Why YOU should go vegan by gotSelena

This video was produced by gotSelena (scroll down for links to great sites, videos, and recipes!) peace and love best wishes on your journey! -Selena please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or comments!! :) thank you :) I’m 18 years old/female/ and have been a vegan now for 1 whole year!! wow, how time passes! i’ve never felt more healthy, energetic, clean, happy since going veg. my mind is at ease and i can sleep with a clear conscious knowing i don’t contribute to animal cruelty. my spirituality has bloomed into a euphoric state. it’s a wonderful thing, and i say that going veg is the best decision of my life :) something to think about: do you have a dog, cat, etc. yet still sit down to a steak dinner? why? why do people get arrested for abusing cats and dogs, yet, it’s perfectly legal in America for billions upon billions of animals to suffer enduring and excruciating pain, both mentally and physically, daily..along with loneliness and confusion, in factory farms, circuses, laboratories, and zoos.. why? why is this so? i will be honest, switching from eating meat/eggs/milk and using animals products to going totally vegan is a bit of a challenge, AT FIRST. just because it’s something totally different and new. BUT after just a bit of doing it and just giving it a try you get SO used to it! it feels sooo good. honestly i will never ever go back to eating meat etc. hand to God. and i am surrounded by it everyday by my brother (he’s not a

Questions about some vegan products…?

Right now I’m using Arbonne beauty poducts, I know Arbonne isn’t tested on animals, but does it have any animal bi-products in it? (If so, what makeup should I switch to?)

I’m trying to think of everything I use on a daily basis and get them to all be cruelty-free… So far I have:

Toothpaste: Tom’s of Maine/Nature’s Gate

Lip Balm: Merry Hempsters/Lush/Alba

Shampoo/Conditioner: Tressemme

Body wash: Talulah

Deodorant: Kiss My Face/Active Enzyme Deodorant/Totally Vegan

Beauty Products: Apothena –

Is there anything else I’m missing? I already use all natural household cleaning products that I make so I don’t need to worry about that… anything else? Tips are also appreciated =)

Ani Phyo’s Raw Food Kitchen: Mylk & SmartMonkey Bar Cereal -Join me and I’ll show you how fast and easy it is to make a delicious raw food, vegan breakfast cereal and mylk using just a blender and a knife. I call my raw food dairy milk mYlk with a “Y’ since it’s a vegan raw food. This recipe’s from my uncookbook “Ani’s Raw Food Kitchen”. Visit my raw food blog for more raw food recipe ideas, more videos, and organic ingredients:

Surviving the Desert

Get your FREE 7-day Vegetarian Meal Plan from: Plus, you’ll discover the 10 foods NOT to eat on a weight loss diet. Today we are out hiking in the Joshua Tree area where I was born. We really love it out here. There was a fire that came through here a few years ago, but the desert has started to regenerate and there is live coming back. I grew up here and as a matter of fact, this is my backyard. We have a house is down in the valley and this is a wonderful place to come back to and enjoy. We just got back from our hike and we got a great workout in too! I’m going to show you a quick breakfast that I make all the time. I’m using all of the ingredients that I use in the Easy Veggie Meal Plans. We’re going to start out with almonds, protein powder and fruit. I have soaked almonds (you can watch my other videos to see how to do this) and can now drain them so they are ready to go. I have a protein mix that I prepared earlier and brought along with me. I use rice protein powder, a green super food powder with a little bit of strawberry kiwi flavor, some cinnamon, pecans and cacao nibs. You can also add some nutmeg and even pumpkin spice for a really great flavor which you can use in smoothies or protein treats too. Add the protein powder mix in with the almonds. Next, add banana and apple slices. Since its for 2 people, I am using a whole banana and apple, but if it would be just for me, then I would only use about a half. You can use any kind of fruit

Do you have to be all or nothing to be able to call yourself vegan?

I recently decided to become vegan, and have had a LOT of naysayers and resistance from friends. They keep saying things like, “Oh, you can’t use makeup, antibiotics and medications, tape, plant and pet food, nail files, hair care, lotions, paintings, the new furniture you buy, rubber bands, and shoes, antifreeze in your car, etc” ETC and I’m thinking , hey, I’m vegan because I don’t eat meat or other animal products, and I’m JUST getting started. I need more time to learn and replace my household products with those that don’t contain any animal products or test on animals…

But for now, I’m starting out by not consuming any animal products (and have even started to switch beauty products to vegan ones)…but my friends keep telling me “it’s all or nothing!”

It’s almost like they don’t want me to be able to say I’m vegan…I’m not getting this hostility…??? I really don’t even care about labels; it’s not about being able to call myself a vegan. It’s about the conscious choices I’m making to make a difference in the world…and that’s what I told them, but they’re still like “You’re only vegetarian”

This is really annoying to me. Am I still a vegan even though EVERY SINGLE ASPECT of my life isn’t 100% “vegan”?

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