Pittsburgh VegFest Epic Recap 1/2: The Community

One thing that I’ve vowed to do more of since my health has become more stable is to spend more time interacting with the local vegan community. When I’m around other vegans, I have a distinct feeling of “home”. It’s all so very high vibe. I never felt it so strongly as I felt when I attended the Main Street Vegan Academy and was around a whole spectrum of vegan awesomeness for an entire week, but I also felt that strong magic in the air at Pittsburgh VegFest; I’m still buzzing!

Pittsburgh VegFest was the first vegan event I’ve attended in far too long. I hate to feel so disconnected! Once I heard about it, I was determined to 1) keep my schedule clear and 2) have enough energy to enjoy it to its fullest. Mission accomplished, folks! Continue reading

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Cruelty-Free Summer: Petit Vour July Box

This has got to be one of my all-time favorite boxes that I’ve received from Petit Vour‘s monthly subscription box service. This month, they partnered up with Thoughtfully Mag choosing 4 incredible beauty items. In less than a day, I had already used and fell in love with every single one. Major swooning over here.pv july Continue reading

A Novice’s View of Ayurveda + More Shinrin Yoku

There’s an ancient healing system called Ayurveda. You may have heard about it, but most of us in the Western world are not well-versed in its practices. Over the years, I’ve dabbled with Ayurveda; I adopted some of the practices, I took an introductory class on it, consulted with a practitioner, read books (Deepak Chopra’s Perfect Health is one of the most popular). It’s very complex, but even knowing the small bits I know – I’m still a total novice – has helped me understand health in a more complete way.pgh from a hill Continue reading

Dinner at Plant in Asheville, NC

I visited Plant in late 2014. Their menu changes from time to time, so you can check the menu online before your visit for their current offerings!

A few years ago, I was talking to my best friend on the phone, and she started gushing about this all-new 100% vegan restaurant that opened up in her town called Plant. Soon after she told me about it, I started to hear all the buzz from the vegan community. “You have to come visit soon,” she said. She says this every time we talk, but the way she said it this time made me think I was in for something really special.

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Petit Vour Februrary Box

The end of February came around really fast. I was away from home, and my box was waiting for me for a good week before I could open it. Meanwhile, I had my hands full dodging spoilers on the internet!

You see, I love surprises. Love them. I was never the kid who searched around the house for my Christmas presents. I’ve always enjoyed the excitement of receiving a surprise far more than any growing curiosity of what it might be.

The main reason I love to be surprised by my Petit Vour box is because I know I’m going to love everything. There’s no question in my mind. So, not only does curiosity have no hold over my love of surprise, but I don’t have to worry about being disappointed by the contents either. You know how it goes. You order something and wait and wait for it to arrive only for it to not live up to expectations. That, friends, is not how Petit Vour operates!

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