Have a Merry and Compassionate Christmas!
Dec 01, 2021 by Sherra Aguirre
The original spirit of Christmas celebrates the birth of Christ as a symbol of love and hope for a world in which all are treated with love and compassion. It is worth remembering that in the story of the nativity, after being turned away at the inn, Joseph and Mary found shelter for their newborn son among the animals in a stable. What better setting is there for vegans to share delicious, healing, cruelty-free, plant-based foods with family and friends as a gift from the heart? Once we experience the infinite number of ways to make delicious plant-based dishes and the health benefits they bring, it’s natural to want those you care about to experience the same!
Living Our Gratitude
Nov 01, 2021 by Sherra Aguirre
In my book Joyful, Delicious, Vegan: Life Without Heart Disease, I tell the story of the loss of my mother, experiencing burnout at work, and beginning to show my own signs of hypertension nearly fourteen years ago. I went to a little health spa in the desert to create space for reflection and healing. The spa’s owner, Susana, who I describe in the book as the most energetic sixty-something year old I had ever seen, shared a health metaphor in one of the classes I attended. She described how our trillions of cells work tirelessly throughout our lifetime to keep us well. She talked about good health being given to us as a birthright, and then further described this as a gift of unconditional love. Because we can’t see this constant internal activity, which many scientists now describe as cellular intelligence, we don’t know how important it is, and we don’t appreciate it. Often, we undermine this gift of good health by the choices we make – the food we eat, poor self-care, and unhealthy lifestyle choices. With very basic knowledge about food and nutrition, we can literally feed our health or our illness.