I recently got a surprise text of a piece of writing from my super smart 8 year old niece Scarlett. This is an excerpt of the piece, entitled "If Kids Were In Charge Of The World". Here's why this list, and kids themselves, are awesome and why grownups should be more like them. Adulting is super overrated. Kids are imaginative. It's something we all too often lose along the way as adults. We need to remember to think like kids. Find our inner child. Try to be happy. To use our brains,...
Moby has been my hero since 1995. He first introduced me to animal rights and veganism and inspired me to get involved in animal rights activism and to go vegan (also in 1995). Back in the day, kids, we had these things called compact discs that our music came on. And they came with booklets. And Moby's albums like Animal Rights and Everything is Wrong were packed full of information and facts about how cruel and evil the animal farming industry is and how devastating the resulting...
Author Chuck Palahniuk's cult classic novel Fight Club has been a beacon for minimalists. It's a bold and ballsy book that challenges our complacency, our routines, our attachment to material things, and our very perception of our existence. No holds are barred. No feelings are spared. What's left after you peel away the layers of all your pre-conceived societially-accepted ideological crap? Pure squeaky, shiny enlightenment. Here are some of the best pearls of wisdom from Fight Club.
I recently had the opportunity to go to the Leicester Vegan Festival in Leicester, England. And, like many parts of the UK, Leicester has a surprisingly large and refreshingly vibrant vegan community! It was an impressively massive volunteer organized event held at the classic art deco Athena Leicester in Leicester city center, full of over 100 stalls of snacks, food, beauty products, perfume, jewelry, clothing, accessories, beer, wine, tea, local rescues, animal rights groups and much more,...
Here I am in my third year of full-time travel so it's time for another post on what I own. Hint: it's not a lot! I'm a longtime minimalist. The beauty of minimalism is to simply own only that what adds value to your life and to cut out what doesn't. I once heard a great saying about stuff that said only keep what you use every single day, what you absolutely love, or what makes you money. I don't believe there's a formula or a certain number of items to have, but it can be a fun experiment to...
The brilliant author of my favorite book, Walden, Henry David Thoreau was also a master minimalist, philosopher, poet and transcendentalist. He was an advocate of simple living, minimalism, vegetarianism, anti-consumerism and non-conformity. And 160+ years later, those values still ring true. Here are some of his best inspirational quotes.
Stop the selfies! Please, oh please, oh please - stop the selfies! Stay behind the camera where photographers are meant to be. Also stop the cliched open-mouthed mid-eating shots, the bendy yoga poses in front of sunsets, and the finger-squishing-landmark shots. And what's with the back shots? If you share a landscape, don't stand right in the middle of it with your back to the camera. Get out of the shot! Let everyone else see what you're looking at!
"Every time you spend money, you're casting a vote for the kind of world you want." anna lappe Sometimes animal and wildlife tourist attractions are disguised as natural, helpful, or worse - as conservation, when in reality they're just masked exploitation and mistreatment, and even animal-loving tourists may not be aware of the underlying misery involved, and unknowingly pay for and support cruel practices. Simply put - if humans are involved and there's a profit to be made, it's usually bad...
Some of the best inspirational quotes from the smart, funny, and fiery actress and screenwriter Mae West.
Overtoom 409 Vegan raw food cafe with shop attached, serving breakfast, lunch, snacks, desserts, juices, smoothie and even vegan ice cream.