One of the hardest things for me to give up when first going vegan was milk. Although it seems strange now – and super gross! – I used to drink a glass or two of milk every single day. Of course, that’s not exactly the norm. But milk is still an extremely common ingredient in other daily favorites like coffee, ice cream, and cereals. Luckily, there are several different dairy-free milk alternatives to choose from. Check out this guide for a rundown on the most common milk substitutes, and let us know which ones you prefer!
Grounding is the process of managing anxiety by focusing on physical occurrences. The theory behind grounding is that by bringing your attention to things that are actually happening, you should be able to tune out negative or worrisome thoughts. One of the most common forms of this is meditation, a practice which involves being in a quiet place – often alone – and calming the mind by focusing on breathing or other physical sensations. This may seem like an impossible feat if you are in a situation where you’re feeling overwhelmed in a place that is public or noisy. However, there are several grounding exercises that can be done anywhere, anytime you feel the need to take a break and clear your head.
By now, everyone has heard the buzz about Burger King’s new Impossible Whopper. The burger contains all the same fixings as the classic Whopper sandwich, except the beef is replaced with a plant-based patty. This is a huge step towards the inclusion of more cruelty-free alternatives in popular food chains, where vegan customers oftentimes find themselves having to fill up on fries and bland side salads. However, many are still skeptical of whether this burger is all that it’s made out to be. After giving it a try for myself, here are some of my thoughts about the new Impossible Whopper.