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.
Monday, July 10, 2017
As a runner, I made a new PR (Personal Record). . . My best pace was a 8:47 min per mile. That 10K I did in February...well I made a new PR by shaving off 8 mins with a 10K PR of 1:04 rather than 1:12. I feel as though as I progress through my 50s, I seem to be getting stronger and faster. I must research more into this concept. I am running faster than 10...20 years ago. Maybe being in ones 50s or more, you are just content....seen alot and know what you want out of life finally...not wanting to please others but please yourself. I am continuously eating healthy and running long distances of over 8 miles in one day on weekends and 4-5 miles during the week...but with rest days for my body and yoga for strength training and flexibility.
My personal experience is not everyone's journey, but I can say that wherever you are in your life....you always have a chance to re-evaluate where you are, where you have come from, and do things differently... better, or adjust...make new goals. I did...I feel as I age, I am better for re-evaluating who I am as a strong woman in her 50s who says that age is not just a number...it is more...and I can do this.
I have a 26.2 marathon and two 13.1 marathons coming up in October, November, and December to finish my 2017 year of personal goals...My goal in 2018 is to hopefully do some marathons in other states and one day my bucket list includes a marathon in other countries...This journey of life is amazing with straight roads, hills to climb, valleys to go up and down, and rivers to cross....but it is your personal journey. There is no need to wait until January 1 to set a New Years Resolution. Everyday is a new day for a beginning...make your New Years Resolution today...Today is a New Day.
Friday, April 14, 2017
Through my book Sister Vegetarian's 31 days of Drama-Free Living, I continuously point out how a vegetarian lifestyle creates healthy bodies, minds, and spirits that encompasses vegetarian meals, exercise (please always check with a physician before engaging in any exercise plan or change in eating habits), and mediation through various modes that may include walking, yoga, running, and reading.
This week in my prior post, I mentioned that one of the stress-free techniques that I engage in everyday is reading books and drinking tea.
Did you know that a research study performed by The University of Sussex in the U.K. have proven that just by reading, you can reduce your stress levels by 68%? These studies and others have proven that by reading, in particular reading fiction, you slow your heart beat, ease muscle tension, and change your state of mind to a more peaceful state.
Here is a great post from blogger Courtney Seiter on The Surprising Power of Reading Fiction: 9 Ways it Make Us Happier and More Creative. Courtney includes a great stress reduction in percentage comparison chart for reading vs listening to music, drinking tea, walking, and video games.
Sunday, April 9, 2017
Sometimes in incorporating stress-free techniques in our lives, we must re-address what is working and not working to maintain a peaceful, relaxed state. Although I incorporate stress free techniques on a daily basis, my body just felt worn down after a long week; consequently, instead of my usual Sunday run, I decided to walk in the beautiful coolness of the morning just at sunrise. I love walking. Walking enables me to mediate and become more aware of the beauty of the nature surrounding me without the fast pace pounding of the pavement from running. I am more focused meditatively when I walk; although, a leisurely run can also be meditative for me.
On a daily basis, my methods of de-stress includes yoga; reading daily, especially for an hour or more before bed; occasionally knitting; and, always drinking a relaxing cup or teapot of tea as I read and knit. On the weekends, I do long runs and as today, perhaps walk.
Pertaining to reading as a part of my de-stress daily technique, above are just some of the books in my home library that I have either read or plan to read. I love to read books from various authors, although science fiction tends to be a focus. I just LOVE BOOKS. Lately, I am reading science fiction and other genres of fictional books from multicultural Authors: African American Authors and Authors from Africa, Latin-America, Australian Aborigine , Asia, India, Middle Eastern countries, and other Authors of Diversity. I believe that books, fictional and non-fictional, opens up a world of exploration to many countries.
Within the past month, I have relaxed with Zora Neale Hurston's Their Eyes Were Watching God and Jonah's Gourd. I just completed Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing which made me laugh and cry as though I was there in the story.
I am currently reading Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. I am loving this book!!
I love hardcover books, and I tend to shop used book stores in my area or online for hardcover deals, especially for ex-library copies. I am in love with ex-library hardcover books and remember when my mother who was also a teacher at the time took me to our local library at a very young age, the Newark NJ Public Library on Washington Street (The Newark Public Library was originally founded in 1847 and in 1887 became a free public library), to acquire my first library card. That library still exists today, celebrating 170 years. What can I say...one of my favorite memories is of my first library card! LOL!I am an extreme book lover not only carrying my local library card daily in my wallet and use it often...the same exact library card for the past 25 years; but, also adding to my own personal home library. I know some people love e-books and I encourage any type of reading; but, for me, I must feel and smell the book whether hardcover or paperback.
I also knit to de-stress and although lately my reading has taken over knitting time. Above are just some of the projects I have completed within the past months in between reading. The two hats I knitted using 2 to 4 different yarns. The sock above is currently in progress and will be completed whenever I can put a book down; although, at times audiobooks are an alternative when knitting to complete a knitting project. LOL
To go with my reading and knitting, there is always a teapot of tea or a mug of tea. A double way to relax for me.
How do you relax? I would love to hear your techniques of incorporating stress-free methods into your daily life. Remember, although April is Stress Awareness Month, every month should be stress-awareness for a healthy lifestyle.
Happy Reading :)
Sister Vegetarian :)
Sunday, March 26, 2017
Trail Running differs from road running whereas trail running works more of the lower body through various inclines in woods and mountainous areas, crossing streams and brooks, obstacles to get around or over such as natural down trees, watching out for woodland critters, and overall just the terroir of trail running is basically in the woods which one may hike but you are running the trails. I try to join my local trail running group when I can; however, some of my training is doing regular road running for safety reasons where I do not want to run in the woods alone if I am unable to join my local trail running group.
So, how do I keep energized?
A Sunday breakfast/brunch of Scrambled Tofu with collard greens is my favorite Sunday Brunch after a long run. Instead of the common spinach people usually saute into the scrambled tofu, I use collard greens, turnip greens, or kale for more antioxidants and vitamins. Here is a picture of today's Sunday breakfast after a 10.50 mile run.