Living a vegan lifestyle can be tough sometimes. With 98% of the country eating, wearing and/or exploiting animals, sometimes it can feel very lonely. Burnout is common and something we all should be aware of. If you’re like me, most of the books you read have to do with nutrition or animal rights. It’s time to nourish your soul and choose a book that will recharge you.
Feeding the Hungry Ghost: Life, Faith and What to Eat for Dinner, by Ellen Kanner
This book will draw you in with its storytelling style and tempting recipes at the end of each chapter. Ellen Kanner makes her readers feel as if you’re spending a long weekend together while she weaves tales about her grandmother, her life and her views on veganism all the time cooking up warm, nourishing food from various cultures. Your soul and your body get fed at the same time as wholesome recipes are interspersed throughout the book.
Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works–A True Story, by Dan Harris
Technically not a vegan book, Dan Harris’ story is one that will teach you balance. Dan hit the lowest part of his life right before having a full-on panic attack on national television. This event set him off on a journey searching for the answer on how to reduce stress in his life and still be productive. He found the solution through meditation and believe me when I say, if Type A Dan Harris can meditate, anyone can. You’ll love this story and Harris kindly provides lots of links to resources at the end of his book.
Beg, by Rory Freedman
Have you ever read a book you wish wouldn’t end? That is how you will feel when you read Beg, beautifully written by the co-author of Skinny Bitch. Rory Freedman’s love for animals shone all through her writing and you will love seeing how she makes the connection between veganism and her own spirituality. Rory Freedman writes, “So I’m speaking to you honestly and earnestly and trying to address the highest common denominator – the divine seed in your heart. The part of you that maybe lies dormant, but is stirred by truth and beauty and the chance for elevated spirit. The part of you that might not have known existed but is quickening now with an ancient remembrance. The true you.”
Where the Blind Horse Sings, by Kathy Stevens [Read more…]