At the tender age of fourteen I became a vegetarian. Hanging out at punk and hardcore shows, it seemed like the cool thing to do.
My understanding of vegetarianism, including its positive effect on the environment as well as consciousness, began to deepen during my college years as I pursued course work in Women’s Studies. Concentrating on literature, philosophy and post-colonial studies, the far reaching effects of violence perpetrated against animals became more than a metaphor to me of how easily human life can be denigrated.
Meditation, which I began practicing in 1997, has allowed me to further deepen my appreciation for life and the spiritual truths attainable through a non-violent existence. While living in ashrams throughout the country, I studied Ayurvedic and Indian cooking as well as sustainable living.
My commitment to Mother Earth is apparent in the ingredients I choose as well as my wholistic approach to life. As the mother of two active kids(only 19 and 1/2 months apart!), I understand the importance of preserving the environment as well as nourishing our human bodies.
I emphatically believe that human made food is the best way to go about transforming our consciousness. By getting away from mass produced, impersonal, additive rich food, we can reconnect with Mother Earth and heal our body, our heart and our soul.
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