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Strict vegans and the problem with their lifestyle

Strict vegans and the problem with their lifestyle

Today I will talk about those weird strict vegans that do not know how to have fun. We often hear about strict vegans and how they are not able to enjoy life because of their radical lifestyle. How awful it must be for them to […]

Smoking kills animals. Will you stop now?

Smoking kills animals. Will you stop now?

Today I will talk about how smoking kills animals. I bet you didn’t know, that cigarettes are tested on innocent animals, huh? Why would you, it’s not like cigarettes say that they kill if you smoke them (spoiler – they do). Smoking is one of […]

Vegan love. Should vegans date animal eaters?

Vegan love. Should vegans date animal eaters?

Today I talk about vegan love and vegan love only. Should vegans date non vegans? Why or why not? Before we begin, I just want to say that I am the last person you should listen to when it comes to relationships but nonetheless I […]

How to become an animal rights activist

How to become an animal rights activist

Today I will talk about how to become an animal rights activist. So, you want to be an animal rights activist, huh? Good on ya. I am not necessarily your typical activist; I do not protest or break into slaughterhouses to film videos (hats off […]

Self care for a vegan warrior (heart + body)

Self care for a vegan warrior (heart + body)

Today I will share with you some ideas that you can include in your self care routine if you are a vegan warrior. Way too often we forget about taking care of ourselves when fighting for a bigger cause, such as animal rights or the […]

It’s okay to buy meat for your animals if you are vegan

It’s okay to buy meat for your animals if you are vegan

Today I will talk about why it is okay for you, as a vegan, to buy meat for your animals. I get really upset when I see some vegans promote a plant based diet for their cats or dogs. Look, I understand that you don’t […]

Vegan lifestyle. What is it and how can you create it?

Vegan lifestyle. What is it and how can you create it?

Today I will talk about what it means to live a vegan lifestyle. I think people don’t really understand what I mean when I talk about living a vegan lifestyle. They think that veganism is only about eating plants and that’s it. Totally not it. […]

Why so many people fail at being vegan

Why so many people fail at being vegan

Today I will talk about why some people fail at being vegan. We have all heard of people that were vegan for a while but went back to eating animals. The news loves those people and they make sure to tell us about them whenever […]

What I wish people knew about vegans (a bit controversial)

What I wish people knew about vegans (a bit controversial)

Today I will talk about the things I wish people knew about vegans. When people think about vegans, they often get the image of someone pushy and angry. They talk about how vegans are so preachy and how vegans don’t respect their way of living […]

Dealing with sadness as a vegan

Dealing with sadness as a vegan

Today I will talk about how to deal with sadness as a vegan. Yesterday I saw an article with a couple of photos of animals in slaughterhouses. The photos showed their last moments; the last cries for help. I broke down in a second. My […]

When you feel hopeless, look at the stars

When you feel hopeless, look at the stars

Today I will talk about why it helps to look at the stars when you feel hopeless. As I am writing this post, I am feeling a bit low and a bit hopeless. I just came back from a walk, its 10.30pm btw, and as […]

Sea animals need us. How can we help them?

Sea animals need us. How can we help them?

Today I will talk about how we can help sea animals today. Summer is in its full force so I wanted to take the opportunity to give you a few tips on how to help sea animals that are exploited more than any other animal […]


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Self care for a vegan warrior (heart + body)

Self care for a vegan warrior (heart + body)

Today I will share with you some ideas that you can include in your self care routine if you are a vegan warrior.

Way too often we forget about taking care of ourselves when fighting for a bigger cause, such as animal rights or the environment. We were led to believe that we must sacrifice our health and happiness to bring safety and freedom to someone else. Self care is so very important when we are fighting for animal rights; whether we are standing on the streets or writing about it behind our computers. All activism matters and all of you matter as well.

If right now you are sick and tired of the whole world due to being exhausted because you are only giving and not receiving – I need you to read this post very carefully and then take action.

We cannot afford to get sick – neither in our heart nor in our body – we must stay happy and healthy for the sake of the planet. We simply cannot fight for the freedom of other beings if we are not free from disease and heartbreak. If we are sick and tired, we are absolutely not helping pigs on their way to slaughterhouses, we are not helping calves that are taken away from their mothers, and we are certainly not helping our planet Earth. We are giving up on ourselves. If we aren’t able to keep ourselves in good hands, how can we expect to save anyone else?

My number one value in life is freedom. It has always been. I choose freedom over anything and anybody. As a vegan animal rights activist, I want to be free from feeling hopeless and helpless. I am doing everything that I can do for the animals at this exact moment. Could I do more? Absolutely; but right now I am only able to do this. I accept that. I am first taking care of myself so that one day I can be fully available to be of service to the world.

If you think that crying on camera, begging people to go vegan and having big black circles under your eyes is a form of self care, then I truly believe you need to step back and look at the big picture. Yes, it’s hard to know the truth and observe the world pretend nothing wrong is happening, but you cannot help the animals if you can barely help yourself. How can you expect to stay in the arena, fighting and protesting, if you are sick and tired? Can you imagine if you get a serious disease due to stress, when all you preach about is how a plant based diet can save your health? Yes, it can, but stress can be much more dangerous than a glass of milk.

  • Start moving your body and get active. Let all the negative feelings out by dancing or doing yoga. Start running or hiking, just do something. Move your body, show it that you care. I started doing yoga, like seriously doing it, about two or three months ago and it has changed my life. I never knew I could feel that good in my body; not only am I getting fitter but I am feeling more connected to my body.
  • Cut back on oils and sugar. Sugar is not giving you any nutrients (when I say sugar, I do NOT mean fruit – fruit is GREAT for you) and oil is just liquid fat – and fat is bad for obvious reasons (eat the nuts if you must but stop consuming oil in all super processed forms).
  • Spend more time in nature and observe the trees. Talk to the trees if you can. They won’t respond but you will feel the energy. Nature was our first home – it gave us life.
  • Start reading books that will teach you new things. One of the best things in life are books; I don’t know of a better pleasure then when I get new books (it’s seriously the best feeling ever). Start reading and learning about things that interest you. If you need ideas on what to read – here are 12 books that I recommend.
  • Get new friends. Seriously, having one good friend that you can talk to about life in general is one of the greatest things you can do for your health. If you need more vegan friends – here is another post that I wrote that can help you in that area.
  • Become interested in art. Art has many forms – from paintings and sculptures, to movies and music. I personally adore acting and watching ballet but I would absolutely love to one day learn how to paint. Art gives you a chance to express yourself and it can take you to heights that you never knew you can reach. I just hear Tchaikovsky and I am flying over the moon; not to mention seeing Swan Lake live. Or watching a great movie that makes me feel things I have never felt before.
  • Watch stand up comedy! I love, love, love Jack Whitehall and Michael McIntyre. Seriously, just take half an hour and watch some YouTube videos. Here – two videos that always make me laugh out loud: click here for Michael & click here for Jack (the bipolar bit always gets me).

Those are just a few self care ideas that you can include in your life to start feeling better. Having a beautiful self care routine every day is the least we can do for our bodies, minds and hearts. I promise you that when you start taking care of yourself, you will be able to take care of many, many more animals. You will be filled with love and energy and your creativity will be pouring out of your pores. You will be a walking change. Everyone that will see you will want to know your secret – and that’s when you can teach them about the beauty that is veganism.

Don’t take your health (mental or physical) for granted and don’t wait until you fall down to start taking care of yourself. Create a beautiful self care routine now.

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Tanja