I got the impression last week that this post helped some people, and just thinking about writing another one this week kept me inspired to find more to share. I just got through watching Cowspiracy so I feel like I need some inspiration too. It takes three times as many acres to feed someone like me, who is a vegetarian, as it does to feed a vegan. Another reason for me to continue transitioning to veganism.
I can’t remember the last time I had a drink of cow’s milk (I drink coconut milk or almond milk, and usually I don’t drink a glass of it but use it in recipes or to make oatmeal for breakfast.) I haven’t had a cheese slice in probably about a month now, and have only had it in a few pieces of food like pizza. But watching that movie, well, it really makes you think about what you are putting in your body and how it can affect the planet as a whole, if we all keep on eating meat and dairy. I’m not writing any of this to force anyone else to change, but I’m going to do what I think is right for me. I don’t think I will be buying any more dairy products for my house, and right now I’m working on trying to get through all the groceries I do have.
So, anyway, for inspiration, I suggest watching that movie. You can download it for $9.95 and then watch it as many times as you like. So that’s my first suggestion.
Second, I watch a youtube channel called Preston Smiles. This is one of the first videos of his I saw. I just love how he is totally himself in these videos, especially at the end of this one.
Third, another youtube channel I like to watch is with Brittany Taylor: Simple Living and Travel. I really liked this video of hers titled Keep Being Weird.
Fourth, I have just begun reading a book by Rhonda Byrne called The Power. (She’s the same author who wrote The Secret, which I admit, I never read. Not sure why, but just didn’t.) This link takes you to the amazon listing for it so you can take a sneak preview at it or listen to a part of the audio file.
Finally, but certainly not least, I found out about an animal sanctuary for abused or discarded farm animals called Animal Place. It gives me hope to know places like this exist. I’m going to see what kinds of animal sanctuaries are near me, and if I can’t find work at one, I will most certainly volunteer. I strongly believe all animals are sentient beings – they do feel things, they love things, they hurt and feel sad when separated from their loved ones.
These are just my thoughts and my views on things – you can disagree with them if you choose but if you do so in the comments, please make sure it’s done respectfully. And if you’ve liked this post, or any of it has struck a chord with you, please let me know by dropping a line in the comments, or by hitting like or subscribe. And thanks, as always, for reading.
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An excellent list Terri! This is what I needed today…and I’ll have these on my playlist. Thanks for exposes us (readers) to these individuals. Last week line up inspired me as well. Keep it coming!
You’re very welcome, Kelvin! I’m so glad you like them and it really does encourage me to continue finding good “gems’ out there on youtube. (There is so much crap on there too, unfortunately.)
Good stuff. Really liked the “Be Weird” video. Gives me hope for the next generation.
I know, me too, Kim. She has some really good videos – I may not be a raw veggie only eater like she is, but I can still learn from what she says.
Coconut milk in lieu of moo milk, thats fancy =) I can imagine which recipes you use it in and it might involve a blender….I’ve seen Brittany Taylor’s videos in the past, good stuff.
Yes, that’s me, the fancy girl…..ha ha ha nothing could be further from the truth!