Thank you to each and every one of you who checked in during Earth Week, shared your steps towards saving our planet and how you stay inspired to make Earth Day every day. From reusing and repurposing clothing, reducing or removing plastics from our lives, and adding aspects of veganism to every day we are making a difference. Stay tuned this coming week as I dive into veganism and the why behind it.
World Book Day
For world book day, I thought I would mention a couple of books on veganism but also tell you about one of my favorite novels of all time.
Some suggested reading on veganism (there will be more in my series next week)
Animal Liberation - Peter Singer
Farm Sanctuary - Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food. Living the Farm Sanctuary Life - both by Gene Baur
Why we love dogs, eat pigs, and wear cows - Melanie Joy
These should get you started, look for more in upcoming blogs
My favorite novel
My favorite novel is Demian by Hermann Hesse. I first read this book in my High School Senior English class. It's a coming of age story filled with life lessons, of course, and philosophy. Including references to the Collective Unconscious and Jung's archetypes to Nietzsche, to Dante's Divine Comedy. We learn to see life as a continuum, as we find teachers we realize they are us. As a teen and in my 20's, I would turn to this book any time life felt hard, when I didn't know what to do next. Now, well beyond my 20's, I re-read this book when I'm looking for insight, I learn something new about the world and myself every time I read this book.
I'm going to pick it up again this week, I'm excited to see what I'll learn this time around.
Do you have a book that has impacted your life? Tell me about it in the comments.