We can all learn to become effective conversationalists

2 elderly ladies sat at a table enjoying a drink together
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I couldn’t help overhearing them. It wasn’t what they were saying I found captivating, more how they were responding to each other. Or, rather — how they weren’t responding to each other.

The first lady described a horrific-sounding, fatal, vehicle collision. Her granddaughter knew one of the deceased. This lady…

Why walk, when you can run

Author running in the Alps, author’s own pic

Winning the lottery means having an Ali type in your life. You get adventures, growth in skills, a greater capacity for kindness. You’re more dog, more rainbows, laugh more, skip more and are more inspired

Thanks to my life guru, Lan Pham for her kind words. …

It is normal for parents to raise their children in accordance with their own morals, ethics, and values

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“If slaughter houses had glass walls, the whole world would be vegetarian.” — Linda McCartney

Welcome to Day 23 You Positive Pigs

Ok, I admit, I was a bit of an arse.

I was in the company of a couple who had my spidey senses screaming. It was clear we were polar opposites in all areas of…

Vegan recipes are not as elusive, confusing, or complicated as you may think

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“The idea that some lives matter less is the root of all that is wrong in the world.” — Dr. Paul Farmer

Welcome to Day 22 You Kooky Koalas

I feel very blessed to have some incredible friends in my life.

Not many of my friends are vegan. But none of my friends scorn, mock or ridicule…

You don’t need to re-invent the wheel, find others who have traveled the path you are on and learn from them

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“I don’t feel superior because I’m vegan. The truth is I’m vegan because I don’t feel superior to others” —Michele McCowan

Welcome to Day 21 You Dynamic Donkeys

👿 that is my facial expression when I found out what the vegan option was in a restaurant, which had reassured me they cater for vegans.

Are you ready…

Animal protein is not essential for athletic performance

Robert Cheeke of www.veganbodybuilding.com image used with Robert’s permission

“People eat meat and think they will become as strong as an ox, forgetting that an ox eats grass.” — Pino Caruso

Welcome to Day 20 You Charming Crocodiles

My omnivore friend relayed a frustration she experienced with one of her “vegan” friends.

My friend invited her guest around for dinner. Her guest graciously accepted and clarified…

Should we boycott organizations with animals in captivity?

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“When people ask me why I don’t eat meat or any other animal products, I say, ‘Because they are unhealthy and are the product of a violent and inhumane industry.’” — Casey Affleck

Welcome to Day 19 You Incredible Iguanas

We were ravenous. Lugging bags around and chopping and changing between planes, trains and automobiles certainly work…

Ali Hall

3 x Top Writer. Kindness = my superpower. ✍Psychology, friendship, social justice, feminism & personal growth. Lover of trail running & dogs. Spread the Ripple

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