Your body has something in the neighborhood of 40 trillion cells - quite a consulting committee. Call on it when you're confused or undecided. Relax quietly and ask your body what it has to say.
The idea that everything is purposeful really changes the way you live. To think that everything that you do has a ripple effect, that every word that you speak, every action that you make affects other people and the planet.
We all live with blinders on. They come with having a personal vantage point.
As I see it, a green salad is an open invitation to carrots, onions, mushrooms, tomatoes, and the sprouts that grow in jars on my kitchen counter.
Taking B12 is the price of getting to be vegan, the way wearing a helmet is the price of getting to ride a motorcycle and giving up alcohol for nine months is the price of getting to have a baby.
I could be a vegan in sackcloth and flip-flops, but I find fabulous boots with periwinkle cuffs a far preferable option.
I realize that I'm a mature woman and one of these days, incredible diet or not, I'll be a little old lady.
I need a spiritual connection - I can make changes, but I can't make miracles - and I need people around me who'll support me and believe in me and tell me the truth and not let me deceive myself into avoiding the what's scary and hard and necessary.
Recreational shopping is the shortest distance between two points: you and broke.
There are some things that money can't buy: peace of mind, for starters, and lean muscle mass. Neither the Queen of England nor the founder of Microsoft can put in an order for either one.
Being vegan is a glorious adventure. It touches every aspect of my life - my relationships, how I relate to the world.
Every year when I put away my winter clothes and get out my summer clothes, they fit. And I haven't been on a diet since the Reagan administration.
'Make your plate look like a Christmas tree,' I tell people, 'mostly green with splashes of other bright colors.'
On the issue of abortion, I'm ever on the fence, or, at most, an inch or two to either side.
You want to live a life in which the things you have traded your hard-earned money for are quality items that really do uplift your life.
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