Lessons from Wednesday
Never giggle when a fellow hiker or friend slips. Karma is everywhere in nature. Result: slipping not once, not twice but three different times. Worst part? It wasn’t even rainy or muddy. Always pack a few extra sweaters because you know your friends won’t. Yes, even in summertime. When sitting atop a mountain at sunset, cups become irrelevant. The wind has a way of disposing of...
.. they love me for the (wo)man i am, not the...
Lately I have been overwhelmed with inspiration. With the way the world is these days it is sometimes rather difficult to see through the cloud of ‘matter’ that hovers in our way to happiness. We often look to worldly possessions for satisfaction and justification, when the price of love and appreciation is free. There is so much beauty in the world that lies beyond what you find in a...
Single White Female
I have avoided writing an entry like this for some time, but then a very dear friend reminded me that true writers (and I use that word loosely, as I only write for fun) stay true to themselves and write about what is real. So here I am, about to expose myself as the “single white female” - less the clothes-stealing, dog-killing, psychopath behavior. It has been nearly two years since...
The Vegan Chronicles: 7 Days, 7 Nights
It has officially been one week since I said “au revoir” to any and all animal by-products. I spent my last weekend as a vegetarian with my best friend, and the best sister ever to exist. Amy flew in on Thursday and stayed through Saturday. The 4 days she was here was a complete whirlwind. We hit The Biltmore, our mom’s for two days, Old Salem, downtown Asheville with some...
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The Vegan Chronicles: Frostbite in May?
I just returned home, showered and now am laying in bed reflecting on the crazy day I had. 1. Today is my first official day as a vegan. Yay me. Everything was going pretty smoothly until we stopped by the store and I made eye contact with some feta cheese. Stupid cheese. 2. It’s official .. once my best friend picks a day for her upcoming nuptials I intend to begin the first phase of...
The Vegan Chronicles: Countdown
Vegan life begins in less than one week. The next few days will help shape the perfect ending to one lifestyle and beginning for another. My baby sister arrives for a visit in less than 48 hours. We have plans to tour The Biltmore Estate, taste some wine, eat some food and meet some people. From there we head east to Central North Carolina to visit our Mom, where we will cruise around Old Salem,...
The Vegan Chronicles: Betty Crocker Can't Touch...
Though I have only recently made the decision to go from vegetarian to vegan, I have been baking vegan for quite some time. I find that my creations since throwing out eggs and milk are more unique and far more tasty. This week for instance, I went on a baking spree. Tuesday night I Made about 3 1/2 dozen cookies including Oatmeal, Snickerdoodle and Cayenne-Chocolate Snickerdoodles - all...
The Vegan Chronicles: Now In Session
Over 4 years ago I made a decision to give up something most of my friends and family back home in the South would have a hard time understanding: meat. What started as an experiment to rid my life of chronic migraines turned into a new lifestyle and a path towards understanding what health really is. First, I gave up all pork and only bought organic meat. Then I narrowed the field to only...
Sundays: the Good & the Bad
Sundays used to be my least favorite days. As a child I was forced into frilly dresses and Sunday school. Let’s be honest, expecting a child to sit down for longer than 5 minutes is asking a lot. As a teenager it was the last day before school. Expecting a teenager to sit in a classroom for 90 minutes at a time is still asking a lot. As an adult it is the last day before work. Most people...