Growing up in the South East of Scotland was such a joy! The fresh crisp North Sea air, the clean drinking water that used to run from the faucets, the fresh vegetables that we grew in our back garden...
My journey towards veganism, began in 1993 when at 23 and living in London, I went to an animal welfare exhibition. It was at this exhibition that my “blindness” started to disappear, for here I was faced with a multitude of horrific scenes, exhibits, videos, pictures and sounds, all of which were of these beautiful sentient beings suffering in the most horrific of an existence. It was then at that point I thought that if I do not need to eat these beautiful beings then why am I?
From that day on I never looked back, always attaining more knowledge and information on plant-based nutrition, which led me too eventually attaining my certification in (plant-based nutrition) from Cornell in NYC where I have resided for the last 18 years now. With so much nutritional misinformation out there, people are kept confused about what is the correct information and when it comes to being vegan it’s a whole other level of misinformation. It was from this train of thought that I remembered Gandhi’s quote, “be the change you want to see in the world” and with that set out to just do that and “be” a living healthy example of what a Vegan can be in mind, body and spirit.
Discovering my passion at 43 years old in life was such a blessing and for the last 2 years I have been building my plant-based coaching business slowly but surely, having an amazing success rate with my clients, 50% of whom are now vegan, where as the rest of my clients cut way back on their animal protein intake and dairy, all showing profound results. I am blessed that I can be part of the solution rather than the problem, and I love to help those ready to make a true, life long investment in their health. I cannot express the benefits of changing our perception on nutrition and the connectedness of all living things on this beautiful planet, we truly are all one. When we stop eating food that used to be a living sentient being with social bonds and feelings, we move away from the horrific violence that it takes to produce animal protein.
Peace begins on our plates, and it is a peace within that is gained when we stop consuming the suffering of others.