Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness

Learning to Sleep Again

I’ve had cats all my life. Unfortunately, their ability to sleep never rubbed of on me. My struggle with insomnia began after the break-up of my first marriage in 1988. Yes, 1988. I would fall asleep with no problem but wake up around 3am. Staying awake for two hours or more during the night was…

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My 10-Year Veganniversary

This month marks 10 years of me being vegan: my veganniversary. I stopped eating all animal products cold turkey (pun intended) and I’ve never looked back. I feel better, look better, and am healthier than I was 10 years ago. When I switched to a plant-based diet, I was 47 and already had arthritis in…

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The Healthy Vegan: Cooking Without Oil

“No oil? But our bodies need fat to be healthy!” I can’t tell you how many times people have told me that, insisting that olive oil or coconut oil or (shudder!) animal fat are an essential part of a healthy diet. I’ve been vegan since 2007. Vegan isn’t necessarily healthy;¬†over those years, I’ve periodically found…