Struggle BUSTED

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Struggle BUSTED

We may be hypocrites. Just recently, we encouraged everyone, to get off the Struggle Bus. The Struggle Bus implies a stressful or difficult situation in your life. Such as a bus ride, it is likely temporary and potentially full of other people. 

So it might sound crazy when we say/admit: We’re on the Struggle Bus, and proud of it!

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Plant-Based Road Trips 101

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Plant-Based Road Trips 101

Have you ever wondered how one goes about sticking to this lifestyle on the open road? Well, we've got you covered. There's no need to experience your travels aboard the struggle bus. Our most recent blog let's you in on the Do's & Dont's of plant-based road trips.

 

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Napa Valley's Bottle Rock

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Napa Valley's Bottle Rock

One of the gripes I hear most often is that the Plant Life keeps people from having fun. The demands of finding plant-based meals aren’t the easiest, and, in social settings, it can be even more difficult. Bars, sporting events, concerts, festivals--none of these make a strong effort to make it easy for people living a Plant Life. 

That’s why I love when I come across something so fun and normal that not even the most socially oriented meat person can argue that their foray into the Plant Life would be hindered.  

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Ballin' with T. Colin

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Ballin' with T. Colin

"In some ways it’s pretty common to walk into work and see one of your heroes’ faces plastered on the wall—i.e. that Fathead poster you have posted up in your office. But in this case, it’s a bit unusual for a few reasons"...

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Plant Life Approved: Potato & Green Bean Curry

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Plant Life Approved: Potato & Green Bean Curry

"Greetings from Plant Life! This is a tasty little lunch that we whipped up. It has a lot of options for embellishment because it uses only three main ingredients, but we stuck to the basics for starters.  Flavor-wise, it has a nice hint of Indian inspired spice without being over-whelming–good for people who might want to try Indian foods but are worried about the strong flavors (I personally am obsessed with Indian food because it has wonderful flavors and has strong plant-based roots!)"...

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Plant Life Approved: An Oil-Free, Vegan Southwestern Dish

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Plant Life Approved: An Oil-Free, Vegan Southwestern Dish

"Southwestern/Mexican inspired dishes are great for people who live the Plant Life because many dishes are mostly plant-based and free of animal products.  It feels easy to be a plant man in a meat world when I am basically enjoying the same stuff everyone else does!"...

 

P.S. Cilantro not Parsley

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A Plant Man in a Meat World

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A Plant Man in a Meat World

"A few months after I moved to Cincinnati, my friends invited me to an evening event called Best of Cincinnati.  This event brought together all the popular and up-and-coming restaurants and bars under one roof, where patrons and newbies like me could rub elbows and our bellies once we tasted the fares.  I thought it was an awesome opportunity to see what might be out there for a plant-based person like me and meet some new people.  I transitioned the year before to an oil-free vegan to support my dad as he adapted to Caldwell Esselstyn’s recs, and because of the strength of the evidence I felt existed about plant based lifestyles.  Little did I know that this evening would lead to a meltdown and an epiphany!"…

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Don’t Step Over a Dollar to Pick Up a Dime

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Don’t Step Over a Dollar to Pick Up a Dime

 "My dad taught me that one a while back.  In this case, people exploring a healthy diet of plants often get so focused on losing the “joys” of eating disease-causing foods that they fail to appreciate the over-whelming joys and health of living a plant-based lifestyle.  To keep a dime’s worth of pleasure or comfort, we give up a dollar’s worth of health benefits and the ability to get more out of living.  Put in other terms, is that steak worth more than another day of good health spent with friends, children, partners, or spouses?"…

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Step 1: Getting Educated

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Step 1: Getting Educated

"For me, the road to a plant-based lifestyle and the development of Plant Life started many years ago with medical school, and maybe even before then as a rower learning about nutrition from my fellow un-educated teammates or my freshman coach, Adam Holland who got me to read about the Atkins diet.  But I don’t think one has to survive that nightmarish process (rowing and/or med school) in order to get excited and commit to adopting more plant-based foods and habits!  In fact, the whole point of Plant Life to get people up to speed and to experience the benefits of a plant-based diet with a lot less of the hassle than I had!"…

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The “Whole” Perspective

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The “Whole” Perspective

"Whole explores the issues preventing the spread of the Plant Life to the majority of society.  Because of an overly-reductionist scientific approach to research, corporate profit motives, and political allegiance to the latter, Americans get the wrong kind of information, disguised as health and science."…

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Welcome to Plant Life

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Welcome to Plant Life

"Living the Plant Life is about discovering and embracing a plant-based lifestyle that shifts your body, your mind, and your life back to the place it belongs: in tune with itself, and the world around it.  Embracing the Plant Life leads to real, lasting changes that resonate with life, society, and the environment in ways against which other diets, fads, medicine, or advice just can’t compete or don’t bear out."…

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