MONDAY UPDATE FROM THE T-SHIRT TYCOON COMMAND CENTRE

As you munch your lunch, you might want to contemplate the fact that there are only 11 hours left to purchase your ‘namas’play’ T-shirts(s).

We reached our minimum needed to print and ship, and a quick look at similar T-shirts seems to indicate that we have a top-seller! (Lots of T-shirts show ‘zero sold, and a small number of 1’s, 2’s or 3’s (units sold)” so we’ve apparently got a winner here with FIVE sold!)

Eleven hours left to get your ‘winning’ ‘namas’play’ T-shirts! Have a nice day.

Follow the link to get yours: http://teespring.com/limited-edition-funNamasplay Tee big

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THE TRILLION DOLLAR PHOTO

he Trillion Dollar Photo

The Trillion Dollar Photo

Here is a photo I’ve titled “Artful Tomato Shaped Like an Egg, Reposing in a Beam of Sunlight” and I’m offering signed numbered prints for sale. Friends keep asking me if they can buy prints of my work so I’m offering 100 numbered and signed prints of this photo. I’ve decided to price my work on a sliding scale and the price of the first numbered signed print  (1/100) is one and a half trillion dollars ($1.5 trillion).

The full price list is below. Have a nice day. I’ll be setting up a PayPal account in a day or two but in the mean time you can purchase a print by contacting me in the comments here or by message on Facebook on my Roberto Blizzard page (http://on.fb.me/1yrmDhl). You can also contact me on Twitter (@VeganYogaDude) or Instagram (@veganyogadude).

First come first served, and one photo per person. I love you all. Namaste.

Prints are 8″x10″

Shipping included within North America.

Price Schedule:


#1 – $1.5 trillion

#2 – 1.5 billion

#3 – $1.5 million

#4 – $150,000

#5 -$15,000

#6 – $1,500

#7 to #100 – $150 each

Please indicate which number you want to purchase (for example,#1/100 or #100/100).

Please note that Numbers 7 to 20 have already been purchased so the next available number in this price range is #21/100.

Peace.

VEGAN IN A DAY – PART 2

Roberto Blizzard - That's where I'm going.

After eight weeks following the vegan path, my total cholesterol was down by 20% and LDL cholesterol was 25% lower. That’s the takeaway from this post. If you’re in a hurry, you can skip the rest. Nutrition affects our health. You knew that. This is just another example, with some numbers.

I didn’t do anything in a logical, well-planned way, but those results speak for themselves.

Looking back now from just over a year later, I smile at my rushed purchase of a slow cooker (still in its box) and a (now very well-used) blender. Thank you, blender,  for all those green smoothies. I’ll get around to using the slow cooker someday.

Nana lent me a great cookbook and gave me a pack of index cards to copy out the recipes I liked. I enjoyed flipping through that book and looking at the pictures, but I did not prepare any of those meals. I returned the book a few months later and I still have the cards … somewhere. I also have a year of vegan living under my belt, so it was all for the good. Thank you Nana.

Namaste

VEGAN IN A DAY – PART 1

It wasn’t planned.

Last October my doctor told me my cholesterol was twice as high as it should be, well into the danger zone. He said he was going to put me on medication that I would have to take for the rest of my life.  “I want you to start right away but I’ll give you eight weeks to change your diet. Eat less red meat, eat chicken breasts—the white meat only, and fish … ” I had already been eating this way for quite some time (as the rest of my life was falling apart, I’d thought this was the one thing I was doing right) but I said nothing as I panicked and my morale sank even lower into something beneath depression; I went underneath that and entered the realm of sub-depression.

His clear blue eyes looked straight into mine as he continued, “That might lower it a bit but it won’t be enough, so we’ll do another blood test in eight weeks and then I’ll put you on the medication.” I think the good doc might have been doing some sort of psychological aikido motivational thing here, because without saying a word to him I decided right there at that instant that I was going to be—no, I was now from that moment on, a vegetarian.

Back home, I sent a message to my friend Nana: “Can you recommend one book or resource to start off with? … I’m concerned about getting enough protein and about finding out what can actually help reduce cholesterol and oh, yeah, on top of that, I have to lose 25 pounds. So a few lifestyle changes are obviously in order. And I hate tofu! So I’m sort of up the creek, here. I’m off to a vegetarian restaurant … Never thought I’d see the day …”

Half an hour later I sent her another message: “So I nixed the restaurant idea … and am enjoying (?) my own bizarre creation: a spinach, cantaloupe, almond and sesame seed salad (without dressing). Can’t say I’m a fan, and I’m feeling slightly bogus, like an imposter or something …

Nana got back to me a half hour later. She mentioned something called The China Study, and provided a link to a video of Dr. Caldwell Esselstyn, who she told me “is famous for treating Bill Clinton.”

She suggested following the video with a look at a vegetarian/vegan food guide pyramid, and mentioned a Dr. Greger and a Dr. Barnard. I didn’t get far enough to actually read anything. I Googled the China Study and saw way more reading material than I had the energy to confront. I got halfway through the video and stopped it. I had no mental energy left to figure out whether or not I was going to use olive oil or something else. I’d made the decision. I was going to make this as simple as possible: vegetarianism was now already behind me – I was now a vegan. Done.

I had no idea how to proceed or what groceries to buy and I felt overwhelmed and terrified but I knew that one thing: I was now a vegan. Done.

So that happened.

It’s almost a year later I’m still on the vegan path.

Thank you, Nana. More to follow.

Namaste.

HOW TO BE A VEGAN YOGA DUDE RIGHT NOW, IN FOUR EASY STEPS – REVISION # 1

(Very Important Note: Women can be Vegan Yoga Dudes, too. This is written in stone but as always, I’m open to discussion or debate.)

The first version of this “How To …” elicited a comment which made me reflect and reconsider. As a result, I’ve changed it up a bit. The new thing allows for temporary states of Vegan Yoga Dudeness. It’s an inclusive program: there’s room for all in this tent.

1. Say “I am a vegan yoga dude” before or after eating something that is not meat, fish, eggs or dairy. You can also say it between mouthfuls, but only after swallowing. Don’t talk with your mouth full.

2. Say “Namaste.” Ideally to another human being, if anyone’s around. If not, say it to your dog, your cat or the fridge.

3. Do any form of yoga whatsoever. You can even just mimic and make fun of whatever you think yoga looks like, and hey! make jokes while you do it, too! Strike a pose. “Hey, look! Sideways cow!* Ha ha ha!” Go wild; it’s all good. If you say you’re doing yoga, then you’re doing yoga, according to the Vegan Yoga Dude guidelines.

4. Right up until your next intake of meat, fish, eggs or dairy you will be a temporary Vegan Yoga Dude. Rock that Dudeness. (That’s the action step right there, okay? Rock your Vegan Yoga Dudenesss.)

That’s it. Congratulations.

Namaste

*Thanks, Franklin, for the “sideways cow” thing. I like that.