Here’s a couple of things I believe and how they’ve helped me.
Strive to Be Your Best Self, but Acknowledge You Are Human
Placing rigid boundaries and limitations on yourself is harmful to your growth. Even if you think it’s a positive, rigid boundaries are harmful. Not only does it create a negative feedback loop in your psyche when you make mistakes—because you will—but it prevents you from having an open mind.
Here’s an example. You decide to become vegan, and you slip up and eat a piece of regular pizza. No you are not a horrible person. You are human, and maybe had a bit too much to drink and not in your normal environment when you did it. (If you had not guessed, yes I did this.) …Of course that is not the only scenario where you might slip up, but you get the idea.
Be your best self as much as possible and cut yourself a break when you slip up. It’s in the mistakes and vulnerability that we grow.
Nature Is Profoundly Healing
I feel most at peace in nature, especially when I am on a trail. There is just something about exploring a new place, free of all your normal constraints that is so deeply moving. This is also part of why I love working my own land, growing my own food, and providing for myself and my family as much as possible. Being connected in that way to my environment is beyond words.
My goal is for this blog to be a place to serve to tie together these pieces of what brings me peace and joy and hope that it can help others do the same in some way.
Ready to start? Learn more about getting started on veganism and my favorite products/recommendations.