Vegan on Mother’s Day

Posted by on Apr 29, 2017 | No Comments
Vegan on Mother’s Day

The facts are in front of us. The science is solid. And yet, trying to help humans understand and make the change is still like shouting into the wind. When the big winter snowstorm hit in March, who among us rushed out to fill our grocery wagons with gallons of milk, pounds of butter, blocks […]

Afraid of Change

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 | No Comments
Afraid of Change

Sande Nosonowitz, For Living & Being Published 2:02 p.m. ET March 20, 2017 | Updated 2:09 p.m. ET March 20, 2017 We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. — Plato As I turn the pages of the […]

What Do You Believe?

Posted by on Mar 30, 2017 | No Comments

Sande Nosonowitz, For Living & Being 12:00 p.m. ET Feb. 23, 2017 Picture yourself on a bright sunny day in the Hudson Valley, walking down the street, admiring the flowers and trees, enjoying the warmth of the sun on your skin. You hear some disturbing noises and as you get closer, you see a young man […]

Do You Care?

Posted by on Feb 11, 2017 | No Comments

Sande Nosonowitz, For Living & Being    Published 3:22 p.m. ET Jan. 13, 2017 Raise your hand if you love animals. Raise your hand if you care about your health and the health of your family.  Raise your hand if you care about the future of our environment and the livability of our planet. If you […]

The Path to Veganism Changes Perspective on Life

Posted by on Dec 21, 2016 | No Comments

When she transformed into a butterfly, the caterpillars spoke not of her beauty, but of her weirdness. They wanted her to change back into what she always had been. But she had wings.  — Dean Jackson The one thing you can count on when you become an ethical vegan is that life is forever changed. […]

Let Food Be Thy Medicine; Plant-Based Doctors in the Hudson Valley

Posted by on Dec 18, 2016 | No Comments

“Let food be thy medicine and medicine be thy food.” – Hippocrates Hippocrates was born in Greece around the year 460 BC and was a physician considered to be one of the most outstanding figures in the history of medicine. He is also known as the father of medicine and the Hippocratic Oath was, and […]

Thanksgiving, Compassion & A Turkey Expert

Posted by on Dec 18, 2016 | No Comments
Thanksgiving, Compassion & A Turkey Expert

I have written several columns about celebrating Thanksgiving without a turkey as the centerpiece of the dinner table, easing the grip of tradition and developing the willingness to try something different. What does it say about us — to be so entrenched in tradition that we can live in willful oblivion as we completely disregard […]

Words have power & when we speak them, we give them life

Posted by on Jun 30, 2016 | No Comments

There are some adorable phrases we often use in conversation that include or infer to our animal friends. For instance, have you ever said “A little birdie told me,” or “She’s busy as a bee,” or “It’s the cat’s meow?” We include animals in our language all the time without really considering what some of […]

Honoring Motherhood

Posted by on May 1, 2016 | No Comments

Here in America, we’ve celebrated our version of Mother’s Day since 1914, although rituals of honoring motherhood date back to ancient Greece and Rome, where they’d hold festivals in honor of their “mother” goddesses. Evolutionary, scientific as well as psychological studies have documented the powerful bond between a mother and her young. This bond exists […]

I didn’t choose to be a vegan activist…activism chose me

Posted by on Mar 26, 2016 | No Comments

Sande Nosonowitz, For Living & Being 12:03 a.m. EDT March 26, 2016 “Think about it: virtually every atrocity in the history of humankind was enabled by people who turned away from a reality that seemed too painful to face, while virtually every revolution for peace and justice has been made possible by a group of […]

I Wish Someone Had Told Me The Truth

Posted by on Feb 26, 2016 | No Comments

Sande Nosonowitz, For Living & Being 12:02 a.m. EST February 26, 2016 There is a saying, “Better late than never,” and I believe that to be true. It took me so long to be confronted with the truth about what living and being vegan is all about. When I finally learned the truth about animal agriculture, […]

Vegan Education

Posted by on Feb 11, 2016 | No Comments

Veganism: Ultimate alignment of values, conduct Sande Nosonowitz 3:33 p.m. EST January 21, 2016 In the practice of yoga, svadhyaya is one of the five niyamas (the ethical practices relating to our internal environment of body, mind and spirit — how we relate to and treat ourselves). The word “svadhyaya” translates from Sanskrit to mean “study” […]