Hi <<First Name>>!
WELCOME TO DAY THIRTY!
Congratulations and advice from Kym:
Congratulations on your first thirty days as a vegan!
One question you might be wondering now is: 'When can i call myself a vegan?". Well, thats entirely up to you - but my advice is that you are already a vegan. When you first signed up for the challenge, you made the choice to work towards ceasing the use of animals for food, clothing or entertainment wherever possible, and this is what veganism is all about. Even if you accidentally consumed food that you didn't realise contained an animal product, or purchased something that you didn't know was tested on animals, the truth is in your intention, you have actively made the decision to reduce your harm to animals as much as possible, and as a vegan - this needs to be an ongoing act. If you travel somewhere, go to someones house for a meal or find a new product in a shop that you are interested in, as a vegan you need to be mindful of the source of this product and find out if it is cruelty-free or not.
It will take some time before you have enough knowledge and experience as a vegan to really know where you draw the line with your relationship to animals and nature and your place within it, how to go about your daily life and chase your dreams while standing up for what you know is the right treatment of animal in a world that so carelessly abuses them. So as long as you are working hard to have a lifestyle that does not exploit animals, then call yourself vegan, be proud to do so and be happy that you are helping improve things for the animals.
The next step on your vegan journey is to follow up on some of the resources suggested by Clare and Robyn and to make more like-minded friends who will support and inspire you. Also start to share what you have learnt with others, as one thing this world certainly needs is more compassion and kindness and this starts with education, this is something that we can all do :-)
TODAYS ASSIGNMENT: Celebrate becoming vegan! Treat yourself to an amazing tasty and nutritious meal, buy yourself a new vegan book, some vegan clothes or shoes, make a donation to an animal sanctuary or vegan education organisation or tell your friends and family how happy you are to have completed the 30 Day Vegan Challenge - invite them to do the same so that they too can help make a difference for the animals, our health and our environment!
Share the love!
Copy this link and distribute it widely: http://vegact.org.au/how/30-day-vegan-challenge/
Also I'd love to hear your feedback about the challenge, so please feel free to email me and let me know if you found it helpful, or have any suggestions for other topics that we should cover :-)
Congratulations and one more fantastic recipe from Cassie:
Whole Strawberry and Vanilla Bean Jam
Makes 1 cup
300g tiny strawberries, tops removed, washed, dried
1/2 cup caster sugar
rind and juice of 1/2 lemon
1 vanilla bean, split (sliced down the centre)
- Place three small plates into the freezer for the jam test.
- Place all ingredients into a heavy based 1 litre saucepan. Stir over a low heat until the sugar has dissolved and the strawberries produce a small amount of juice.
- Simmer over a low heat, stirring occasionally. This process should take about 10 minutes.
- Test the jam by spooning a few drips onto the chilled plate. If not thick enough for your liking, simmer for a further 2 minutes before re testing. Repeat until your desired texture is reached.
- Pour jam into a sterilised jam jar and seal the lid. Allow to cool.
Click Here for Week Four's Advice from Psychologist, Clare Mann
My aim is to give you simple strategies to understand and manage your own emotions, thoughts and self-questioning. Additionally, I’ll provide tips and techniques to have everyday conversations easily and effectively.
Click Here for Week Four's Nutrition Tips from Naturopath, Robyn Chuter
Nine tips of the week: Know your best vegan zinc sources, Get blood tests annually to check your nutritional status, Chew your food thoroughly, Know the facts about fish Parts 1 and 2, Eat only when hungry, How to tell ‘toxic hunger’ from true hunger, Know the difference between ‘satisfied’ and ‘full’, Plug yourself in to reliable vegan nutrition resources.
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CONGRATULATIONS ON BECOMING VEGAN!