First of all – my post has nothing to do with my channel. My channel isn’t about veganism but there is a crossover I suppose because I tend to make vids on what interests me (Energy Healing, psychology and I guess what would come under the the heading “the occult) in the hope of inspiring others. And a bit of music. And a bit about my aspergers and new agey thoughts.
However, while I did my work tonight I had to take a break. I had a critique channel on about the DurianRider long term steroid “use” and +lFreeleethebananagirl advocating it issue. And I wondered what this vegan movement was turning into? So…I ranted…as quiet as a Whispering Witch can…I ranted a whole ASMR style video!
The vid that provoked me (won’t mention who by) was a commentary about a crazy interview. It came up in my recommend list because I do subscribe to some vegan channels.
I watch Dom Bower vids – they’re fun – really good insight on the same interview in fact! Also Best Transformation – fun and inspirational.
For the science bit I recommend NutritionFacts.Org – brilliant annual lectures too.
Now, I am not a vegan…my diet is predominantly plant based vegan but when it’s not, it’s vegetarian. And has been most of my life.
However, even with a primarily vegan diet, I am not a vegan. My conditioner contains lanolin (from sheep’s wool). I also eat honey from time to time. So any semblance to veganism in my life is happenstance!
However, I do agree with people getting educated and making informed choices. I do agree with the healthy lifestyle and ethical issues when it comes to what we eat. Also exercise and self improvement…spiritual and emotional development. These things I consider very important and I think it’s fantastic that we have access to that information now. And can make lifestyle choices based on facts so we can achieve our potential…on all levels.
Anyway, this ever escalating war of the hardcore vegan movement turns people off. It turns me off! It’s people promoting themselves in the best cases – actively putting people off taking the steps for optimal health, happiness or ethical living. The worst of these “youtube celebs” make non vegans think, “No, I wouldn’t want to be one of “them.””
That’s a shame. A wasted opportunity.
So to the good channels…keep up the good work! Your perspective, information and guidance is so essential to counter the nonsense and keep some balance.
I know I said I would never make a video about other peoples’ videos…but this has been a crazy few weeks for YouTube veganism! Unprecedented.
My recommendations are…
+My channel – varied & kookie – relaxing
+Dombower – keeps perspective. +BestTransformation keeps it fun. +NutritionFacts.Org keeps the science bit.
As I said…my channel isn’t a vegan diet or vegan lifestyle one so I am not entering the ring here! Just recommending the channels I think are worth a look!
Anyone who wants to know about the Freelee/DurianRider drama I recommend Dom Bower’s site for an overview because DR has been churning out videos at a crazy pace. You wouldn’t be able to keep up even if you tried!
#lushcosmetics #butterball bath w/ led mood lighting & loud music. #SongOfTheDay #LanaDelRey #IcanFly fr #BigEyes OST. #lyricsoftheday
“I had a dream that I was fine
I wasn’t crazy, I was divine”
Newsletter to send tonight 4 www.mayamagickal.net & www.mayastar.net special offers (www.mayastar.net/special.htm). The Maha #Kali #Tantric #Shamanic #Exorcism #spell is v popular & the #Avalonian Alignment #EnergyHealing & #Meditation Attunement course ♡
#TeddyBoy due for dinner but I’m going to get an early one as my sis over 2mw for a #vegan #Starbucks breakfast/lunch. So wowed by #soy #macchiato that I wonder why I didn’t go vegan earlier!
Spider (my #TeddyBoy) is the sweetest – paying for my lunch! He has old fashioned values and some people might find that a bit objectionable b/c political correctness def not his strong suit! But he is the most hard working, kindest & most considerate bf I’ve ever had. And I’m being objective when I say that. He really is. And far from being objectionable, I find it refreshing to be w/ someone like him. Gorgeous admittedly and build like a bouncer! But always encouraging me in my work and helping me in practical ways as well as being a romantic.
I met him through my dad really…I think my dad was playing matchmaker right up to the end (dad died last year of a brain tumour). It’s the strangest thing to think on last year…dad was dying but we had the greatest fun jamming in the garden and me doing my fave #carnival and #hiphop fusion in the garden. And Spider lives two doors down and would watch me dance and chat w/ me and dad. He always has my back and was really supportive through everything. And I fell for him but was always a bit worried it was circumstances that had thrown us together and it might not last. I was v honest a about that b/c I would hate to hurt him. But we spent Christmas together…and now it’s nearly valentine’s day and we’re still both deeply smitten!
So thinking of last year…losing dad was terrible…but me & Spider…I’ve never been so happy!
So shout out to dad! I don’t know if he made an angel when he arrived the other side, but he was a fantastic #cupid right up to the end! Massive love 🙂
Up w/ the lark! (Well…lunchtime – early for #nocturnal). Woke early, but usefully, at midday – so I’ll be having a #vegan Starbucks lunch w/ my brother b4 a #Supernatural catch up.
Then The Killing Moon Karmic Reversal 30 Day Ritual Intensive opening 2nite – quite a long one but I love it! If u want to be inc in the 50% gift price option, there are still spaces but only 12 hrs left – single & triple options available – www.mayastar.net/special.htm for details!
Also…fab #LushCosmetics #haul yesterday I’m gonna have to blog about…have some new faves & since #crueltyfree #stoptober I have continued using Yellow Fun, #rosargan & #sympathyfortheskin because they kept me totally dry skin free even thru the minus zeros this winter. That’s pretty amazing!
So…shaking my tail feathers now as a #chickpea & #falafel salad awaits with a massive #soy #macchiato ♡♡♡
Work done. Tucked up in bed with my fluffy #pink heart cushion & obligatory tinted lipbalm. Plenty of #CremedelaMer & #oznaturals #hyalauronicacid serum so I wake up looking as good as I did when I went to bed! LOL
Tomorrow’s itinerary…my mum is visiting & I got her some #wunderbrow – it’s like a lip stain but for eyebrows and it’s great. I do tint my eyebrows & eyelashes as I am too lazy & too #boho to wear make up (keep your skin well tended & #meditate often & your skin will thank you!)
Then a night in with my #TeddyBoy & some jamming. #Vegan stew dinner.
Attunements to prepare for students (www.mayastar.net) for #Shamballa #MultiDimensional #Healing, #Reiki & #Kundalini Activation # Reiki (v v popular because it’s safe, simple & versatile).
Oooh…and a PS. I loved my #tangletamer #hairbrush – avoids breakage very effectively. But I love my #tangleangle more. AND finally my hair is just about long enough for a one stick up do ♡
Be nice to each other!
Love love love ♡ ALM (Maya)
Bf away yesterday so had a loooong bath. So current personal beauty tips…
Henna & coconut oil perfect redhead with tidy roots. Tinted & tidied eyebrows. Tinted eyelashes. If you keep the basics covered & use quality moisturiser (Creme de la Mer & Oz Naturals Hyalauronic Acid serum), get lots of exercise…don’t drink or smoke, you can get away with #nomakeupselfie pix!
I think my plant based vegan diet makes a big difference. Using lush cosmetics yellow fun for washing & sympathy for the skin twice a day and I’m really soft all over. Happy days!
It is laziness & boho style that means I don’t have time for makeup except tinted lipbalm (hint of fuschia) – but it’s working pretty well!
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I love…waking up in a mess of Lalaloopsy BuildaBear dolls! My TeddyBoy has given me loopsy fever and I have ten of them! Candyfloss scented…four in their official costumes…four in PJs (I still hug teddies to sleep and the official costumes were not so cuddly!). And two additional dolls as Princess Anna and Princess Elsa – special additional Christmas memento. My first Christmas without dad…my first Christmas with my TeddyBoy…and my first Christmas dinner as a vegan!
Have had tons of temple work from Solstice onwards. New Year is a special time for people making resolutions and magick can help with clearing the decks and creating suitable energies to support change. It’s great to be able to help and inspiring to work with people who are inspired!
Happy happy days!
Current fave music still Lana Del Rey – fave album Honeymoon and fave track undecided but I actually favour those for the Big Eyes soundtrack at the moment.
Time for a Lush bubble bath (adoring Love and Light hand cream which I am using as a body lotion at the moment).
Then prep my special plant based vegan stew to put on for 2mrw (soooo convenient and filled with superfood veggies!)…do a little admin…then my man will be over to chill before I do attunements and spell work followed by my personal meditation work before I pick up on my Yogananda book about the Hindu understanding of AscendedMaster Jeshua (Jesus) and his message of devotional practice which is so akin to Bhakti Yoga as to be extremely congruent with my own personal religious observations.
So I’ll get on…BubbleBath is calling!