Red nail polish can save your life, and many others!
Six years ago I met a group of people who through their kindness, other-centeredness and humor would forever change my life. I had no idea how much my life would change after seemingly the weirdest places to visit on Valentine’s Day ever. Thank you to the people who paved the way, and to everyone I’ve met since - whether I know you from my spiritual community, vegan community or other - you inspire me daily to not turn back and give it all up, when that is the most natural thing for someone like me to do. Since losing Jacob, this way of life has never been less of a sure thing, but sometimes the best I’ve got in a day is knowing how upset he’d be if I gave all up thinking of him. So on this Valentine’s Day I wish you all a single life-changing moment, whatever that looks like in your life. XOX
“There is a principle which is a bar against all information, which is proof against all arguments and which can not fail to keep a man in everlasting ignorance - that principle is contempt prior to investigation.”
~ Herbert Spencer
This is the exact reason why my mom adores my boyfriend. She has been vegan for several years longer than I, and when our little bun Rodney was alive my beau would spend upwards of 30 minutes petting him and snuggling with him. They adored each other. And we knew that I had a good one. Same rings true for women & other genders!
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It didnt come as a shock to me that when I lost nearly 100 pounds, the world and its relationship to me changed drastically.
This hits home with me in a very strong, intimate way. A couple of my friends have been inspired by the documentary that Jasmin mentions, and I’ve toyed with the idea of trying a 3-day juice fast just to see what it’s like. At 5’2”, I’ve bounced in between sizes 8 - 16, the latter of which I’ve been for most of my 20’s thus far. I’ve also come a long way with body acceptance, and eating cleaner for the sake of health versus the vanity that used to motivate me in my teens. But I relate most to the brief section she touches upon re: bullying, and how those 8+ years of tormenting or simply being neglected are still engrained in my thoughts & my reactions to the world. I wonder if sometimes my resistance to fully committing to being “skinny” again is because I want the world to accept me as I am today, despite the fact that the closer I move towards 30, the more urgency I feel towards preventing the same weight-related illnesses that have plagued my families for generations. Not sure why I felt inclined to share this with y’all, but maybe if there are any other friends out there who have the same experiences, insecurities and/or health concerns, you simply can know you’re not alone.