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The best of 2010

December 23, 2010

OK, the original plan was to push right through the holidays, and then I got… the flu.  Not The Swine Flu, but something nasty, and forming complete sentences, while standing up, while using an audible voice, well, that was too tricky.

I’m better now, but I think I’m going to take this as a hint, slow down a bit for the holidays, and come back strong in 2011.  Lucky for me, the last video’s ask for the best videos so far makes for a nifty list to round out the year, so here’s some stuff that other people found really helpful and you might enjoy also:

No matter what you do at this time of year, I hope you and your family do it well, and let’s focus on an amazing 2011!


Erin called me out in the comments about last week’s newsletter, thinking I was advocating a progressively more restrictive vegan diet (and again Erin, thanks for the feedback and it’s not your reading, it’s my writing that’s to blame for the confusion.)

The truth is, you could eat nothing but mashed potatoes and vitamin pills for all I care, as long as the journey that got you there made sense.  The food takes up most of our attention, but being a longtime vegan is about so much more than that:

Like I said in the video, maybe it’s time to focus less on why people stop being vegan and more on why they stay. What non-food related vegan breakthrough did you have in 2010? Let us know in the comments!


Are you tired of defending your veganism?

October 26, 2010

So it’s outreach week, and like I said yesterday, just being vegan around other people can be a form of outreach. Unfortunately, that includes when you’re sick, run down, or just tired, and you can end up spending more time defending yourself and your diet than actually getting better! I don’t think there’s anyone watching […]

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Vegetarian vs Vegan groups

October 14, 2010

Conrad asked me what I thought about vegetarian groups as opposed to vegan groups.  The truth is, I don’t really worry about it much.  Bonus lesson: I didn’t mention this in the video, but I can’t control their messaging any more than I can control Ford ads on TV, and I try not to worry […]

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Dealing with non-vegan cravings, part two

October 6, 2010

In part one, we talked about reactions to smells.  Part two is about the more obvious cravings that you get on the couch while watching TV.  No, not the craving for a hammer to stop the evening news from being so annoying, but the cravings that just pop into your head for no reason. Or […]

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