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The surprising and welcomed side effect of being vegan

I have been battling allergy rhinitis for three years now.  It all started when I was pregnant.  I started getting a lot of mucus at around six and half months pregnant.  I could not shift this mucus; if felt as though it was clogging my airways.  I could not get it out through my mouth nor my nose and it just seemed to be make breathing very uncomfortable.  It was so bad that I began to feel claustrophobic and panicky.  I would fear having sweet stuff because it might cause more mucus.  I did not want to have the heater … Continue reading The surprising and welcomed side effect of being vegan

My journey to becoming vegan…

I am 34 years old and it is only now that I have made the full transition to veganism.  It has been many years of trying to change my diet for ethical reasons.  I started eating only free range meat at first and had been doing so for years.  I thought it was better for the animal and my body to eat free range meat.  In my mind the animal did not suffer during their life time and got to live and feed on luscious pastures.  This meant that they were fed grass and not grain fed and they were … Continue reading My journey to becoming vegan…

Gratitude in a time of Covid19

Covid19, lockdown, infections, death toll, number of active cases, ms teams, dinner, cleaning, teaching, exercise, Trump, China, Italy, vaccines, work, shopping… At any given time during these unique times one of these words is at the back of your mind.  In fact, you are lucky if it is just these words and not starvation and where do I get food and money for food? My posts are usually about sustainability and the planet however this post is geared more towards the human species and our mental health during this time…self-sustainability. What you feel is not nothing or inconsequential.  You are … Continue reading Gratitude in a time of Covid19

We can never go back!

Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that the world would be going through this pandemic right now.  2020 has certainly been interesting thus far…apart from Covid19 it has had many other interesting aspects to it already for me. I knew that the world was sick.  I knew that the way we were living as a human race was just not sustainable.  What I did not know was how, and who, was going to get people to wake up…to listen… and hopefully change.  No person could bring the world to a halt.  No one person could make airlines … Continue reading We can never go back!

Winnie the Poo’s friend Piglet’s real life story is a sad one

It is clear to see from this and my last blog titles that I am a mom of a toddler who suddenly has a keen interest in cartoons and YouTube nursery rhyme videos.  I find myself singing these songs  🙂 I touched a bit in my last post on the absolutely cruelty of pig farming.  I don’t think a lot of people fully understand the cruelty involved in pig farming in particular.  All farming has its horrors but I really want to draw attention to the plight of this particular intelligent being.   Pigs have quite advanced social skills.  They … Continue reading Winnie the Poo’s friend Piglet’s real life story is a sad one

Green eggs and ham, minus the eggs and ham

If you have been following my blog, and if you know me, you would know that I have had an ethical issue with eating meat for a long while.  It begun when I got my first fur baby.  I realized that animals feel and know what is going on around them; they are sentient beings.  They are intelligent beings, just like us, and like us they deserve to not be separated from their family, enslaved, tortured and killed.  I could not reconcile eating any animal and yet love and call another my baby.  I liked meat and enjoyed it actually.  … Continue reading Green eggs and ham, minus the eggs and ham

Less consumerism, more quality time

A new year always brings with it a sense of starting afresh.  It’s like what happened in 2019 stays in 2019 and we start 2020 on a clean slate.  Thus I suppose all the news year’s resolutions.  I know that new year’s resolutions are frowned upon and are considered clichéd.  I however think that whatever propels an individual to become a better version of themselves can never be a bad thing.  Unfortunately, what transpired in 2019 from an environmental perspective cannot be forgotten, it will have an impact on us for years to come.  With each passing year pollution becomes … Continue reading Less consumerism, more quality time

Dairy Alternatives

It has been a few weeks since my last post on the dairy evolution; which explained the horrors of the dairy industry and the suffering endured by the dairy cows.  Year-end deadlines, exhaustion, a holiday and an increased social calendar have been keeping me busy.  I don’t feel centered when I don’t have a chance to write which requires me to sit in silence… it is indeed my happy place.   I am so happy and grateful to be able to write again.  I received so many comments, sent to me personally, on my last post.  It is really exciting to … Continue reading Dairy Alternatives

Dairy Evolution

It has taken me a long time to get to the point of where I can write a blog entry about the dairy industry.  It is particularly difficult for me because of the absolute cruelty.  Just reading up on how these beautiful mothers and babies are treated brings me so much sadness.  I cannot imagine having to go through the same existence.  Empathy does not only extend to our fellow human beings but extends to all living beings.  I ask that when reading my blog posts about our fellow livings beings that you try to empathize with what they are … Continue reading Dairy Evolution

Designer pooches

I will never forget going to a popular farmer’s market in Cape Town. I thought farmer’s markets were for those individuals who understood the importance of eating fresh produce that was preferable organic. It was for people who understood that conventional farming was not only cruel but the byproduct was bad for us. One of the nice things about a farmer’s market is that a lot of them are pet friendly. What one pictures about a farmer’s market and what it is in reality are two very different things. It would seem that they have just become another fad…it is … Continue reading Designer pooches