Topic: Minimalist

Last week I posted about eating out with friends, and handling questions about being on a plant-based diet. Then I got questions about the situations where you overhear people talking and you want to say something.

Is it different if they are strangers talking in the locker room or co-workers you see in the break room? I'm not saying you should eavesdrop on every converstaion you hear, but sometimes it is hard to avoid, especially if you're at ...

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I recently attended a vegan night at my local library. The club had reviewed various vegan cookbooks and brought dishes in. One woman brought a dish in that included bacon and cheese, and when I politely declined, she got angry.

"What this isn't vegan enough for you?" she griped. I said, "well it isn't vegan at all, but I don't eat bacon or cheese, sorry."

She got deeply offended (not my intention) and laid into me about ...

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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 on the negativity, rather we must be thankful for the feedback that allows us to ...

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It's a New Year!! I'm always tempted to make grandiose resolutions with the New Year, but I rarely stick to them for more than a month (okay a week!) --- that was, until my sister Courtney let me in on a little secret. 

A few years ago, Courtney decided to try to make general resolutions, like to wear a dress more often, instead of really specific ones. This worked for her-- it was an easier goal to attain than ...

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Back when I wrote my post: Getting What You Want (Anti-Consumerism) I mentioned that my sister, Courtney, was my financial adviser and she's so money savvy that she can squeeze quarters out of pennies. 

After that initial post, a few people wrote in asking if Courtney could guest blog -- offering some of her sage financial wisdom... well Herbies, you're in luck! Courtney's going to start guest blogging on Happy Herbivore and today is her first "financial lesson ...

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