8 Unfortunate Signs You’re Unappreciated And Deserving Of Better

Not related to vegetarianism, but I found this important.

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1. If you don’t point out your redeeming qualities, you feel they’ll go unnoticed. You are a person, not a product – if it feels like you’re constantly giving an infomercial type sales pitch to somebody so they’ll understand your worth, there’s a problem with that connection. The most logical solution is to get out of that situation quickly. Your value will never be more evident to an inappreciative person than through your absence. Perhaps when you’re gone they’ll realize your importance and for their sake, hopefully it’s not too late.

2. The majority of contact is maintained by you. You text first, you call first, you pass along invites, you push to maintain some type of interaction and it begins to feel like you’re a persistent gnat, more bothersome than embraced. It’s easy to remain in denial, pretending that their lack of initiative and endless supply of excuses are…

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Intro – Blog 3

I will be focusing on the increasingly common vegetarian lifestyle. Overweight and obesity are increasing  not only in the United States, but globally. According to 1999-2000 National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES), 64% of United States adults are over weight. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates a total of 1.2 billion people are overweight or obese and numbers are rapidly increasing. After researching common news outlets for information and news on vegetarianism I concluded that mainstream media is completely lacking and uninformative. I can understand why many people have their odd misconceptions about the topic. I feel information about how to obtain an efficient diet are missing, along with the many many benefits being a vegetarian has, besides personal health. I feel it is highly important for my audience to know about vegetarianism. This is because as previously stated, there are many other benefits besides personal health. If people knew much more of the aspects of vegetarianism I can guarantee it would be more widely accepted and put to use. 

Blog 5 – Reflection on Personal Growth

My peers’ feedback on my final website was mostly positive, but also useful. I appreciated their liking to my website and topic, as well as their advice on what to add. I felt this helped me see what I was missing as a producer that viewers needed. I will apply what I learned during this project process to other areas of my life by always seeking the truth and more information if I feel it is lacking. I will also continue to question sources of important and vital information because I will need this in order to continue to form my own opinions. Additionally, because I am a graphic designer, this well especially help going forward with the graphics I put out. I feel that I will become something that people can trust with the many things I learned through this project process. As I was looking for more information I feel this was an especially great leadership behavior. This is because by doing this, I was not depending on only one or two sources for my information, like some may do. I was continuously questioning information and sources to ensure I would not be following the pack and reproducing false and/or tainted information.This project has prepared me for being a responsible producer of digital media in the future by informing me of ways to check information and search for things that may be missing, or seem biased. 

Plant-Based Pause No 10: It’s Too Expensive

Sasieology

In November 2011, I made the decision to progress towards a plant-based diet and lifestyle. Since then, I have learnt so much about where our food comes from, and what it does to our bodies and the environment. Along the way, I have encountered many obstacles and challenges. I have also been asked lots of questions, most of them valid and a few off them more than a little odd. One of the aims of my blog is to chronicle my experiences as a plant-based traveller. So, hopefully these Plant-Based Pauses will provide a little more explanation and maybe answer some questions that my readers may still have.

‘If you believe you can, you probably can. If you believe you won’t, you most assuredly won’t. Belief is the ignition switch that gets you off the launching pad.’ – Denis Waitley

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Straight after telling me they don’t have time to eat…

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Plant-Based Pause No 15: One Small Step at a Time

Sasieology

In November 2011, I made the decision to progress towards a plant-based diet and lifestyle. Since then, I have learnt so much about where our food comes from, and what it does to our bodies and the environment. Along the way, I have encountered many obstacles and challenges. I have also been asked lots of questions, most of them valid and a few off them more than a little odd. One of the aims of my blog is to chronicle my experiences as a plant-based traveller. So, hopefully these Plant-Based Pauses will provide a little more explanation and maybe answer some questions that my readers may still have.

‘Dyfal Donc I dyr y Garreg.’

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Understandably, when people first become aware of the dangers of a modern Western diet, and the benefits of a plant-based lifestyle, they panic. Once they’ve got over the shock that is. I understand because I felt…

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Even Countries Eat Countries: Thoughts on the Morality of Eating Animals

Just something to think about.

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When vegetarians are asked why they are vegetarians, many answer that it is immoral to eat animals.

This is an interesting world in which we live. Everything is eventually eaten–consumed–by everything. Countries even eat countries–for example, Tibet being consumed by China. People eat people (on occasion); people eat animals, vegetables, fruit, fungi, insects, etc. Animals eat animals, people (on occasion), vegetables, fruit, insects. etc. Vegetables eat the nutrients in the soil, including minerals, and animal and vegetable remains. Eventually, everthing eats everything.

To take the life of a living being in order to survive is immoral to some, especially the taking of animal life. However, to deny that vegetables and fruit also have consciousness, the preference to go on living, to reproduce by dropping seeds, is in fact an error. There have been famous studies to prove that vegetables, even though they are not ambulatory, have feelings, feel pain, and take…

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