Trying to “be the difference you want to see in the world”

You know that one thing that keeps you up at night and makes you wake up full of energy in the morning? That one thing that you talk about with your friends and family with such passion that your eyes just shine? That passion that makes you read everything about it in books and online? Well, for me, topics like veganism, yoga, meditation or even holistic wellbeing give me that kind of joy. That is the one main reason why I’ve started this blog, which is mostly a guide (for myself and for all of you who wish to join […]

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My experience changing to a whole foods & plant based diet

Hi everyone! Following the sequence of some of the previous posts dedicated to veganism as a lifestyle [here and here] and how it has been changing my mindset, I thought it would be helpful to also compile some thoughts on how this whole process actually changed me physically or, better said, if it has indeed improved my life, health and body and if so, how it did. For that, I should begin by saying that, although I do consider myself very fortunate in terms of my health, I admit that for a long time, I remember of frequently falling ill. […]

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Vegan, Vegetarian or Plant-based?

The other day I was with my dad and he began talking about the lovely experience we had at a vegan restaurant in Lisbon last month. We had a visit planned to the capital and while deciding where to have lunch, I innocently (!!) slided the suggestion of taking him to the Ao 26 Vegan Project, which I’d visited a few weeks prior. It was a lovely decision and he absolutely loved it. Even now, many weeks later, my dad keeps pointing out that the food was not only tasty but gorgeous, with all the colourful veggies and different flavours. […]

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How (not) to be vegan?

Since I stopped eating animal products in early 2015, I’ve had a few friends who’ve shown interest in knowing more about this kind of lifestyle and eating habits/choices. I’m always happy when someone asks me where to find different ingredients, how to prepare them, ideas for more nutricious recipes or more natural products for them or their home. Some of my close friends even told me that they are consciously choosing more vegetarian meals while eating out, at home or at the Uni’s cafeteria! Yes, I still hear some jokes and provocative comments, but more often than not, those are […]

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