About 15 years ago, as I saw more and more chemicals being put into my food and became aware that killing animals so I could live day to day just wasn’t right, I decided to become healthier. I wanted to create a permanent cleanse for life for myself.
The first thing I decided upon was to start healthy cooking – sautéing food instead of deep frying it. I used less butter, eventually going to canola oil and olive oil for pan frying. Using lemon juice instead of salt.
Next up was eliminating different forms of meat. First up was fish. Not a tough one as I was never a huge fan, except for tuna sandwiches. Next up was pork. Since I loved little piggies, I wanted them to live while I ate tofu dogs instead. Beef was a little tougher. I loved burgers, steaks (especially flank) and meatballs. Luckily, garden burgers, tofu burgers, and fake meatballs were good enough to suppress the yearning. Last up, chicken. My favorite food. I ate chicken 2-3x/week. I decided my Last Supper would be a meal at a local fast-food chain, El Pollo Loco. It was 12/31/1995. I can still remember how yummy it was.
That started me on my lifelong journey to heal the planet, my life, the environment and the world, through being health with my plant-based diet. I have no regrets and have never looked back, except for now.
Blogging is so much fun!! Some people blog for money, others blog to promote their business (such as blogging for hard money California), some just blog to have fun, some are still asking, why blog in the first place?
When surfing the web, sometimes we run across websites by people we know and admire, like my friend Adam’s post on the National Finals Rodeo and we don’t agree with everything they write. Being a Vegetarian and Animal Right’s Activist, I turn a blind eye when I object and take in the content that aligns with my values.
Sometimes when I’m thinking of different things to blog about, I change my thoughts, change the order of my words and oftentimes kill a blog entry all together. It feels very similar to throwing around different remodeling ideas when someone is redesigning their home, bathroom or dining room.
When you set up your blog you should choose a very difficult to use password so people cannot hack your site. Every month or two you should think to yourself, “Should I change my password or not?” If you have to ask, you should probably do it. Sometimes you inherit a username and password – against your choice – something of an arranged marriage – which you feel wedded to forever. Unlink arranged marriages, you do not have to stay with your username or you password. I change my password every 2-3 months for all my major blogs and sites.
Now go out and enjoy, “The Joy of Blogging.”