Hi everyone! Going off of last week’s post about me going vegan for my 3 Months of Wellness, I wanted to do a quick secondary post on what my favorite vegan/sustainable blogs, websites, and businesses are. I personally value each of these websites and businesses, and I think that they could also bring value to your lives if you’re inspired to live a more holistic, sustainable, and vegan lifestyle! Keep reading below to see my list of faves!
Since May is the first month of my 3 months of wellness, I think one of the first things that I need to work on is my diet. Now, I’m not saying that my diet is bad; for a college student without extra money to spend on extra food, especially since I have a food plan with my sorority, my diet is decently healthy. But I have had a hard time sticking to the diet that I really want to be on. And what is that diet?
Now that school is coming to an end for the year and summer is about to begin, I decided that I wanted to start my “summer of wellness” (at least that’s what I’m calling it. Of course, these 3 months could be taken out of any time of the year, but since I’ve been so busy with university and other work (like trying to effectively run this blog) it’s hard for me to find time to focus completely on my well-being. I think that in Western culture we have the tendency to ignore personal health to get ahead in our careers or by focusing on outside aspects of life (and yes, I know, this is pretty well known in the wellness universe). I know that in my own life, with juggling school, creating a future career, and also managing a social life, I fall into the constant trap of ill-health due to stress and overworking myself. I know that I’m still going to have responsibilities this summer (like a job and two online summer courses) …
Since about September of 2017, I really started to think about if there was a way (or ways) that I could prevent future disease, while also being my healthiest self in the present. I’ve been a vegan/vegetarian for the last 3 years, depending on whether I was at university or not, but I still felt like there was something more that I could be doing.
Coffee has been a hit in the Western world since the early 1600’s; the first beans arrived on the European market and began to replace the morning glass of beer with the morning cup of Joe. Coffee has become such a part of life that some of our biggest industries are based on the drink (think about the last time you saw a Starbucks). It’s everywhere, from your kitchen cupboard to your favorite social icon’s Instagram. People have loved the stuff for centuries.