For The Animals — Us All

A compassion-driven creed defined by the abitity to do anything necessary to live & sustain life without harm; when you love so much that you're willing & readily prompted to move selflessly, ethically beyond your own ego into humanitarian action—beyond your own needs for the needs of others—for the enlightenment, love and longevity of all species, for the planet and beyond.

Go Vegan. Thank You!

What I See
To all of you—for your endless fight, your endless passion; for following your hearts over your heads, for your compassion over cruelty, for willing to know, for speaking the truth; for changing the world, for doing the work and changing yourself first; for being with us on this journey, for tirelessly empowering others, for your wisdom when we have none, for your vision when ours falters, for your courage when we can’t muster our own; for loving harder than you hate, and teaching others to do the same; for wanting to spread love like wildfire, breathing it into each experience, environment, each moment, every heart; for being the change you wish to see—the living possibility and example of what a world powered by love in action looks like. …for this, and so much more—thank you. ❤️

#PMA#OLOC#selfmade#courage#integrity#strength#empowerment#QOTD#inspiration#dailyinspo#animals#animalrights#humanrights#vegansofig#feels#depression#alone#love#happiness#bestofvegan#bestoftheday#vegan#spreadlove#torontovegan#family#thanksgiving#canada#holiday#monday#gratitude
To all of you—for your endless fight, your endless passion; for following your hearts over your heads, for your compassion over cruelty, for willing to know, for speaking the truth; for changing the world, for doing the work and changing yourself first; for being with us on this journey, for tirelessly empowering others, for your wisdom when we have none, for your vision when ours falters, for your courage when we can’t muster our own; for loving harder than you hate, and teaching others to do the same; for wanting to spread love like wildfire, breathing it into each experience, environment, each moment, every heart; for being the change you wish to see—the living possibility and example of what a world powered by love in action looks like. …for this, and so much more—thank you. ❤️

#PMA#OLOC#selfmade#courage#integrity#strength#empowerment#QOTD#inspiration#dailyinspo#animals#animalrights#humanrights#vegansofig#feels#depression#alone#love#happiness#bestofvegan#bestoftheday#vegan#spreadlove#torontovegan#family#thanksgiving#canada#holiday#monday#gratitude

To all of you—for your endless fight, your endless passion; for following your hearts over your heads, for your compassion over cruelty, for willing to know, for speaking the truth; for changing the world, for doing the work and changing yourself first; for being with us on this journey, for tirelessly empowering others, for your wisdom when we have none, for your vision when ours falters, for your courage when we can’t muster our own; for loving harder than you hate, and teaching others to do the same; for wanting to spread love like wildfire, breathing it into each experience, environment, each moment, every heart; for being the change you wish to see—the living possibility and example of what a world powered by love in action looks like. …for this, and so much more—thank you. ❤️

#PMA#OLOC#selfmade#courage#integrity#strength#empowerment#QOTD#inspiration#dailyinspo#animals#animalrights#humanrights#vegansofig#feels#depression#alone#love#happiness#bestofvegan#bestoftheday#vegan#spreadlove#torontovegan#family#thanksgiving#canada#holiday#monday#gratitude

It’s easy to treat others as different & separate from us, to disconnect & allow harm to come to another when we don’t understand them or their life experience, or take the time to learn about others needs outside our own. Once we know about someone—human or non, we connect with them, and can’t keep from empathizing & relating to their needs, because we recognize their needs as our own. Get schooled; friends, not food. ❤️

#Thanksgiving #family #animals #longweekend #friends #food #October #fall #turkeyday #turkey #paleo #meat #sunday
It’s easy to treat others as different & separate from us, to disconnect & allow harm to come to another when we don’t understand them or their life experience, or take the time to learn about others needs outside our own. Once we know about someone—human or non, we connect with them, and can’t keep from empathizing & relating to their needs, because we recognize their needs as our own. Get schooled; friends, not food. ❤️

#Thanksgiving #family #animals #longweekend #friends #food #October #fall #turkeyday #turkey #paleo #meat #sunday

It’s easy to treat others as different & separate from us, to disconnect & allow harm to come to another when we don’t understand them or their life experience, or take the time to learn about others needs outside our own. Once we know about someone—human or non, we connect with them, and can’t keep from empathizing & relating to their needs, because we recognize their needs as our own. Get schooled; friends, not food. ❤️

#Thanksgiving #family #animals #longweekend #friends #food #October #fall #turkeyday #turkey #paleo #meat #sunday

Root Down: beets, carrots, butternut squash, yams, yukon gold potatoes—rosemary, thyme, marjoram, Himalayan s’n’p, a splash of EVOO and a bit of gentle heat. Food is a conduit for the sun’s energy—the life force we need to keep ours fuelled; when your mind & spirit are off kilter, rebalance with grounding (literally rooted, contractive) foods. When you’re too sedentary, eat foods that are expansive (shoots, leaves). To expand & align the mind, body & spirit—to transform a life experience, feed expansive foods—hence, vegan.

The energy vehicle (conduit) matters; where it comes from is what you ingest and ultimately feel, become. Eat a balance of roots, shoots and leaves to be in balance. Whole food or fragmented food—show me what you eat, and I’ll show you what and who you are. It’s a simple spiritual + chemical equation—and far greater than tastebuds or basic comprehension.
Root Down: beets, carrots, butternut squash, yams, yukon gold potatoes—rosemary, thyme, marjoram, Himalayan s’n’p, a splash of EVOO and a bit of gentle heat. Food is a conduit for the sun’s energy—the life force we need to keep ours fuelled; when your mind & spirit are off kilter, rebalance with grounding (literally rooted, contractive) foods. When you’re too sedentary, eat foods that are expansive (shoots, leaves). To expand & align the mind, body & spirit—to transform a life experience, feed expansive foods—hence, vegan.

The energy vehicle (conduit) matters; where it comes from is what you ingest and ultimately feel, become. Eat a balance of roots, shoots and leaves to be in balance. Whole food or fragmented food—show me what you eat, and I’ll show you what and who you are. It’s a simple spiritual + chemical equation—and far greater than tastebuds or basic comprehension.

Root Down: beets, carrots, butternut squash, yams, yukon gold potatoes—rosemary, thyme, marjoram, Himalayan s’n’p, a splash of EVOO and a bit of gentle heat. Food is a conduit for the sun’s energy—the life force we need to keep ours fuelled; when your mind & spirit are off kilter, rebalance with grounding (literally rooted, contractive) foods. When you’re too sedentary, eat foods that are expansive (shoots, leaves). To expand & align the mind, body & spirit—to transform a life experience, feed expansive foods—hence, vegan.

The energy vehicle (conduit) matters; where it comes from is what you ingest and ultimately feel, become. Eat a balance of roots, shoots and leaves to be in balance. Whole food or fragmented food—show me what you eat, and I’ll show you what and who you are. It’s a simple spiritual + chemical equation—and far greater than tastebuds or basic comprehension.

We Are Better Than This.

"…this is a piece i wrote the other morning…

'Do you hear that? That is the sound of ultimate suffering.' - The Princess Bride

as i stood with my girlfriend and our pooch Prince at the gate of the dog park on wellington street a block east of strachan early this morning… we soaked in the sweet neighbourhood of quaint houses, people jogging and playing tennis, and all the dogs with their owners having a lovely time to start the day…it was shattering to realize that if we listened closely at attention to the sounds mixed in with the birds and the barks and the cars… coming from just across the street of this little toronto neighbourhood are the sounds of pain, suffering, and fear. and when you focus in on it, its deafening. its the quality meat packers slaughterhouse… and the sounds coming from within it are like nothing i have ever heard.

no matter what we want to believe, they get no soft pillow with a pill to bring the darkness slowing upon them. when i started down this path to find out what is really happening in places like those i realized it truly is the shame of our modern culture… that we all look away from it. you can hear it from across the street… the squealing and wrenching noise. but its so easy to hear birds instead.

so i dont want to talk anymore about beliefs about nutrition, or diet, or evolution, or culture, or any other debate for that matter… i just want to talk about the fact that we ALL know in our hearts… we are better than this.

its slaughterhouses like these, and there are thousands everywhere, which are government approved, publicly accepted, and swept under rugs and out of our the forefronts of our minds… its places like these that put profit over human decency. but factory farms are such a nicer way to say it.

i used to like to assume it wasn’t so bad… but it is. it really really is. and all you have to do is look for it. click a link here. watch a video or a documentary. or type a search there. or in this case just stop and quietly listen. but it takes effort and like most things its so much easier not to.

i heard the sounds this morning. and it rang in my soul. the true sounds of ultimate suffering. at 7000 a day.

we are better than this.

~ Excerpt of this, by one of my favorite humans & Torontonians, Mark Spicoluk

…also, #NAILEDIT

BOOM. FUCKING DELICIOUS.

Also, Vegan food. NOT rocket science.

WANT. NOW.
BOOM. FUCKING DELICIOUS.

Also, Vegan food. NOT rocket science.

WANT. NOW.

BOOM. FUCKING DELICIOUS.

Also, Vegan food. NOT rocket science.

WANT. NOW.

Said every carnist (clueless) doctor everywhere.
Said every carnist (clueless) doctor everywhere.

Said every carnist (clueless) doctor everywhere.

I’ve said this before and I’ll point it out again -

Menstruation is caused by change in hormonal levels to stop the creation of a uterine lining and encourage the body to flush the lining out. The body does this by lowering estrogen levels and raising testosterone.

Or, to put it more plainly “That time of the month” is when female hormones most closely resemble male hormones. So if (cis) women aren’t suited to office at “That time of the month” then (cis) men are NEVER suited to office.

If you are a dude and don’t dig the ladies around you at their time of the month, just think! That is you all of the time.

And, on a final note, post-menopausal (cis) women are the most hormonally stable of all human demographics. They have fewer hormonal fluctuations of anyone, meaning older women like Hilary Clinton and Elizabeth Warren would theoretically be among the least likely candidates to make an irrational decision due to hormonal fluctuations, and if we were basing our leadership decisions on hormone levels, then only women over fifty should ever be allowed to hold office.

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HAHAHAHAHAHA #yes

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ALL OF THIS.

You can—but will you? No one / situation / thing can make you feel any way without your consent, even your own mind can’t without you making the choice to embrace that feeling. …Focus wi awareness. Be present to what your feeling, let it go. Don’t absorb energies; be careful with what & whom you choose to surround yourself. You are precious; you’ve got work to do. No time to get sideswiped. …It’s all up to you. Align all three—that’s called integrity. xx
You can—but will you? No one / situation / thing can make you feel any way without your consent, even your own mind can’t without you making the choice to embrace that feeling. …Focus wi awareness. Be present to what your feeling, let it go. Don’t absorb energies; be careful with what & whom you choose to surround yourself. You are precious; you’ve got work to do. No time to get sideswiped. …It’s all up to you. Align all three—that’s called integrity. xx

You can—but will you? No one / situation / thing can make you feel any way without your consent, even your own mind can’t without you making the choice to embrace that feeling. …Focus wi awareness. Be present to what your feeling, let it go. Don’t absorb energies; be careful with what & whom you choose to surround yourself. You are precious; you’ve got work to do. No time to get sideswiped. …It’s all up to you. Align all three—that’s called integrity. xx

Hosted a private digital screening today—the first of many I’m sure, and I’m more than happy to oblige. 

…The secret is out—and so is the big, bold, beautiful, powerful yet simple call to action, on everyone’s homework & to-do lists. No excuses.

For him. For her. For us. For them. …@cowspiracy | www.cowspiracy.com
Hosted a private digital screening today—the first of many I’m sure, and I’m more than happy to oblige. 

…The secret is out—and so is the big, bold, beautiful, powerful yet simple call to action, on everyone’s homework & to-do lists. No excuses.

For him. For her. For us. For them. …@cowspiracy | www.cowspiracy.com

Hosted a private digital screening today—the first of many I’m sure, and I’m more than happy to oblige.

…The secret is out—and so is the big, bold, beautiful, powerful yet simple call to action, on everyone’s homework & to-do lists. No excuses.

For him. For her. For us. For them. …@cowspiracy | www.cowspiracy.com

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