I started my Vegan journey for health reasons, but it soon became apparent that there was something bigger and more important out there than me--the animals who suffer every single day of their lives because they have been turned into a horrible commodity for human consumption. I think about them all the time and my husband and I try to do our part in supporting organizations who try to help these animals and to end their suffering.
I am also very conscience about what products I purchase. I don't buy leather, down, wool, silk, or use cosmetics, personal care or cleaning products that contain animal products or that are tested on animals. Some people may feel that my diet/lifestyle is very limiting and constrictive, but I feel the opposite. I live a full and wonderful life and feel great about my choices.
I switched to a Vegan Diet to save myself, but I am thankful that I am able to do my small part in helping the animals and also our environment with one meal or dish at a time! Wishing and yours a very healthy, happy, prosperous and Vegan Delicious 2014!