Tuesday, 1 January 2019

New kinder year: Veganuary.

If you, like me, always aim to do the right thing and be the best you can possibly be, then veganism might be for you. I'm Chilean, our food culture is very meat heavy and I grew up in Sweden where again, food culture is very meat heavy.

I wanted to create this post to help those who are interested in living a more ethical life take the first steps in the right direction.

First of all, please keep in mind that it takes time.
I don't suggest throwing food, make-up, skincare, fashion and what not away. This is why I incorporate the word ethical which to me is the baseline of doing good.

Changing your lifestyle takes time and as someone who has been changing towards a vegan/ethical lifestyle over the past 12 years I can advise you to not stress about it. The biggest change isn't about what we throw away, how we nitpick at things or the preaching, the biggest change has to come from your heart.

I don't say this lightly.
Opening your eyes to the reality of the vast cruelty we pay for is not an easy pill to swallow... It is something that constantly hurts me deeply when I see any form of animal product. And I never expected to feel this way in my life, I used to be an exotic meats eater, avid luxury collector etc. I would enjoy all forms of cruelty and it took a lot of research and basically studying for me to come to terms with it being time to make a change in my life.

I can't imagine people enjoying butchering animals unless there's something very wrong with them which leads me to question how we can justify paying for such a thing... Doesn't it make us as consumers just as sick as someone who enjoys causing pain? We pay for it after all, we create the demand. A very powerful phrase is "If slaughterhouses had glass walls, everyone would be vegetarian" by Sir Paul McCartney. While vegansim doesn't include dairy, honey or eggs, basically anything from animals, I always encourage people to do their own research. There's so much information widely available now... And with the times changing where so many facilities who have animals are being monitored with CCTV due to reports of animal cruelty there's no better time to wake up to the big marketing scam we have been fed for generations.

I'm always available for discussion and help.

Documentaries I recommend:
• What the health.
• Cowspiracy  
• Food Inc
• Earthlings
• Forks over knives

There's a lot more if you simply Google "Vegan Documentaries" but I thought these would be a great start.

Inspirational and generally helpful Instagram accounts split into genre:




Hope this helps.