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 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)"

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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.

Monday, April 16, 2012

Sister's Readers Sharing Their Stories: Battzi's 4/16/12 Update says to stay empowered!

Though I Walk Through the Valley...
Sisters, please forgive my lateness with my post. I'm still affected by my recent illness. I finally finished the last of my Steroids this morning.

My breathing is still not up-to-par but I'm alive. I'm grateful for that. My Blood Pressure is still high. Very high. Sisters, I have changed my dietary lifestyle. I did it to take back my health. A remark was made to me that this should not have happened. No person can say that. My Blood Pressure has been off the charts for a long time evidently. The last I remember was 218/160! That was 3 years ago. The Doctor was so afraid for me that she called the ambulance to take me straight to the hospital! So it never fully went down even with the change in diet.

In looking over my life, I see that I have more stresses. Trying to keep a roof over my head(very iffy now), job, finances, health, etc. It's a big mess. I don't know how to relax anymore. I used to know back during the days when I had a job that was stable with excellent benefits, pay. When I lost everything, Stress took up residence in my life and has never left. You see, if I relax, if I let my guard down, I'll be destroyed again. I just couldn't take it this time. I was a younger woman then. I'm 56 now and I would never bounce back. I haven't fully recovered from being homeless for 2 1/2 years and that happened from 1995-the first half of 1998! The terror, the fear of it happening again just won't leave me alone. I was by myself then but now I have Bandit in my life. I can't lose him! He is all I really have to love.

I never wanted to live to experience getting older. I prayed to die at 50 and I'm still here. Why? G-d won't tell me. I'm 6 years overdue. Yet, if I go, who'll love, take care of Bandit? I can't leave him to be at the mercy of someone else.

I face my mortality. What have I accomplished in 56 years? What do I have to show for it? For some reason, these words come back to me: "Remember your Creator in the days of thy youth." I did. I do but not as blindly as I did when I was younger.

What does this have to do with anything? This: (1). Take back your health. Do whatever you have to. Take small steps. You'll get big results. (2). Laugh. I used to love to laugh. I still do but it's not often now. (3). Don't be afraid to cry. I always thought that tears were the sign of a weak person. How wrong I was. My tears were forced from me when my heart, my life, my soul was shattered into a billion pieces. I couldn't hold it in. So, cry. (4). Seek professional help to deal with traumas in your life. I did in the past and I shall do so again as I age. (5). Exercise. Picking up the fork is NOT exercise. Walk. Run. Swim. Skate. Ride a bike. Just do it. I used to walk 5 miles a day, 7 days a week. I did Calisthenics and Aerobics. That was before I developed Asthma as an Adult. Now I have to walk with a powerful Inhaler in my pocket. (6). Never Despair. I did. I have. I do at times. I have to force myself to come out of it. So far, it has worked. (7). Pray if you are a Believer. If not, try to surround yourself with as much goodness as possible and do good. Actions have always spoken louder than words. For some people, your life will be the only sermon they'll ever hear or see.
(8). Adopt a pet. The shelters are loaded with adoptable kitties, puppies. They love without conditions. They are good company. How lonely I would be without Bandit. (9). Sleep. The benefits of a set bedtime can't be stressed enough. Get enough rest. I don't sleep well and I must look into this. (10). Forgive. Forgive others but mostly FORGIVE YOURSELF. Depression is nothing but Anger that you have turned loose upon yourself. I have a hard time with this but you have to do this to move forward.

So there you are. 10 little things. I know. All of you are so accomplished. You don't need this bumpkin to tell you anything. Forgive me my arrogance. Sister Vegetarian's words and thoughts are wonderful, helpful. You do well to follow them while I stumble and fall through the latter years of my life. But you know what? For some reason, I'm still standing. For some reason, I get up. I just can't figure out why for the life of me.

Walking through valleys make you appreciate the mountains! Make mine a mountain of veggies! (~_^)

Battzi Ơ̴̴͡.̮Ơ̴̴̴͡

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