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, July 31, 2016

Sister Vegetarian at 50 years old

Sister Vegetarian at 50 years old...enjoying the journey naturally and holistically, still running, and encompassing loose leaf teas and qi qong in overall health

I guess my overall view of life is encompassed in Cha Tao (The Way of Tea). What is Cha Tao? Cha Tao encompassed meditation, virtue, vitality, tradition, community, peace with oneself and the universe. A good explanation of Cha Tao's meaning is at the website of Living Tea

Yes, I am now 50 and I feel as though life is still just beginning. Living a healthy vegetarian, plant based life has instilled in me continuous energy whereas I am still running (although not races, but enjoying weekend meditative runs of 6 + miles); cycling; hiking; and doing Yoga, Tai Chi, or Qi Gong on a daily basis in my designated home yoga/qi gong/tai chi room. Yoga headstands at 50 years old....still enjoying them!

After a long run, my runs end in  enjoying a 24 ounce tea pot of one of my favorite loose leaf teas such as a raw pu'er from Misty Peak Teas or one of many Chinese or Japanese loose leaf green or black teas from Upton Tea Imports. Misty Peak Teas and Upton Tea Imports are my two favorite online tea companies based in California and Massachusetts, respectively.

At 50, I take no medications and have no health issues. My yearly bloodwork from my physical with my physician is perfect and I lack in no nutrients or vitamins....I do not even take supplements. My plant based eating are my vitamins; but, everyone differs so consult your physician. As my great-grandmother who lived to be 100 knew (she also was not on medications and had no health issues at 100 years old), a plant based life gives you vitality; and, it gives you a healthy body, mind, and spirit. In addition, I take care of my skin not only through plant based eating but by always drinking water and tea. I use natural soaps only on my body and hair. I use natural shea butter on my face, hair, and skin that is not processed with anything but just pure shea butter. My deodorant is just that same natural shea butter or baking soda mixed with water that keeps me odorless and dry all day. Remember, less is always more. Natural products are part of our health and does not need to cost a lot, especially when I purchase my shea butter in one pound bulks. I am a no cosmetics girl and just believe that natural is beautiful. I have learned through my 50 years of life to just be peaceful and still...meaning be patient and enjoy the flow of the journey.

How do I enjoy this journey? For starts, as you can see in my picture, my short hair cut is now a hair of  "Qwendala." Qwendala is an Ethiopian word for locs (I refuse to use the word "dreadlocks" because of its negative connotation to describe a beautiful natural head of hair). Qwendala means hair that "sprouts from the head like horns" and if you wear Qwendalas, your "sprouts" or 'locs" are divine antennas and receptors of spiritual,  mental, and physical energies. Ask anyone who wears locs or Qwendalas and they will tell you what they experience spiritually with energy through the Universe. I am at 10 months from starting my Qwendalas.  I originally wore Qwendalas for 6 years before cutting them at 40. Now, I wear my Qwendalas at 50 and beyond.

I enjoy my Japanese and Chinese loose leaf teas for breakfast in the morning and to accompany my dinners. Herbal teas such as dandelion tea, chamomile, and sage teas are also part of my evening wind-downs before bed. My love of knitting and reading from my home library of science fiction and  fantasy books also compliments my meditations. Yes, I love holding physical books; therefore, I collect preferably hardcover and some paperback books to add to my home library and love reading science fiction!!! Yes, at 50, I am still a geek and loving it.

The purpose of my recap of my life at 50 is that I want you to enjoy your life and be healthy at 50, 20, 70, 80. Eat healthy, plant based meals. Be active (remember to consult your physician for any activity when health issues are a concern. Meditate. Enjoy your hobbies (whether knitting or reading as I do). Enjoy life. Smile. Don't be hard on yourself because life can be hard enough. Laugh at mistakes and smile. You can enjoy life as a working person and as a person taking care of your family by carving out time for you. This is coming from someone who works, take of my husband and home, and helps my aging mother.

Did you know that I cut costs for massages by getting a massage at my local massage school which has weekend clinics. An one hour massage at a massage school can start at $25-35. A 90 minute massage at a massage school can start at $35-40. I take care of my body, mental state, and spiritual state holistically because God has blessed me with 50 years upon Mother Earth and I will continue to honor my "Temple". Have you honored your temple today?

~ Donna M Beaudoin "Sister Vegetarian"