Blog Topic: Advice

Begone Negativity, Focus on the Positive

Category: AdviceFAQMinimalist |

We're having a "challenge" at HH HQ! This week we can only discuss good things with each other; we're making an effort to focus on the positives and in the event something negative happens, we have to find the silver lining -- we have to find a positive in the negative.

For example, if we get a customer service complaint, we can't focus ...


That Wake-Up Call

Category: Advice |

I've been interviewing Herbies each Wednesday here on the blog; sharing stores of those who have radically changed their health through diet and all of them, somewhere in their stories, point to an event saying, "that was my wake-up call."

I certainly had that experience myself -- I had a health scare in my early 20's that threw me deep into reality that I ...


How I Got My Book Deal

Category: AdviceBusiness101 |

I get a lot of emails from people asking about book deals -- specifically, how I got mine, how someone can get theirs --- what's my story?

It was 2009. I'd been blogging for about two years and Happy Herbivore had a modest, but growing audience. I contacted my now publisher about The China Study. I loved the book so much that I wanted to ...


The World is my Oyster Mushroom

Category: Advice |

My good friend from college, Karen, sent me this message recently:

"I was just thinking the other day and wanted to ask you (yes, I still send questions and advice for you.... probably always will:). I admire you so much for everything you have done and for the life that you are living. How do you do it? I sometimes feel stuck forever and how ...


Public Life (I Refuse to be Vanilla)

Category: Advice |

Lately I've been saying "I will no longer apologize for who I am or who I am not."

It all started with coming to a realization that I needed to stop trying to shove a square peg in a round hole, and instead, go find a square hole. But now it's extending to my entire life. I am who I am. Let me ...