As I mentioned in previous blogs, I'm doing the Thrive in 30 vegan diet challenge with a group of friends. They've all agreed to share info about their lifestyle, eating habits and experiences. This week's spotlight is on professional badass Heather Crosby.
Heather grew up on a horsefarm in Maryland, and post-college in 1998, she sold her truck and moved to Chicago with half a job and one month's rent to her name. Being brave has paid off and ChiTown has been good to her. It is her… Continue
Sarah Kramer’s cookbooks have inspired vegan chefs for ten years now. As she celebrates the 10th anniversary of How It All Vegan, we interview Sarah to learn about her life and books. Plus, read to the end of the interview for a chance to win a copy of How It All Vegan.
Sarah's recent appearance on Canada AM to celebrate the book launch and… Continue
I've had back acne for about 6 years now and have tried "everything" to get rid of it. It's been flaring up recently and I'm starting to get really frustrated with it so I am now DETERMINED to get rid of it once and for all. Starting tomorrow I will begin a vegetable "fast" (maybe I'll sneak a couple bananas and apples in there too) in an attempt to remove all the red pimples/zits on my back. Once they are gone, I will slowly add certain foods into my diet and @ the first sight of a zit I will… Continue
I wanted to share congratulations for our very own, Brendan Brazier, for winning VegNews’ 2009 Veggie Award for Favorite Athlete.
Readers voted for their favorites in 62 categories from websites to celebrities to food. The winners are announced in the November issue. If you can’t wait for your copy, get a sneak peak at some of the other winners from… Continue
I wrote recently ago about the witness. In that instance it referred to someone seeing an act that someone else performed. You are running down the road and a friend sees you. They witnessed the act of you running. So what? We are all familiar with this concept. Are you familiar with yourself as the witness to your own experience? Not your mind telling you, “I am running down the road” but your consciousness experiencing you running down the road. The later takes place in a space of No Mind.… Continue
The Sequel offices – the home of Team Vega – recently got a new addition in the form of a series of beautiful painting by Victoria-based artist, Brandon Leudke. Brandon has worked with us for a number of years on a variety of projects and today he share the inspiration for these pieces and a little more about his background.
The main room our office is home to sales, finance, and operations. Two… Continue
Wow, time sure flies by. I'm not sure if it's because I'm so busy or because the days are so short. Most likely both. And now with this time change, it will be dark by 4pm! Before I know it, I'll be back where the sun is!
I think I'm affected by lack of sunlight. I need ALL the lights on in the house to feel alive. When I'm riding indoors I hate when my surroundings are dark. A big screen to watch movies at my family's house helps!
I’ve always been one who is more likely to sit down with an informative read than a novel. My husband jokingly refers to these as my “textbooks” but I really enjoy learning something new in the few moments I have to read in the day. November’s Thrive Challenge is all about these textbooks. An inspiring read on health living, vegetarian diets or fitness. Make a pick, curl up on the sofa, and get inspired.… Continue
Last week, I wrote about being vegan and why I decided to do the Thrive in 30 Challenge with a few friends. Now it's time to hear from them. First up is acupuncturist Lisa Reichert. I asked Lisa to participate because I knew she could provide a Traditional Chinese Medicine take on Brazier's The Thrive Diet.
Lisa Reichert, Jill-of-all-Trades, primarily rebalances the whole self with Oriental Medicine with a nutritional bent. Though her background in art therapy, depth psychology,… Continue
Cold Turkey, not the day after Thanksgiving cold turkey I used to slap between two pieces of whole grain bread but rather the game plan I used to switch to a plant based style of eating. Each day I would consume two servings each of eggs, chicken and whey protein powder along with a serving each of white fish and red meat. This was a typical day of protein consumption over the last few years as I worked my way up to becoming one of Canada’s top male fitness… Continue
November 1st marks the beginning of Wold Vegan Month and whether you are a long-time vegan, just starting out or still only thinking about giving up animal products, this is a great time to reflect, research and reach out. Here are some of my tips on ways to celebrate World Vegan Month.
Things everyone can do:
* Post links to WorldVeganDay.org on your social networking profiles such as Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, etc., or on your blog.