Why I Left Social Media Behind

This is not a vegan-related post, but we thought it was relevant to share on this blog, since some of you follow us on social media, and Michael runs half of it, which will definitely affect our presence there. Also, it might give you some pause to consider your own social media consumption, which

Give Up The Sponge (but not the bath)!

In my mission to live with less (and have more), I came across an unexpected pleasure... me. ********* Okay, bring your mind out of the gutter for a minute and follow me down this path; it's actually a LOT cleaner than you might expect. I (this is Michael, by the way) used to use a washcloth, loofah,

Un-Processing Your Food

As part of our move to a healthier (and simpler) lifestyle, we are working on removing processed foods from our diet. ***** Being vegan means we consume and wear nothing that is or comes from any other animal, but being vegan does not necessarily mean we are healthy. There is plenty of vegan junk food and highly processed

There Is No Goal

You will never reach your health goals, but keep trying. ********* I have been enjoying my Garmin Vivosmart fitness tracker. Well, mostly enjoying. Okay, maybe enjoying is too strong. Hating, I think, is the right word. I hate it. It is like having JK Simmons from Whiplash as a fitness coach. Every time I meet a goal,

3 Ways To Live Better: Eat More Plants.

This week, there is a theme: my 5 favorite tips that have worked for me in living a better life. Maybe one will help you, too… ********* Yesterday, I wrote about the importance of being active. A rock is a machine that is designed to sit. A rock has one function--not to move. It has no parts that can contract

2 Ways To Live Better: Be Active.

There is a theme this week: I am sharing my 5 favorite tips that have worked for me in living a better life. Maybe one will contribute to you, too… ********* Yesterday, I wrote about the importance of having great integrity. Accept it as a personal mission to always keep your word... even to yourself. You have

Bottoms Up!

Sometimes you have to start at the bottom. ********* I had my annual physical exam (which happens about every five years if I remember). Being vegan and getting at least moderate exercise keeps me pretty healthy so my physicals are more like random check-ins with my doctor (so I can be sure to remember his name