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 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:

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.

Thursday, June 30, 2011

A Man's View As a Newbie Vegetarian: Sister's Husband Shares His Story

I once indicated that my husband, Patrick, loved his meat. I considered him a certified meat eater with his meals of meat based lunches and dinners with little to zero vegetables as an accompaniment. I never badgered him to become a vegetarian or vegan. I just led by example. I was a role model to him. By never saying "you should become a vegetarian," nor ever making statements of what he should be doing - my husband came to this lifestyle on his own accord. I believe that if we use our actions-the way we present ourselves as vegetarian or vegans - then others will come to this lifestyle on their own. As he journeys on his personal path of vegetarianism, I am acting as the vegetarian lifestyle coach to my life partner. I suggest, but never force. I want him to make his choices and decisions of the types of vegetarian meals he prefers to eat and the type of vegetarian lifestyle he prefers to live. When others make their own decisions on their journey, they are more apt to remain vegetarians or vegans and be successful.

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

Kaitlyn Cole, an employee at shared this research study and article with me per eating disorders amongst college students entitled “15 Alarming Facts About Eating Disorders in College” (click here for article). From the article, "Eating disorders especially end up on the receiving end of frequent stereotyping and misunderstanding ..."Although the study performed by Online Universities focuses on college students, this is a problem that also affects female and male adults no matter what lifestyle they lead (meat eaters, vegetarian, vegans, and raw vegans, etc). Just because someone may now lead a vegetarian lifestyle, this does not mean that they have been able to deal with past issues of an eating disorder. This article serves to help those battling this illness, as well as help their family and friends assist those with this eating disorder so that a life of proper eating habits and good health can be attained. Thank you Kaitlyn for sharing this informative article. ~ Sister Vegetarian

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sister's Wednesday Quick Tip of The Day:

Wisdom and Love go hand in hand. You can't have one without the other. Practice both in your vegetarian, vegan, and raw vegan journey ~ Sister Vegetarian

Monday, June 27, 2011

Sister's Tuesday Quick Tip of The Day: How to travel to other countries without a passport or visa

What does summer reading have to do with being a vegetarian, vegan, or raw vegan? Alot! For starters, it's a great way to relax and unwind which is vital for leading a successful vegetarian, vegan, or raw lifestyle. In addition, it's a way to incorporate world vegetarian or vegan meals into your weekly plans by experimenting with meals you've read about in your books, or prepare world meals to gain a better understanding about the cuisines of a country that you are reading about in your summer reading series. We spend so much time working and taking care of family, that we forget one of the most basic forms of relaxation is literally right between our hands - books or electronic readers.

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)

Have even more fun by making a vegetarian or vegan snack or meal that coincides with the country you are traveling to in your book to make it as though you are actually on this journey to another country. Pack a vegetarian or vegan meal for the beach or camping this weekend that is synonymous to the theme of the book you are reading. Check out Sister's Recipe Page (click here) for world vegetarian and vegan meals and snacks, or other websites for world cuisines. Relax and enjoy your vegetarian or vegan journey through books.

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 "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

Sister's Monday Quick Tip of The Day

Sometimes it may not be feasible for me to get to my area's Farmers Market or Whole Foods, so I look for organic vegetables at my local wholesale shopping club (BJs). Shopping Clubs as BJs, Costcos, and Sam's Clubs sell some fresh organic vegetables and fruits in bulk from small farmers at reasonable costs. ~ Sister Vegetarian

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sister's Reader's Sharing Their Stories: Battzi's 6-26-11 Weekly Update

Battzi's weekly update: Under the Covers ...

Sister's Lebanese Tabbouleh Recipe: A quick recipe from cooked leftover bulgur

Sister's Book Update:

A BIG thank you to my friends and extended family Dale and Rose for taking the time to take photos for my book cover. You both are the best :) Future updates will be posted on the book and release date by Lantern Books. ~ Donna M Beaudoin "Sister Vegetarian"

Saturday, June 25, 2011

What the world eats: Visit the homes of families in various countries


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

Sister's Friday Quick Tip of The Day: Hula Hooping Old School

Here's another old school exercise. Previously, I wrote about old school jumping rope (click here for prior post) for an alternative aerobic exercise that strengthens, tones, and helps you lose weight fast. Jumping rope also strengthens the abdomens for six pack abs. Hula hooping can also give similar benefits as it strengthens the entire front center section of your body. Hula Hopping tones your hips, waist, thighs,neck, arm, and leg muscles. It can also strengthen your back.

The stats:

Hula hooping for 30 minutes is equal to jogging for 30 minutes.

Jumping Rope for 10 minutes is equal to jogging for 30 minutes.

Read more on hula hooping from click here

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Sister's Thursday Quick Tip of The Day: what are you feeding your mind? you lead a vegetarian, vegan, or raw vegan lifestyle. You are healthy and healthier; and, you feel great! But...are you really healthy all over? What about the total package of mind, body, spirit, and soul? What are you feeding your mind on a daily basis? Positive thoughts? Negative Thoughts? We are feeding our bodies healthy foods as vegetarians, vegans, or raw vegans, but we must remember to also feed our minds the proper nutritious balance of positive reinforcement on a daily basis. Our positive or negative moods can affect our health. Studies have shown that negativity and stress can contribute to illnesses such as heart disease, stroke, and cancerous tumors. These same studies have illustrated that a change to a positive attitude have had a positive affect on helping to reverse these same illnesses. Be positive and think your way positive to overall good health. Health is not only what we eat, but it's also what we are feeding to our minds. ~ Sister Vegetarian

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sister's Wednesday Quick Tip of The Day: The Breakthrough

Don't give up on your vegetarian, vegan, or raw vegan journey. It is when you feel like throwing in the towel...when you feel as though you cannot do this any is then a breakthrough comes. The breakthrough is full of joy, rewards, good positive feelings, and good health. ~ Sister Vegetarian

Monday, June 20, 2011

Sister's Reader's Sharing Their Stories: Battzi's 6-20-11 Weekly Update

(Click here) for Battzi's weekly update entitled "My Main Priority"

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Sister's Monday Quick Tip of The Day

Sometimes doing nothing is doing something. We need time to re-energize and re-vitalize our bodies; and, if that means flopping yourself on the sofa with TV remote in hand...then go right on ahead and do it! I did! felt good!

After visiting my dad for Father's Day, I came home and took a much needed down time for me. I watched some anticipated vegan, raw vegan, and eco-conscious videos from Netflix as I ate a raw vegan lunch accompanied afterward with a chi-tea. I've been very tired this past week and weeks as I helped my mom take care of my dad who has pancreatic cancer. I spent my time helping to take care of them and making sure that their needs were met, that I forgot about my needs. By this morning, I felt drained and exhausted - knowing that I forgot the importance of making sure I was revitalized through rest. I still made sure I ate healthy vegan and raw vegan meals interchangeably, but the rest part was waiting. It felt good to be a couch potato - by doing nothing, I had done something for my mind, body, spirit, and soul. ~ Sister Vegetarian

Friday, June 17, 2011

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Sister's Friday Quick Tip of The Day:

A quick fix will not solve the problem. It's only a temporary solution. Make the appropriate lifestyle change - this is when you will find your answers. Stop the fad diets, fad pills, and fad supplements. Find the source of your problem and get to the root of it all. Add raw fruits and vegetables to your daily menu plan. Raw fruits and vegetables provide you with energy, nutrients, vitamins, and minerals that will rebuild, replenish, and help you to lovingly live your life in this world rather than the world living in you. ~ Sister Vegetarian

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Sister's Thursday Quick Tip of The Day:

Sometimes you must take a step back, to take two steps forward. ~ Sister Vegetarian

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Sister's Wednesday Quick Tip of The Day: “9 Health Reasons You Should Be Eating Less Meat” by The Nursing Degree Network

This tip comes from Sister's Reader, Roxanne McAnn of The Nursing Degrees Network. Roxanne shared this healthful and helpful link which is posted on her Nursing Degree Website: 9 Health Reasons You Should Be Eating Less Meat

Thank you to Roxanne and the Nursing Degrees Network members who follow Sister's blog daily.
~ Sister Vegetarian

Monday, June 13, 2011

Sister's Reader's sharing their story: Battzi's 6/13/11 Update

This week's empowering message from Battzi is entitled The Business of Dieting or "I Needs My Money!" Click here for post

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Sister's Monday Quick Tip of The Day:

If you would like to try sprouting your legumes, beans, and grains to incorporate raw vegan meals into your meal plans, transition to raw veganism, or if you are currently a raw vegan, be eco-conscious and reuse glass jars in lieu of purchasing mason jars. Wash the jars and lids thoroughly. Use a cheesecloth (or, loose woven gauze-like cotton cloth) to cover the beans, grains,or legumes to sprout and secure with a rubber band - then, place the lids on top. Place at a 45 degree angle to sprout, rinse twice daily before sprouting, and try to keep in a room at about 70 degrees F - these instructions will hopefully keep mold from ruining your sprouts. For more information, go to my post yesterday on my red lentils sprouted for a raw vegan hummus and a raw vegan curry lentil soup made today: click here for Explorations in Raw Veganism 6/11/11 post

~ Sister Vegetarian

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Explorations in Raw Veganism

For over a year, my weekly meals have always consisted of 30 to 40% (or more at times) of raw vegan meals. From my raw collard/mustard greens/ beets greens/kale wraps and salads to raw beet and turnip sandwiches. Vegetarianism and veganism will enable us to take back our health; but, through the incorporation of raw vegan meals, you will increase the nutrients and anti-oxidants in your body and immune system to fight illnesses and diseases.

As I have previously mentioned in past posts, my paternal family history is of cancer with two of my father's brothers passing away of colon and stomach cancer, respectively; and, a grand-uncle of lung cancer. My dad had beat prostrate cancer 20 years ago; however, 6 weeks ago he was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. My maternal family history is of heart disease and diabetes. My reasons for going vegetarian and now vegan was to prevent these illnesses and heal my body. I wanted to be a part of the living walking and not the living dead. I wanted to have a chance at life. I wanted to give myself a fighting chance at preventing these illnesses that have plagued my family history. Vegetarianism and more so veganism can prevent, treat, and cure some diseases and illnesses. A neighbor's sister was cured of breast cancer through a vegan lifestyle as her treatment. A friend's best friend was cured of pancreatic cancer through a vegan lifestyle as his treatment. Neither went through chemo. I can't say if veganism is a cure-all, or will always cure those inflicted with cancer and other illnesses - I'm sure everyone is an individual case; however, at least we can adapt a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle to give ourselves a fighting chance at life. You just can't lose by going this way. If anything, you will gain health, vitality, and strength!

Today, I began my first sprouting of legumes to make a live raw vegan curry lentil soup from the blog Foods For Long Life. So, what is this sprouting thing? For sprouting definition click here.

Here's a diagram (click here) and a video (click here) from Kristen Suzanne, author of 12 Raw Vegan cookbooks (click here for access to Suzanne's website). Subsequently, I will also start on sprouting black beans and garbanzo beans to make other live raw vegan meals. Through the sprouting of legumes and beans, the proteins, iron, and other nutrients stay intact. When legumes or beans are cooked, they can lose up to 40% of their nutritional value. By incorporating raw vegan meals into your weekly meal plan, you can increase your immunity fighting power.

Part of the raw vegan curry lentil soup was the purchase of a coconut. It's been along time since I enjoyed a fresh coconut. The coconut water was so refreshing that I felt so alive after consuming the 1 cup of coconut water retrieved from the coconut. Coconut water is rich in electrolytes, thus making it naturally rehydrating. To illustrate coconut water's potency to refuel, in the running community coconut water has become the replacement for many electrolyte sports drinks. I also munched on some of the coconut meat that I set aside for the recipe. I forgot how FRESH and TASTEFUL coconut meat is when you purchase the whole coconut to open yourself. I really had to stop myself from munching on my raw soup preparations - I was in heaven between the coconut water and the coconut meat. I'm sorry...I must repeat was AWESOME! Live raw vegan meals incorporated into your weekly meal plans can provide the additional lift you may need for the week.

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.

Tomorrow is the raw vegan curry lentil soup day! I am so excited! Already in 24 hrs, my lentils have little sprouting tails. Lentils are probably the quickest legume to start with when just learning to sprout. Legumes only take 1-2 days to begin to show their little sprouting tails as opposed to other legumes or beans which may take 3 to 4 days. Well... good night my vegetarian and vegan family...before I turn in for the night, I'm so excited that I just want to look at my little sprouts again. So full of life to heal the body, mind, and soul! ~ Sister Vegetarian

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Sister's Friday Quick Tip of The Day: What street are you walking down on a daily basis?

If you think you can't, then you won't. Negativity gives birth to continuous negative thoughts and actions.

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

Sister's Thursday Quick Tip of the Day:

The only thing holding you back is you. You can do anything that you set your mind to. Are you in your own way? Maybe it's time to step aside out of your way, and start walking the path you need to walk.
~ Sister Vegetarian

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Sister's Wednesday Quick Tip of The Day

Sometimes we must give up the security we know to excel. Does this sound like you? Is the security of meat, dairy, or eggs holding you back from living a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle? Is meat, dairy, or eggs your security blanket...your comfort food in rough times. It's time to let go and be free. Free to live a healthy life. Free to not be dependent on something that you feel is a security blanket when in actuality it is a jail term. Are you ready to excel?

~ Sister Vegetarian

Sister's Tuesday Quick Tip of The Day:

Recognize what is causing your craving and rid yourself of ill feelings and illnesses. Take it from the Buddhists who say that "The Three Poisons" or "The Three Fires" are the cause of most of our sufferings (cravings). The Buddhists believe in cause and effect, and so goes the non-vegetarian cravings for meat, poultry, fish, and dairy and eggs (dairy and eggs if trying to be vegan). The Three Poisons are Ignorance of The Truth, Attraction, and Aversion. The Buddhists say that when we recognize the Truth (let's put this in vegetarian/vegan terms: the cause of the craving), and see the attraction it is causing (in vegetarianism's and veganism this would be your dependence on meat, poultry, dairy, eggs, etc), then we can see the aversion (again, in vegetarian and vegan terms, the cause of our illnesses and ill feelings is from the non-vegetarian consumption of these foods). Recognize your cravings and you can recognize what is causing your un-necessary attractions and illnesses.

~ Sister Vegetarian

Monday, June 6, 2011

Sister's Readers Sharing Their Stories by Battzi:You Were My Grand Experiment!"

link for battzi's new post: click here

Battzi has another empowering message!!!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Sister's Monday Quick Tip of The Day

We can stay on the vegetarian and vegan paths in times of unexpected, stressful times in our family by following a "take it with me" plan to prevent from unhealthy snacking to fuel your mind, body, and soul. I am spending time at the hospital with a sick father, and helping to take care of him. I use a small, reusable lunch bag to bring my snacks of fruits, nuts, hummus, and wedges of pita with me. For a quick meditative break, I also bring along bagged and loose teas (including my tea ball or my own mug infuser with strainer). You can always ask for hot water which is free of charge at hospitals. In times of family emergencies, there is no need to add extra stress and burden to try to maintain your lifestyle. Remember, living this lifestyle should be stress free and drama-free when we have so much of other things to deal with around us. This lifestyle not only fuels our mind, body, and soul; but, it puts us in the frame of mind to think clearly and calmly through healthy fueling.

~ Sister Vegetarian

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Sister's Friday Quick Tip of The Day

Get inspiration from a 73 year old.

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

Sister's Thursday Quick Tip of The Day:

Go to the spa daily. Treat yourself to loose leaf tea. Purchase a beautiful tea pot for brewing your loose tea after the water boils on the stove. I have a beautiful Japanese cast iron teapot and accompanying cups (my set is below) to turn my evening or weekend tea into a relaxing time to unwind after a hectic day.

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