Being Cognizant: Bye-bye, Hair!

A series about the ways I work towards being cognizant through decisions that make me more mentally engaged with various facets of my day-to-day life. Cognizance (noun): Awareness, realization, notice, knowledge, perception. **** It's been awhile since I wrote something for this "series," and I am tickled by my intro - "tickled" in both the fun [...]

Being Cognizant: Celebrating the 5-Year Veggiversary!

A series about the ways I work towards being cognizant through decisions that make me more mentally engaged with various facets of my day-to-day life. Cognizance (noun): Awareness, realization, notice, knowledge, perception. — On March 1st, I celebrated five years since I started following a veg*an lifestyle! I am not perfectly inside one dietary box, in [...]

Don’t follow your passion – foster it.

My last post was somewhat-obnoxiously but somewhat-accurately entitled "How to Become Better", and it featured summaries of videos and podcasts that outlined strategies and theories relating to self-improvement. These were not strategies to attain such contentious goals as eating better, achieving mental peace, or weight loss; indeed, the summaries I shared were strategies to connect with external [...]