How to Avoid Anemia as a Vegetarian

by: Scott Bauer acquired from USDA ARS
by: Scott Bauer acquired from USDA ARS

As posted in Miss Millennia Magazine.

I received an email from someone the other day asking for advice on what foods he should eat to help get rid of his anemia. For those of you who don’t know, anemia is actually a condition that develops when your blood lacks enough healthy red blood cells or hemoglobin. Without the right amount of hemoglobin your red blood cells can’t use the oxygen that you breathe into your body, your cells and organs in your body do not function properly and you eventually feel fatigued. Continue reading “How to Avoid Anemia as a Vegetarian”

“E” is for Encouragement

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There are three rules for writing a novel. Unfortunately, no one knows what they are. -W. Somerset Maugham

After the last line was written and the every word had been reread and looked over twice, I felt a sense of relief. I had finished a book and sent the final manuscript in for the final time for publishing, and yet I felt slightly uneasy about the whole thing. I technically completed one of the tasks on my bucket list and I, God willing, still had many more years of life to live without the thoughts of hoping one day that I could become an author. Continue reading ““E” is for Encouragement”

Quick Tips On Traveling Abroad

As Published in Miss Millennia Magazine

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by: muha acquired from Flickr

Taking the time to clear your schedule and pack your bags for relaxation isn’t the only thing you have to worry about when planning a trip abroad. Thinking ahead is the difference between what could make or break a trip, but don’t panic. We’ve listed a few tips below for you to follow before you jump in the car or hop on that airplane and begin traveling around the world.

Make a List

Having that feeling that you forgot something as your plane is taking off for a destination overseas is probably one of the most nerve-racking feelings. Without a written or mental list, how will you know what you stuffed into your suitcase is what you really need or, even worse, if it is excluding anything? Making a list and then double checking it right before you begin traveling abroad will take the stress out of wondering if you forgot something, and it keeps you organized in the process. Continue reading “Quick Tips On Traveling Abroad”

The Environmental Benefits of Vegetarianism

As Published in Miss Millennia Magazine.

Are you thinking about becoming a vegetarian but not sure what some of the benefits are of making the lifestyle transition? One factor actually involves the environment. Check out the info-graphic below for ways in which vegetarianism could help save the environment.

The Environmental Benifits of Vegetarianism

Sources: http://www.wfp.org/hungerwww.smallplanet.orghttp://www.vegsoc.org/environment/why%20its%20green%20final%20small.pdfVegetarian Society of the UKVegetarian Society of the US

For more meal ideas, and veggie tips, check out my book, “The Beginners Guide to Becoming a Vegetarian,” on Amazon.

College: Take It with You When You Go

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It’s that time of the year when thoughts of self-reflection and planning for the hot days of summer come rushing like cool fresh water of a rapid river in to your mind. Your anticipation for the future is overwhelming and the possibility of new adventures feel just like the subtle changes of the coming season within the air. This time is also an important one for graduating seniors at the high school and college level. You think back at all the hours you have sat at wooden desks and metal tables and you wonder how it will all play a part in the time yet to come. As the realization of reality hits, you wonder about your career, and dare I say, you wonder if you will be successful. Continue reading “College: Take It with You When You Go”