Category: Motivation

Why I ran a 16K for the first time in my life…

Hello and Namaste! Welcome to Gr(AteFull) Eats. Today I want to talk about chimps… more specifically Save The Chimps sanctuary in Fort Pierce, Florida, and their 16K Chimpathon.  There are many chimpanzees in the world today being treated like they are not sentient beings. Many chimps are living in constant fear in research facilities that test on animals; being forced to perform in entertainment, and being subjected to the harsh environment of the pet trade. Save the Chimps is a non-profit organization that rescues and permanently houses chimpanzees in safe, loving environments where they can thrive. About Save The Chimps…

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Thanksgiving is here!

Hello, my GrAteFull Friends and Family! Happy Thanksgiving! Today is one of my favorite holidays, even as a vegan with limited food options in some environments because there’s something so special about family and friends coming together over food. (Yeah, I know that’s not the historical reason we celebrate but BAH HUM BUG, I am here for the good vibes and food!) I don’t have any new recipes I’m ready to share or any words of ‘vegan wisdom’ , but with that being said, I hope everyone gets to enjoy some quality time and quality food with people we love.…

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2 (Positivity + Motivation)

Hello! Today is a special day, it is the fresh start of a new week. It’s Monday, which I choose to view as a blank slate to refresh from the past and plan for the future. I am proud of my progress this week in my dedication to fitness and writing goals I set for myself. This post is coming from a space of peace and comfort in my home… the kitchen! Foodie, is a term I would use to describe myself… that is to say anything about food makes me happy. Throughout the course of an average day, I think about food way more often than…

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1 (Self-Love)

It’s always hard to start something new, isn’t it? Well, for me at least it is. I find myself waiting until the “perfect” opportunity strikes… There is no “perfect” opportunity or “perfect” time to do something new, so I am learning to just do it! Getting started really is the hardest part, all the excuses that could possibly arise get multiplied until fear prevents me from moving at all. Today I did a few things that i have been putting off for too long. Anything put off more than twice is too long for me! I make daily lists to…

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