The way we live our lives is moving toward a subscription format. Would you agree? I couldn't help but think, I am an active participant in a subscription community for a number of products. I like the quality, the idea behind the products, the convenience of receiving them and the way they look and feel. Some arrive at my door, others I use via an app.
When I fully adopted a plant-based lifestyle, the one and only drive behind it was to do no harm. It is true in medicine, and it is true when it comes to foods we eat. Food can hurt and food can heal. Which one is it going to be? You decide.
Becoming vegan was exactly like that for me. One book led to another, one change inspired another change, and just like a chain reaction of events, it led me to letting go off animal products altogether. But you gotta want it. Whatever it is you do or say you want to do, you gotta want it. Period.
I gave a fair go to eating animal products. In fact, I had been consuming them for about 30 years. In my childhood, meat and dairy have never been the center of my plate, more like condiments. Veggies and grains made up the majority of what I ate, until I moved to the US in my early 20s.
I believe I have crossed to the dark side: I officially have a romantic relationship with my food. Perhaps, for a good reason. Early July, I made a transition to fully plant-based eating. It happened in So. California - the land of the gluten-free and the vegan wannabes. Coincidently, if you ask me.
July. It's real summer, the dog days of summer, colorful sunsets, walks on the beach and fresh fruits and vegetables. July is a beautiful hot month - rain, please go away already! - and marks one year of my food journey toward a plant-based lifestyle.
Avocados, berries and apples are a staple in my diet. Avocado is a fruit, but I am sure you knew that already. I can eat a pound of cherries in one sitting, no really! I always wait for a peach season and cannot get enough of figs. I love fruit.
Are you distracted? I am. More times than I'd like to admit. My email: work and personal, texts, Instagram, Twitter and now Snapchat demand my attention. In our age, staying focused is a form of art that is accessible to those who train their minds...
My son's solo débute reviewing one of the books he's been asking me to get for ages: Lego Play Book. He spent an entire weekend building everything under the sun from this book. Can you guess if he liked it?
I might be a little late to the party, posting the video second week of September. Here are some of the "new and old kids" on the block I want to read this month. Oh, and enjoy certain someone in the background having a bit too much fun.
I am back in San Diego, and it so happened I caught the last day of Comic Con - an event where an entire city turns into the film and video game characters. It is a crazy colorful and electric week in July that takes place downtown San Diego. You cannot help but admire the vibrancy of the costumes, makeup and hair.
Summer vacation! The time slows down, you dream to be lazy and do nothing but read cheesy summer-inspired novels laying on the beach. All. Day. Long. My time in San Diego was more about the family than vacation this time around, but I still managed to sneak in a few hours wondering the streets with my camera - not exactly lazy beach lounging.
I have arrived two days ago to visit my son in San Diego, and the weather has been gloomy. Beautiful, but gloomy. I love California and come here whenever I can. If I could spend every weekend here, I would.