetarian