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Ups and downs of an ordinary life – my cautionary tale

March 13, 2015

This is an amazing, sincere, heartfelt blog, a real life story. I am a lucky person who has inherited good health, but I can attest that plant based nutrition, in the past two years of being vegan has resulted in my energy levels rising and given me such good health I have not once contracted a cold or any illness in all the time I’ve been vegan. I am 60 and have more vitality that when I was in my 40s. Truly. My nails stopped splitting too – they used to do this every few weeks without fail. Everything improves with being vegan, from the inside of you to the outside and the wider world gets kinder.

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Child bunnyAbout me

I’m a very ordinary person. I’m middle-aged, with two sons who are both grown and nearing 30 and I’ve been a single parent since they were about 10. I’m practical and resourceful and until I retired a year ago I was a project manager overseeing the construction of educational establishments for a local authority. I’m analytical with a tendency to over-think things.  I’ve never been attracted to mysticism, organised religion or esoteric pursuits. My mind defaults to scepticism about new ideas until I’ve looked into the pros and cons. I’m not particularly sociable; I have a few people in my life that I care about very much but that’s it.

I’ve never been particularly attracted to babies except for my own, or to animals in general, only those individuals whom I have known, loved and admired. As a child no animals shared our house and as an adult, cat friends have come and gone. For 16 years I lived…

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