Topic: Minimalist

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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When Scott & I moved to Colorado (or well, decided to live the mobile life) we widdled our possessions down even more. 

This was our storage unit that held all our belongings while we lived in St. Maarten for a year:

This is what we took to Colorado. It's still a little too much for my inner minimalist, and I suspect we'll weed through it a bit more once we settle into Colorado. It's mostly clothes, gear, kitchen ...

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