Happiness comes from accepting the present situation, whether it is something you wish to savor as long as possible or change as quickly as you can. Neither is possible without acceptance as the starting point, because without acceptance you are living on the periphery of your life. There at the edg
We all live with blinders on. They come with having a personal vantage point.
I'm not perfect, but what's wonderful about eating a plant-based diet is, I don't have to be.
When it comes to literal nourishment, the food we eat, life begets life.
I need a spiritual connection - I can make changes, but I can't make miracles - and I need people around me who'll support me and believe in me and tell me the truth and not let me deceive myself into avoiding the what's scary and hard and necessary.
We all live with blinders on. They come with having a personal vantage point. Victoria M
What is so priceless about being the selves we were created to grow into is that it's impossible to do it wrong.
There are some things that money can't buy: peace of mind, for starters, and lean muscle mass. Neither the Queen of England nor the founder of Microsoft can put in an order for either one.
In this moment, there is plenty of time. In this moment, you are precisely as you should be. In this moment, there is infinite possibility.
I realize that I'm a mature woman and one of these days, incredible diet or not, I'll be a little old lady.
Beauty at 70 years old isn't the same as beauty at 20 years old, but it is stunning nonetheless.
Moderation is actually the flip side of dieting, that is, imposed deprivation. Victoria Mora
The idea that everything is purposeful really changes the way you live. To think that everything that you do has a ripple effect, that every word that you speak, every action that you make affects other people and the planet.
In the past, I used to argue with those who didn't share my views. I felt this incredible need to 'make my point.' Now I live my life and do my best to be an example of what seems right to me.
I don't have the activist temperament. I like listening to divergent points of view and hearing people out. I like getting along. I even like being liked, although activists of any stripe should get rid of that handicap at the outset.
If you don't accept yourself, you won't live fully, and if you don't live fully you'll need to get full some other way.
Life has its rhythm and we have ours. They're designed to coexist in harmony, so that when we do what is ours to do and otherwise let life be, we garner acceptance and serenity.
Look for your brushes with the divine. Be receptive to them. When heaven knocks, open the door. Value these visits. Remember them. Expect more of them.
You give up on what you need to be doing because you forget that you're worth it. This is why most people aren't leading exemplary lives...You have to believe in yourself so much that you're willing to do what's uncomfortable, time-consuming, inconvenient, and on occasion seemingly impossible. When
Evolution happens in nature and in individuals. I want to participate actively in its happening within me.
We do children an enormous disservice when we assume that they cannot appreciate anything beyond drive through fare and nutritionally marginal, kid-targeted convenience foods. Our children are capable of consuming something that grew in a garden or on a tree and never saw a deep fryer. They are capa
I see people having fits because their coffee is too hot or their baked potato is too cold, or some random something is imperfect and somebody can be blamed for it. These people can fly off the handle and nobody says, 'Too much beef will do that to a person.' If it's a vegan: a clear case of alfalfa
Every year when I put away my winter clothes and get out my summer clothes, they fit. And I haven't been on a diet since the Reagan administration.
Gandhi was a David with no material weapon.. not even a slingshot.
Just remember that those things that get attention flourish.
Follow the tugs in your heart. I think that everybody gets these gentle urges and should listen to them. Even if they sound absolutely insane, they may be worth going for.
Compassion in action may be the glorious possibility that could protect our crowded, polluted planet ...
I know that as a vegan, I'm in a minority. People love their meat. It's up there with sugar and TV and maybe even coffee on the list of inalienable American rights.
By itself, tofu is like wet foam rubber, but you'd no more eat it by itself and expect fine dining than you would stare at a blank canvas and expect to see fine art.
What I have to work with is the life that's ahead of me right this minute.