It took me quite a few years of being vegan off and on before I finally sealed the deal and never looked back. It wasn’t because I didn’t want to be one or didn’t like being vegan. That is just, how long it took me to fully incorporate a new lifestyle to the point where I didn’t even have to try or think about it anymore.
Now it’s just who I am and how I live my life and I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’m vegan for obvious reasons like others are, but sometimes unexpected little bonuses pop up along the way that reaffirm you’ve made the right lifestyle choices for yourself. My only regret? That I haven’t been vegan since day one!
2017 will mark a fresh start for me along with my partner Dev to transition into a 100% plant based foodie hub! Yes folks, we are going completely meat-free and dairy-free.
I created “Purawvida” to be a resource for those who want to learn more about yoga and living a more healthful, mindful and compassionate vegan lifestyle. In the beginning, this was a simple recipe blog. But it has grown along with me as I search for knowledge, abundance, inspiration, magic and, well, really yummy vegan food!
Benefits of being a Vegan
My physical body feels much lighter and cleaner. I feel better about my body at age 37 than I did at 17 and I can tell that my body is thankful both inside and out. I have much less instances of getting sick.I sleep better. I feel stronger. I get compliments on my appearance all the time.
You literally are what you eat. Every single cell in our body is affected by what foods we choose to consume. I love feeling in control of my body and my health by eating plant based foods that nourish me.
Along with yoga I felt much more mentally clear after going vegan. I don’t know if that’s because my conscious feels clear or because I make choices that I don’t feel guilty about either consciously or subconsciously, but I definitely noticed a difference
I am lucky that I’m alive in a day and age where technology and creativity allows me to eat all the foods I love while still being vegan. I don’t have to “deprive” myself of anything. If I want pizza, there’s vegan pizza. If I want donuts, there are vegan donuts.
Life is about taking chances. But the choices we make can be the wrong ones for us. As long as we heed the warning and learn a lesson we can do the work to turn things around. The work can be grueling at times. And it is easy to lose touch with our most tender parts by getting lost in the chaos of life.
It is a humbling experience to be raw and exposed. When the universe gives you a second chance, take note, be thankful and breathe into it one step deeper than before. Go there. I did.
Love n Light
Founder of Purawvida, Yoga teacher and Associate vegan chef