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I miss meat

This week has been stressful, and my enthusiasm for this experiment is waning.  I went out for Thai food on Thursday and all of the specials had meat or seafood.  I miss seafood.  Prawns, muscles, clams, salmon…they’re just so good!  And healthy!  All those Omega-3s.  But for the sake of the experiment, I passed the […]

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Vegetarian Threat= Pubs

If the best place for a vegetarian-experimenter is the yoga studio, then the worst place is a pub with friends.  The friends offer alcohol and distractions that are usually welcome.  At the Nickerson Street Saloon on Sunday, the entertainment was good, but the health benefits were low.  I finally decided to order a breakfast burrito, but […]

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Yoga Day

This morning I celebrated International Yoga Day at my favorite yoga studio, the Hatha Yoga Center.  The 10:30 beginners’ class was relaxing and rejuvinating.  Afterwards, we chanted Kirtan and enjoyed free healing services like massage and reiki.  The comfort I often look for in other people comes to me easily in yoga.  The self-care, breathing […]

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The Question

The trickiest part of this month’s experiment is training myself to ask the question, “Does that have meat in it?”  A normally open and adventurous eater, I don’t like the way this question sounds.  It comes across as picky, too good or otherwise restricting.  It doesn’t feel good to cut things out, even things I […]

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Vegetarian Restaurants

I love to try new foods and explore new places.  This month’s experiment is a perfect opportunity to enjoy some of Seattle’s many vegetarian restaurants.  I suspect many of my friends would be willing to try these new places even if they’re not vegetarians. I already love Pho Cyclo Cafe at Harrison and Broadway on Capitol Hill.  The Vegetarian Pho warmed me up on […]

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Month One: Vegetarianism

This month, January 12- February 12, 2010, I am experimenting with vegetarianism.  Last weekend I went to the Intention Setting Ceremony for the Seattle Dharma Punx, a self-led buddhist meditation group.  There, I started to learn more about Buddhism and the Noble Eightfold Path.  As Rachel, the leader, was explaining it, she mentioned the “rule” […]

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A little time

Dear Blog, As the New Year approaches, I’ve been thinking about time.  How to spend it, with whom, doing what, feeling how…  Time is one thing that everyone wants.  Therefore, it’s surely the best gift we can give ourselves and others.  In 2010, I want to spend my time… 1. Taking great care of my mind, […]

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