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Here, I share tips and ideas on leading a conscious lifestyle. Becoming more connected to what and how I consume has brought more meaning, peace and agency to my life. I hope this path brings you joy, too. Together, we can continually learn how to lessen our impact on our beautiful planet. 

Peace and plants,



October 10, 2018

As a vegan, I confront this notion often. Of course, no one directly asks it, but a variety of reactions ranging from "I don't eat meat that often" to "I respect your choice but could never do it myself" often imply some level of perceived judgment.

I'm sure there are s...

July 20, 2018

A natural reaction to learning about widespread issues, whether they’re about the environment, animal welfare, or our society, is to feel overwhelmed. Some people may immediately give up, thinking, “I get this is an issue, but do my actions matter?” This logic can lead...

March 6, 2018

This post if for my fellow vegans who struggle, as I have, with how best to promote veganism. Does calling it “plant-based” sound less intimidating? Will encouraging the reduction, as opposed to the elimination, of animal consumption result in more change?  Should I le...

November 22, 2017

The holidays can be tough for vegans and vegetarians. With so many classic holiday dishes centered around meat and/or dairy, it can be tricky to figure out how to navigate the food and the "why are you vegan/vegetarian" questions. Whether this is your first holiday as...

November 19, 2017

I love any chance to connect with loved ones and share a meal. Yet, Thanksgiving can simultaneously be a sad time for many people. For one, the history of Thanksgiving is wrought with violence and bloodshed… a topic for another post in and of itself. Thanksgiving gains...

August 11, 2017

My simple, go-to weekend breakfast, brunch, or even lazy dinner ;). Do yourself a favour, make yourself banana pancakes, and pretend it's the weekend now... Simply blend all of the following ingredients up, and then fry on a non-stick pan, or lightly greased pan:


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