Topic: Advice

After yet another young life was taken too soon by the hands of hate, many of my friends took to their Facebook pages to share this message:

"The girl you just called fat? She has been starving herself and has lost over 30lbs. The boy you just called stupid? He has a learning disability and studies over 4 hrs a night. The girl you just called ugly? She spends hours putting makeup on hoping people will like her. The boy ...

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When social media was first coming out -- and a lot of people were skeptic, or thought it was annoying, or generally couldn't see the appeal, I was all in.

I looked at social media -- or actually, let me go back one step further, I saw the Internet, as the single tool that would take us back to the village. A global village. I knew we'd become one all encompassing small town. 

GaryV---who I've had the pleasure of ...

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Feb. 2

Who me?!

I've noticed my "about me" video has been getting more hits lately. Combine that with a few Amazon reviews where some very sweet reviewers said they enjoyed the blurbs in the cookbook that let them get to know me a little and I realize...

You're curious about me!

and why wouldn't you be? After all you're inviting me into your kitchen and trusting me with your taste buds (Thanks!)

So, I thought I'd do a ...

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I was going to delete this post, then decided to keep it. with one caveat. I don't want to waste any more time talking about what happened, rehashing, or dignifying any of the the false accusations with commentary. Let's just leave it at: it was an awesome day for my book (#145 on Amazon!) and amazing day for veganism thanks to the Oprah show, with some unfortunate blips along the way. and hopefully now, we're all better ...

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A few weeks ago when I posted about my vegan diet, many of you left comments here and via twitter saying my story echoed your own journey -- that you too went vegan for health or vanity, but the reasons you continue to be vegan are varied (animal rights, humanity, environmental welfare, to name a few). It was refreshing to hear I wasn't alone... and perhaps because I took a selfish road to my own veganism, I've never cared ...

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