A Veggan by Any Other Name……


I recently read an article (apparently I have been under a rock for the past year and didn’t hear about this until just now!) that says that a new class of vegan, adorably tagged *veggan*, allows vegans to eat eggs. How can a label allow this? Shouldn’t our *choosing* be what allows us to do this? Although I was actually intrigued by the article, I have a real problem with this obsession our society has with labeling, pigeonholing, shaming and judging. To *allow* or *let* us include something in our diet implies that something outside ourselves has dominion over our diet.

I know a lot of the vegans are appalled by this. My feeling is that as long as any individual’s philosophy includes eating for the planet, we are on the right path. However that looks for the individual. We are not all at the same place at the same time on this journey. And that’s OK.

I consider myself vegan, even though I have an occasional egg, or some dairy from time to time. That doesn’t make me a carnivore. Vegan describes my prominent lifestyle. Just as I like to enjoy a glass of wine or a cocktail sometimes, but that doesn’t make me an alcoholic. OK, that’s an extreme analogy, but you get the idea.

There is an almost militant mindset within the vegan community that is off-putting to people new to the lifestyle. Why in the world would we shun these newbies? Why in the world would we make people who are trying their best to *eat for the planet* feel *less than* because they are 80% committed and not 100%? Let them come in to this community at their own pace. Let them test the waters. Let them dip in a toe, or wade up to their waist, instead of insisting that they cannonball in all at once.

We need to be encouraging, not discouraging. Our planet, Mother Gaia, depends on bringing more and more individuals into a kind way of eating, green eating, sustainable eating. Fae Life mindset means to be kind, nurturing and accepting of anyone doing what they can, in their own way, in their own time, to restore health to body and planet. We need to applaud and encourage EVERYONE, regardless of where they are on this path to kindness. Lets stop judging and labeling each other and start mentoring and encouraging our entire community.

That being said, I kind of like the Veggan (with 2 Gs) distinction.

*distinction* as defined by the dictionary:
“Excellence that sets someone or something apart from others.”

​Fat, Dumb and Manipulated

There has been a lot of talk the past couple months/years of the *dumbing down* of America through fake news, social media and the educational system.  But It’s even deeper and darker than that.  We are being made fat and stupid on a fundamental level, and on purpose.  Our health and well being are being compromised for profit. This is a well planned agenda by big pharma and big business.  And if you don’t believe this is true, just take a look around. 

We are unable to concentrate.  We live on coffee and energy drinks.  Most people are in some form of constant, distracting pain. OTC pain meds take up an entire aisle at the drug store.  We can not catch our breath.  We can not oxygenate our brains and our bodies in order to think for ourselves.  The majority of us are over weight.  Our blood does not flow as freely through our veins as it did a couple of decades ago.  And this is just scratching the surface.

We are being bamboozled into thinking we are being given what we want.

This slapped me in the face hard yesterday when we decided to give cable TV another try.

Holy commercial hell, Batman!!!!

People, just because there is *less* sugar and artificial color in your kid’s cereal doesn’t mean It’s healthy.  It is not *spreading the good* in your kid’s body.  *Whatever froots your loop* should not include ingesting neon colored, highly processed food stuff.

The Greek yogurt you are eating might say It’s organic or all natural, but that doesn’t make it healthy.  *Undeniably dairy* is undeniably bad for your bones.  Do the research!

And that new naked breakfast taco from Taco Bell that has a fried egg instead of a taco shell that is stuffed with meat, potatoes and cheese is not a healthy breakfast alternative!

There is a systematic physical and mental dumbing down of Americans in play.  Keeping us fat and unhealthy is profitable.  It should be so obvious, but we can not see the forest for the trees, so to speak.  We, as a consumer group, need to start making our own decisions.  Get rid of the sheeple  mentality that big business counts on.

Whole food, plant based,  is better for your body and the body of Mother Gaia.

We each need to do our part, one little step at a time. One decision at a time.  We need to stop letting them tell us what they think is good for us, and start deciding for ourselves.  We need to take back our power as consumers by deciding for ourselves what to buy, and in so doing, dictate  the market  in an intelligent manner.

Don’t take my word for any of this.  Do your own research. Read the articles.  Follow the activists and conscientious industry leaders on social media. Watch the documentaries.  We are not being educated by mass media.  We are being manipulated and brain washed for the profit of big business, big pharma, big food.

None of these big business have your best interest at heart.  They only care about marketing to you any way they can.

And the advertisers they employ do not care about your health.  They care about their bottom line and the bottom line of the companies that hire them.

Do I always choose fresh, whole, plant based foods?  No.  There are long days that lead me to the frozen food section where I buy a vegan, gluten free, organic something.  But I choose my brands carefully and I read the ingredient list.

Respect your body, respect your home planet.  Be aware of the true cost to your body and your planet when you sheeple shop.

Peace, love, plants and conscientious consumerism,  my friends.