Tag: Your Thoughts

Your Thoughts Thursday: Vegan For All

September 23, 2010

I know a lot of you, like me, aren’t vegan for your health.  And I know a lot of you do eat a vegan diet because of the health benefits.  Intentions aside, most of us are thriving and can’t imagine life any other way.  We hear so many success stories of people turning their health around…

Your Thoughts Thursday: The Social Vegan

September 16, 2010

Humans tend to be social creatures and our social activities almost alway include food.  We plan entire gatherings around food, create new holidays dedicated to edibles, and turn our existing holidays into food-and-treat-centered events. No matter the problem, there’s a food cure for it: chicken soup for a cold, cookies for homesickness, a gallon of…

Your Thoughts Thursday: Doctor’s Orders

September 9, 2010

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve heard someone say something like, “I wanted to go vegan, but my doctor told me abstaining from meat, eggs, and dairy would kill me.” or, “My friend was vegan, but her doctor told her she had to start eating meat again.”  It’s not a surprising thing to…

Your Thoughts Thursday: Help New Vegans

August 26, 2010

Most of us weren’t raised vegan.  For the majority, there was a definite transition period from “mainstream” to vegan.  During this time, a lot of us relied solely on pre-made packaged vegan products, trying them all to find the good, the bad, and the inedible.  We discovered vegan shampoos, household products, clothing, and that our…

Your Thoughts Thursday: Gender

August 19, 2010

Last week, my friend gave me a great idea for a YTT.  She told me when she and her ex-husband got a divorce people kept asking her, “Do you think he’ll stay vegan now that you’re divorced?!”  She found this insulting not only because they weren’t crediting veganism to his own personal beliefs and choices,…

Your Thoughts Thursday: Serving Non-Vegan Guests

August 12, 2010

Ever since vegetarian Chelsea Clinton’s wedding, non-meat eaters serving their guests flesh has been a hot topic.  Many people, vegans included, have been claiming it’s rude to serve vegan food to your non-vegan guests, and the polite thing to do is slap down that steak for which they were really hoping.  The argument on the…

Your Thoughts Thursday: Types Of Vegan

August 5, 2010

When I joined the online vegan community, I honestly hadn’t realized the great divide between different “types” of vegans.  I was naive to think a vegan was simply a vegan, but I was quickly schooled on the “denominations” within us and which beliefs set each group apart.  People choose to be vegan for all different…

Your Thoughts Thursday: Selective Veganism

July 22, 2010

Last week, Stacey Bendet, designer and founder of the alice + olivia brand, showed up at an event wearing a fur vest.  The thing is, Bendet is “vegan”.  She commented, “I’m vegan, actually. I don’t eat [animals], I don’t put meat in my body. So every once in a while I think it’s okay to…

Your Thoughts Thursday: Vegan Kids

June 10, 2010

When it comes to children, new parents quickly realize it’s more than just bringing a new family member into their lives.  There are so many decisions to be made- schools of thought on how do everything from diapering to sleeping, schooling to diet, and everything in between.  Some tirelessly research every possible option, while others…

Your Thoughts Thursday: Being Bought

May 27, 2010

When I was a kid, it was a daily occurrence to hear someone say something like, “Well, would you eat that pile of dirt for ten dollars?” or “Would you kiss Jimmy for a million dollars?!”  And it was stupid.  Because no one was going to offer anyone money to do something so pointless and…