Wednesday, December 31, 2014
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Tuesday, November 25, 2014
|From a 'Durian Rider' YouTube video|
Found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9W5_11u4Xwg
|^^ Me getting a different perspective. ^^|
I am excited to announce my first guest post, my husband!! We get asked all the time to tell our story. I posted the quick version earlier tonight but here is his story...
Yes, I spent over 20 years in the farming industry (mainly dairy) , I was born and raised in it. I also was raised a trapper in my early years and was an avid hunter as well for about 30 years.
I married a vegetarian 5 years ago, she never forced her views on me just gave insight every now and then. A few years ago I saw a picture of pigs being hauled out of Toronto and people (activists) were giving them water through the holes in the trailer at the Toronto livestock exchange. It was that picture that started it all for me.
I am a heavy construction worker and I mainly work on the highway 401 (longest highway in Ontario). The same day the picture was taken there was a bad accident just up from our job site, it was -34c and the traffic was getting backed up to us.
I was running a machine that day and I had the heat cranked and was still bundled up, the traffic had come to a complete stop, I looked beside me on the highway and there way a tractor trailer hauling pigs to Quebec. That was the day I made the connection. These poor animals are being sent to their deaths, it -34 and they are freezing! My heart sank , I told myself that was it and I never looked back.
My wife, daughter and I are vegan for life. (Vegan since March 1, 2014)
Wednesday, September 17, 2014
I agree with this post wholeheartedly and admit that I am addicted to be connected. Anyone, who knows me at all, could tell you that I love having an online presence, however, I must add that it IS possible to have a balance.
I journal alone every morning, getting up at least an hour earlier to do so. I also do yoga and meditate, although not nearly as much as I would like to.
For me, in a place where I have never 'fit in' it's a necessity to have online friends around the world. I feel more accepted and less depressed. It's not like I was ever able to go out into my local area and find like-minded friends. And ya, there's an abundance of support online when I find out my Aunt died but thank the gods for that since I am bound to home with a wee child and pets and my spouse is working away from home.
Balance is hard to find. It's rare. It's a minute to minute work in progress. But, that's life. The never-ending attempt at joyful balance.
The post to which I am responding to is here, please read and consider disconnecting to the digital world to do yoga, meditate, journal, walk in nature... and find your balance.
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Wednesday, February 5, 2014
"Being perfect is about trying to get approval and acceptance. It's about trying to avoid the hurt of being hurt & judged. People try to be perfect because they think it might make them more lovable. But really, being perfect doesn't protect you from being judged, it protects you from being SEEN. The only way to be TRULY loved is to be open and to be seen for who you are - in all your glorious imperfection."
Really makes me think of how I 'hide' my own imperfections. I used to post on Social Media, whatever I was thinking. Doesn't everybody...? Ummmm..... no, they don't. Apparently, SOME people don't ever have bad days and allow others to walk all over them, because when I would post about MY feelings I was jumped all over and when I held to my boundaries and didn't allow myself to be taken advantage of I was called names like 'crazy' and said I should be better than that since I am self-employed. Ummm... what??? Yup, apparently, those who are self-employed need to also be 'fake'. LoL!! Wow, eh?? Actually, what really confuses me is that the person who was taking advantage of me and disrespecting me on my personal Facebook page was also self employed and she was not judged as being crazy. I guess fake people are looking for a popularity contest and I can be proud to say I am not part of that crowd. :-)
After that huge incident I 'self protected'. I only post personal feelings on a 'close friends' list as a way to avoid being shamed, criticized, or hurt in any way. Of course, I can't be 100% sure that it's working... I don't know whenever someone removed me from their social media list or blocks me from their news feed wall. But, after reading the definition of 'authentic' I'm ready to give myself more of a break.
There is no such thing as perfect just the effort for the impossible which leaves us frustrated and expecting more from others can honestly be attained. Find perfection... in the IMperfection. If we are aiming for perfect then we aren't being our 'true selves' and those who love us are not loving us for the 'real' us, are they?? ;-)
Sunday, January 19, 2014
I hate to cook. Now, I CAN cook, I just REALLY dislike it usually. Blending.... now that's different! I thought I would share my creations for today.