Thursday, October 13, 2016

Moving Forward

  I saw this yesterday and I so hope Cenk is right and this is the beginning of the end for Trump. Unfortunately, he still has a ton of support which scares me, but more than that makes me so sad. Isn't it insane how trashy and embarrassing this election is? I remember when Obama was running the first time, people were talking about how dirty and nasty politics had become. If only we knew! I know animals are never a priority in politics, but Trump's sons are the kind of disgusting, scared little men who trophy hunt to compensate for what I'm sure are MANY shortcomings. So, we will be taking a step backwards for all living beings if this happens.
Caroline who I'm sure everyone knows from Tea and Sympatico sent me this coloring book for grown ups, and a dark chocolate and ginger bar! And look at the adorable panda card! I haven't colored in so long, and I really used to enjoy coloring books when I was a kid. It was always soothing. Plus, I can color myself pictures for my fridge! I'm going to connect with kid me, and put on some music, lay on my stomach and color away!

So, I've been reading about Impossible Foods for awhile, and then today I read this article and I can't believe it's here. Well, by here I mean California and also NYC. I personally don't have a desire to try it, because it looks too much like flesh, but for all the vegans who are dying for this, this is your time! And these burgers are going to appeal to non vegans, and that's really what I care about. I am so excited for these burgers to take over! It's insane to me how much they look like beef. It wasn't that long ago when we were lucky to have to veggie burger options, and neither was vegan! And now there are multiple companies working to make these super realistic vegan burgers. The future is vegan.
Thanks for all the kind comments on my last post. As I've mentioned I have a million bad therapist stories, so going to therapy is kind of something I'm forcing myself to do, but like I really don't want to. I'm easily spooked, and after the discouraging phone calls the other day I was very turned off, but in the spirit of working on myself and growing as a person, I'm going to listen to advice, and look into more holistic options that don't look at pills as a first resort. It's easy to get discouraged after a few bad phone calls, so thanks for helping me to not let that totally scare me.
Happy Thursday!



12 comments:

  1. Enjoy the colouring. I think I might go back and get one for myself. Good luck n the continued search for the right kind of therapist x

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    1. You should, it really is very relaxing. Although Afro and Joan are obsessed with the markers, so that just makes it all the more fun. (ha ha)

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  2. Love the panda card! I hate to admit it, but those Impossible Burgers look quite good to me. I'm one of those vegetarians who gave up meat for ethical reasons entirely. I still miss the taste of bacon. But after 14 years, it's very easy to resist (which is why I know I'll be able to give up cheese eventually, too).

    Colouring is actually very fun and meditative. I do it myself these days. And it's so big now. There are images to suit every taste.

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    1. I would try an Impossible burger if someone else made it, but I seriously don't think I could actually make one myself.
      You will totally be able to give up cheese.One thing I've learned that I know is true, we can do or give up anything when we really want to. It might take a million tries, but it will happen when it's what you really want, and one day it just happens, and the struggle is over.

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  3. Man, this election is the SCARIEST. But I kind of like how it's bringing out everyone's true colors. I don't believe Donald Trump has a chance after this last fiasco. AT LEAST, I'M HOPING NOT! But at least, when the smoke clears, we'll know who all the racist, sexist bigots are. UGH. It's the worst.

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    1. I so hope this ruined him. But I'm scared, because there are a ton of racist, sexist people who are dying for a guy like Trump to make it okay. So, I feel a little at ease, but I'm still scared. I mean, there are WOMEN who are defending and supporting him!

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  4. What a wonderful and generous gift to receive!! Coloring is really the most relaxing thing ever... it's totally cool for grown ups to do now!

    I think it's important to go into any therapy with an open mind and a fresh start approach- another idea would be support groups, depending on how you feel about that- there are certainly many many people who also struggle with depression, sometimes knowing you are not alone is helpful.

    This election is SCARY...!! i am still baffled and appalled that he was ever nominated to run!
    Ttrockwood

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    1. I have been actually looking into support groups in case I decide I just can't go the therapy route. Sometimes it does help to just know that you aren't alone.
      I can't believe he made it this far either. Remember in the beginning when it was kind of funny because none of us actually thought he would be the nominee? I mean, it's embarrassing.

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  5. I am a pretty big foodie- so when I hear about these pushes to have more realistic fake meats, I get excited. Not fully because I want something EXACTLY like animal flesh, but because it means I am expanding my horizons. Or that it means historically/culturally significant meals can be preserved. I really want to try the impossible burger in NYC mostly because it is the only vegan thing on the Momofuku menu (it is super popular and I remember liking the cereal ice cream before going vegan)

    I should really try and recreate that cereal ice cream as a vegan thing. It probably would be easy. It is surprisingly delicious. Like the bowl of sugary milk after eating cereal.

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    1. I would definitely try the burger if someone else cooked it, just to know for myself how it is, and so I could encourage non vegans to try it.
      Cereal ice cream sounds amazing, like why is that not a bigger thing with all of the food trends out there?

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  6. Awww what a sweet gift! Adult coloring books are the best and definitely nice and relaxing! So thoughtful of her!

    Therapy is a very daunting thing on its own and to have to approach it with bad memories definitely doesn't make it any better. The key is definitely to find someone that you really like and you'll see the walls naturally start to come down. I know that you have slim pickings right now but I'm definitely hoping that there is someone that you will connect with. It is a frustrating process but keep making those calls. I definitely believe that there is someone out there that can help you and until you find this person we are all here to support you.

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    1. I know, I forgot how fun it is to just sit down and color. Even the sounds are soothing.
      I feel bad for people who don't have internet and maybe even a phone. When you're depressed, it's so easy to give up to begin with, so having it be this difficult just to seek help is really shameful.
      I really appreciate the support. I think I would have already lost it without it. A person can only be so alone.

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