Blog Topic: Advice

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 ...


Compassion Goes Both Ways (Being Nice to Meat Eaters)

Category: Advice |

This question keeps popping up in my inbox -- so I thought I'd address it here on the blog:

I am having a hard time being "nice" to people who eat meat.... ugh, Any advice?

I've mentioned before how its vital that you LEAD BY EXAMPLE and encourage rather than belittle or tear down. Think of all the times someone picked on you for ...