Last week I mentioned the autobiographies of Scott Jurek and Rich Roll, two incredible endurance athletes who realized their success while eating a plant-based, vegan diet. Their books were two of the five books that I had reviewed as part of my first attempt at blogging, Sportsographies. Part One from last week featured my original … Continue reading These Endurance Guys Are Literally Fueled by Plants, Part Two
According to Wikipedia, confirmation bias is the tendency to search for, interpret, favor, and recall information in a way that affirms one's prior beliefs or hypotheses. It's something we're all guilty of, and this post is an example of me indulging in confirmation bias. I've been a vegan for nearly 13 years, and I'll admit … Continue reading These Endurance Guys Are Literally Fueled by Plants
I've been a vegan for over 12 years, and at this point, I assume I'll be one for the rest of my life. The book that opened my eyes and led me to completely change my eating habits was John Robbins’ “The Food Revolution”. The book highlighted the many positive impacts that a vegan/plant-based diet … Continue reading The 11 Things I Miss Most Since Becoming a Vegan
(please note - this is one of my longer blog posts - you've been warned!) As a vegan, there are certain beliefs I hold about which foods are good for me and which foods are not. When the results of new studies are announced that reach conclusions that are not consistent with my beliefs as … Continue reading My Cognitive Dissonance and Confirmation Bias Are Kicking in Again
The City of Brotherly Love is on a roll right now. First there was the announcement that Pope Francis would be visiting the city this September. It's the first visit papal visit to the U.S. since 2008, and he couldn't have chosen a better city. Hotels within a10-mile radius to the city have been sold out … Continue reading Philly for the Win!
When presented with the opportunity to save money or to make money or to live a healthier life, why do so many people, myself included, often ignore such opportunities? Hidden Benefits in Your Employer's Health Insurance One that always gets me is the opportunity to join Planet Fitness. $10 a month, $30 annual renewal fee. … Continue reading Why Don’t We Do Things That Are Good for Us?
I've been thinking about this for awhile. What were some of the key events or decisions in my life that got me to where I am at today, that made me the person I am? It's a bit different than thinking about, and thanking, all of the people who have helped me along the way, … Continue reading Turning Points…
Once again, I owe a debt of gratitude to a fellow #writeandrun31 member, this time, EJ Runyon. In a brief exchange of comments with EJ, I noted how impressed I was with her ability to write 50,000 words in one month. And not just once, but many times. I told her that I struggle to … Continue reading My Blogging Queue
I think a perfect way to start my 30-day blogging challenge is to express my gratitude to those who have been such an important part of my life. The easiest way for me to do this will be in chronological order, so here goes! Thank you to my parents for their unconditional love and support and … Continue reading Thank you!