Transitioning to Vegan-Meatless Mondays

2 Jan

The final Christmas cookies have been gifted and eaten!

Happy New Year!  I wish you a year of vibrance, abundance, passionate energy, ease and flow.  Actually, those are some of my words of the year.  What are yours?  What do you wish for or hope to create in 2012? Whatever that is, I invite you to love yourself as you step forward and act on what you want to make happen.

If one of the things you’ve been curious about  is going vegan and wondering how to do that, I am here to support you!  The very first step I would recommend is to give yourself permission to eat what you want and not be rigid.  Being kind and patient with myself was very freeing when I was making this transition back in November 2009.  Honor yourself for being open and willing and follow your impulses.  You are obviously interested in eating less meat and dairy, whether it be for your health, for the welfare of the animals or for our planet.  Allow yourself to step in that direction at your own pace, without judgment.

One way to ease into being vegan is to try  Meatless Mondays.  Meatless Monday is a non-profit initiative of The Monday Campaigns, in association with the Johns Hopkins’ Bloomberg School of Public Health.  Their aim is to cut meat consumption worldwide by 15% by cutting out meat one day a week.  Their website is a great resource full of nutritional data and news, recipes and inspiring stories.  Paul McCartney has just written a book about Meatless Monday Recipes!

If easing slowly into vegan is your style, this may be the path for you.  And if you feel like eating vegan any other day of the week, please do!

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One Response to “Transitioning to Vegan-Meatless Mondays”

  1. vegansunshine January 2, 2012 at 4:42 pm #

    Meatless Mondays are such a great idea! A lot of schools are participating in this too! I love it.

    Whitney

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