When the Me Too movement first graced my computer screen it stopped me in my tracks. I took a deep breath and began reading stories across my social media from women all over the world, and some from women that I knew. Over the coming weeks I could not escape posts online, or even hearing about Me Too in conversations. I was living in a constant state of being triggered because it was a daily reminder of my own story, and I was overwhelmed at how many women were posting about their stories. This is my Me Too story.
As I write this, I am 22 weeks pregnant with my first child. A friend of mine, who has been privy to my private health struggles over the years, asked that I write a blog post on my journey to conception. Her thinking was that my story might help someone else out there that is feeling hopeless or struggling to conceive. If my story could in any way inspire someone else, my heart would smile.
This gorgeous, not too cold fall weather makes me want to indulge in delicious pumpkin recipes. I love pumpkin spice frozen beverages but don’t love the billion grams of sugar and 550 calories that go with them.
Here is a healthier version that I created of a pumpkin spice frapp, without the added sugar or calories.
Today I am celebrating my 29th birthday! As I reflect on the last 29 years of my life, I can’t help but smile. I have come so far and through so many obstacles to get to where I am today.
December 5, 2012 marked my one year vegan anniversary! When I became a vegan I did not attach a goal to it such as a 30 day trial, 6 months or a year. I knew it would be my new way of life. I have been asked several times when will I go back to eating meat and dairy and I can say I don’t think I ever will.
One of the top questions I get when someone finds out that I am a vegan is where do I get my protein.
This is a really simple topic because vegetables, fruits and grains are a much healthier source of protein for humans.
My decision has been based on several layers of beliefs as well as some scientific evidence.
After years of struggling with food allergies and trying many other “diets” it finally made sense to become completely vegan.