Wednesday, November 30, 2016

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Green Light- Stephanie

Drop the excuses says this eco-sista

How long have you been eco-friendly? I have been eco-friendly fora little over 2 years now.

Why did you choose to be eco-friendly? Eco-friendly chose me! One of my close friends was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2014 at the age of 28. After hearing the news, I started a spiritual fast. I was eating only fruits and vegetables for 30 days while praying for her healing. Around the same time, I came across Food Inc, Fork Over Knives, and other food documentaries. That did it for me! Once I learned how harmful our consumption of meat and dairy is to the planet, I had no choice but to do my part. I have been plant-based ever since. 

What do you like about it? I love making a difference. I love the positive impact my lifestyle has on others. Most of all I love the inner peace that being plant-based has brought o my life. 

Did you face any challenges?If so, what was/is the biggest obstacle(s)? Giving up cheese in restaurants and social settings was pretty challenging. I used to sprinkle cheese on everything, so I removed cheese from my diet gradually.

Any tips/advice for someone looking to be more eco-friendly? Drop the excuses and get started. Being eco-friendly simply means having compassion for the earth and its inhabitants. Any action that you take that is in alignment with that definition counts as being eco-friendly. For some this will mean eating vegan or choosing eco-friendly products. For others it will mean volunteering or recycling. And for some it will mean breaking the habit of littering. Every effort counts and every effort matter!

Going green can be complex. This discourages a lot of people. There's really no "right" way it's basically trying to do something than nothing at all. I sometimes feel like a green hypocrite. Do you feel that way sometimes? Yes, but no one is perfect and you are absolutely right, there is not one right way. Rather, there is a right way for each individual person. We all have our shortcomings. I have learned that sharing those shortcomings can actually be comforting and provide strength to others, so I try not to hide my vulnerabilities. If I eat fried food sometimes, I share that with my audience. If I binged on a container of vegan ice cream at midnight few nights in a row, I don't hide that from my subscribers. We do the best we can. Just keep it real. 

You know I gotta ask, How long have you been natural and how do you keep it so FLY? Ha Ha I love it! I have been natural since 2009. I keep it fly by embracing it and letting it BE.

Is there anything you like to add? I absolutely love what you are doing! I send much love and light to you and your readers. Thank you for featuring me. 

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