Okay, I have to confess this was supposed to be posted in honor of Father's Day, but I got busy and a friend needed me and well, now it's a week late. But, I wanted to to make sure I got the message out and share some of the habits I've seen from my dad over the years. Now that I'm older, I can truly appreciate what I've learned simply from watching and knowing my father.
We celebrated my dad's 75th birthday a couple of years ago. It was a wonderful time. It was a surprise birthday party and his friends came from near and far to celebrate with him. He was truly surprised and so happy, the happiest I had seen him.
My father doesn't look like a 77 year old man, nor does he seem like it. My parents drive all the way from Florida to Pennsylvania every year. The fact that they can make this trip back and forth safely, is a testament to how my dad lives his life.
And so, if you're ready to learn what my dad has known all his life, then read on.
First of all, CONGRATULATIONS! There are a lot of people who have great ideas for businesses, but not too many of them take it to the next level. Your reading this means you're ready to stop thinking and start doing, so Yay you!
Second of all, it isn't as scary as you think. When I first started Wonder Curl, I was unemployed with very little money in the bank. I did a lot of research to find out how I can get my business started as cheaply as possible. It's been 8 years since I started and there have been so many great services that are now offered that I didn't have. This makes starting a business even easier.
Since becoming a plant-based vegan, I have become what I like to call a nutrition enthusiast. While I am not a certified nutritionist, I would spend a lot of time listening to plant-based doctors' lectures and researching online the information they share. I then like to take what I have learned and share it with everyone around me. Unfortunately, I find that not everyone is ready to learn and stick to analogies and their beliefs, rather than listen to the research I have gathered.
One of the greatest arguments I hear from meat eaters is that there is no one diet that fits all. And while I will agree that we are all different and certain foods can affect us differently, physiologically, we are all the same. We don't see some rabbits that eat meat and some that eat vegetables. All rabbits are herbivores because their bodies have evolved to eat plants. I apply the same argument for humans. On the inside, our bodies are all the same.
When I realized I had a gluten intolerance, I was sad at the idea that I wouldn't be able to eat good bread anymore. When I tell people that I don't eat gluten, the first thing they say is "I could never give up bread". Well, I didn't give up bread, so much as bread gave up on me.
If I ate anything with gluten, I would succumb to fatigue, bloating and suffer from a migraine. Once, it was so bad that I was bed ridden for a few days. A gluten migraine is not to be taken lightly! I remember feeling like someone was hammering a nail into my eyeball. With a normal headache, I would be able to sleep it off. A gluten headache stayed with me all day and all night for days. DAYS!
I became vigilant about staying away from gluten, and with good cause. Even a small taste would cause me some discomfort. All of that changed when I read that true sourdough bread could be the answer for us gluten-intolerance sufferers.
Veganism is on the rise and this couldn't be a more exciting time to be a vegan. It isn't surprising when you consider Uber stars such as Beyonce & Jay Z going vegan (even if it's temporarily) and promoting the lifestyle on their platforms. We have more people wanting to take control of their health. However, while many people thrive on their newfound plant-based diet, others fail and go back to eating meat.
There are many reasons why people fail as vegans and think that it isn't for them, but I'm going to discuss the main reason why I believe most people don't make it.
Scarlett is a business owner and lover of pretty things. She started this blog to share some of her witticisms and favorite things.