In My Mind's Zen Garden
  • Becoming a Gluten-Free, Soy-Free Vegan

    On First Becoming A Vegan Many people tell me it would be too hard to become a Vegan, because they can’t give up their comfort foods. I can totally understand. Especially the transition to a Vegan Diet from all the usual (and traditional) foods would be a major dietary

  • Vegan Food Pyramid
    My Vegan Journey from a Zen Diet Approach

    My Vegan Journey from a Zen Diet Approach I was reading a very good post from a few years ago about being on a Zen Diet and having major success with my cholesterol and triglyceride levels. I was able to bring them down dramatically by eating 6 small meals

  • Yoga
    Yoga, Meditation? Perhaps You Already Have that State of Mind?

    Yoga, Meditation? Perhaps You Already Have that State of Mind? Self inquiry is a bigger thing than we might expect. People practice Yoga and Meditation to improve their physical and mental well-being, respectively. But what if we’ve already reached that state-of-mind? How would we know? For Yogis, Samadhi is

  • Vegan Deli Sandwich
    A Vegan Journey that Includes the Gluten Free Path

    When is a Vegan not a Vegan? I very interesting perspective, and I’ll tell you how this relates to me. My childhood consisted of eating animal foods daily with my mostly meat-eating family. I didn’t get into vegetarianism until my senior year in high school, when I visited a

  • Donald Trump
    Lies, Lies, Lies… Yeah…

    In Yoga, one of the important eight limbs of this practice is Yama, the moral and ethical practices. An important part of Yama is Satya, the practice of truthfulness. Now, with this new presidency, we’ve been hearing a LOT of new terms being thrown around. For one fake news,


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