VZ 122: Zen and the Art of Being Me

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we have fun recapping Vickie’s wildly successful TED-like presentation called “Zen and the Art of Being Me”.  She delivered this 16-minute speech to a group of 300 peers from her corporate job, and did a fantastic job!  Once the video clip is made available to her […]

VZ 058: How to Handle Social Events as a Vegetarian – Listener Feedback

As a vegetarian or vegan, attending social events can present a challenge.  What if you’re invited to a birthday party…at a steakhouse?  How about a Fourth of July cookout with burgers, hot dogs, ribs, and baked beans full of pork bits?  It really can be enough to make you just want to stay home! Fortunately, […]

VZ 029: New Year’s Resolutions

From the time we are kids we hear about New Year’s resolutions.  Adults make them…and break them.  Kids emulate their parents and make them…and break them even faster!  What kid wants to actually keep a resolution to clean her room or be nice to his little brother? Although the practice has its origins in pre-Christian […]

VZ 026: Our Lift Coaching Plan to Eat More Vegetables & Fruits

It’s official…we’ve published our very first Lift Coaching Plan, aptly entitled “Eat More Vegetables and Fruits“!  We’ve discussed the Lift app before on our podcast, and Vickie wrote a comprehensive blog post, “Three Reasons I Love the Lift Habit-Tracking Application for iPhone”, back in October explaining exactly what Lift is and how it works. Recently […]

Three Reasons I Love the Lift Habit-Tracking Application for iPhone

“Happiness does not consist in pastimes and amusements but in virtuous activities.” -Aristotle How a Podcast “ ed” Me Up A few weeks ago, I was listening to one of my favorite podcasts, The Smart Passive Income Podcast with Pat Flynn. In episode 80, Pat interviewed Tony Stubblebine, co-founder of an iPhone/Web application called Lift™ . Stubblebine […]

The Next 45…Vickie’s Manifesto

image of Vickie's manifesto for the next 45 years

Happy Birthday To Me! Last month, I celebrated my 45th birthday. I’m not exactly sure how I expected I would feel about being this age. A couple of years ago, my mother handed down her “It’s-my-midlife-and-I’ll-crisis-if-I-want-to” mug to me, so perhaps I was expecting that my mid-forties meant that I would wake up on June […]

VZ 003: Time Is On My Side

  One of the most often-used excuses for not living a healthy, active lifestyle is that “there’s not enough time”. In this episode, we offer lots of helpful, time-saving tips for healthy eating, fitting exercise into your daily routine, and being more productive at work and in your personal life. Larissa presents some simple ways […]

A Most Motivational Day with Pat Flynn and Friends

cover image for book Let Go, by Pat Flynn

Do you ever have one of those days on which everything just seems to fall sweetly into place?  I mean, things are connecting, you’re being super-productive, you’re meeting new people and learning lots.  Well, yesterday was one of those days for me.  It was, wait for it…a most motivational day.  In the words of the […]