I’ve had it with social media (she said, via social media). Likes, follows, market share are all great, but they’re no measure of the real mucky business of living. And loving. And changing. Google analytics can’t assess how something unexpected can open you up, can spark your heart, or make you nod your head and say, that’s right, that’s right. It can be an image you see, a song you hear, the words you read or something you learn from a stranger that shifts your world a degree or two. Or shifts the world itself. Here’s where you come in.
Making a difference, a positive one, matters to me (there are worse quirks). Study after study indicates a plant-based diet is one of the best presents you can give yourself and the planet. Going vegan reduces carbon and deforestation, saves water, animals and us. All good reasons. What’s yours? My new section Vegan Stories opens a dialogue, inviting you to share why you went vegan or how being vegan has changed you. Winner, selected quarterly, will receive a free download of my e-book, Beans: A Handful of Magic. If you’re not vegan and just hanging out, welcome. I’m the vegan inviting everyone to the table. Help yourself to stories and recipes, including this new herbal-as-anything green-to-the-max pesto, a harvest of everything in my little garden. Have a read, have a taste.
As I write in Feeding the Hungry Ghost, “Both the planet and you are miracles, superior in form and function to anything we mere mortals have dreamed up. You are madly significant. The fate of the whole world depends on you and what you eat for dinner.”
Happy Earth Day. You can make it even happier. Yes, you.