With the impending new year marking roughly four years since my vegan journey began, I recently started reflecting back to what my mindset on veganism had been like in those beginning stages. I personally grew up in a family of hunters and the concept of not eating any animal products wasn’t a thing I’d even heard of until adulthood. It wasn’t until I met my boyfriend that I’d even considered giving veganism a try. And although I’m glad I did, I’ll be the first to admit that there were several aspects of living an easy, cruelty-free lifestyle that I had to learn along the way. Below is my list of nine of those things that I wish I knew before going vegan. If you’ve got any to add, leave them in the comments below!
March 20this the official International Day of Happiness – and achieving a lasting joy may not be as hard as it sounds. Happiness has less to do with what you buy and how much money you have in the bank, but more to do with the relationships in your life,according to a recent Harvard study.Yet, happiness is more than just wearing a smile, it’s what is going on inside of you. People who are generally happier experience more positive emotions, bounce back from negative emotions, and also have a sense of purpose. But if you want a sense of overall lasting happiness - that lasts far longer than a social media trend - we have for you 5 tips for finding last happiness.
Eating a vegan diet might be great for our health (and the difference between life and death for our furry friends), but if you aren't careful, it can also incredibly expensive. Consistently eating fresh fruits, veggies, and meat substitutes, especially, can mean shelling out a ton of money on food every month. Don’t let that deter you, though. There are several ways to eat yummy vegan food on a budget. Here’s how.