The Not-So-Secret Life

'Out to Sea Inside of Me' Series by Valentina Brostean
‘Out To Sea Inside of Me’ Series by Valentina Brostean

A successful mental health picture requires work, and a tremendous amount of honesty.

I’ve had the flu and can’t get out for a run these days; surviving on tea and oranges, I fear I’ll soon tread into increasingly unstable territory.

“It’s so much work,” I say (actually sob) to my husband.

Why do I have to work harder than other people just to lead a normal life?

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Film Review: Cowspiracy

Film Review: Cowspiracy
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I bartend in a Welsh pub.  Not one to push my opinions (to each his own), especially in that context (chicken wings, anyone?), I mention my newfound vegan status minimally.

A few weeks ago a middle-aged man in a dark jacket came into the bar.  I set down his Stella, and out of the blue: ‘I watched Cowspiracy last night,’ he said.  ‘Have you seen it?’  ‘No,’ I answered.  ‘But I know the premise.  Isn’t it like Food Inc.?’

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Vegan 101: Getting Organized

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You will need a well-stocked pantry.

Unfortunately there’s no way around this: being vegan (properly) means being organized.  In my own experience, and from what I’ve heard in the feedback, general busy-ness is by far the greatest peril to a plant-based switch, followed closely by the more ‘regular’ dietary needs of spouses and children.

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