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The Kind Mama is Here + A Giveaway!

Congratulations Lisa, Crystal, Momo Kono, Dina Banks, Suzanne-David Conway, Holli JonesMolly, Dawnielle Christine, Jessica Rodriguez, and Heather on being The Kind Mama giveaway winners!

Thanks to all who participated! There were so many amazing comments!

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As many of you know, I’ve spent the better part of the past year working on my latest project, The Kind Mama. I’ve poured my heart and soul into creating a book that I know can have a huge, positive impact on the lives of families and in the life of our planet. And now that it’s finally here, I want to take this opportunity to acknowledge and thank YOU, my beautiful Kind Life community.

You have been such an incredible inspiration and resource throughout this journey and I couldn’t have done it without your support. Together we are one kick-ass Mama Tribe –with room for many more.  So now it’s my mission to let women everywhere know that getting pregnant (without drama) and having a super-healthy, super-vibrant, soul-satisfying pregnancy, birth, and mama-hood is a complete and total reality.

The Kind Mama is Here

I’m so excited to be taking the next few weeks to hit the road and spread the word about The Kind Mama. I’m looking forward to seeing you during my travels and to hearing what you think about the book! Let’s let the world know there is a kinder path!

And in order to celebrate the release of the book, I’m also giving 10 Kind Lifers a signed copy of The Kind Mama! All you have to do for your chance to get a signed copy is leave a comment below telling me how you lead a kind life in any way.

I’ll select 10 people and announce them on Tuesday, April 22!

Love,

Alicia

P.S. If you’d like to grab a copy of the book, you can find it at Barnes and Noble, Amazon and IndieBound!

 

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  • Natasha

    This is my first time experiencing your website and kind life style therefore I’m interested in learning more about the kind diet as well as kind mamma as I am considering trying to become a mom myself

    • Jessica

      I do my best and trust my instinct.. If I can go to sleep at night feeling good about my Family’s day I know that IM being a kind Mama…. Can’t wait to read your book!

  • Beth M

    Hi Alicia, you are so awesome and I love the kindlife and it was the kickstart to my vegan life almost 4 years ago. I cant wait to see your new book.

  • Natasha Hernandez

    I am a work in progress…working towards a Kind Life. I think one way that I do this is my including my children in my progress. I can’t force change overnight, but I can be a model for behavior and change. I have introduced some yummy protein alternatives that have been a hit in our house and experimented with new yummy fruits and veggies that we have never tried before! My co-worker is pregnant with her first child and I think your new book would be a great way for her to experience her pregnancy!

  • Monica Mansfield

    Happy Release Day! I do my best to avoid buying new when used options are available to cut back on waste and excess production.

  • Morgan

    I’ve been waiting for this book, I’m so excited!! My baby is now 7 months but I still can’t wait to read this. I’ve been educating myself for years now because for me to live a kind life is a constant work in progress, as my life changes. I bought your other book and love your kind recipes, love sharing them with non-vegans too and watching them in awe of the “cheesy” chipotle corn chowder recipe I got on this site. Amazing! Your book inspired so many lifestyle changes which I’ve implemented from food ideas, to compost, home garden, Eco cleaners, great vintage clothes, and makeup (work in progress).

  • Aimee D.

    I’d say we are working towards a kinder life, my family had the Standard American Diet and I’ve been slowly converting them to veganism – my husband is slowly coming around. We have a mostly chemical free life – homemade cleaners, natural beauty products, etc.

  • http://batman-news.com Kristen Piatt

    Hi Alicia!
    Thank you so much for all you are doing to help the world become a kinder place. I have recently read “The Kind Life” and absolutley love your optimism and chipper point of view. I have been on a plant based diet since February of this year. I am always looking for more information and recipes. I have tried several of yours to include yout peanut butter cups (amazing) and your sweet potato lentil stew (also amazing). You have inspired me to try new things, learn new things and share my new lifestyle with as many people that will listen. Thank you so much! I look forward to hearing more from you in the future and will continue to follow the Kind Life.

  • http://www.laurenandersson.webs.com/ Lauren

    Awww! I’m so excited for this second book! Mine is in the mail already so I don’t need to be in the contest. Just wanted to say I totally can’t wait to get it and read it!! I currently have a 6 month old baby boy that has stolen my heart. Excited for the recipes and mama tips. I read the Kind Life on a camping trip years ago and I still reference it all the time. xoxo Lauren

  • Tiffany

    My family and I eat a mostly plant based diet and live in a chemical free home. I saw you on Kelly and Michael this morning, and you were great! Thank you for helping to spread the word. (My husband is all about it but still playfully calls me a hippy ;p) My daughter is 4 months, and I was all down for eating my placenta, but didn’t know how to go about that. Bummer :(

  • Danielle

    I was vegan for a while, but since getting married, find it hard to maintain with my husband. I’m now looking on finding my way back to healthier, kinder living. I’m pregnant and definitely want to read your book!

  • http://www.laurenandersson.webs.com/ Lauren

    I’m so excited for this book!!! I don’t need to enter the contest because my copy is in the mail right now :) I have a little 6 month old baby boy and I can’t wait to read the recipes and baby tips. I read your last book on a camping trip with my family years ago and I still reference it all the time. xoxo

  • Rena

    Already bought and read it (I bought it on IBook, because I will have to wait another two weeks until I’ll get it here in Europe, so now I’ll have a digital and a hard cover copy. Kind of a nerd, I know). Thank you so much for the information. Although I need hormone therapy – living a kind life for a while now – I’m still happy to read that the clean way of eating is supporting my system. Let’s hope I’m getting pregnant now I have your book guiding me through the pregnancy.

  • http://www.canineconnexion.org Christy

    Fantastic news on the release! I was inspired several years ago by the Kind Diet book and also having a chance to meet you backstage after “Time Stands Still”. I know kindness in our lives starts within ourselves, treating our bodies well by nurturing with the food we eat and then extending it beyond to our minds, our emotional well-being. It is amazing how diet can affect every aspect of our lives. Next is learning to extend that into our home environment with the products we use, reuse, recycle. Knowing what we are taking in and putting out there. When we feel whole and good, we can take kindness and extend to others, and frankly, I like sharing that bit of happiness. And yes, it took me to age 40 to figure this out and follow it, but I’m a fantastic 40!

  • Emily

    I am so excited that your book is out!!!! I am currently 23 weeks pregnant and have been waiting its arrival. I first embraced a vegan diet back in 2009 when your first book came out and it changed my life. I now look at the food I put in my body so different and I feel better for it. I lead a kind life by sticking to a plant-based diet and currently mothering my two dogs (and soon to come baby boy this August!) Thanks again for all the hard work and love that I know went into this book :)

  • http://www.mjffc.org.uk/ Steven MJFFC

    I have kind of always thought a way to kind life is to analyse everything you do and everything around you, to attempt to rethink how things can be done better, whether through improving completely or taking a stepping stone to that improvement. Your posts and books (although I must confess – I have read none of the books, just your posts) have helped me establish that I am on the right track, but also have a long way to go. There is time to perfect it and pass it down through my children, making sure that they also think twice about everything they do, and how it effects so many others on the planet. Thank you AS. :-)

  • http://www.janiemcqueen.com Janie Brooks McQueen

    Hey there, I became a pretty quick vegan/vegetarian convert after reading The Kind Diet about six times over the last couple of years–kind of like when Ellen Degeneres said way back on her show (you were the guest), “I try to do a vegetarian diet… as long as I can.” This is even harder when you have four children ranging from teens to 5-yr-old twins, all with their own food hangups. But I visited Peta.org about six weeks ago, desperate to lose weight and feel better, to do the 30-day Vegan pledge. I did it, and I dragged–I mean gently coaxed–my family along and actually started cooking. There’s the wonderful olive oil and vinegar store down the street that sells the real stuff, and now I’m seeing how preparing your food with the best, most wholesome ingredients, makes about 100% difference. I’m not kidding when I say even the dogs think the food is better. They actually fought over some leftovers the rest of the family didn’t think much of. ;)

  • http://lactosefreegirl.com Amelie

    I’d love to read that book, especially since I am considering a second pregnancy in the not-too-distant future. We try to live a kinder life my limiting the number of animal products we use (and buying them from a more ethical source), and we also use canvas bags for the groceries. We also use natural cleaning products in our home.

  • Phuong DeBellis

    Hi Alicia,
    Since having our 1 yr old last March, my husband and I have been slowing moving towards an organic lifestyle with less chemical cleaners and processed foods to using child friendly clesners and eating heart heathy non GMO foods. We want our daughter and her future siblings to grow up in as safe an environment and consume the best food possible for them.

  • Michelle Howe

    I bought the kind diet and you have helped me change my life. I look at the world with kindness as much as I can and don’t judge. I am vegetarian going to vegan. Thank you for all you do! You are my inspiration.

  • Lauren Silva

    My mother and I rescue, rehabilitate, and adopt out blind and deaf dogs (her organization is called A Vision of Hope Canine Community). We try to make the world a kinder place by showing these lovely creatures the compassion and care they deserve and educating people on how to care for disabled dogs. My mom likes to say that they “see through their hearts”. Can’t wait to read your book!

  • http://sarahhalstead.com/ Sarah Halstead

    Awesome giveaway. Would love to read this book! We are due with Baby #3 in November.

  • Hannah Kaye

    I am a vegetarian striving toward vegan. It’s amazing to think that by what you eat can help the world around you! Even when I’m laughed at because I don’t eat meat I’m still proud of the choice! I’ve even been able to help my husban cut way back too! All because I read a book! ;)

  • Jeff Shutes

    Hello Alicia, I try and live a Kind Life everyday I treat people with compassion and respect I try and help anyone who asks. I love all creatures Great and Small and try to be a good person everyday and not just when I think people are watching.
    Thank You and have a Great Day.k

  • Elisabeth Ramsey

    Hi Alicia,

    I just saw your interview on Kelly and Michael and was so inspired by the path you chose. Child birth has become this scary monster and all the stories I’ve heard make me afraid to have children. When I tell people I want to have a natural child birth because I believe women were made to have children that way, they call me crazy. But I love how you are bringing us back to our roots and empowering women to do what they feel is natural. I want to lead a more kind life. I am working on giving back to society with my time and actions, reducing my carbon footprint by walking and riding my bike and buying from farmers markets to help sustain our small businesses!

  • Holly Lathbury-Wilson

    I’m teaching my 16 month old daughter to be kind. She already knows that we don’t eat oink oinks! She’s so sweet and I’m hoping she will be a big sister and can pass on her kindness in the future

  • sne

    Loved your interview that aired today! My family try to lead a kind life by spending time together, eating healthily and keeping the outside pressures to a minimal. Can’t wait to read your books!

  • Michelle Lize

    Hey Alica! I am so excited to find this page. I have adored you since clueless!! Your personality is simply beautiful. After high school, I later became vegan..and found you were too ..and fell in love with you all over again. I began reading and studying more about natural life free of killing to survive. And more focus on creating food, by working in your own garden. I soon after got pregnant and decided I would raise my kids my way…dispute what other think. They are so calm, so healthy and people ask me how I do it…and I dunno I just follow my natural kind instinct. i dont eat what breathes like me…is what i always say. So ANYWAY lol…..I turning on the TV this morning… (that I NEVER watch because I canceled cable…and only get two channels on my antenna)…I FOUND YOU AGAIN. Still continuing the life I’ve always loved about you. Seeing you as a mom (as u can tell I don’t keep up with news) was so wonderful to see!!! I haven’t read your book …but now that I know about it, I CANT WAIT TO READ IT. Thanks Alica!

  • Nathalia Martins

    Hi Alicia,
    I’ve been waiting for you to write a second book ever since I read The Kind Life. You came to my university (University of Central Florida) to speak and I thought you message of clean living was just genius. Although I am not pregnant and don’t plan on having children for a couple of years, it’s never too early to start taking care of our bodies and preparing them. I can’t wait to read it! Thanks!

  • http://sarahhalstead.com/ Sarah Halstead

    I lead a kind life by trying to buy used items and shopping at our local stores. Congrats on the book release!

  • http://amoveableme.com/ Jacquelynn

    I’ve started using natural cleaning products and body products now that I have a little guy :) It makes me feel so good to know that he won’t get sick if he touches something I have cleaned now! xoxo

  • Julia Seeley

    Hi Alicia! I pre-ordered “The Kind Mama” to give to my friend for her baby shower (it arrives this week!) I have loved reading, and re-reading, and re-reading “The Kind Diet” – it has been one of my go-to resources, along with this website, to guide me as I live my own kind life. I’ve been a vegetarian for over two years, volunteer with the MI Humane Society, use only vegan skin/beauty products and, starting in May, I will be volunteering at Sasha Farm, the largest animal sanctuary in the Midwest (I live in Michigan). But the experience I am most excited about is going back to school to become a veterinarian! Thank you for all of your insights, recipes and tips. Even though I am not going to be a mama in the near future, I’d love a copy of your book OR think of me when you come out with your third book of recipes! :) Peace and love – Julia

  • Brooke

    I am 7 weeks along, and I am so excited to get your book! I have been waiting for it to come out. I currently buy most of my food at local farmer’s markets, I am working on at least 3 vegetarian meals a week with my family and I have been using natural cleaners in my house for over a year. Thanks for all you do, I have LOVED your first cookbook–it changed my life!

  • Kristen Prince

    My kind mama and I are coming to meet you on LI tonight, Alicia! So excited for the new book! Perfect timing – kind baby boy due this September. xx

  • C Riley

    While there are many ways in which I feel I try to live a kind life, one of the most important to me is teaching my daughter to live kindly to the earth and our animal neighbors. My daughter loves to touch trees. When my daughter was just 5 months old, I took her hiking and had her touch the trees. I know her sense of touch is extremely powerful, so I wanted her to connect with the trees and with nature in that way. She goes hiking with us whenever we can and wants to say hello to every tree. She caresses them and waves to them. She’s even started to blow kisses to them. I think I live kindly through teaching my daughter to live kindly. This love she is developing for nature will last her throughout her life, and it’s important for our future generations to foster this love.

  • Angelica

    I’ve just signed up for The Kind Life newsletter and am exploring your posts for ideas on how my husband and I can live ‘kinder lives.’ So excited to learn more -we already love healthy eating but since we live in the city – we want to do what we can to live green and happy lives. I MUST READ YOUR BOOK so I can learn how to supercharge my fertility – it’s our dream right now to get pregnant!!

  • Ashly

    Congratulations on your new book. I fell in love with The Kind Diet and while I’m still a “flirt”, my family and I have been dedicated in eating and living kinder. Last year, we started planting our own fruits and veggies, bought chickens and a goat for eggs and milk. Instead of buying new clothes from the store, we shop at second hand stores and stick to mostly homemade cleaners and beauty products. The Kind Mama came just in time as I am 6 months pregnant with our second daughter and can’t wait to get your tips on having a kinder pregnancy, labor and mama-hood experience. -Ashly Mercado Villamar

  • http://www.Julieseverydayangelmiracles.com/ julie turner

    Hi Alicia,
    I hope you are well. I hope you know your first book “The Kind Diet” inspires me to eat vegan. Thank you for that. I also hope you know my way of living kindly is by connecting people to their angels and have a great rest of your day,
    Julie

  • Natasha Petersen

    I do pretty good leading a kind life (new to it) and everyday I am learning new ways to do better. This week I learned about new ways to wash my countertops with home made cleaners. I would love to read this book. Thank you for opportunity.

  • Daelon Prime

    Kind life living is not hard, its actually quite easy and easy on your conscience. One very small way in my mind that is so easy and simple and inexpensive, is simply to avoid the chronic torture and killing and eating of cattle and pigs and birds and avoid consuming milk and cheese and eggs and yogurt and butter, and to support the organic food industry and the dream of a peaceful world and to be see everyone as my family.

  • Julie S

    I try to teach my children to do their part and be kind to the earth. This includes eating in a clean manner as well.

  • michelle

    I have challenged my kids to go Vegan with me for 5 days. They have the impression that Vegan food taste bad so I want to show them it can be good and they hopefully we can continue eating like this every week. My sister is 2 months pregnant so this book would be perfect for her!

  • Ashly

    Congratulations on your new book. I fell in love with The Kind Diet and
    while I’m still a “flirt”, my family and I have been dedicated in
    eating and living kinder. Last year, we started planting our own fruits
    and veggies, bought chickens and a goat for eggs and milk. Instead of
    buying new clothes from the store, we shop at second hand stores and
    stick to mostly homemade cleaners and beauty products. The Kind Mama
    came just in time as I am 6 months pregnant with our second daughter and
    can’t wait to get your tips on having a kinder pregnancy, labor and
    mama-hood experience. -Ashly Mercado Villamar

  • Mandi

    I am so excited to read this book even though I am not yet a mother. I thoroughly enjoyed reading the Kind Diet. I am working towards a kinder life by studying at IIN so that I can not only help myself but help others better their lives in the process. Upon completion of the course I want to work with woman, families, and children and I have a feeling that this book will be a great guide to helping me do so.

  • Celeste

    Congratulations, I have been waiting for this book to come out for a long time. I’m excited it’s finally released! I have been living a kind life for a little over two years now. During that time I got pregnant with our first and had a wonderfully natural water birth. How you raise Bear is an inspiration to me as a mother. We plan on raising our children the kind way and hopefully they will adopt the lifestyle when they are old enough to make their own choices. I lead a kind life by sharing recipes and thoughts on my blog. My goal is to spread the word that there is another way to live through showing those interested that it can be just as tasty, if not more, and will benefit my readers on a personal level as well as globally.

  • Nicole Zwodeski

    I try to live as kind as possible, eating vegan (for almost 4 years now!), making sure to buy and use cruelty free products, and always trying to treat others with kindness and compassion. Your first book is what helped me go vegan, I had been a vegetarian for 10 years but was never able to make the switch until I read your book, and I’m excited to read this new one!

  • Loni Kayleene

    I have been ‘life aware’ by various means since I was a child, however; it is not until the past few years that I understood how important it is to lead by example in all facets of my life. This includes my choice of material to wear, food to eat, places to support, and so forth. I would do anything to help myself, help others of all forms of life, as well as the world in which we all live turn into a truly kinder place. I appreciate your life model and leading unto others via The Kind Life. I would appreciate any opportunity to learn more!

  • Jennifer Russell

    I can’t wait to read your new book! I live a Kind Life by recycling and choosing organic as often as i can. I watched the movie “Earthlings”, recently and I know that my life is leading me down the vegan path! :)

  • Tiffany Norris

    I try to eat vegan as much as possible and be conscious about purchasing. So much inspiration to do more!

  • andrea

    I try to consider others and the world around me. No one is perfect but sometimes just considering is enough.

  • Hens Zimmerman

    Hi Alicia. Thanks so much for all your efforts towards a kinder life. I love your enthusiasm (and I still think “Clueless” is one of the best movies ever :). I’m trying to implement a kinder life one step at a time for our family, starting with The Kind Diet. Eggplant Chana Masala… yumm! Take care, Hens.

  • Alissa Sherman

    Hi Alicia, I love your books! I live a kind life by eating a plant-based diet. I love your peanut butter cups as well! I also only buy cruelty-free items – no animal testing or animal ingredients.

  • Fiorella

    Hi Alicia, well, I’ve been lending my The Kind Diet book to some friends who are bilingual and they absolutely loved it. It would be a good idea if you could translate it into Spanish, I think it would be a best-seller since many people love to do simple and fresh recipes that don’t necessarily have to be old, traditional or spicy. I agree with them in that once sb becomes vegan the tongue becomes more sensitive and recipes with few delicious ingredients combined well are just perfect. Also, I lead a kind life by trying not to use a lot of water when washing the dishes. So, I clean the frying pans with paper towel before washing them, and I also pour some hot water before washing them, and in that way I keep the circulating water clean and pipes clean for the whole city, I guess. At least, it’s more easy for the water treatment plant to have clean water again.

    • Fiorella

      I don’t know what I did, sorry, I just pressend the “link” button and my name was deleted. Anyway, I wrote this comment. Bye! Fiorella.

  • Sonja Hilton

    I became vegan over 6 years ago and am trying to find my way to more whole foods plant based.. I love your site and would love your new book! Congrats!!

  • http://www.daniellamariedesign.com Daniella

    I am so excited about your new book! I had the release date in my planner for weeks as a reminder, lol. I hope to live a kinder life by learning from your new book and re-reading your last! The 3 months I was vegan after reading your first book was some of the best months i’ve had, i’d love to get back to feeling that way again!

  • longevità

    Hi Alicia –

    After a tough time in high school, I was finally socially accepted in
    college. And while this was great (and long overdue) I lost touch with who I
    was. After college, I was a little confused with who I was. I needed to be
    reminded who I am on the inside, without these external influences. I needed
    passion in all area: I wasn’t happy at my job, I wasn’t passionate about much
    in my personal life, I didn’t have many hobbies and would travel a lot to keep
    my mind off of the monotony I felt at home. I started small: picking up my
    guitar again. Then, I went back to being a vegetarian (which technically made
    me vegan because dairy didn’t sit well with me). I was vegetarian for 8 years
    but went back to a carnivorous diet because I failed to keep a balanced diet. I
    studied nutrition in college and was able to use that knowledge to design
    balanced, plant based meals. I felt like going back to being a vegetarian, plus
    playing the guitar filled me with enough nostalgia to bring me back to the
    person I missed. Some of those things that made me different in a high school
    made me a stronger version of myself. And while my hair styles weren’t helping
    my popularity back then, I felt such purpose and didn’t rely of external approval.

    A few months ago I came across your website when you were in the news
    for the mastication video. I thought “How cool?! A woman who has a career and
    popular past doesn’t feel the social pressures of others to maintain the
    acceptance she had years ago and is free to embrace a lifestyle that is true to
    herself.” That really helped to inspire me to be true to myself, regardless of
    what others opinions are. Going back to vegetarian was a little confusing to my
    Italian parents who did not understand not eating pork with dinner. However, I
    am older now so they see it more as a lifestyle choice instead of a teenage
    phase and support it fully. I fully credit the plant-based diet to my
    confidence and connection with myself. I am more in control of my emotions, my
    health and my environment. Plus, the
    animals and environment can reap the benefits of my way of living. How powerful
    is that?! In a way, I am thankful for the rocky years because they helped to
    stabilize me today and assure me that I am living a life as true to myself as I
    can get… and that feels beautiful.

    Thank you for inspiring me with your passion for yourself and your
    beliefs. As an adult, I don’t see you as a character in a role, I see you as a
    role model. You are able to stand strong with your family and live a life that
    is not only kind, but innate to your passions. The world needs more passion.
    There are so many distractions that can make it hard to stay on track to the
    things that make you feel good from the inside out. Because you’re in the
    public eye, one person’s comments of you are read by millions. In this public
    position, you are ‘taking one for the team’ of people who stand for their
    passions. Just know, your ‘team’ is getting larger, stronger and more
    passionate every day.

    Truly, thank you.
    Alexis

  • Julia Santy

    Hi Alicia! I’m so excited about your new book. We just had our third baby in March. We adopted a vegan diet after our first baby and its been amazing. I felt so great during pregnancy eating plants not animals! All our kids know is a “kind” diet and they are all thriving!

  • Stephanie Niave

    I lead a kind life by keeping a vegan diet and making sure, to the best of my ability, that any new products I buy are cruelty free. Your first book was so helpful when I became vegan and I am very excited to read Kind Mama. I do not have any kids yet, and I’m hoping this book will not only prepare me, but convince my meat-eating husband that it is possible and healthy to be vegan and pregnant and also have a vegan, healthy baby.

  • Kelly

    Thanks for all your work in education on kind living! I’m a recently converted kind-lifer and have been working at making small adjustments in my everyday life to make a big impact on green and healthy living. I’m especially excited to read The Kind Mama because I’m a young woman in my late 20s who has struggled with fertility issues. Almost two years ago, I was diagnosed with a huge uterine fibroid cyst that I had to have surgically removed. Thankfully, it wasn’t cancerous and since then I’ve been working on my promotion of holistic fertility practices through a natural diet and kind exercises. It has made a huge difference in my health and I’m a big believer in living kind! My mother and sister have both been able to have all of their children naturally and as a family, we practice kind parenting and pregnancy techniques. I can’t wait to have children of my own someday and join the same practices! I’m so excited to read The Kind Mama!

    Thanks,

    Kelly

  • Kelly

    Thanks for all your work in education on kind living! I’m a recently converted kind-lifer and have been working at making small adjustments in my everyday life to make a big impact on green and healthy living. I’m especially excited to read The Kind Mama because I’m a young woman in my late 20s who has struggled with fertility issues. Almost two years ago, I was diagnosed with a huge uterine fibroid cyst that I had to have surgically removed. Thankfully, it wasn’t cancerous and since then I’ve been working on my promotion of holistic fertility practices through a natural diet and kind exercises. It has made a huge difference in my health and I’m a big believer in living kind! My mother and sister have both been able to have all of their children naturally and as a family, we practice kind parenting and pregnancy techniques. I can’t wait to have children of my own someday and join the same practices! I’m so excited to read The Kind Mama!

    Thanks,

    Kelly

  • http://sotherebyamy.blogspot.com/ Amy @ So There by Amy

    I know the book will just be wonderful! I don’t eat much meat oraanimal products, and definitely try to reuse containers and use non chemical, natural products, like vinegar to clean the house. Thanks for all you do! :)

  • Ashly

    Congratulations on your new book, The Kind Mama. I fell in love with The Kind Diet and it was pretty life changing. We now plant fruits and veggies, bought chickens and a goat for eggs and milk, shop at second hand stores and try to stick to homemade cleaners and beauty products. The Kind Mama was released at the perfect time as I am pregnant with my second daughter and can’t wait to see your tips for a kinder pregnancy, labor/delivery and mama-hood.

  • Sarah Scoular

    Like you I strive to lead by example; my daughter eats plant strong because I do! I simply feel better when I’m eating my greens, practicing yoga each day and checking in with my body. I’d love to learn more from your book!

  • Michelle Burgos

    I have been living a vegan lifestyle for more than a decade. In that time, I have birthed three new beautiful vegans : )
    Thank you for all you do to raise awareness and inspire compassion!

  • Erica

    Alicia,
    First I want to say I loved your first book! It was so different than other Vegan books; very positive and fun to read. Anyway, I try to live a kind life by making the best choices I can for my health, my home and the planet. I also try to be kind to every person I meet. I believe a smile and a simple ‘hello’ can transform someone’s day! Also…my fiancé and I are planning on trying for our first baby this year!!! So your book would be the most amazing gift! I can’t wait to read it! Much Love!

  • Michelle Burgos

    I have been living the vegan lifestyle for over a decade, and have birthed three new vegans along the way : )
    Thank you for all you do to raise awareness and inspire compassion!

  • Ana

    I try and lead a kind life by choosing good healthy eco friendly products for my family and I and Also by trying to make better food choices for myself…which isn’t always easy…but can’t wait to read this book I am so excited to learn it’s ridiculous! Lol

  • Carlie

    I am so excited about this book! It’ll probably be several more years before motherhood for me but since reading the kind diet over a year ago, I’ve been on a journey to lead a kinder life in every way. Veganism was just the start! I’d love to get this book!!

  • Glenda

    Hi Alicia!
    I started the kind life 5 months ago due to that my 18 month old son at time, suffers from mild eczema. After doing much intensive research, I have found the best way to deal and manage my son’s eczema is through a plant based diet and by using plant based creams. I became obsessed and began to incorporate a 95% plant based diet and since then I’ve seen great benefits and improvement in my sons eczema as well as an improvement in my energy levels, mood, and overall skin. I no longer feel tired and like I can’t keep up with my son. The older he gets, the more fun everything has become due to this lifestyle :)

  • nadia

    After watching the documentary Forks over Knives i decided to begin my journey of a plant based diet, and have slowly been converting my lifestyle to a Kind Life. I have found great information from you in this website that helps my transition a lot easier. Thank you for all the information that you give us.

  • http://www.usuallyvegan.com/ Kelsey Thurman Burkemper

    Thanks to many influences, including yours, I’ve been vegan for the last four years. For the past year, especially, it’s been a truly enriching experience as I carried and gave birth to my first child in September. He is now a healthy, happy, vegan baby who is just starting to enjoy solid foods and I’m grateful every day that I’ve been able to give him such a wonderful head start in life!

  • Betsy

    Hi I am pregnant with my first (Due in Aug) and so excited this book is coming out! I’ve been living a kind life by eating lots of yummy whole foods with flax, chia, and love!

  • Christina Tanios

    Hi Alicia! I am so excited for the release of this book. I am a Holistic Health Coach and am looking forward to adding The Kind Mama to the list of resources that my friends, family, and clients can turn to when they want to learn more about what it’s like to have a healthy, safe, vegan pregnancy. I love knowing that by not eating, wearing, or exploiting animals, I am doing what’s best for me, the environment, and of course animals. I try to lead by example and am happy to say that after I adopted a plant-based diet, my brother became a vegetarian; I met my boyfriend after I had been a vegetarian for a few years and now he refrains from eating animal products when we’re together (for the most part!), and my mom is also cutting back on her meat consumption. You have, and continue to be, such an inspiration to me and many others. Thank you for all that you do!

  • graygrrrl

    While I’m not planning a baby git a while, I’m excited to read this book so I’ll be prepared fit a kind pregnancy when the time comes. I lead a kind line by not wearing animal products & eating mostly vegan. I’ve been a vegetarian for over 4 years & am flirting with veganism.

  • Aimee Wilson

    The Kind Life Website and your book the The Kind Diet have taught me so much. I had been so focused on my diet that I didn’t know what it fully ment to live a kind life. Because of the information you share I have been able to make changes from everything I use to clean my house to makeup and shampoo. Thank you so much!

  • LB1983

    I lead a kind life by raising my children to care about the Earth. Recycling, planting seeds, teaching them to respect and care for the Earth is the best way I can think of, since we leave behind the world to their generation.

  • Jared Krueger

    Hello Alicia! The primary way I lead a Kind life is I like to follow the wise words of the Astrophysicist and author Neil Degrasse Tyson:

    ““I am driven by two main philosophies; know more today about the world than I knew yesterday and lessen the suffering of others. You’d be surprised how far that gets you.”

    Thanks for releasing the book just in time for our first in July! XD

  • Kelly

    Thanks for all your work in education on kind living! I’m a recently converted kind-lifer and have been working at making small adjustments in my everyday life to make a big impact on green and healthy living. I’m especially excited to read The Kind Mama because I’m a woman in my late 20s who has struggled with fertility issues. Almost two years ago, I was diagnosed with a huge uterine fibroid tumor that I had to have surgically removed. Thankfully, it wasn’t cancerous and since then I’ve been working on my promotion of holistic fertility practices through a natural diet and kind exercises. It has made a huge difference in my health and I’m a big believer in living kind! My mother and sister have both been able to have all of their children naturally and as a family, we practice kind parenting and pregnancy techniques. I can’t wait to have children of my own someday and join the same practices! I’m so excited to read The Kind Mama!

    Thanks,
    Kelly H.

  • Jennifer K

    Congrats on the book release! I live a kind life through veganism and I’ve adopted a few critters I rescue: a bunny by the highway and a stray kitty

  • cristina a. cruz

    Alicia,

    I’m so excited that you’re going to Austin, TX even if I can’t be there. I live
    in Deep South Texas along the border of Mexico where the word vegan is scarcely
    heard. Still there is a small community of us down here and we do what we can
    to spread the word about living a life of compassion and health. Just a few
    months ago a few friends and I held an event at a yoga studio where we offered
    a free yoga session, a free vegan meal and a free documentary. We plan to hold these
    events as often as possible and at our next we plan to screen Earthlings. Thank
    you for all that you do for the animals Alicia.

    Much
    love and light, Crissy

    • sarena

      Hi fellow Texan!!

  • Krysta Paramithi

    Being vegan, recycling, taking care of strays, not supporting zoos and animal circuses and donating small but important amounts of money to organisations that help animals although we’re really struggling financially. Sometimes it’s so hard but the satisfaction of watching my toddler hugging strays or refusing to eat animals or insisting to pick up the plastic bottle someone left on the sidewalk to recycle it…well, I forget all the extra work and go to bed with my heart and mind clear. Can’t wait to read you book!

  • Clinton Blake Squitieri

    Hi Happy Trio! Congrats on the new book! I will be reading it. So glad to be here on the kind life. It lifts my spirits every time I pull up the website and I just want to jump through the galaxy every time I see the word vegan on a product. I am working toward going more super hero/whole foods plant based. Love, peace, joy to you and yours. Love, Blake

  • Joanna

    I like to cook for others. It is fun, brings us together, and introduces new foods to them.

  • Megan Digeon

    I’m so excited to read this book since my husband and I are going to start trying for a baby this summer. I learned so much from your Kind Diet book and can’t wait to hear your thoughts on having children!

  • Sarah Riddle

    Hi Alicia,
    Although I am years away from having a child of my own, I am so excited to read your book! I am so very rarely around people that share my Kind Life values and I love to come to your website to feel encouraged and supported in my journey. I originally became vegan almost a year ago and received your book as gift from my boyfriend. It was a life saver! I now eat almost every meal with the main dietary categories your laid out. I made this decision for myself but I have realized that my Kind Life has really had an impact on people! I have never been one to preach to others about my beliefs but I realized that just living in the kindest way possible and eating vegan made more of an effect than my words ever could. Now my family and boyfriend are open to and even sampling the kind life and diet.
    Thanks for all the work you do!

  • Gabriella Lotan

    so happy for you mama!! because i live vegan (thank you for helping me achieve it) i am kind. i am kind knowing i’m giving myself the best nourishment i can. i am kind sharing this lifestyle with others through cooking and baking– sharing the good, the bounty, and the love! my partner created a sharing project called “Leihbar” here in Berlin, seeking to combat unnecessary consumption and to rebuild our sense of community. Kind Mama is on my must read list as I begin nursing school with a focus on women’s health and birthing. peace and love xx

  • http://stephaniebetancourt.com/ Stephanie Betancourt

    I’ve been waiting for months for the release date! So excited. I lead a kind life by making my home a haven of hospitality for friends and loved ones, by keeping vegetarian at home, by airdrying laundry, etc. We are looking to add a little one to our family in the near future, and that’s why I want to read the Kind Mama.

  • Karina Alos

    I am always thrilled that I can share the Kind lifestyle with my friends by lending them my “The Kind Diet” copy, and now the mom to be version! I pre ordered my copy, but what an amazing gift it would be, if I am able to give one of them this amazing book! Looking forward to my new reading adventure!!

  • Renata Fabisiak

    Hi Alicia, I’ve only just started following your blog, and only since I saw the talk you gave at an IIN conference (I’m studying to be a Health Coach:) I loved the energy and vibrancy that radiated and wanted more! Well.. a kind life…. Firstly, I like to be kind to myself and loved ones… no matter if I’m busy at work or busy at life, if I get a phone call from someone near and dear, I know that they need to chat… and they’ve made the effort to call my number, so I am more than happy to stop for a bit, to have a good natter (and mostly just listen). My health care products are slowly being turned all natural, and ‘local’ – made in Australia, plus I’ve taken up Yoga, to be kinder to my body. I try to listen to my body more these days and if I need to sleep, I take a nap, if I need to run, I run. Oh and I can’t forget my little pups (ok, slightly large labradors), I’m kind to them and they give back 10-fold. I feed them only holistic food – a grain free blend (for allergies and weight management…for the 3-legged one) and a grain blend (for the super energized one) – both are so much happier and healthier and it makes me so happy! I’m at the stage in my life, where we are looking at having children, and I want to prepare my body/mind/spirit to be the best it can be for that little munchkin. This won’t be happening for a year or so, however we don’t control the future, so why not be prepared… and it doesn’t hurt anyone… if anything, it makes you a better you :)

  • Ruth

    Congratulations on the book release, Alicia! I try to live as kind a life as possible. My biggest thing being that my little online candle and incense company is registered with The Vegan Society and PETA…I believe everything can be made greener.

  • Susan Desjardins

    My life nowadays is so hectic. (My birthday is Friday). Working full time, 2 girls in High School, husband working midnights and there never seems to be enough time! I’d Love to read about “The Kind Life” and how it can bring about balance. Thank you.

  • Paula

    Yay! I wish you were coming to Miami. So my kindness is trying to evoke a passion for the natural world around in my 2 year old daughter. It’s difficult sometimes, because a 2 year old doesn’t always appreciate heirloom tomatoes, but one day she will.

    • sarena

      Yes she will!!! :)

  • Georgia Argiris

    Hi Kind Lifers❤️! I live and love my Vegan life out loud. I am a proud longtime animal rights activist volunteer for PETA from organizing and heading up several protests to leafleting alone on behalf of animal as we are their voice! I have volunteer based helped a family recently with an animal abuse case through our legal system including going to court to ensure I was a witness to the deserved justice of an attacked animal. In the last year and a half I have also proudly been a volunteer animal rights activist for Mercy for Animals and Vegan Outreach. Even in the freezing Chicago winters when I can’t feel my toes or the intense summer hear I’m out there educating my community on animal rights! My favorite part of living a healthy, fit, and fabulous Vegan lifestyle is educating others on how easy it is as I work full time, go to school full time, and am training for my first Bikini competition. When people learn I am a Vegan athlete I explain to them the internal and external benefits Veganisim has had in my training, health, mind, and body.

  • Michele Bicking

    So excited about your new book! The Kind Diet inspired me to take my vegetarian diet to the next level.
    I am leading a kind life by eating a plant based diet and teaching my children about kind food choices and compassion for animals.

  • Allison Ashley

    I’ve always been a bit shy about explaining all the reasons why I’m vegan. In trying to strive for the Kind Life I’m putting more thought into my reasons and way of explaining it to other people. I’m taking it as an opportunity to share something I’m very passionate about.

    • sarena

      Me too (shy). Luckily I tell my husband everything and he is very outspoken and has no problem explaining how I feel about veganism in a very passionate way! He’s almost vegan now too!

  • Fee S

    Hi Alicia,
    Hope all is well and Congrats. I’m trying to lead a kind life by changing my eating habits from meat and dairy to barely none. Much More vegetables and fruit. I’m still transitioning. I am always looking for new recipes and insight. I also attend IIN where I heard your lecture and it was exhilarating and inspiring. My hair is now all natural, I am trying to grow my own herbs and make my own bath and body products. I also do not use any products that contain parabens or any harsh chemicals in my home. I do try to spread the word to my family members and friends. I am trying to conceived for about a year and I think this book will help me dearly. I’m looking forward to reading your book and getting the most out of it. And I also look forward to what you have next. Thank you. Be Well

  • Lauren R.

    I am more health conscience than ever before. I recently stopped eating meat and am working toward a vegan lifestyle. I find myself pinning yummy recipes and gardening tips to pinterest. A plant – based diet and natural foods intrigue me. There is something pushing me toward healthy living. I also have taken on yoga, which I absoultely loved the 1st day I tried it. My children have accepted a lot of the new food choices I have tried as well. I look forward to reading your book and I’m sure it will help inspire me on my journey to continue to life healthy.

  • Fee S

    Hi Alicia,
    Hope all is well and Congrats. I’m trying to lead a kind life by changing my eating habits from meat and dairy to barely none. Much More vegetables and fruit. I’m still transitioning. I also attend IIN where I heard your lecture and it was exhilarating and inspiring. My hair is now all natural, I am trying to grow my own herbs and make my own bath and body products. I also do not use any products that contain parabens or any harsh chemicals in my home. I tried to spread the word to my family members and friends. I am trying to conceive for about a year and I think this book will help me dearly. I’m look forward in reading your book and getting the most out of it. And I also look forward to what you have next. Thank you. Be Well

  • Laura

    Hi Alicia! I have been vegan since reading your book The Kind Diet. I love your recipes so much! One thing I always do to try to live a kind life is recycle. I am crazy about recycling and also using cloth bags at the store. I am also very particular about eliminating all chemicals as much as possible. Thank you so much for all of the information you’ve shared and helping me to continue to live a kind life. You are a great inspiration!

  • Christine

    Hi Alicia!!

    Happy release day! Your first book completely changed my
    life and I have no doubt that the second will be equally as impactful. After
    years of struggling with horrible gastrointestinal issues, The Kind Diet gave
    me the push I needed to overhaul my diet. Having the ability to flirt and not
    feel like I was failing made the change easy and fun. I am happy to say that my
    diet has been animal product free now for four years and my tummy has never
    been better! Thank you for everything.

    Wishing you all the best!

    Christine xo

  • Tara Berry

    I have been vegan for almost two years and vegetarian for four years. I am also raising my two year old as a vegan.

  • Krystal

    I’m just in love with your book. I got it in the mail today and I don’t want to put it down! I’d totally dig a signed copy though and gladly pass my copy along to another mama friend :P I’ve been vegan for 5 years and just the past couple of months my husband has started eating a vegan diet! It wasn’t until I made him watch a Gary Yourofsky speech that he started making the transition. When I read the words “How do you lead a kind life.” I thought of kindness to my daughters. My household growing up wasn’t so peaceful with lots of yelling and such, so as a Mama now, it’s my goal to be loving and use kind words to my daughters every moment of the day. Good luck with your tour! I’m gonna try to make your event in San Francisco ;)

  • Rosalyn O.

    To me a kind life is about being kind to animals, to the planet, and to our own bodies! I have been a vegan for three years and couldn’t be happier. I can’t wait to read your new book!

  • Fee S

    Hi Alicia,
    Hope all is well and Congrats. I’m trying to lead a kind life by changing my eating habits from meat and dairy to barely none. Much More vegetables and fruit. I’m still transitioning. I also attend IIN where I heard your lecture and it was exhilarating and inspiring. My hair is now all natural, I am trying to grow my own herbs and make my own bath and body products. I also do not use any products that contain parabens or any harsh chemicals in my home. I tried to spread the word to my family members and friends. I am trying to conceive for about a year and I think this book will help me dearly. I’m look forward in reading your book and getting the most out of it. And I also look forward to what you have next. Thank you. Be Well

  • Anna Fox

    Hi! I decided to adopt a plant based diet this year,2 of my friends at work and I had talked about it for years and we finally decided to go for it. It’s been so easy to find delicious recipes that we have shared with each other(we are foodies),local vegan restaurants,been having fun tasting each other’s recipes, has been great, will never go back to eating animal products, wish in had done it sooner! Also,our spouses have been on board so has made it easy! I feel great, have more energy, and feel better about what I am putting on my kids plates.

  • Leslie

    Hi Alicia! Congratulations on the new book. I picked up “The Kind Life” a few years ago and decided to dip my toe into a vegan lifestyle after being inspired by your writing — and I haven’t looked back. I’m on a new journey now (surviving a cancer diagnosis last year and now actively trying to conceive for the first time) and think your new book will be the perfect guide. I’m on a mission to practice patience and kindness in some way everyday, whether it is saying hello to a stranger, calling a friend in need, or giving myself a break from negative self-talk.

    • sarena

      Awesome!! I hope you get a copy…congratulations on being a survivor and your new journey to being a Mommie! :)

    • Jessica

      I feel inspired by what you said about giving oneself a break from negative self-talk. Congratulations on being a cancer survivor! Thank you for your post! Good Luck with having babies!

  • Molly

    I can’t wait to read this book! We have been trying to conceive for over a year. We live a happy and healthy, green lifestyle but our infertility is so stressful and upsetting. I am looking forward to reading your thoughts, ideas and research on fertility. I am trying to be kind to myself by continuing to practice yoga and treat my body with love and respect. I saw you on GMA this morning and your upbeat and honest presence was beautiful. Chag Sameach! Molly

  • Ivy Nelson

    Yay!!!! I am so excited for this book! We are making our way back to vegan and are currently flex. We’ve eliminated pretty much all meat!

  • Katie McCauley

    I’m a momma to two babes that I love dearly and I’m trying to live the best and kindest life possible would love to win to learn more and improve my life as well as my babies and my husbands!

  • Truthteller

    Hi Alicia! Recently I have become vegan to lead a kinder life.

  • Jacque

    Thanks for this opportunity!

    This may seem silly, but I’ve instituted a one good deed a day challenge for myself. I consciously go out of my way for someone. For example, yesterday a man was lost in our neighborhood, and I was already on my way out, so I had him follow me to get him where he needed to go. Today, I offered to unlock my neighbor’s door in the morning when an inspector comes so that my neighbor doesn’t have to take a day off work.

    The deeds aren’t always big, but it makes me feel like I’m part of a village and we’re all helping each other out!

  • Amy

    Alicia I am raising my family to be vegetarian/vegan, gluten free, compassionate, loving, green and in touch with their inner beauty, balance, and positive energy. We have always tried to live this lifestyle but when our first little girl got here almost two years ago we knew we had to take it up a notch to show her the way. The Kind diet was a huge influence on me and we strive to make every day even “kinder” than the last. Thank you! xoxo

  • Amber Murphy

    I’ve worked the last 10 years rescuing and working with injured wild birds. They are usually so overlooked and do not have many resources. I try to live everyday as kind as possible <3

  • April Rollf

    So excited about this book. I’ve been vegetarian for 15yrs and when I read your first book it motivated meand taught me so many new tthings and I’m sure this book will do the same. I’m a mother of a 2 1/2 yr old and due with my 2nd in Oct. I am doing my best to raise my daughter to be aware of foods and where they come from…it’s not easy since we are the only vegetarians in the house or in my family but we’re doing it and I hope to raise compassionate children that care for all creatures.

  • Rebekah

    Your book The Kind Life really changed the way I looked at a lot of things and spurred me on to becoming vegan. Had been veg for 7 years prior and your book really let me look at life differently. Thanks so much and I will be picking up The Kind Mama!

  • Heather C

    Congrats on the new book! I have been trying for many years now (about 11, I think) to become pregnant, all to no avail. Then someone recommended going vegetarian as a way to help. I may not have become pregnant, but since going vegetarian a few years ago, and vegan about a year ago, I feel better everyday.

  • audrey leigh daniel

    After nearly dying twice this past year from auto immune disease. ..I lead a kind life by drastically switching mine and my families diet to vegan dairy free processed free gluten free sugar and artificial sugar free. It was easy and we have all been healthier for it

  • Eric Spudic

    Please tell Jacinta I said hello! Do you two remember me? I used to email you many, many moons ago. I’ll promote your new book. Just spotted your new movie at Walmart. Rockin’!

  • Sarah

    Hey Alicia! I just wanna say thank-you so much for sharing your wisdom and writing such amazing educational books. I an 19 years old and have been a vegetarian for 2 years. I am the only one in a family of 6. From a young age I always new it was the right thing, but my parents didn’t agree with the vegetarian life style. But slowly they have become accepting and have been adapting to my life style as well. I have recently been dipping my toes in the vegan pool. Trying become better at having a balanced diet. And have slowly been trying to educate my family, my boyfriend’s family, and my friends on the benefits of living a kind life. Your books really help, thank-you.

  • Melissa Gilkey Culbert

    Hi Alicia! So excited for your book. You are truly an inspiration. I think to live a kind life, even something as small as a smile and a hello can make a difference. Sharing a small piece of your heart and soul can lift someones spirit. Being considerate, tolerant, gracious and thankful and that makes me happy :)

  • CopyCatChic

    I’d love to win a copy of your new book. How exciting! I loved the Kind Life. I’m a mother of a 3yr old (daughter) and a 4mth old (son), so I’d love to read your recommendations. As it is, we buy all organic. I’m vegan and my daughter is vegetarian. She’s addicted to cheese. Would love to read more about how you are able to raise your son vegan! xo

  • Sadie Ladie

    I became vegan over a year ago and before that I was vegetarian for 23 years! There is a lot of compassion in my heart. Giving kindness and respect to all living beings is a priority for me :)
    Have a blessed day

  • PrairieInk

    I’m so excited it’s here! The biggest change I made has been since becoming a mother myself 12 years ago (has it been that long!?) it’s simply to live with intention and intuition. Taking a moment to reflect on choices instead of blindly following the this-is-how-it’s-always-been way and finding the best way for my family.

  • Misty Riches

    Thanks for creating another beautiful book to help people start leading a kinder life. I went vegetarian when I was 11 after reading Diet For A New America and made the connection to the harm we were doing to our animal friends solely for the purpose of a tasty meal. Now at 38 my husband and I went vegan last year after making the connection of the dairy industry and what we were eating. In good conscience I could not continue to participate in that lifestyle. I’m so happy we did it and though it seemed like a big sacrifice I QUICKLY learned that again that was a lie we’ve all been told over and over!

  • Whitney Lauren Ungaro

    Hi Alicia! I have been learning (very recently) how to lead a more kind life and am very excited about the health benefits of a plant based lifestyle and discovering my new habits tread lighter on the environment. Learning is power and I’m hungry to learn more! My husband and I will be starting a family soon and I would love to have your book so I can gain more knowledge to stay on the right path, to educate myself, my family and others!!!

  • Jeanna J

    I try to lead a kind life by eating vegan and setting a good example for my two sons.

  • Sandra Davila

    Hi Alicia! Congrats on your new book! Your first book The Kind Life was actually what started my journey to living a kinder life. I started shying away from the Standard American Diet and got my husband to do it too. We are now fully vegan and love eating healthier and treating the earth better by living chemical free and organic. My husband and I are now expecting our first child and I cannot wait to read your new book and continue to be inspired! Good luck with everything and thank you!

  • Veronica

    Hello Alicia! Well I can mention several things I do everyday to help the world be a better place (save water, use very little electricity, etc) but my favorite volunteer activity is rescuing stray dogs, I offer transportation to people who wants to rescue, I offer foster home to rescued puppies and help find them a forever home. I love your website, and I love the kind life that you promote for all. Oh, almost forget, I’m vegetarian :) xoxo

  • Denise Adams

    I think for all of us, everyday is a challenge in dodging processed foods and animal products. We do our BEST :) But with books like yours it truly makes it so much FUNNER and EASIER to realize a KIND life is so obtainable! Many of us have to be re-introduced to REAL FOOD all over again and go back to the basics! But that’s what’s been so fun for myself in my KIND journey. I’ve fallen back in LOVE with food that’s ALIVE. I’ve learned that if I consume food that is ALIVE and not processed I will feel ALIVE. The Kind Diet, was the first VEGAN lifestyle/cook-book that I ever purchased. I became hooked! The recipes were all AMAZING! Your book switched up my way of thinking and began my movement to a HEALTHIER lifestyle. Thank you so much ALICIA and CONGRATS on your new book!

  • Mike Absher

    I lead a kind life by setting a good example for everyone by doing what is right and always being there for others when they need me. I always was a leader and not a follower. I never got into drugs and alcohol and I always did the right thing.

  • Danielle Anderson

    I am currently going to school to be a licensed funeral director and embalmer, and as an embalmer we are trained to use really harsh chemicals such as formaldehyde. For me being kind isn’t just living kindly, it’s also dying kindly; Being buried in a green natural way, or even cremated the natural way via alkaline hydrolysis. We not only need to be kind while we are alive, but I think even more so after we pass our remains should be disposed of in a kind, green way. As a funeral director and embalmer I’d like to use only green methods of internment. We should be kind to our planet both in life, and in death.

  • Jill

    So excited for the book! Thank you for being a role model to so many that want to live/look/feel better through a healthy lifestyle. I believe I follow a kind life, one that I hope to expand upon. I’ve been a veggie for just over twenty-five years, and have been incorporating more vegan choices over the past few months. I buy organic, mostly from my local farmer’s market, and have been experimenting with new ingredients, such as daikon, found in your book. While I let myself indulge every so often, I am much happier maintaining a diet full of fruits, veggies, beans and sprouted grains. Best wishes for a successful launch!

  • Sheila Ingram

    I have been leading a Kind Life since purchasing your first book. I have went from flirt to Superhero and about ready to become a Kind Mama at 47 !!! I am sure your book will be a blessing. :)

  • Lindsay Boatright

    Alicia,
    After reading The Kind Life last year, I became vegan. Never in my life did I ever think I would be vegan but your book convinced me otherwise. I immediately dropped all of my baby weight, my skin began to clear up, and I had vibrant energy. I have been vegan now for a whole year and I will never go back. I have even been able to convince my meat loving husband to make some changes toward eating in a “kind” way. My kids jumped on board with me but they are not completely vegan. I’m so thankful I stumbled upon your book. I’m looking forward to the new book. Thanks for keeping it real!

    Lindsay

  • Jessica Jewell

    Hi Alicia,
    I am soooooo super excited that you have created this book!! I LOVED the Kind Life and was hoping you would write a book geared toward being a happy healthy mama and raising a happy healthy baby!! I have 3 children, ages 10, 6, and 2. I am trying to lead a very kind life by being a vegetarian and currently transitioning to a vegan and gluten free lifestyle. I am also educating my family on what is healthy and clean and what is absolute junk not only for our bodies but also for the environment. Its very humbling when I hear my children telling and teaching their friends about the foods that they eat and why. Thank you for educating and spreading the word on healthy and clean living and a kinder planet <3 <3 <3 Jessica

  • Caroline

    I lead a kind life by feeling grateful for everybody who crosses my way.

    So excited for this book!

  • Kelly K-Love DeCamp

    A way to be kind for me would be using my words to encourage others and using Facebook only for encouraging things.

  • Nikki Kranz Collins

    Hi Alicia! I have been anxiously awaiting this book as I have just began my journey into motherhood. I’ve been vegan for over 21 years and as of March 21st I am a mom to a beautiful vegan baby girl. I definitely need tutelage from another vegan mom since I don’t have very many vegan friends that have children. I want to be a kind mama like you!

  • Cristy Haverty Jorgensen

    So excited to read this new book and learn about the positive ways i can change the lives of my sons and their world. The Kind Life helped me make ao many changes from food choices to a more conscious way of living. I can’t wait for more of your insights.

  • Sarah Rupp

    I eat only sustainably raised grassfed/pasture raised meat, recycle and reuse all glass jars, and make my own beauty products (toothpaste, deodarant, lotion, ect). Working toward more “KIND” things!

  • Sarah Johnson Dwyer

    I have recently read your book The Kind Diet as I started on my plant-based journey and I loved it. My husband and I went whole food, plant-based January 1st, 2014 and feel great. He lost 19 pounds so far! I have a bit of catching up to do with him, but I am more active and feeling much more energy! Not only health wise have we been kinder to ourselves, but we have been doing investigative research into sustainability, the environment, impact diet has on not just animals, but also humans all over the world. We are incorporating what we learn into our daily actions. I just finished my certificate in Plant-Based Nutrition from the T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies & eCornell. I also recently wrote a letter to our Congressman about agriculture and food practices in the US and how they need a change, especially for future generations. My husband and I do not have children yet, but one day in the near future when we do have children I will be a Kind Mama and hope that my children knew we did everything we could do to help the health of our planet for their future and for other generations yet to come. Thank you for writing your inspiring books and for being a kind human and a kind mama! We can’t wait to read this new book!

  • Tiffany Gibson-Keeping

    Thanks Alicia for all you do. My new
    Kind initiative is that I have joined my local CSA both for environmental reasons as well as to support my local farmer.

  • MommyLisa

    Hi Alicia!

    I’m so excited your book is here! I loved your first book and you can tell it has been definitely loved!

    As
    a new mom of a beautiful 6 month old baby girl, I am trying my best to
    lead a kind and clean life to demonstrate a positive and strong example
    for her. I am a firm believe in every little bit counts! From using
    reusable bags, composting, carpooling, recycling, reusing items, eating
    clean foods as much as possible and eating in season I am trying my best
    make ‘waves’ in our little ‘pool’ of life.

    I have also taken the time to investigate cleaner household products and cleaner bath and beauty care.

    I hope you notice these little changes in a BIG way!

    Thank you for taking the time to spreading such a positive and loving way to
    lover, lead and explore a better, clean and more beautiful lifestyle :)

    Sincerely,
    Lisa

  • Kristi Ryall

    Hi Alicia,
    I have been a vegetarian for 13 years and a vegan for a few. Ever since I first picked up your book, you inspired me to give up animal product completely and go vegan. I have had a few health problems, and have enjoyed living a cleaner, healthier life through your book. I LOVE the recipes!!! So many amazing choices and variety. Life is short and everyday is a gift, so I try to appreciate all the moments in my path. I also use healthier products in my home and try to create a less toxic environmtpent for my household. Positivity is very important and I try to give back to others in need. Thank you for all you do! I look forward to reading this book :)

  • Kimberly

    Hi Alicia,
    I am vegan, was vegeterian then realized the health benefits and cruelty that came with the dairy industry. Decided to cut it out for good. I have been doing so great, you were my biggest inspiration to kicking it for good. I would love to win your book because, we plan on adding another to our family and I would really love to learn how to be vegan and have enough nurteients and be healthy for me and little one … I’m growing. I know I could buy the book and I know I would, BUT having a signed copy would inspire me to never give up and always follow my heart. I think you’re an awesome person and a huge inspiration to me. Regardless whomever you chose to win, that’s totally awese you would even do that for ten lucky fans. Thank you for always inspiring me to be the best vegan mom I can be.

    Kimberly Cirilo
    Fan and friend

  • Shannon Stephenson Swenson

    Congrats on your new book! I love the Kind Diet. I have become a vegetarian and my family is “mostly” vegetarian thanks to your inspiration. I’m working towards vegan. Thank you so much for sharing your journey and insights. Great interview today on Kelly and Michael!

  • Allison

    Hi Alicia… I was lucky enough to grab a seat at the LA Book Fair this past weekend to hear you speak. I’m 4 months pregnant and due in October. I’ve been bombarded with what I need to register for and what I won’t be able to live without! I loved your response that a baby really only needs a cozy place to rest, your milk and then your face as the entertainment unit! We’re just in a one bedroom and I’ve been getting anxiety over where everything will fit, but now I’m realizing we’ll be just fine and I can’t wait to start our little family!
    Allison
    Santa Monica, CA

  • David Brown

    Hello Alicia,
    I read your book , The Kind Life, 3 years ago and have been vegan ever since. I will never go back to that life, organic plant foods for life ! Thank You !

  • ML

    Good luck with the new book. Can’t wait to read it. :)

  • stephanie panameno

    Dear Alicia,
    I live a kind life by being involved in my community and always lending a hand. I am involved with my little brothers classroom doing recycling programs with the kids. I help at the library & elderly home. I do charity.fot relayy for life every year. I would love your book so very much!

  • susan perea

    Hi, our journey continues to be a kind life. It started about two years ago with meatless Mondays. Then we quit red meat. Currently we are down to two days of either fish or turkey. It’s been a lot easier for me to go vegan but my husband and daughter have a harder time with it. I look for was to recreate their favorite foods. It’s been a hard battle but slowly but surely we will live the kind life.

  • Ashleigh Fitzpatrick

    Hello! I lead a kind life by teaching my little girl by example and taking animal products out of our diet, going out of our way to reach out to people less fortunate than we are, and just being an open accepting mama as much as I can. I believe the best thing we can do for the world is to raise kind babies that will hopefully spread that kindness as they grow older. :-)

  • Anne Perry

    We are living kind by growing our produce via hydroponics on our deck. We cloth diaper and eat a vegan non gmo diet. But most of all we are raising our two sweet boys to have a tiny carbon footprint.

  • Denise

    It’s been 15 years since I’ve tasted “animal”….and i would be the last one to ever boast about it. It was my choice to “SEE the truth”. After completing a project in high school about animal abuse, I was forEVER changed. I knew, that i KNEW, that animals have souls, personalities & could ABSOLUTELY feel emotions and PAIN. I have come to understand that one of the greatest threats to our environment is the direct impact of “animal factory farming”….and i believe it 100%. My one little stance to resist the typical selfish, barbaric, “top of the food chain” cravings of this society, might be seen as just one little stance……but I see it as ONE MORE AMAZING LIFE SAVED!

  • Dewi Sarah

    I would absolutely LOVE a copy of this book that I know I will love!!!

    I’m a mom of 4 year old twin boys… ..And another one one the way (14 weeks now)! :) It’s so exciting. While with the boys the circumstances were different (we lived in Europe back then, no family or support around) I am now in a better place and absolutely planning on a kind pregnancy and a kind upbringing – also for the twins. But I need help! What to do? Where to start? With your book to guide me and show me the way I’m very very excited to start our family’s kind life :)

    Thank you Alicia! <3

  • Terri

    I have been a vegetarian for 7 1/2 years and working my way to a vegan lifestyle. I always try to share my knowledge of animal cruelty such as testing on animals and factory farming as well as encourage others to inform themselves!!!! I require meat and products that are in my home to be from a cruelty free environment and am raising my children to have respect and compassion for all living things. Aside from animal welfare, I am a huge advocate for fundraising and research for pediatric cancer. Most recently doing a fundraiser for St. Baldrick’s but I have raised and donated money for other researchers and families in need of financial and emotional support. What can be better than healthy kids and animals? Anybody can talk a kind life but it is more important to LIVE a kind life ❤️

  • Ari

    I’m only 19 (20 on October 16) and living a clean lifestyle at my age is not very common (though it should be). I credit my clean eating habits to my mommy, she has been my superhero on my kind lifestyle journey (and the kind lifestyle of my three sisters).We eat a full raw vegan diet, even the youngest of us (my four year old sister) enjoys it. Her favorite snack, raw hummus and veggie sticks :). At 42 my mom looks and feels Amazing and is actually interested in having more children and because of our kind lifestyle this is possible. My mom didn’t have the easiest pregnancies with me and my sisters but she has done an amazing job (if I do say so myself) at raising girls who are conscious of their environment. I would really love for her to see that pregnancy can be a beautiful and kind experience for both mommy and baby and with The Kind Mama I know I can do that. The signed copy is a huge bonus (that will no doubt put the whole family into fan girl mode!). I really appreciate what you are doing with your amazing books and this informative web site, you’ve even inspired me to start my own. Thank you. -Ari

  • Elizabeth Carzello

    Hey Alicia! I can’t wait to read your book! I’ve been a vegan for a few years now and have learned many things during that time about factory farms and animal cruelty. To me, to live a kind life means that once you’re aware of the suffering of living beings you do whatever you can to relieve that suffering. This means, making changes in your life that make your life and the lives of others a happier and gentler place. You can be kind every day just by being vegan and sharing your knowledge with others in a calm and gentle way. Being kind is about putting yourself inside another beings mind, seeing what they see and feeling what they feel. It’s about opening your heart and mind to others and realizing that we are the same regardless of our physical differences. We all want to enjoy life free of pain and we should honor and respect each other. We are all in this together!

  • Robin

    I have nearly become a “superhero” in your kind book. I cook cruelty free food for my housemates as well as tend to a little vegetable garden and always buy organic.

  • Heidi

    Hello! I am a new mama with a challenging 8 month old. Today I was frustrated about not getting a run in and the workout I thought I needed to do. After hours of a screaming child and being at my end we took a walk. Just a walk, her and I and it was exactly what we needed. More than a run or hard workout could have done.nit brought us together. I remember reading similar in you first book and it struck me.

  • Heather Elise Liner

    I’m so proud of all these kind moms! I am a mom of 6. I have 3 beautiful special differences kiddos and 3 kiddos that are pretty “normal”. Our family is vegan, organic, and we are HUGE fans of art and nature. We serve our community by going to nursing homes that are in lower economic areas, passing out meals to lower income families on the holidays, and we help our battered women’s shelters. 3 of our kiddos homeschool, 3 are in public school. The coolest thing about us is how crazy fun we are and how we all have a heart for helping people. The only thing we aren’t. .. Quiet.

  • Courtani Pineau

    I’m working towards a kinder lifestyle. I’m sure your books are filled with lots of tips to help me along the way.

  • Bailie Burgess

    I try to live a kinder life by eating vegan, making homemade cleaners/products, avoiding non-man made clothes, etc. I love spreading the word to others about how easy these things can be and by even making one “kinder” change in their lives can make such a big difference for our planet. I have loved your first book and refer to it weekly….Cannot wait to get my hands on your new one as I am a new mama. :)

  • Marika

    When I became vegan, I felt like I was finally living my truth—a kind life.

  • Virginia GP

    Hello, I hope this book will help me become the kind mama I want to be for my kids and lead the kind life our planet needs, because my son that is 5 years old has always avoided eating any food that came from an animal, simply because at home we live with all sorts of rescued animals and even at 5 years old ,he believes that saving ones and eating others makes no sense, and he would not eat any food that came from an animal that was killed. I think that is the best hope for our planet, teaching our children into a kind life for future generations.

  • Halli

    Hi Alicia! I’m so excited to see this book!! My husband and I have been mostly vegetarian and sometimes vegan for nearly 7 years (we made the leap together!). We now have two little ones and I’m proud to say that they have never had meat or poultry — yay! It is not always easy now that our older one has playdates without his mama around, but my kids know what we eat and what we don’t! We also grow much of our own vegetables during the summer months, which we involve the kids in and we are so excited to get started again for this year! We are also moving towards using more natural products in our home and I am hoping to transition to more of a vegan diet for the whole family. Someone recommended The Kind Diet to me over the summer last year, and we have loved learning and making the recipes…my kids gobble up the Rustic Pasta like you wouldn’t believe :) Our Kind Lifestyle is a work in progress, and I can’t wait to read your new book! Chag Pesach Sameach!

  • Jennie Gibbons

    Yay! excited to read this book, I loved your last book!
    I make bags and mittens out of recycled materials and sell them!

  • Liana Ponce

    Hi Alicia,
    I want to say thank you for your hard work on a subject where it is so desperately needed. Because of The Kind Life, I am able to continue the path of a mostly vegan lifestyle, although I do still eat egg whites, I know that I make conscious decisions while eating. Between ashtanga yoga and abstaining from animal friends from being used as any product, I live a very healthy life and look forward to reading A Kind Mama as I am mot yeta mother but want to be in a couple years and know your book will be one of my top resources. Keep up being fabulous, and I hope I could win your book, you have been one of my favorite actresses since Clueless :)
    Thank you Alicia!
    Love, your fan
    Liana Simone Ponce

  • Sheryl Slater

    I had started reading through The Kind Diet again when I saw your new book was coming out!! I can’t wait to read it!! I was a vegetarian right out of high school, started eating poultry again for a few years, but recently have decided to cut it out if my diet again along with dairy. I am very concious of buying all natural foods and products. I try not to buy products that are tested on animals nor do I buy leather or any other animal based clothing. I am an animal advocate and a proponent of adoption over buying. Most importantly, I keep myself educated about all of these things and how to help and heal the environment so I can educate others. You are an inspiration to so many. Keep up the great work!!!

  • http://artyeyeva.com Iryna A

    :) hi :)
    I am vegetarian for 3 years now and vegan for 5 months! TheKindDiet book amazingly came to me right when I felt personal need and desire to make a step from vegetarian to vegan :) It’s been a great help and I felt I had a kind friend by my side. The recipes are tasty and information provided filled the area of bigger understanding, which prior to book I felt the need of filling and exploring. Your great spirit also was one of the best parts :)
    Kind Life to me is also about personal transformation, about becoming the best me, the purest me that I already am deep inside, it is like unfolding of forgotten knowledge and most importantly delicate sensitivity of Universe around and inside me. I believe that our true nature is kind, loving, joyful and creative, and for me the question is mostly of how to return to it and live through it now here on Earth:) KindLife, like being kind to myself and world around me, is a beautiful and natural part in that process. ^-^

  • Linda

    Loved your pervious book and so looking forward to this one. We take our kids, 2 and 4, to a farm during late spring/summer to pick fruits and vegetables. Love that they get to see where their food is coming from and we get to support a local organic farm.

  • Ashley B

    I lost my beloved fullbred american bulldog a few years ago to cancer. After that I rescued a pit and soon after that rescued an irish wolfhound, and recently another that I found in a trash can at the gas station. I think a “kind” life can extend farther than just what we eat, it involves how we interpret and participate in the world around us. I have removed 95% of all chemicals from my life, and have become very conscious of not only where food comes from, but fair trade and animal testing with products. A big accomplishment for me was also not buying leather items, only vegan purses and shoes for the last five years, for myself and my “littles”. I also work for a holistic wellness non-profit and would love to add this to my bookshelf.

  • NatMatCobb

    I’ve been following your blog for some time now and making small, conscious efforts each week to move to a truly kind life. I was sad that your book would not come out until after my baby was born but have checked your site regularly for tips on maternity clothes and pregnancy recommendations. Now that my baby is 12 weeks, I stil haven’t purchased any clothes and we just planted the spring garden from which her first foods will come from in about 3 months. I’m looking forward to learning more about getting the right foods for me and her going forward and hopefully use the cuisinart and slow cooker that have been mocking me from the kitchen counter.

  • Lisa Kurbikoff

    Hi Alicia! I have been living the Kind Life for 2 years now and I love everything about this lifestyle! I am a 28 year old mother to a 4 year old boy and a 2 year old girl. Aside from raising my son and daughter this way, I also live the kind life by sharing my love for veganism with the military community. My husband is a Captain in the Marine Corps and I am so blessed to meet so many wonderful women. I’ve helped so many of my friends by introducing them to plant-based recipes and foods. I’ve helped them make significant changes to their children’s diets as well! I want people to know that you can thrive on this lifestyle. Thank you for all that you do! You’ve opened my heart and my mind to a healthier life!

  • Erica Pasquale

    Hello! Congrats o your new book!! i have been vegan for 5 years now and raise my two amazing children that way. We practice attachment parenting. We talk to the trees and always whisper well wishes to our animal friends as we drive by. We garden together as a family and love to get the kids involves in recycling efforts.

  • Scarlett Ellie Dodson

    I have become a vegan, my fiancé has also and now we are showing our friends and family the truth behind the dairy, beef, egg industries and encouraging to make a positive change in their lives like we have. We feel amazing and we want to share it with others we know. I love living cruelty free!

  • Laurie

    I lead a kind life by always thinking about my impact on the environment. I try everyday to reduce, reuse and recycle. I try to purchase fair trade, sustainable products.

  • Sofia Darhed

    Hi Alicia!
    This is a book that Sweden (where I live) most definitly need and I would love a copy! My 9-year old daughter and I are vegan. I’ve been vegan for 20 years and my daughter her whole life:-) Besides that we rescue pets whenever we see one in need (usually insects;-)) , buy organic food and organic and kind products. I work with children and I do my best to be a positive influence on them regarding animal rights and the environment. I’ve recently also become more interested in raw food.
    Keep up the good work Alicia and Happy crueltyfree easter :-)
    Kind regards from Sofia in Sweden

  • Jennifer Medows Barrett

    I went gluten free almost a year ago, and while it’s been challenging, it has greatly improved my health!!

  • Maren

    Hello Alicia, I am leading a kind life by raising my two daughters to know why meat and dairy aren’t good things to put in your body, leading by example and cutting out preservatives and dyes, eating a lot of whole, fresh, delicious food that I make from scratch every day! I make my youngest homemade baby food as well. We have started a garden, my 2.5 year old daughter is on the autism spectrum so she loves to help plant things, it helps calm her down at times. We are also giving some of the fruit and veggies we have left over to people who need them.

  • http://batman-news.com Kristian N

    Hi Alicia! Im a huge fan and have been so for decades! So exciting with your new book, and congrats! :)
    I lead a kind life by being there, and supporting my beautiful girlfriend and our daughter every day. Trying to take care of, and enjoy the small things, like giving my daughter a massage, or by backing/and pushing my girlfriend when we work out together in the gym. I dont believe in the phrase saying “live your life everyday like its your last”, but taking a step back, thinking over life, how lucky we are, and how good it can be is a thing many of us should do more often.
    Greetings from Norway!

  • Brandy

    Alicia, I’m so thankful to you for sharing your journey with all of us. I’m so excited for your new book! I’ve shared your recipes before and look forward to sharing and trying more. I was really lucky to be raised by what we used to call my Dad, “The Food Natzi” my sisters and I were raised Vegan. His Hippie love back then was something he took to heart. He raised his family to love and respect all creators and animals on Earth. I took on the challenge of raising my three children, conception to current, Vegan. It’s been more challenging for them. Birthday parties, Sports snacks, etc. Also, the questions, “why doesn’t your Mom feed you real food” My kids are very strong and believe in being Vegan for all the right reasons. i don’t remember it being like that when I was little. It’s challenginh to see them struggle socially. I dream and hope that one day very soon, the World will see compassion, ‘”he Kind Life” the only way to raise our children. For they are the ones who are so innocent and if they knew the truth behind animals and they suffering they go through, I don’t think they would want their dinner. Thank you for all your do to live a kind life.

  • Virginia GP

    Hello,we live at home with all sorts of rescued animals and my son that is 5 years old never wants to eat meat because he believes that rescuing some animals and eating others makes no sense. I think that reading your book will help me become the kind mama I want to be for my kids, and lead the kind life our planet needs.

  • Grace DeSant

    I’m so happy for your new book! Your first book, “The Kind Diet” inspired me and was my guide to going vegan. I turned my oldest sister onto the book, and she made the switch to veganism herself and is now raising two vegan boys!!! I suppose I have been leading my kind life by inspiring others to lead kind lives themselves, so much that they are raising a new generation of vegan super heroes :)

  • Kati Moore

    By myself and my daughter being vegetarian!

  • cas

    I live a kind life by choosing alternative education for my children, I have been able to connect with so many like minded mamas (and dads) all thanks to a beautiful school in Northridge.

    Thanks for the opportunity to read your book!

  • Rachel Miller

    Hello! My journey in leading a kind life began when my husband and I found out we were pregnant! It was a huge shock. At the jaw dropping moment of finding out I was responsible for this tiny helpless life growing inside of me, I made a decision to live a better way. Not that the way I was living before was “bad.” It just wasn’t put into perspective. Having seen the euphoric experience my sister had with her pregnancy and home delivery with her midwife really showed me that there was another option, a better one! Thus began my kind life journey. After having such a wonderful pregnancy and even better home birthing experience, I decided not to stop there! With breast feeding and co-sleeping with our little one, our lives have become so much more rich! To top it all off we also decided to dive into the world of cloth diaper (which has become an addiction of mine.) There are so many benefits, including doing our part to help the planet. Our journey has only just begun but I hope to further it with the help of The Kind Mama

  • Jennifer

    I’ve been eating a vegan diet for about 5- 6 years because I believe it is a way to lessen the cruelty in the world. Animals have emotions and feel pain. Period.
    I try to be “kind” everyday by being compassionate to not just animals, but people too. While I disagree with many omnivores choices to eat meat and dairy, I make a huge effort NOT to criticize them or judge them. I love to introduce people to delicious vegan food (I’ll make them cookies, let them try some of my food, etc). I like to spread the love and spread the facts about veganism, but I know to respect their own choices at the same time and hopefully win them all over eventually!

  • Jennifer

    Why isn’t your book tour coming to NYC? :_(

  • cassattack

    Hi Alicia,

    Love your book “The Kind Diet”! I’ve been a vegetarian/vegan for 20 years this year and try to instill a kind life/thoughtful agenda in the home with my three furry children and one human child through our veggie patch, worm compost, natural products and eco-friendly environment. I hope the interest in my lifestyle at my workplace also inspires others to adopt a kinder life. Thanks!

  • Tori N.

    I try to lead a Kind Life by recycling as many items as I can at home and at work. At the college I work at I’m known as the “go-to” for all things recycling and have given several workshops on the topic. I even get my fair share of plugs in about it to my students. As for my health management, I started running in Dec. of 2013 which is also when I read your book The Kind Diet. I continue to run several days a week and will be completing my first 10 mile race in a month (hopefully hehe). Although I don’t lead a completely vegan lifestyle, I do my best to make smarter, and cleaner food choices. Thank you for offering to award some lucky individuals with a signed copy of your new book. That is very kind of you, pun intended. Hopefully my husband and I will be given the opportunity to give birth to a child soon ourselves. We have been trying for a couple years, and know the numbers aren’t in our court (I’m 41), but it ain’t over until the curvaceous woman sings!
    Wishing you the best,
    Tori

  • Alicia E

    Congrats I have been a fan for a long time. I am just starting to lead a better life by eating healthier and realizing what I’m eating

  • Celeste Queen

    About three years ago I went vegan after one sentence in The Kind Diet opened my eyes to the horror farm animals endure to get to our plates. It was the best decision I’ve ever made. The Kind Diet sparked a change in me and helped me cultivate a passionate love for animals I’ve never even met. I’m now 4 months pregnant and have been waiting with great anticipation for Kind Mama! I can’t wait to read it and be changed all over again.

  • Deb Zippe

    I love The Kind Diet. Shortly after reading it, I helped my three daughters plant a fruits and vegetable garden at home. Then, we started a school garden club at their elementary school. We love our veggies! We’re so happy when kids come to the garden and ask about a vegetable they’ve never seen before and ask to try it, and the joy and amazement pulling up their own carrots for the first time!

  • Rebecca Carnes

    Hi Alicia!! I am so excited for your new book!! I am proud mama to a kind, almost 2yr old vegan baby:) and as a single, fulltime working, fulltime mother I know how important it is to have as much support and information as you can get! I get a lot of that from your website and Kind Life book….how I live kindly: By making natural wholesome foods for my son and I, and trying to be a role model to him ESP. when it comes to recycling, respecting animals, people and our Earth:) I even have my mom-a true carnivore-indulging in vegan foods!!;)

  • Jamie Valls

    I live a kind life by choosing to celebrate our family every day through homebirthing, attachment parenting, extended nursing, baby wearing, unschooling, cosleeping with our 2 boys, eating whole foods, saving the bees who fall in the pool, hugging and kissing my husband lots every day, hugging and kissing our children lots every day and letting them know how wonderful and special they all are to me. Thankyou for expressing kindness in your book with the hopes for kindness to flow through the cracks of the crustiness of detachment rather than connection and judgement rather than support. Peace, love happiness and beauty…jamie :)

  • Emily Quinn Floyd

    Alicia! I LOVE “The Kind Diet” and it’s a staple for me. I tell all of my friends to get it because it is just so good. We are striving to live a kind & healthy life as a family of five! Can’t wait to read & love “The Kind Mama”.

  • Rachel

    Many years ago, The Kind Diet, was my main inspiration for transitioning to a plant based diet. I have been on a kind journey ever since. I care deeply about the environment and all its creatures, and after having my 2 children I knew I needed to start taking action. The next step on my journey was to become a trained doula, because, well, it all begins at birth. Happy mamas, happy babies, happy people. I am also currently in a health coach certification program, and am learning specifically about prenatal nutrition. I plan to incorporate my health coaching into my doula work. Thank you for helping inspire so many!

  • Tacy Rockwell

    ALICIA!!! I have loved you since “CLUELESS”!!!! YESSSS! I am so inspired by you and so very grateful that you are choosing to share your kind life with the world! Thank you! My husband and I were both raised on dairy farms (small ones) and we know first-hand the way animals CAN live in peace and harmony, when we step aside. We were vegetarian for years and are now 15 months in to being full vegan AND WE LOVE EVERY SECOND AND EVERY BITE!! Additionally, I own a paper goods company (Highberry Dew) that is dedicated to donating a portion of each sale to animal rescue endeavours.

    SIDE-NOTE: My AMAZING mother-in-law was a healthy hot mama to EIGHT (yes, 8) children, over a span of 25 years AS. A. RAW. VEGAN.!!!! I just LOVE that tid bit! She is now 84 and runs circles around her dozens of grandchildren!

    Thank you for uplifting the world! We need more sunshiny advocates like yourself! Bless! I would LOVE a copy of your book! I’m hearing RAVE reviews and would like to get my paws on it! XO Oooooo, then I could Instagram it and show everyone, I’m friends with Alicia Silverstone! GOOSEBUMPS!!!!!!! ;)

  • Gina Bell

    Yes, I’m the mom with the vegan cupcake bakery. Cleaner celebrating for all!

  • Aatma Crystals

    Namaste Alicia – I lead a Kind Life by eating vegan whenever possible, blessing my food and offering gratitude before every meal and by picking garbage when traveling to beautiful beaches, forests and lakes. I get so much from being in nature that I always like to leave the jewels of land better than I found them. I was recently on a tiny eco reserve island in Mexico where I’d take long walks on the beach. Whenever I walked back home nightly I’d be sure to pick-up trash, plastic bottles and bag from the shoreline and bushes. Kindness spreads too – I’d often see other people following suit. It’s my way, a prayer in action, to say thank you to mama nature for the beauty and bounty she provides.
    with love & light,
    Robin (aatma.ca)

  • Kate Zhang

    I have been waiting for this book for a long time. I am trying to have a kind life by eating healthy, limit dairy, meat, process food. We start the day with fresh green juice, lunch with a green smoothie, dinner with another smoothie, along with fresh prepared food. We always recycle and reuse things. I am looking forward to reading this book. And hope I can start my journey as a kind mom soon!

  • blk_gypsy

    Hi Alicia! My kind Life began in my head, asking questions about how we are living, and in my heart, feeling that something is just out of whack. My first love was the rainforest. When I was a kid, I started a Greenteam (by Greenpeace) kids club to protect trees. Without any help from grown-ups and only one or two other kid members from my neighborhood, the project failed miserably. Now that I am older, I am gathering knowledge, meet people, speak my truth and try to act on my intuition. I became vegan 2,5 years ago and I am implementing organic, locally grown and whole natural foods into my diet. Right now my local community is fighting for our organic farmer to be able to continue selling his produce. People power is so important when the government fails! I have a driver’s license for 12 years but only drove a car for 2.5 of those years. When public transport or bike lanes are available for me to use, I use them. Since I was a teenager, I have always bought 2nd hand clothing and even shoes. I get a lot of my clothes from friends now. I use natural skincare products and overall try not to use too much of anything on my skin. As for being kind to others, I have always had great friends but opening up to other people I hardly know is a current learning process I enjoy! I wish you all the best with your motherhood, I am interested in what you have to share on this very important topic.

  • Arisa

    Going from having a vegetarian home to a 100% vegan home! My three daughters ages 1-4 sometimes ask about cheese, but overall, I can see how their quality of life has improved because of it (no more runny noses!) I would not have had the courage to take that step had it not been for your influence! Thank you!

  • tleca77

    So excited about the book, Alicia! When you first announced it, it seemed like forever away, but it’s finally here!! I’ve been a vegetarian since I was a child, but cut out dairy and any other animal products almost two years ago. I haven’t looked back! My fiancee’ and I have been attempting to get pregnant, and though it hasn’t worked so far, I can’t wait to have a happy and healthy vegan pregnancy. I’m really looking forward to reading your new book and using it as a reference, like I already do with “The Kind Diet.” Thanks so much for sharing your knowledge with us! xoxo

  • Charlotte

    Dear Alicia,
    In a couple of months my girlfriend and I are going to try to get pregnant. We are so very excited! Therefore I am in transition from a veggie lifestyle to plant based. We want to give our future baby the best start it can possibly get and for us that we will be blessed with a little soul.
    In the mean while, I have started up a small business in organic and plant based sweets, cakes and catering, (gluten free and sugar free upon request). I love creating foods which can be enjoyed by all and not do any harm.

    I would really love to read your book, to prepare for motherhood. Plus I am sure some of my friends here in The Netherlands would love to read it too.

    Thank you for your blog and sharing with the world.

    Kindest regards,
    Charlotte

  • Laura Perry

    Hi Alicia,
    Love, love your last book & can’t wait to read your next book. I just cooked all vegan & sugar free for my son’s 1st birthday party. It was a no presents affair with eco friendly bamboo plates, forks etc. We also get organic fruit & vegetables delivered to our house through a fair food program working with local farmers. We use EcoStore gentle cleaning products around the home & LUSH eco/vegan products in the bathroom. We go organic as much as we can and I haven’t bought anything new for myself this year (super proud) I even bought my dress for Finn’s 1st birthday party from a vintage store for $30! Love your work, such an inspiration x

  • Tanja

    I have been a vegetarien for 18 years now and no dairy for 14 years. After I had Hodgkin lymphoma as a teenanger I decided to live a kinder life for myself and others. I choose to become an early childhood teacher and to work with children to show and support them in what it means to live a kind life. Be kind to one another, be kind to your enviroment and most of all be kind to yourself. I absolutly love my job, children are soooo incredible and if we would let them do their own thing from a very young age I’m sure this earth would be a better place already. Now I have my own little boy, he’s 8 month now and I have been waiting for your book to come out to get some more tipps and ideas for a kind life in my own family :-)

  • amy lee curan

    from a blur of standard chef lethargic lifestyle to charged vegan chef!
    i found a job where i can serve cruelty free vegetariand/vegan food at not set cost (donations only) and all the staff are training from unemployment or volunteers and share their time and skills, even music to biuld a strong community. and… i love it! so so much!

  • Samantha Jo

    Hello Alicia
    I was Vegetarian for 7 years and then made the decision to become Vegan over a year ago. Best decision I have made. I have a 4 year old son and I am also pregnant so I am looking forward to reading your book, I love reading other peoples outlook on different things. I only found your website a couple of weeks ago and I have found it very interesting and helpful.
    I’ve ordered your book so looking forward to receiving it soon :)

  • Sara Artuso

    Hi Alicia! I try to lead a kind of life eating more vegetables and fruits and having more daily fitness. It’s hard sometimes but I do it for me and my family: my daughter and my husband.

  • Ellie Latham

    To me living a kind life is about asking myself all the time if any aspect of my life or comfort is worth causing harm to another life. I don’t believe that it is and I am always seeking to understand more about my health and the planet’s health and to empathise with and appreciate all living things. I recently suffered a miscarriage, which was a very sad loss and now I am recovering my strength and hoping to be a kind mama soon. Thanks xx

  • Megan

    I am SO excited about this book! I loved your first one and I must have this book, too! Living the kind life helped me to overcome many eating and body image issues I have struggled with for 10 years. I was worried my issues would accompany me in pregnancy and it was a fear I have. I love that you wrote this book!!! It will help so any women have a healthy journey during pregnancy. Love you, Alicia!

  • Melissa

    I am a mom of 3 girls and have been taught to enjoy a kind life.
    My past was not the best like many many others and it tore me down for a good portion of my life. To add to the past pains, after having my last daughter and only 7 months into breast feeding (it still saddens me that I had to stop BF to take meds), I was diagnosed with MS. At that point, I fell completely out of love with myself. That is hard to say let alone type but it was true.
    I am happy to say, my daughters brought me back to see that I was leaving one person out in the cold in our family and that person was me.
    I started by meditating, even though it felt selfish at first, it is now a staple in my family to get centered in our thoughts daily.
    Then I became vegan and got rid of all the yucky habits and cravings. I stopped all of my MS meds and am nearly symptom free. I could finally feel the love coming back now.
    I started a yoga class first by myself then with my daughters. We learn each day a new way to love ourselves as individuals with a purpose and that to me is a start to a kind life. ♥

  • Maria C.

    Congratulations on the new book! With every big change, there is always a work in progress, and that’s where I’m at. Change may be difficult be not impossible. I have been trying to lead a Kind Life lifestyle for a few months now and I couldn’t be happier! I can definitively feel and see the change. Not only has it impacted me, but the environment and the people around me. I have convinced family and friends to join the Kind Life bandwagon with me and they love it! Thank you so much for your magnificent blog and I am very much looking forward to reading your book!

  • Lauren

    I’ve stopped buying all meat and dairy beginning in February. It hasn’t been too hard of a transition as I remind myself why I’m doing this in the first place. My desire is to do this for the long term with the benefits being manifested in my own life to help other choose the kind way.

  • Claudia Malchow

    I am so excited about your new book ! We try to live the kind life by eating the kindest way. Your book was a wonderful awakening and it changed our lives.

  • Lori Starling

    Hi Alicia!

    I would just love to say that I love the work that you do! I try to lead the kindest life I can by not eating any animal products or using anything tested on animals, volunteering and trying to spread the word to others everywhere I go. I’m currently expecting my first child, (a son), and I could not be happier! I was told I could never have children because of hormonal issues, but after leading a kind life, I lost weight and became pregnant. I plan to teach him about living kindly and your book would offer guidance during this process.
    I wish you all the best and thank you for all that you do. The Kind Life has changed my life and I just know that this book will definitely impact my life, as well as the world.

    For the animals and planet,
    Lori

  • Suzanne Larkin

    I have been waiting for this book to come out and I bought it last night for my fellow Vegan Pregnant Friend. She was so excited (so was I). She inspired me to go vegan last January and I will never look back. It is the best decision I have ever made. She has been Vegetarian since she was 16 and went vegan last January as well. I am now in the process of becoming a more conscious consumer. I no longer buy any products that are tested on animals or that are owned by companies that do. It is a process but I am so happy that I have taken these steps and hope to one day own my own little farm. I want to save as many animals as I can. One day at a time thou. :)
    Thank you so much for inspiring so many people!!

  • http://www.WhatIVegan.com Sarah Swingle

    Congratulations on your new book and the positive change it will make in the world! I lead a kind life by being vegan.

  • Miryana Blesso

    Hi Alicia!!

    My kind journey was quite different. I was born and raised in Bulgaria, Eastern Europe, also known as, Eating Meat for Every Meal Land. I moved to the US (by myself) when I was 17 to pursue my dreams of attending school in the US. I worked hard, but ignored my health issues for years. I was always tired, lacking energy, and my skin was far from perfect. After four years of struggles, acne and diet coke to “energize me”, I met my husband who introduced me to the kind life. He was vibrant, happy, energized, not to mention his perfect skin….AND he was more 10 years older than me!! How is that possible? “He must have good genes”, I thought. He bought me your book “The Kind Life” and my life has never been the same since. I no longer lead a “life”, I lead a kind life that is kind to my body.

    It was difficult for my parents to accept the fact that I have chosen to stay away from toxic foods such as dairy, meats, and processed foods as a whole.I visit them in Bulgaria twice a year, and I always bring my bible (“The Kind Life”) with me. My mother doesn’t speak English, but I like to sit with her and read/translate passages from the book. I have highlighted so much from it that I can easily reference to. I have noticed that even though she hasn’t adopted the kind life fully, she always likes to share with me with she has “kind moments” and “kind days”.

    Today I’m 29 years old and my husband and I have begun discussing having a kind baby! I am terrified beyond any belief as I am seeing my friends and coworkers go through pregnancy with lots of health issues and bad experiences. I know this is not the norm, and I want to be the one to prove that things CAN be different if one leads the kind life before, during and after pregnancy. I am very confident that your book can help me in that, and I am beyond excited to start reading (and highlighting) :)

    CONGRATULATIONS on your new book, and thank you for reading my message! I hope you enjoyed it :)

    Hugs,
    Miryana

  • Molly Winkler Boehm

    I became Vegan almost two years ago…I have let my skin dry out when I couldn’t be sure if lotions available were free of animal testing!!:)

  • Leanne

    Thrilled about the new book – I’m a fan and follower of The Kind Diet and can’t wait to hear more! My Kind diet and active lifestyle allows me to share my over-abundance of kindness with others. My favorite way to do that lately is fostering dogs for a local rescue group. Thanks for the inspiration and guidance!

  • Michelle Francine

    Dear Alicia, I’m leading a kind life being a vegetarian for many years, growing our
    own vegetables and fruits. Also we are recycling paper, carton, glass, metal
    and many other things used on a daily basis. I’m trying to keep our home ecologically
    friendly by using “green” cleaning stuff.
    I’m only using cruelty free products not tested on animals. If we are sick we are using
    alternative medicine first.
    As a new Mom I’m looking forward to raise our baby girl to be aware on the
    importance to take care ofour planet and show respect and love towards
    all animals.
    I’m looking forward to enjoy your new book – congratulations! Greetings from Switzerland

  • Krista

    I’ve been a vegetarian for 24 years (since I was just 7) and now I’m about to be a mother for the first time. It’s a terrifying prospect, especially considering some of the serious challenges facing our world today. I intend to raise my daughter as a vegetarian although I have little support from friends and family. Eventually, I’d like for us all to go vegan but the transition has been difficult for me. I’m anxious about the remainder of my pregnancy and about motherhood but I’ll do it armed with knowledge, patience, and kindness.

  • Christine

    Hi Alicia,
    my journey started a few years ago. My dog emilia got very sick and after months of no progress and travelling to many doctors I finally stopped doing what they told me and changed her diet to real food and special herbs instead of dog food and this was the magic she needed she was night and day different. Sadly while I had found the cure the medicine these vet’s had put her on she then needed to be weaned off of and time wasn’t on my side. This however opened up my eyes to how much food can heal you and how much you need to be good to your body. Food should never harm anything else and should only heal and fuel your body to function correctly…so I switched to a healthyvegan llifestyle in honor of my dear emilia who I lost, for myself the world and to know that I am not contributing to an industry that is so
    Heartless and cruel. You inspired me so much. Your book has truly been my bible. I grab it during hard times like a friend to have something positive to immerse myself in. Thank you….

  • Anja

    Dear Alicia,

    when you and me were 17 you inspired me by being the
    coolest girl in the world (jumping backwards from the bridge showing the world what’s tough).
    When we both were 33 you inspired my vegan life style (i looove your miso soup reciep and i
    could wallow in your cupcake topping, oh, and i enjoy the hot rubbing massage).
    Now almost 38 i’m sure you will inspire my girlfriend and me being the best vegan mum and mum we
    can be. Thank you for inspiring my kind life with your kind life.
    A lovely time to you and your family from germany, anja

    P.S.: we buy the book anyway, but it would be kind of cool to have it signed ;-)

  • Janet T

    I’ve been trying to buy organic products

  • ShannyHayes

    I am the mama of a 10 month old and 2 year old. I do my best to educate myself on what I put in their bodies as well as my own. My 2 year old is not yet able to comprehend the importance of health however he has a great perception of kindness! When he interacts with animals I teach him to be gentle and loving… I teach him to feel their heart beat and watch their chest rise and fall with their breath. I know that these values, if instilled at a young age will carry over into all areas of their lives as they grow. :)

  • Katie Slaughter

    It has been a tough journey cutting out processed foods but we have been successful. My husband is an amazing man. He works two jobs so I can stay home with our boys (2 yrs old and 7 months). It is hard to eat clean on a very very tight budget. I am thankful for your Kind Diet book. I am going to be starting a garden this month, so we can have healthy veggies at an arms reach:). I hope when my boys are grown up the whole world will be closer to all living “A Kind Life”. Thank you for your wonderful advice and Congratulations on your new book. I cannot wait to read it.
    ~Katie

  • Lisa Kurbikoff

    Hi Alicia! I have been living the Kind Life for 2 years now and I love everything about this lifestyle! I am a 28 year old mother to a 4 year old boy and a 2 year old girl. Aside from raising my son and daughter this way, I also live the kind life by sharing my love for veganism with the military community. My husband is a Captain in the Marine Corps and I am so blessed to meet so many wonderful women. I’ve helped so many of my friends by introducing them to plant-based recipes and foods. I’ve helped them make significant changes to their children’s diet as well! I want people to know that you can thrive with a vegan lifestyle! Thank you for all that you do! You’ve opened my heart and my mind to a healthier life!

  • Eleanor

    Hi Alicia, with The Kind Diet being such an eye opener for me I am so excited for The Kind Mama, I feel like it’s an extension from me to my babies. I pride myself on making sure nobody has died or suffered for the meals we eat as a family. Your book arms me with the knowledge to achieve this, so thank you!

  • Diane

    I have been a vegetarian for over 20 years and struggling to become vegan until I read your book. You convinced me that veganism is the way to go not just for my health but for that of the planet and the animals. I even bought an extra copy for my massage therapist who has been trying to go vegan. You and your family are an inspiration to us all. There are only four websites I visit: two are on minimalism, my local library and yours. By the way, I’ve tried the crystal deodorant you suggested and it is fantastic. It’s the only natural one that works and I have tried about 20 by now!

  • Julie Christian

    Hi Alicia,
    I live a kind life by eating meat free, organic gardening, using a clothes line, going to the farmer’s market, reusing glass containers and eliminating plastic as much as possible. Love your website and all that you do, thank you!!

  • Tina

    You are such an inspiration! I love The Kind Diet. I try to lead a kind life by using kind words, practicing kind actions, and eating a diet that is kind to the planet. I haven’t eaten meat in almost 25 years, and Stopping was the best decision I’ve ever made. I have also eliminated gluten, most refined sugars and processed foods, and most dairy. I am also raising my 2 1/2 year old with a plant based diet, so I’m really looking forward to reading your new book!

  • Kristen Cyr

    Hello,
    I’m a vegetarian who is teaching my own children how to respect animals and help them at the shelters. We get toys for the animals and blankets when they need it. I also make my own bath products using organic ingredients. When it warms up a little we are planting our own herbs and some other plants that we don’t get at our farmers market.

  • JaneFondabitches

    Everyday, I try to train my children in the ways of kindness to all earthlings. I think it *shows* – they’re awesome! ;)

  • Kaleigh Lorianne

    HI Alicia, Jared and Bear!

    I try to kind life because I have ditched the car and only take transit, bike or walk. I have a 5 year old son and he also loves being car-less. I’m also vegan and own the kind life :) awesome book!! I really hope to have a homestead of my own. Something small where I can grow veggies and fruits :) Um yea.. this is weird I feel like im bragging. I just think we should take care of our lovely planet and all beings in it. xoxoxox LOVE YOU!

  • Krystal

    I am slowly making the transition to being completely vegan. I love coconut ice cream and almond milk. I can go weeks without eating meat. My beauty routine is the most kind free and has been so easy and simple for me. I started back in July of last year and before that played around with cutting things out. I love castille soap, argan oil, and coconut oil. I have switched from using plastic to using as much glass as i can. We dont use paper towels or paper napkins in the house. I have been looking forward to this book to come out forever. I do not have kids yet, but i look forward to reading it for future reference.

  • Megan

    Hi Alicia,

    Congratulations! I became vegan about three years ago and started my transition with your book, The Kind Diet. That book got me through the big transition and i couldnt have done it without. I am expecting my first child, due in October, and was so happy to see your new book The Kind Mama! I want my baby to be healthy and this book helped me and is helping me learn how to have a Kind pregnancy! I am looking forward to raising my baby with a Kind Diet, and I couldnt have done this without your books!! :)

  • Elissa

    Alicia, Happy release day of your book! I read The Kind Life several years ago, and incorporated many of the recipes and lifestyle habits into our routine. Can’t wait to read The Kind Mama! I watch the ingredients in the chemical products we bring into the house (shampoos, cleaners, etc.). We’ve increased the fruits and veggies (even bought a juicer!). We’re trying to teach our daughter the work involved in growing our own veggies…we even have plans for chickens this summer! And canning…and making cheese. So, it’s a work in progress. But a fun one! xo

  • Allison

    I try to think about the how my actions affect others. Lately I’ve been focusing more on my purchasing decisions, and while I have a long way to go to truly be an ethical consumer, I’m excited to be making even small changes to live a kinder life. Congrats on the book!

  • megan norman

    Congratulations on the completion of The Kind Mama! I am excited to read it!

    I lead a Kind Life, by maintaining my vegan (and gluten free) diet. I compost, recycle, use all natural products, and whenever someone questions my food choices, try to answer with kindness.

    Thanks, and congrats again on your second book!

  • Colliemom

    I am a relative newcomer to this site, but am certainly an inspiration to my now adult children. My daughter is a freshly minted RD – and credits me as the “health nut” who inspired her. My son is a foley and VoiceOver artist in LA who makes certain to get tons of vegetables in his diet in smoothies and salads because he doesn’t have time to cook. I appreciate you, Alicia, and your site, and encourage you to continue this mission on behalf of our health, the animals, and our environment.

  • CC Carpenter

    Because of you I now know the joys of braised daikon and incorporate it into my diet as much as possible AND attempt to spread the word of its awesomeness to everyone I know! :)

  • Sara Moss

    I’m eating a vegetarian diet and moving more toward a vegan one. I’m always striving to make kinder choices!

  • Natalie McMonagle

    I am trying to set a good example for my 1 year-old daughter. We are planting out first vegetable garden together and taking time to talk to the plants and practice gentle touch. : )
    I work in special education and will instil in her the truth that all people are equal and deserve equal kindness and respect!
    Can’t wait to read the book! Thank you for your inspiration!!!

  • Lisa

    Hi Alicia,

    I stopped eating meat 24 years ago, when I was 11, and haven’t looked back since. It’s been a sometimes challenging adventure bouncing from vegan, to raw and back again. Sharing recipies and techniques and helping people move into a kinder life is an extraordinary gift we can give to one another. I’ve been a huge fan of yours since we both were teenagers. It’s been an inspiration to watch you grow up to be the amazing animal lover & conservationalist you have become. I know what it’s like to be in a room full of critics and to have your insights fall on deaf ears. Thank you for sticking with it and continuing to fight the good fight for all of us. For the animals without a voice, and for those of us who aren’t strong enough or who haven’t found our voice yet, thank you.

  • Alexandra Rehm

    I switched to a whole foods vegan diet over two years ago. I love your first book, it helped me greatly. I am trying to win your new book for my friend who gave birth to her fourth child about 7 months ago. I inspired her to go almost vegan for her and her family. Maybe your new book can help her to do the full switch. Of course I will look at your yummy recipes too. Thank you and lots of love…..

  • Justine Viola

    Hello Alicia!

    I live a kind life by transitioning to a vegan diet for the past 6 months. I feel amazing knowing that I am decreasing the amount of suffering on this planet as well as helping create a healthy environment. I feel so empowered and overwhelmed with joy. I am also a very new doctor (in my first year of residency) but I am trying to spread the kindness to my patients, primarily with a focus on all the amazing health benefits of sticking with a plant based diet! And honestly I can not thank you enough because your book, and The China Study are really what opened my eyes to this lifestyle!

  • Janet Byrd Newton

    I have read your book the Kind Diet. I follow a plant based diet about 90/10. My daughter also tries to follow a healthy diet. She is due June 4th and I would love to win this book for her. She wants to raise her child a Kind Life. This book would give her the information that she could use immensely. Her name is Candace.

  • Crystal V

    Congratulations, Alicia! I am very excited about the book! I am trying to lead a kinder life by getting more people eating plant happy foods. I have quit my 8 to 5 job and am focusing on cooking meals for people who want to be healthier. In the last couple months I have reached a lot of people by feeding them vegan for a whole entire week! I cook three meals a day for five days. A lot of cooking! But it is so exciting when these people who have never considered a meat-free diet feel amazing. Almost everyone has come back for more. I am currently living in WV, where there isn’t even one vegetarian restaurant in the whole entire state and most people don’t even know what vegan means. It is very rewarding to spread the word and share delicious vegan food to a community that has never been exposed to anything like it. It’s even better that they love the food! I have been asked by the local farmers market to do cooking demos on Saturday mornings during the summer. I am very excited at the opportunity to reach even more people and show them how delicious the foods can be! Love, Crystal xoxo

  • jbender85 .

    I am a huge fan of yours and the way you spread awareness and knowledge. I have been vegan for 4 years, since I met my husband. I was vegetarian for 15 years before that. I had a completely vegan pregnancy and my son is 2.5 and has been vegan his whole life. I am a strong believer in food as medicine and nourishment. My son has very little to no added sugar in his diet and asks for veggies and fruit, his favorite right now is hummus. We started a compost bin outside about a year ago and use it for our small organic garden. We asked for a smaller garbage bin (which we never fill up) and larger recycle bin. We aim to produce as little trash as possible. We also conserve water as much as we can in landscaping and inside. We use cloth diapers and recycle everything we can inside. I want to bring my son up in a happy, mindful household. He helps with everything and recently we’ve been sprouting beans to eat, which he enjoys. I love that my son is growing up to love food, eat well and be aware of all around him. I would LOVE to have more tips and hear what you have done to help Bear be mindful as well.

  • Lauren Gonzalez

    I read the “Kind Life” four years ago & immediately became a vegeterian (I became a vegan a month after that). When I got pregnant a year later, it was a no brainer to continue being a vegan during my pregnancy and then raise my baby vegan. Our family tries to live a kind life to all living creatures through what we eat and how we treat others and the environment. Thank you so much for all you do! <3

  • Smallfry Fish

    Hello Alicia, after my son was diagnosed with Aspergers autism I searched the internet for help and found you page. My whole family switched to the kind diet. And we took half of our yard and made a garden with friut and vegetables. My kids couldn’t believe how much better it tastes when you grow it yourself. And the best part is we are getting healthy and looking weight and my son’s behavior is so mush better and he doesn’t need to take medicine for it anymore. Thank you so much and if I can win the book I promise to share with friends and family so they will want to buy one for themselves. .thanks again and I wish u and your family the best in life

  • Rachel Mertz-Rodriguez

    For the past 14 years I have had the best job in the world. I have been recruiting, orienting and placing volunteers in the community to work one on one with newly arrived refugee families. Volunteers help the refugee families (coming from Iraq, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Liberia, Somalia, Sudan, Burundi, and Bhutan to name a few) practice English, integrate into the community, study for their drivers permits and licenses but most importantly they offer friendship. I feel so wonderful knowing how many hundreds of friendships I have been able to create. Amazing things happen during these matches where cultural barriers of misunderstanding are broken down and new friendships bloom like wildflowers.

  • Angela Jaeger Aleman

    The Kind Diet changed my life. I used it along with other information to create my own Kind diet. I eat raw to ensure I stay vegan. Nuts, fruits, veggies and greens and I feel better than ever! I try to volunteer in animal related facilities. I’ve volunteered at The Texas Wildlife center which rehabs wildlife. I’ve been trying to volunteer at Horse rehab facilities but without equestrian experience, it has been difficult. Thank you for all your words of inspiration!

  • Rayne Mulherin

    After my last baby I realized I had no energy, no motivation, and could not keep up with my kids. I felt bad about me, my body, and what my parenting had become. I read the kind diet and everything changed. I realized what I needed to change in my life and home to make a healthy body, home and environment for me and my kids. I would love to read this new book and learn more about being a kind mommy, raise kind babies, and help create a kind world. Thank you for being my personal inspiration.

  • http://www.veganodyssey.com Tali Weiss

    Hi Alicia,
    Congrats on the Kind Mama book! I have seriously been looking forward to it’s release and I cannot wait to read it. I made my transition from eating a standard American Diet to full on Superhero status immediately after reading The Kind Life 4 years ago. Your story and guidance inspired me like nothing I had ever experienced before I have been living a kind life ever since. Since reading your book, I have read countless others relating to the environment, veganism, animal rights and how to live more sustainably. I never knew such happiness and bliss could be felt simply by being kind to all creatures and treating our bodies and the planet with love and respect. Thank you for the Kind Life community and all that you do!!
    Much love,
    Tali

  • http://feedtheloveblog.wordpress.com/ Claudia Smeriglio

    I originally bought your first book The Kind Life because I was a fan of yours and I love cooking, so You + recipes = awesome! But then I read your book entirely, and I went from eating meat at every meal and every day, to dramatically cutting it down to only one meal a few times a week. My goal is to be vegan in the future, perhaps when I stop working so far away from home. I also stopped giving my 21-month old daughter cow milk (much to the shock of everyone around me), and switched to almond milk. She gets sick less than kids at her day care, and when she’s sick, she recovers pretty fast. I think it’s all those veggies, plus your dairy free treats I’ve made off your book – hello Raw Balls! :) Anyway, thank you for inspiring me to be more health conscious. I hope to pass this on to my daughter.

  • Lauren Elizabeth

    Hooray for the new book! I became a lacto ovo vegetarian when I was 11, and I’ve been on a path of learning more and getting closer to what is right for me ever since; there have been a lot of learning and health milestones along the way! Because of that, I generally just look for the good in others because we’re all on our own paths. :) These days, I’m also gluten free and I go organic whenever possible. I adopted my rescue kitty 7 years ago last winter, and we are very happy! I exercise/meditate every day, and my bf and I just finished our first tai chi course at the local community center.

  • Megan Newman

    Hi Alicia!

    Congratulations on your new book! I so look forward to reading it and learning from you. Ever since reading The Kind Diet a few years ago, my life has changed drastically for the better. I have cut out animal products from my diet while introducing an amazing variety of plant foods, superfoods, and plant-based recipes. I have made a dedicated and conscious effort to lead an eco-friendly, cruelty-free life overall. I have been boycotting animal skins/wool/down (I never wore fur), animal-tested cosmetics and cosmetics with animal products and uber amounts of chemicals, super chemical-based cleaning products, etc. I even decided to cut my hair short and stopped dying my hair to avoid the chemicals there and let my hair grow with it’s natural color! I also started feeding my dog a homemade, plant-based diet specific to dogs’ dietary needs instead of nasty kibble. I am doing what I can. I have you to thank for the kick-start and motivation.

    I have friends and family who have also taken on a more cruelty-free, kind lifestyle after seeing how I was losing the weight I struggled to shed before and how I had more energy. I would prepare plant-based appetizers, meals and dessert for company and they would ask for recipes. They also started asking questions about the health, environmental, and animal-rights aspects of my new lifestyle and were soon motivated by the reality of these things. I recommended your book and it changed their lives as well. Some are more “flirts” than others, but they are taking positive steps in the right direction! Even my boyfriend, a self-proclaimed “carnivore”, has welcomed plant-based meals at home. I never thought I’d see the day! It’s a good start!

    I cannot wait to have a superhero pregnancy one day and give my baby the healthiest start to their precious life even before they are born. I look forward to raising my children to be kind souls and set the foundation for a healthy, eco-conscious, and compassionate lifestyle that I hope they will continue beyond their years at home with me. I know your book will be a major source of guidance for all mommas and momma-to-be’s who read it!

    Thank you for your postitive and powerful impact on my life, Alicia!

  • vegankitchendiaries

    I do my best to be kind by making healthy, vegan recipes to share with friends and family! My fiance and I are holding a vegan wedding in July and can’t wait to show everyone how delicious ‘kind food’ can be. Would *love* to win this book!

  • Kristen Pepin

    Hello! I have been vegetarian for about 6 years now and absolutely loved The Kind Diet. It helped me to make better choices and habits as well as making me realize that trying to add more vegan and raw foods into my life wasn’t that difficult. I shared it with my family and friends and it has helped to better their journeys as well. My husband and I have been trying for about 2 years for a child and even though it hasn’t happened yet as discouraging as it can be I haven’t given up yet. I am surrounded by pregnant friends and babies and am learning a lot from home birthing, encapsulating the placenta, vaccinations and hospitals to onesies, swings, baby products, diapers and more. I can’t wait to read The Kind Mama and be able to share informations with my super busy mama friends. Maybe I’ll even find the light at the end of the tunnel for us. Thank you for sharing with the world. It has truly made a difference in my families lives. Peace & love to you and yours.

  • Elizabeth Sparks

    I would be delighted to win a copy of your new book, Alicia, as I am about to give birth to my fourth little bundle of pure joy. We believe in a kind lifestyle for our family and try to practice it every way that we can – from maintaining a community garden plot with our kids, eating local and fresh foods from our garden and farmer’s markets, eating a plant-based diet, sharing one car for a family of almost 6 (my man takes public transportation to work every day) and we try our best to treat our planet and its inhabitants with the utmost care and respect. We teach our babies about recycling, reusing, and, most importantly, avoiding a wasteful life. I love this lifestyle and that is why we do it – it is not an obligation; it is a privilege. Lots of love and respect to you in this latest endeavor. I can’t wait to read it!

  • Stef

    Hi Alicia,
    I’ve been a vegetarian for years now, and while reading The Kind Life I’ve gone over to being vegan. I’ve never liked cheese, milk, and butter. So in that sense it’s not hard on me. Chocolate, and sweets in general are a tough one to resist though. However, I’ve been trying out loads of recipes, and one of my favourite ones simply is brown rice with a bit of rice syrup :) Lovely!
    Apart from being vegan I do voluntary work in the forest in my spare time, and my holidays. We plant trees and protect habitats of various animals. Over the years many factors have come together- I’ve joined an ecological bank, use renewable energy, don’t usw plastic bags anymore, buy my cloths second hand (or do cloth exchange), buy vegan shoes, only buy organic food or veg at the market (regional and seasonal). I also don’t have a car, but do as much as I can on foot or use public transport.
    To me it all belongs in the big picture of being a vegan- to act responsibly, and not stop at the shopping counter. But thanks to you I’ve finally made the (logical) step from being a vegatarian to becoming a vegan :)
    All the best from Germany!

  • Maureen Noyes

    Alicia,

    I am so excited for your new book. It was exactly a year ago this month that I brought home The Kind Diet, along with other books on veganism and began my own journey. Aside from being a joyful vegan this past year and letting it encompass every aspect of my life, I have tried to pour my kindness elsewhere. I have made more of an effort to pick up litter on every walk I take with my two year old son and my husband, whether on the beach or through the neighborhood. I once went as far as making them wait in the car while I cleared nearly a quarter mile stretch of trash along an industrial road. While I fought with pricker bushes a woman pulled over and gave me a hug saying she saw me and appreciated so much what I was doing that she had to stop. Looking at the before and after was all the gift I needed and certainly worth the time, sweat, and inevitably, the blood that went into it. My husband and I are big on recycling and composting and try to encourage greener living. I make it a point to donate my hair every single time I get it cut and I’ll be giving it for the fifth time in the next year or so. I’ve recently started to sponsor Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s Food For Thought Podcast because it is such a fantastic resource to spread the word about the joy of vegan living. This summer I am going to start volunteering weekly at non kill animal shelter close to home. I also plan to donate blood for the first time in June, regardless of my squeamishness. My motto has been and will continue to be, when you see something that doesn’t sit right with you, whether it be trash by the roadside, cruelty to an animal, or help needed in any fashion, don’t turn your head from it, but put your heart into it, and change it. It has made me a kinder mama and a kinder person for sure. I look forward to reading your book! All my best,

    Maureen

  • Bethany Hamilton

    I find you so inspiring and its so wonderful to have people like you in this world!!! I lead a kind life by letting light and happiness enter my life daily with prayer and awareness. I also am becomming more mindful of what I eat and put in my body and I strive to get better every day in my choices. I would love a copy of your book as I contemplate baby #3. Thanks for being YOU.

  • AmritSadhana Khalsa Boyd

    I lead a kind life by making conscious food decisions each and everyday. I use only green products and live in a LEED green apartment. I make sure to watch my heating and electricity bill and put on sweaters or wrap up in a blanket when I’m cold rather than always turning the heater on. I believe in spreading the word about being kind and am happy to provide information to anyone who asks. Being kind and green is very important to me because my body and our earth are the only ones we have and we need to take care of them. Thank you for spreading kindness even further. <3

  • Michelle

    Alicia 3 years ago I stumbled across your book at Whole Foods. After reading it my husband and I took the plunge to become vegetarians and now vegans. Your book allowed us to take a look at our lives and we quickly realized we needed to switch to a more compassionate life. We have never felt better physically, emotionally and spiritually. We have not only adopted a healthier eating lifestyle, but adopted a new homeless puppy, switched our cleaning supplies to home-made/chemical free and have expanded our garden to provide wonderful nutrients for ourselves as well as family. We feel that labeling our lifestyle as “Kind” is the best description of what we do and why we do it. As we are approaching the start of our own family I can’t tell you how wonderful it is to have the release of your new book. Our goal is to raise our child to have a kind life as well. Thank you for kick starting this change 3 years ago! Seriously, can’t wait to read the book.

  • Heather L.

    Hi Alicia,
    Congratulations on the Kind Mama! I live a kind life with my husband and our two little boys by following vegetarian/vegan diet (the Kind Diet is a staple in our home). We enjoy filling our home with pre-loved furniture and treasures over buying new. We have adored our rescue dog for the past nine years and support organizations that prioritize animal welfare and cruelty-free practices. I look forward to exploring more ways to live a kind life with my babies and the Kind Mama. Thank you :)

  • Roo

    I recently lost my mum to cancer. Since she was diagnosed last October Ive spent most of my time researching the links between diet and health and have now changed my diet and lifestyle in a big way. I read the ‘kind life’ and was hugely inspired not just by the book but with the website and the whole community of other like minded people. I am now 100% vegan and feel a huge weight lifted off me. I always loved the idea of being a vegetarian (to be honest i didn’t even understand what veganism was about!) i loved animals so much yet i still ate them?! it just clicked for me one day and now i don’t see meat as food anymore. I finally don’t feel like a hypocrite anymore and enjoy to spend time with animals whenever i can. I want to live a kind life in every way and i want to continue to learn about how we can help make the world a happier place! :) I wish that I had my mum here with me, but as I’m trying to get pregnant i look forward to passing on what I now know to my children. Ive been so excited for the ‘kind mama’ to come out for months and months !!! and i’m really looking forward to learning more about the next chapter in my life, living a kinder life for me and hopefully a little baby too. A big huge thank you Alicia for being such a great inspiration to me. I truly admire what you do and look forward to learn more about motherhood.

  • Jennifer Albertsen Blonsley

    I am excited to read your new book. I love the Kind Diet. That book changed my life. I went from vegetarian to vegan overnight after reading it. The Kind Diet also helped me transition to more clean eating and kept me away from those vegan cupcakes at Batch Cupcakery here in Reno, NV. (Well, I do still indulge in one every few months. Life is worth living too!) Since eliminating almost all white sugar from my diet 5 years ago, I feel better and have more energy for my husband and children. Thank you.

  • Denise O.

    Dear Alicia,

    My kind life is continually growing. I first decided to become a vegetarian 9 years ago. I have adopted a green lifestyle, no chemicals for my skin care or my home. I currently no longer colour (well for now at least) my hair and I make my own skin care when I can. I have read your first book, the kind diet and it inspired my bf to adopt a greener lifestyle. Since then we have both gone vegan and are continuing to find new and greener ways to live our lives each and every day. Although we have no children as of yet, we know that they will be little green monsters with us!

    Thanks so much for sharing your stories and inspiring a little green army!

  • Meredith Willis

    I have been on my vegan journey for over a year now. Our cats and dogs are rescues and we teach our daughters about recycling and are currently in the process of trying to reduce our carbon footprint. I also practice yoga which helps keep me calm and centered.

  • Karina Niinepuu

    Hello Alicia,

    I apologise for my english in advance. It is not my native language. I am from small country in Europe – Estonia. Was very inspired by your first book and it literally changed my life. I was suffering from stomach inflammation and it affected not only my body but the skin as well. Your book gave me a lot of tips where to start from and how to proceed. Believe me it was very challenging to start with no support especially in a mostly winter climate and almost 9 months of minus tempritures a year. Local fruit and vegitable variety is very poor but keeping in touch with local farmers made a huge impact on my diet. I have a little girl and still breastfeeding. I could not imagine her to be on any other food from day one. She was born premature but very strong and healthy. I try to around her with best i can and best for me is homemade and natural: cleansers, first food, bodywash products, clothes etc. I am trying to stay away from imported products exotic countries have to offer as much as i can. I would be more than happy to get a signed copy of your new book to learn more about providing kind enviroment for my (so far) small family. Congratulations on your new book!

  • Celia Douglas

    Hello All, and Congrats to Alicia on the new book! I am currently progressing into a vegan lifestyle, both in my home and in my diet. I love the feeling in body when I have diet that is better for me and I feel a sense of completely clean and chemical free when I use household items that are kind in every aspect. I look forward to moving more into the Kind Life and learning more about it and hopefully passing it on to my son.

  • Margaret Black

    Hey to all,I am past my childbearing years but entering the Granma years. Have a new one help me please. Planning to go to Book People on Saturday. Since diagnosis of gout having to be part-time vegan. The main part of my vegan diet is now off limits due to gout. I am still asking myself why and how can I still be Vegan and live with gout. Vegan so good for my IBD. Any suggestions?

  • John Shamchuk

    Ms. Silverstone,
    Hope this finds you full of love and light. I am a holistic nutritionist (Vegan, of course) who centres their practice on one concept: Love. I work with families, not individuals, as life is a community based reality. I facilitate re-interaction within familial biotopes to help people realize the inherent healing properties we all have and to share that energy freely, as it was meant. I work on the concept of tetral existence: bio/psycho/social/spiritual. I believe life is about sharing the gifts we all are given, so none may want. I have seen a number of your presentations via video, and appreciate the direct eloquence you possess. So this is my kind life. May yours be continually blessed with health, laughter, Love, and Light.

  • Lisa

    Congratulations, Alicia, on the new book. Your son is gorgeous. I’m so grateful that you support the concept of vegan moms. I’m over six months pregnant now with my first baby, and I’ve been inundated with controversial information about nutrition for pregnancy. Your book is so timely. I cook from your first book. I particularly like the bahn mi, and I think the hand rolls are exposing my baby to new tastes that I hope she loves once she is here. Hoping to get a copy of your book signed! Thank you. Lisa

  • Rayelle Wilson

    Hi Alicia,
    I became a vegan last April after watching vegucated. I am a huge animal advocate and after learning about the suffering and torture they go through,I knew I’d never go back. I’m loving the food and way I feel. Somedays are harder than others but I just think about how cows milk or bacon is produced and I don’t want it anymore. I try to eat lots of organic and have recently swapped my toxic beauty products for natural non toxic products! I can’t wait to read your new book!

  • Sarah H

    My husband and I actually started changing everything when we saw you speak at last weekend’s LA Times Festival of Books. I already had a guilty feeling every time I started to eat any type of meat, but it took hearing you speak about your health and beginning to read the Kind Diet to really make a change in our lives. Only 3 days in, and we already feel better. Strange how your outlook on eating can really just change overnight for the better!

  • Cassie Vaughn

    Good afternoon! One way I live kinder is by using the same water bottle and stainless steel straw every day! Lots less waste! No plastic water bottle for this girl!

  • Maureen Noyes

    Alicia,

    I am so excited for your new book. It was exactly a year ago this month that I brought home The Kind Diet, along with other books on veganism and began my own journey. Aside from being a joyful vegan this past year and letting it encompass every aspect of my life, I have tried to pour my kindness elsewhere. I have made more of an effort to pick up litter on every walk I take with my two year old son and my husband, whether on the beach or through the neighborhood. I once went as far as making them wait in the car while I cleared nearly a quarter mile stretch of trash along an industrial road. While I fought with pricker bushes a woman pulled over and gave me a hug saying she saw me and appreciated so much what I was doing that she had to stop. Looking at the before and after was all the gift I needed and certainly worth the time, sweat, and inevitably, the blood that went into it. My husband and I are big on recycling and composting and try to encourage greener living. I make it a point to donate my hair every single time I get it cut and I’ll be giving it for the fifth time in the next year or so. I’ve recently started to sponsor Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s Food For Thought Podcast because it is such a fantastic resource to spread the word about the joy of vegan living. This summer I am going to start volunteering weekly at non kill animal shelter close to home. I also plan to donate blood for the first time in June, regardless of my squeamishness. My motto has been and will continue to be, when you see something that doesn’t sit right with you, whether it be trash by the roadside, cruelty to an animal, or help needed in any fashion, don’t turn your head from it, but put your heart into it, and change it. It has made me a kinder mama and a kinder person for sure. I look forward to reading your book! All my best,

    Maureen

  • healingthrufood

    Greetings, Alicia! Thank you for being such a huge inspiration to so many! You emit such an amazing energy that is obviously from such a true, authentic, and grounded place. I love your attitude and optimism and I love your approach to living a kind life; totally judgmental and loving.
    “The Kind Diet” is one of my most treasured cookbooks and I refer to it often in my “kind” kitchen! I cannot tell you how excited I am about your new book! I am a certified Nutrition Educator, with a specialty in helping people transition to plant-based diets, and I do get some “mama” clients, and have little resources for them and NOW…OMG! I am telling EVERYONE about your book. :)
    Even though I do not have children yet (I just got married in February), I know your book will be my go-to resource. I kinda just want to get pregnant NOW so that way I CAN reference your book, ha ha! :)
    My “kind” life as a vegan began in 2009, and I have never looked back.
    I appreciate you being so open about your life and your journey, and sharing such intimate moments that you and your family share in order to inspire such important changes in others.
    THANK YOU for inspiring KINDNESS.
    Much love to you and your sweet family!

  • healingthrufood

    (So sorry, Alicia!! I posted this a minute ago and realized it said “judgmental” instead of NON-judgmental”!!!!! How embarrassing!!!!)

    Greetings, Alicia! Thank you for being such a huge inspiration to so many! You emit such an amazing energy that is obviously from such a true, authentic, and grounded place. I love your attitude and optimism and I love your approach to living a kind life; totally non-judgmental and loving.

    “The Kind Diet” is one of my most treasured cookbooks and I refer to it often in my “kind” kitchen! I cannot tell you how excited I am about your new book! I am a certified Nutrition Educator, with a specialty in helping people transition to plant-based diets, and I do get some “mama” clients, and have little resources for them and NOW…OMG! I am telling EVERYONE about your book. :)

    Even though I do not have children yet (I just got married in February), I know your book will be my go-to resource. I kinda just want to get pregnant NOW so that way I CAN reference your book, ha ha! :)

    My “kind” life as a vegan began in 2009, and I have never looked back.

    I appreciate you being so open about your life and your journey, and sharing such intimate moments that you and your family share in order to inspire such important changes in others.

    THANK YOU for inspiring KINDNESS.

    Much love to you and your sweet family!

  • Kristen Rigel

    Your first book really helped me make some necessary changes in my family’s eating habits after my husband kept getting sick with a “mystery illness” the doctors still can’t quite figure out. I’ve needed all the help I could get figuring out what I could feed him so he would stop getting sick and start to gain weight again. While he still will eat fish and poultry, I’m surprised at how well he’s taken to many of your ideas, recipes and suggestions, and he’s much healthier now. I love how lighthearted you write. It made for a cheerful, insightful book right when I needed it most! Thank you.

  • Kristin H.

    Hello Alicia! :) I am so excited for you, your family and all the people (including myself) that will be enjoying all you have (through this book) to offer. Thank you for sharing your love and kindness with the world. As for my own kind life… I consistently ask myself, “What more can I give?” I am only 25, so my energy level is high and my body able, willing and ready to share my excitement and enthusiasm with the world! Whether it is hosting a visiting artist in my home, working a local community garden or talking with parents feeling stressed by overwhelming social and financial pressures – I try to find ways to bring a smile to the faces of others and identify ways to minimize stressors. I encourage volunteerism amongst others so they can feel the great sense of satisfaction by getting to know their community and its residents more deeply, opening safe space for dialogue, respect and, possibly, friendship. I love to go to bed tired each night and wake up rejuvenated and excited the next morning… knowing my love of the world (and all its inhabitants – of the human and non-human varieties) will drive my life and relationships. I chose and still choose a life of MUST’s (must eat nutrient dense, kind food – must share the messages of a kind life to the people I love – must love all in my work and play) instead of a life of SHOULD’s (should make a lot of money, should have a certain schedule and expectations, etc.). I am hopeful that through your work I can further explore the next phases of my life and give to my child/children a wonderful chance to blossom in the world… and foster the blossoming of others, too! Thank you once again… Kristin :)

  • Lisa Crout

    Hi Alicia-
    I can’t wait to look through your book. I’m momma to a 9 month old, and would love to embrace and be an example of kind living for her. My hubs and I have been vegetarian and vegan flirts for about 4 years. In the area where we live, we are certainly in the minority for that reason. I love sharing support for this lifestyle, and look forward to this book from a mother’s perspective.

    Keep up the good work!

  • Mandy

    Hi Alicia!
    I’m trying to lead a kind life by being a kind mama. We cloth diaper, babywear and eat a mostly whole, organic diet. We grow our own fruit and veggies in the summer. We make our own cleaning supplies and I make my own soap. We are gentle/AP parents.

    I’m really looking forward to reading your book! :) Thanks so much for sharing with us!

  • Shana Roth

    I teach my 2 boys to always be kind – through their words, thoughts and actions. I think that the world would be a different place if we all practice a little more kindness. Reading “The Kind Diet” helped with my transition to a plant-based lifestyle 3 years ago. I am currently expecting my 3rd baby boy and I can’t wait to read “The Kind Mama” to see what inspiring thoughts you have on motherhood.

  • Stephanie

    Congratulations Alicia! I try to lead a Kind Life by eating clean and responsibly, by teaching my kids to make informed healthy choices with compassion. I have taught them how to grow edibles, alternate sources of food for fuel, and we even feed out car that way! We have been praying for a girl for over a year now and I have been researching things that might help me do my part in balancing my body.

  • Autumn

    I have been vegan for over 5 years. I decided to switch to a plant based diet after I learned that all of the grains that are fed to livestock for meat is enough feed every single person in the world. I think a vegan diet is one of the kindest things I can do for my body, the environment, and people everywhere. I have a 15 month old daughter, and we are hoping to have another baby soon. I can’t wait to see what you have written about fertility and kind pregnancy, birth, and parenting.

  • Nicole Rich

    My little family of 5 are all vegetarian and we have practiced attachment parenting with all of them and still do even though our oldest is 14. We try to use all homeopathic medicine and use absolutely no chemicals for cleaning. We also hang our laundry to dry…which for some reason is not only kind but really fulfilling.

  • Spitfire

    I can’t wait for this book! Your website has been a great wealth of
    information and support through my vegan pregnancy, and at 36 weeks we
    are almost ready for our first baby. I can’t wait to raise this baby in a
    kind environment with all the knowledge to empower him/her to be a kind
    person too :) As a marine biologist, I have spent my life educating
    people about animal welfare and our oceans, and am currently pursuing my
    MSc so I can do even more. The more I learn, the more I can share with
    others and the bigger the difference I can make. Thank you for making a
    difference too!

  • Lori Unver

    Hi Alicia,

    Congratulations on your beautiful family. My 2 boys and I have been mostly vegan for about 3 years. I am always looking for inspiration and information. I have The Kind Diet and LOVE IT. I would also like a copy of The Kind Mama, not only for me, but also to pass on to my boys when they leave are ready to start families of their own.

  • Laura Linn Knight

    Hi Alicia,
    I am excited about your book giveaway. I am going to hear you speak on Monday in San Francisco and I am really looking forward to it.
    I am an elementary school teacher and a mother of a 15 month old boy. A few months ago I decided to change to a vegan diet. It was not something that I planned or ever thought I’d do, but my heart started growing with the birth of my son and I began seeing all animals as living beings with families, feelings and an innate right to life. Since then, I have started a blog to help share my journey into veganism and provide healthy dinners that my whole family enjoys. I have also started looking into volunteering at a local animal sanctuary, as I would like to one day start my own farm animal rescue (in fact, I am going to Farm Sanctuary in Northern California next month).
    I feel blessed to be on this path with other mother’s like you and I would love to read your book!
    Thank you for paving the way,
    Laura Knight

  • J. Dickerson

    Congratulations on the new book! I try to be kind in both my personal and professional life. I am a vegetarian who would like to transition to vegan. I try to run my household as green as possible-from cleaning products to homemade dog treats. In my profession as special education science teacher, I try and convey the idea that we need to leave resources for future generations and to realize that humans are not the only species on the planet. Tough to imagine but some truly believe we are the only species that matters and we superior to all others. I know this book, as The Kind Life did, will continue to educate me and my family.

  • Crystal Genyce Villeda

    I am so very proud of the work you are doing and can’t wait to grab The Kind Mama. I read The Kind Diet in August 2013 and have been vegetarian ever since. I have adapted to a whole food plant based diet (with the occassional slip up in the cheese department but I am trying). I have managed to control my weight and healthy mentality and its amazing! As of June 1st my husband and I are officially trying for a VEGAN baby and I can’t wait! I would love this book because The Kind Diet was such a lifeline and amazing lifestyle change for me that I want the same experience for my first time experience! Thank you again for everything you have done for me!

  • Tess Halliwell

    Hi Alicia, thank you for being such an inspiration, I have been vegan for almost 5 years, I simply live my life freely and without preaching. In doing this, by simply showing how full filling this way of life is, my sister in law has turned vegetarian and is so close to turning vegan. I am showing the world simply by being me that this way of life is the only one. Vegan way will rule and give these animals some love and respect.

    Tess x

  • Jordan C

    Dear Alicia,
    I just came back home from eating lunch out and felt tired and sick. I got on the internet when I got home and typed in “plant based diet”….. I was raised by a mother very into holistic medicine. With my first baby I had a natural birth at the birthing center where my mother works as a doula and teaches the labor support classes. My labor was 17 hours ALL natural! I pushed my son out into the bath, picked him up and was the first person to hold my baby. It changed everything! I had previously went to school for hospitality management and was working in that industry. After the birth of my son I wanted to do everything to make his world better and in turn it made my world better too. I started going to school to become a holistic therapist and reflexologist. Which was not easy because I was also a young single mother. But I completed it! I later took a course called “dancing for birth”. And was rediscovering my spirituality. I had never been happier in my life. I chose not to date also during this time and read a book called sensual celibacy (which I’m a little embarrassed to say) but all I was doing taught me to have confidence in the woman God made me. When my son was two years old I reconnected with a childhood friend it was slow going we mostly did group things together with family and friends but when we started dating we knew we’d get married. I married my best friend and he loves my son like his own. We were blessed to share the birth of our little girl 6 months ago. And she was born in the same tub as her big brother but in half the time! Now back to today. I have a 5 year old and 6 month old and I’m out of shape (internally) I want to get my family on the right track health wise. So I looked up plant based diet and found some beginners info on a website called mindbodygreen.com and it showed a link to your blog. I’m so thankful to hear about your new book! I can’t wait to get it! It sounds just like the kick start I need! I hope all goes well with your new book and the raising of your family!
    Much Love! Jordan

  • Ellen Sorg

    Thanks for this opportunity, Alicia. You are an inspiration. One way I live a kind life is through practicing yoga, and trying to extend that practice to my daily life.

  • Melissa Liddell

    Grats on the new book! I absolutely loved your first one, and it changed my life. <3

    I'm hoping to start a recycling program here in our condo community. It doesn't make any sense as our city already has a recycling program!

    I've also gotten a lot of my family members to stop using paper towels and napkins. We've been using wonderful eco-friendly resources to make our homes chemical and paper free! :D

    Thanks so much, and good luck to all!

  • Luu

    Hey Alicia, I really like your first book the kind life and I am looking forward reading this one. I am trying to live a kind life by practising a vegan life and being as kind as I can be in every life situation. Best, Luu

  • buyemura

    Hi Alicia,

    To me, being kinder means being a more mindful momma-not just of what I put in my mouth, but what I feed my 9-month old. I’m also more conscious of how I treat my body, the earth and loved ones. Congratulations on the book!

  • Claudia Rose-Jones

    Hi Alicia
    I’m so sad I missed you last Saturday at the book fair. We have 17mo old twin vegan boys. So between getting out of the house, awful traffic from Burbank, and finding parking at USC, your event was over with :(
    I would love to have a signed copy of your book to show my non-vegan friends and family the importance of a conscious lifestyle.
    When I first got pregnant with the twins, people kept questioning my choice to stay vegan during my pregnancy. At the time, you had recommended a book called your vegetarian pregnancy. I bought it, and it was very helpful.
    So thank you for always keeping us informed and inspired!
    Much love ❤️
    Claudia & the twins :)

  • Matilda

    This book looks fantastic! Thank you for creating a really needed and valuable resource. We are in Australia and our 3 kids (baby 4 due Nov) have not been vaccinated, have never had antibiotics and absolutely love their green juices. There’s nothing funnier than our 18 month old yelling “mine, mine!” and trying to climb up his high chair so he gets the first cup! We play an active role in our families health by utilizing great alternative practitioners and an open minded, skilled Doctor, growing our own vegetables and making most of our food from scratch. The effort is so worth it and we still have lots to learn!

  • Jenee

    I had the tiniest of freak outs! I saw the book! I went to Barnes and Noble yesterday, and after a couple of laps I couldn’t find it so I asked a salesperson. I was so excited! I sat for a while and flipped through. I LOVE that your husband puts in his two cents every now and then. Being part of this Kind Life community, it felt like my friend wrote a book. I was like, “yay Alicia!”

    Anyway… A couple of ways I’m teaching my son to be kind: we do meatless days (I’m a former vegan still trying to figure it out), rescue animals (most recently a kitty named Cleo) and randomly pay for people’s meals when we’re out. A different “kind” of kind, maybe. It’s good for the spirit to put that good energy out there into the universe.

  • Kristina

    Congrats on the new book. I loved the first one and look forward to reading this one! I’ve cut out all chemical cleaners for both my home and our bodies. I’ve also cut out most meat (we eat meat about one a week when we eat at my mom’s house).

  • Ericka Calabro

    Hello Alicia!
    I have been a vegan for 2 years and your book helped me adjust to a vegan lifestyle. You have inspired me ever since I saw Clueless!!!! I thought you were amazing! Then, when I was reading a receipe book called Skinny Bitch they recommended your book and I was so happy to find out that you were a vegan. Your book The Kind Life has helped me so much and you inspire me to continue on this path. Now that you have this new book,The Kind Mama, I felt like it was perfect timing because I was looking for a book about being vegan and pregnant. I am planning on having children in the future and now I feel that I will be more prepared because you wrote this book. Also, I will feel that I have some type of guidance and not be as apprehensive when that time comes. After watching the video you posted about your new book I know I have to have it! I can’t wait to read it!!

  • Darcey Priss

    I lead a kind life by composting and recycling everything I can!

  • Robynn Scherbotskey

    In our house we believe that everyone gets a chance to live. From the smallest ant to the largest beast, we know that we are all supposed to be here. We support this idea in our everyday life through diet, consumer habits, and personal attitudes. I can’t wait to teach my 13 mo this idea and my new little one coming in Nov!

  • Sheree

    Hi Alicia,
    Having learned ten weeks ago that I’m experiencing my very first and happy pregnancy your book is perfect timing!(though I’m yet to get a copy) I’m living a kind life by seeking to live a whole life. This means living compassionately in body soul and spirit by growing my very own garden with abundant greens, valuing all living creatures great and small by seeking to consume no animal products and caring for my adopted greyhounds which make brilliant pets and practicing small acts of love. Being kind is so much more than society realises! It’s the small things that add up

  • Jennifer Essig

    Hi Alicia,
    I’ve been a vegetarian for about 3 years now. And I’m on day 9 of also being dairy free. I’ve been waiting for your book since I was pregnant. This Friday, April 18th is actually my son Jase’s first birthday! I’m wanting to get pregnant again so my little guy has a buddy, he has a sister but she’s 12 and not to eager to play with the blocks. I’m so excited your book is finally here and I’d love to win a copy so I can get started reading right away and fingers crossed apply it to my next pregnancy and also to my little guy now. So excited!

  • carlota

    It’s been 4 years since the first time I saw and bought your Kind Diet book. Ever since I have gone through some amazing transformations. For a very long time, I thought that becoming vegan was too difficult, but your book convinced me otherwise. I have been vegan for the past 4 years. In addition, I also follow the kind life website and am constantly learning of new ways to live life kindly… all from swapping clothes with friends or donating them to using green cleaning supplies and living a more balanced life. You, Alicia, were the one that inspired me to make these changes because you made them look effortless and once my perception was changed, they really became effortless. I am super excited about your new book and can’t wait to either win one or buy one. Congratulations!

  • http://www.blesstmess.blogspot.com Emily

    I am so grateful that during my really formative coming of age years (my mid 20s) that I have such incredible teachers (like you!) and such a wealth of knowledge available to ensure that I start my adult years in the kindest way possible. And (hopefully soon!) can create a kind tribe of my own – with healthy, happy and blessed children. I am a health coach in training who aspires to work with my generation to inspire ‘kinder’ lives – to be kind to ourselves, kind to our fellow earthlings and kind to our planet. Kind in mind, body and spirit.

  • Kelly Igneczi

    Hi Alicia,
    I lead a kind life by teaching adults English, and volunteering at a dog shelter where I live! I’m on my way in eating better so I can be more of an asset to those around me. Being a student at IIN, has helped me become exposed to fabulous mentors in living and feeling better, and encouraging others to feel better in life!

  • Carolyn McEvoy

    Christine, I’m so sorry to hear of Emilia’s loss. Losing someone you love is tremendously difficult and heartbreaking, but I am heartened to hear that you have since adopted a vegan lifestyle. I wholeheartedly believe in food as medicine. Unfortunately, It is difficult to impart even a smidge of that on some people before they are rolling their eyes, and thinking vegans are trying to be to “overly righteous.” I wear my St. Francis of Assisi (patron saint of animals) and think often of all the homeless animals out there, and ones we’ve lost. Again, a prayer for Emilia, and this may sound silly, but my grandmother said something to me once a very long time ago, and I have never forgotten it, “remember sweetie, God put a pet-door at Heaven’s Gates.”.. peace.

  • Marina Z.

    Hi Alicia, :)
 Congratulations on your new book. I would be so thrilled to receive a signed copy. I have admired you as a kid watching you in Clueless and now I continue to admire you on a whole new level, with the compassion you exude through your work. I am also very passionate to educate and inspire people in wholistic health, plant-powered nutrition, and spirituality. I am a writer, author, holistic nutritionist, and a vegan/raw food chef. I am immersed in the learning phase of my career, attending all sorts of major health events, lectures and classes/programs. I’m also reading and researching all of the books and resources I can get my hands on. I have plans to write one of my books on vegan pregnancy, natural childbirth, and raising children on plant foods, while being anchored in emotional and spiritual health. I continue to search for truly uplifting sources of information. I would love to have your book as one of my resources!! …especially since my husband and I want to begin having kids in the next year or 2 and I’m doing lots of plant-powered mama reading. ;) ;) it can be quite challenging to have a natural and vegan pregnancy with the pressures of our culture’s idea of what is ‘normal’. I want to be a living example of how ‘normal’ and empowering this approach can be, and want to inspire others to have courage to do what’s true for them…the way you continue to do. I believe all women have a power within, and its simply a matter of tuning into it.

    The Kind Diet has been a benchmark for me, in that it was the first book that opened my eyes to the truth about dairy farming. It is the reason I shifted from vegetarian to vegan. I have so much gratitude for your 1st book because of that. <3 I continue to live, learn, and educate everyday… bringing kindness and compassion to others, to my own body, to my (future) baby, the animals, and the environment. I am super excited to delve into your new book with your kind words on being a plant-powered mama!

    <3 Marina
    p.s. I'm looking forward to hearing you speak on The Food Revolution Summit!

  • KellyA.

    We are a growing vegan family:)…both in humans and fur-kids. We have 1 dog, 3 cats, 2 rabbits, each one is a rescue with their own special story. This Saturday we welcome our newest member, Dozer, an 11 year old lab/rottie mix. We also like to foster when we can. Last summer we rescued a very sweet pit bull from being euthanized at the NYCACC. Wish we could save them all. So bummed I missed you in Huntington the other night!

  • Danielle

    Hi Alicia! I have been waiting for this book to be released ever since you first announced the idea of creating a book for Kind Mamas! I am a vegan and huge animal lover, and member of the Farm Sanctuary where I adopted a goat named Gabriel. I have four pets of my own and continue to rescue strays and help lost pets find their homes. I would love a copy of your book as the Kind Life is what aided in my decision to go vegan many years ago. I plan on having children within the next couple of years, and I cannot wait to have your newest book with me along the way! Thank you so very much for all you do and for being a voice for those who cannot speak.

    Sincerely,
    Danielle S.

  • Crystal E

    First off I just want to say this book came out at the perfect time for me. My husband and I are expecting our first child this Fall. I ordered a copy for my Kindle and I’m loving it. I can’t thank you enough for writing this book.
    I try to live a kind life by being kind. It’s hard not to be too pushy when I get excited about all the knowledge I’ve gained in being vegan for almost two years now (thanks to The Kind Life). But I’m working on how to be kind and respect people, including my husband with where they are in their journey of health and happiness. I try to be respectful of Mother Earth, as I now recycle and want to start my first garden this year. Basically, I try to be open to others and hope they are the same with me so I can sneak in some of this good info into their lives. I’ve been truly blessed with health and happiness these past two years. Thank you!!

  • TheMomLife

    Hello :) I’ve been living the Kind Life since I first read your book summer of 2013. It was the first vegan book I was exposed to and your lack of “sugar coating” hit me right in the gut (in a great way). Since then I’ve made the vegan transition for my two kids and me and we are thriving more than ever. Better yet, we just discovered my daughter’s kindergarten teacher is vegan so they have this big thing in common, which I love. I would love a copy of your book for when I expand my family in the future as I would love all the info on raising vegan children from birth.

  • Crystal E

    First off I just want to say this book came out at the perfect time for
    me. My husband and I are expecting our first child this Fall. I
    ordered a copy for my Kindle and I’m loving it. I can’t thank you
    enough for writing this book.
    I try to live a kind life by being
    kind. It’s hard not to be too pushy when I get excited about all the
    knowledge I’ve gained in being vegan for almost two years now (thanks to
    The Kind Life). But I’m working on how to be kind and respect people,
    including my husband with where they are in their journey of health and
    happiness. I try to be respectful of Mother Earth, as I now recycle and
    want to start my first garden this year. Basically, I try to be open
    to others and hope they are the same with me so I can sneak in some of
    this good info into their lives. I’ve been truly blessed with health
    and happiness these past two years. Thank you!!

  • Ashly Mercado

    Your book, The Kind Diet, inspired me to live more organic and natural. While I am still considered a “flirt”, I strive my best to choose more and more organic and vegan options. I have noticed a difference in my health, my skin/hair/nails, my environment and my soul. Looking forward to reading The Kind Mama as I am 6 months pregnant.

  • Kim

    I am a mother of a 2 yrs old boy Caleb and a 9 months old boy Canaan. As corny and silly as I may seem, I believe being overly positive is the best medicine for anything! I have been cheering my boys on since the day they were born. In fact, Caleb now cheers over everything! Even when he finishes his meals he raises both arms up and yells “yaaaay!!” And proceeds to clap for himself. Thank you for using your position as a celebrity to share your positive insights! I think it’s wonderful that you are not all “glitz and glam” but knowing that so many people follow you, you want to be a role model! Love love love! Thank You! I hope I get your book!!! If I don’t I’ll still buy it because I’m excited to see what you have written!!!

  • Michelle

    I can’t wait to start reading this book! I am so thrilled to be a first-time Mom in December. My spouse and I have been trying for three years to become pregnant. We got the shock of our lives when a suspicious lump on my Husband turned out to be testicular cancer. Because chemotherapy treatments can leave you sterile, we were advised to proceed with IVF. Our first cycle worked. It is truly a blessing for us, since it allowed us to have our dream of having a family. Since his cancer diagnosis, we have switched our diets to be more plant based, not meat or dairy focused, shopped at the local farmers market and been more conscious with what we are consuming. It’s especially more important now that I am pregnant! I’m eager to learn what other things I can do to be healthy for me and my baby.

  • Laurel

    Hi! I am so excited for this book. You encouraged me when we met in New Orleans to not worry about what anyone else thinks about raising my daughter vegan, and it was just what I needed! :)
    One way I try to be kind is to reuse things as much as possible. For instance, when I shop for groceries, I reuse the plastic produce bags over and over, sticking them inside my reusable bags for next time, once I get home.

  • Alexis Stephens

    I went plant-based several year ago. It seemed like an easy swap, except I’m a Marine, I deploy, and I live in the barracks with a chowhall meal card. There’s no such thing as a “kind” MRE, I soon learned, my chowhall options are limited to apples and iceberg lettuce, and my fellow service members are all a new breed of evangelical Paleo-dieters who hear “vegan” and think “Communist”.
    On a seven month deployment aboard the destroyer class USS Bonhomme Richard I became an avid Amazon Grocery fan–it would take over two months sometimes to receive a shipment of nuts, dried fruit, pickle cups, hemp protein, or flax seed crackers and there were times entire crates of mail would accidentally drop into the ocean during a resupply at sea. Thankfully none of my packages were lost. There’s very little space on ship but I managed to “squirrel away” Ziplocs of snacks in the rafters above my workspace for later; once when we hit a rough patch of sea a baggie fell out onto the floor, revealing my hiding spot and getting me in trouble with my superiors (we weren’t allowed to have food anywhere but the messhall). Deploying into the field was equally tricky: when your pack weighs over 100lbs there’s no room for snacks.
    Back in the barracks my closet harbored a secret arsenal of illegal (no electronic appliances or knives are allowed in rooms) kitchen tools. The mere whisper of a possible room inspection would send me down to my car with a dehydrator, food processor, induction burner… But the joy of cooking my own food—making “medicine” that was healing my body of stress and junk food-induced ailments—had opened up a new world to me and I couldn’t stop. I was healthier, performed better, looked better.
    As you can image, in such a close-knit community my “strange” diet has drawn a lot of curiosity, jests, and criticism. What I’ve learned is to live by example, to live a kind life that encourages others to do the same. I respect my colleague’s dietary choices and will never force my beliefs on others, in turn they try whatever new recipe I bring into work (“who knew plant-based food could taste so good?!”) and they keep an open mind instead of shutting down. I take jokes in stride, criticism with a smile, a grain of salt, and gladly answer any questions they may have. Because of this and my dedication to my beliefs despite the obvious inconveniences, I have earned their respect and have made a lasting impression–there are now four more vegans in my battalion alone. That’s four more people that are helping to sustain this planet for future generations and end an entrenched system of animal cruelty.
    Soon I will be out of the barracks and living with my husband. We’re trying to start a family soon but I feel this is something I need to research first—are you ever truly ready to start a family? I want to raise my child to be kind as well, I feel it comes naturally to children, but don’t know how. I am looking forward to the release of your book (as you are I’m sure!) and congratulate you on the success of your last book which helped me learn the basics of cooking kind.

    Sgt Stephens, Alexis
    3rd Radio Battalion
    MCBH Kaneohe Bay
    .

  • Tracy

    I’m just starting on my kind journey – and my second trimester of pregnancy. I want to give my baby the best start possible and have been a bit lost and overwhelmed as I try to integrate the best foods into by day to day routine. Can’t wait to read this book as a guide going forward!

  • Magdalena Řezaninová

    For me truly kind means being warm and generous to everyone unconditionally… supressing the urge to be occasionally opportunist as sometimes it is easier to be nice to the closest ones, sometimes it is easier to turn your back on them and be nicer to the strangers than to your own family/friends. I am trying to fight all my inner fears, urges and bad habits and cultivate my empathy to adopt truly opened and welcoming approach to life.

  • Meg K

    Hi Alicia, I love the kind life every day. My journey to live kind and green started about 4 years ago when I just wasn’t getting pregnant. So I started reading and found out so many things could be affecting me. Now I only eat meat 2-3 times a week and am slowly moving towards the vegan lifestyle. I use natural body products (mainly the honest company) and if I can make it myself I do. I clean my house with baking soda and vinegar! I’m so anxious to read his book because I know it will help me and get me pregnant after 6 years of trying! You are such an inspiration and I long to live he kind life lifestyle every Dayan d teach everyone I know about it!

  • Alexandra

    Dear Alicia,
    First, thank you for doing what you do. I’m a lapsed vegetarian (I did it all wrong the first time…) and am pregnant with my second baby. This beautiful little girl that I’m carrying has, in her baby wisdom, let me know that meat should not be part of my diet. Thanks to your books and this fabulous website, I am now on the vegetarian straight and narrow, and hope to transition to a vegan life as well. My health is now improving, my baby is measuring completely on track though I have only gained one pound so far with this pregnancy (I was overweight to begin with), and I’m working to move my older daughter to a kind life as well.
    The guilt I feel when I look at my older daughter is overwhelming. I, even with the best and most thoughtful of intentions, have introduced her to bad habits that I will work tirelessly to reverse. No more nasties for my toddler angel!
    Thank you for providing this forum. Thank you for your hard work and enthusiasm. Thank you for giving us kind lifers a feeling of community in a world than can be so resistant to change. Thank you! <3

  • Harmony Leone

    Alicia,
    I cannot wait to get my hands on your new book! I honestly cannot remember how I stumbled upon ‘The Kind Diet’, but it has been nothing short of a life saver. The last six years have been a whirlwind of events between changing doctors, searching for answers, and watching my son live in constant pain. About nine months ago we were told that my son has Eosinophilic Esophagitis. We were distraught. We were told that Carter needed to go on steroids, that all foods may need to be removed from his diet and slowly reintroduced in order to find the triggers, and if this process failed he would need a feeding tube…During my hours upon hours of research I came across your book and ordered it that day. I read it cover to cover in a matter of days digesting every word. The pages contain notes, dogears, and food particles. That book is loved. Carter no longer has to be on any of the medications he was prescribed, he has not had a flare-up in months, and he no longer hates the world or himself. We have taken this way of living by the reigns and it makes us all so happy that we are now able to share meals and deserts with one another. He will often ask me if I can pack extra in his lunch box so that he can share the food he eats with his friends. Family, friends, and even his teachers have been so impressed with his transformation that they have begun introducing the foods Carter eats into their own diets. His teachers have told me that after lunch everyone at school is winding down and Carter is still going strong. :)
    Carter is thriving and I would like to sincerely thank you for this. I feel stronger and better equipped to handle the Autoimmune Allergy my son has after reading ‘The Kind Diet’. You put a lot of work into it and it shows. Carter no longer says that he wishes he was never born, but talks about how great he feels and the next big thing to pack him for lunch. It is night and day. I no longer look at Eosinophilic Esophagitis as the insurmountable disorder that it was portrayed to be, but a wake up call that we should all be leading a “kind life”.
    Thank you <3
    Sincerely,
    Harmony

  • Naomi Gottlieb-Miller

    Alicia,
    When I became pregnant, I felt an even stronger urgency to live a life that was not only healthy for me, but healthy for my child as well as healthy for the planet. I’ve been vegan for over a decade and vegetarian for 2 decades but I am proud to be raising my daughter vegan as well. The most important thing we can do, I believe as parents, is to raise our children with intelligence and intention, giving them the best tools they can to make healthy, educated decisions when they are old enough to make those decisions themselves.
    It’s a huge responsibility. But we are leaving the earth in their care so I think it’s pretty important.
    I’m really excited to read your book and hear your perspective on motherhood, parenting and raising little environmental warriors.
    ~Naomi

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  • Jill Suwala

    Hi there, Alicia :).
    I really enjoy reading your posts. I am newly vegan. It has only been 3 months now since I began my vegan journey. At the beginning, the transition was very difficult, especially when I would eat around others who were eating animal products, but after a few weeks of adjustment, my body couldn’t be any more happy and neither could my mood. I have lost 24 pounds so far and I’m hoping to drop some more. Honestly, I don’t think I could’ve done it without the inspiration and guidance I received from your post on this blog, so thank you :). I am also an animal lover. I have a cat named Banjo. He is my baby boy. I would love to read your book. I am going away to college in the fall and will need lots of guidance to stick with my vegan diet while I’m there.

  • Kelly Lina

    I’m flirting with a vegan diet, I had 4 drug free births, 2 of which were home births, I practice extended breastfeeding, co-sleeping, and we homeschool.

  • Leissa Lafontaine

    Since having my baby I have become so much more aware of everything we bring into our home and everything we put into our bodies. I have consumed myself to make the best and kindest decisions for my son. I am still breastfeeding at 18 months and plan to continue as long as he wants to. We use cloth diapers, and all natural cleaning products. We only bring safe non-toxic toys into our home, and consume as little as possible. We buy as little as possible and second hand when we can, as well as supporting our locals. It has been difficult to find a reaource to cover everything from pregnancy to birth to being a mother and I am so looking forward to reading this book. Thankyou for introducing me to the kind life!

  • Kara Blasco

    Living a kind life is who I am, simply a part of me. It comes naturally. And is one of the the most balanced, certain aspects of “me”‘ just as spirit, positive energy, mindfulness, a deep knowing that spirit and life energy are much more than we see or know, and compassion are to me, a part of me. Been vegan since around 5 years old when I had the realization that animals and meat we essentially one in the same. I was at home, just a little girl embracing the love and deep connection I shared with my very best friend, my dog Lollipop. That’s when it hit me. To eat meat would be like hurting Lollipop. In addition, as child I would line the edge of bed with stuffed animals to protect me, or at least lessen my fears of the dark and stillness. I has my favorite stuffed animals, but was careful not to show it as I did not want to hurt the feeling of the others. :) Years and years have gone by since I was a child, but those core aspects of me — my principals and kind heart heartedness remain constant, strong and true.

  • Dar

    Hi Alicia, I try to lead a kind life by eating a vegetarian/mostly vegan diet, using cruelty free products, recycling, and by trying to be as kind to people and animals alike.

  • Krista Shaffer

    I am trying my hardest to raise my son (almost 2) to be a compassionate person. He has been raised vegan, but I know that it isn’t enough to just make him delicious vegan food. One day there will be pressures to eat other foods, like so many of his peers, so I’m trying to incorporate compassion in his life wherever possible. At almost 2, we work on sharing with others wherever we are and being kind to animals. He also helps me volunteer with low income families when possible. Looking so forward to your new book!!

  • Nikkie

    Hello Alicia! I live a kind life by not eating animals and encouraging others to do the same. Also, planting a garden for the local bees!

  • Megan

    I love that you have written a book and can’t wait to dive into it! My family and I try to grow as much of our own food as possible, using Dr. Bronner’s to detract bugs and keep our produce healthy. We also compost, recycle and reuse a majority of our waste, keeping the garbage can close to empty. It is absolutely amazing to watch the kids care for resources and go crazy with their crafting/building creations ;)

  • Dina Chauhan

    I have been a vegetarian for 17 years now and recently became a vegan in February this year. The book seems good and something new to look at. I am always looking for new ideas that I have not discovered already regarding vegan/vegetarian.

  • Ann Marie L. Karlow

    I live a paleo lifestyle in a modern world. :-)

  • Kelly Northway

    Living a kind life, to me, means being kind to the planet and all living things including myself. I’m a passionate vegan that loves to recycle just about anything I can, not just the stuff that pays $. I try to ride my bike as well as public transportation as much as possible for my daily commutes (if more of us really thought about the price gas has on our planet as well as how it effects other countries/war, more people would try their best to only use it when traveling far distances.) I hope to one day pass on these lessons to my child as my mother showed me the importance of recycling, she was “green” before it was considered anything but a color rather than a lifestyle. I’m looking forward to reading your new book and can’t wait to learn new vegan recipes as well as mommy-to-be advice! You’re a true pioneer when it comes to being vegan. God bless you and your family!

  • jacqui campbell

    Hi Alicia!
    First I want to congratulate you on being a mother. Isn’t it the best job of all? Also a big congratulations on the release of The Kind Mama. I am a young mother of a one and a half year old boy named Nathan. Being a young mom tends to bring negative comments and a lot of judgement. I try to ignore it because I guess it doesn’t really matter what people think. My son changed my life in so many ways for the better. A child is the most precious gift anyone can receive in this life. Im sure you are loving being a mother, you seem so sweet and down to earth. I am trying my best to lead a more healthy lifestyle and diet. I’m eating less meat and have been staying away from processed foods. I’m trying to eat more fruits and vegetables, its sometimes a struggle but I’m sure I can do it. Anyways, I hope to be able to receive a copy of your book. I’m really looking forward to reading it. your son is such a cutie! Take care and best of everything to you.

    Jacqui

  • Tiffany

    my husband and I have gone through the kind diet and now we are expecting our first child in July and this would be a great way to start our family. we want to continue the kind life we have started about 3 years ago.

  • Elizabeth L Harman

    I like to bring vegan snacks to movies so my friends and I can share and we avoid the overpriced M&Ms and popcorn.

  • Tanya

    Hi Alicia,
    So excited about your new book, congratulations!
    About 9 months ago, my 5 year old decided to become a vegetarian after asking a tonne of questions at the supermarket. I feel she is not far off becoming vegan. Before every meal, she would say “are there any animals in this mummy?” before eating anything. She can’t comprehend how someone would willingly want to hurt a living thing, even an insect. I’m so incredibly proud of her, I was 21 years old before I became aware of these things. I’m not sure how much of your book covers vegan diets for children, but I’d be keen on any advice you have!
    All the best,
    Tanya

    • Karina

      I am available to be in present moment due to my concious life style.

  • Chelsea Ihnacik

    I try to be kind by preparing whole, plant-based foods for my 16 month old daughter and my husband. Recently my friends and members of our local Mom’s group “WellMamas” have inspired me to try to use less plastic in the kitchen. Food looked beautiful stored in mason jars, and it’s kind to the environment and our health!

  • Nelly Diaz

    My husband and I have chosen to live a kind life by adopting a vegan lifestyle that not only includes our own personal choices, but also the commitment to teach our brand new baby girl compassion toward all people, animals, and nature, in all we do = )

  • Melanie

    My journey to lead a kind life has evolved over the past 17 years. I started out vegetarian after seeing a cow being slaughtered and thinking to myself, “how can that be ok”? The more I read and heard and explored about the benefits of a plant based diet and kind lifestyle the more it made sense. I try daily not only to be kind to animals and our environment but also fellow man. I lead by an example and I have I am able to reach more people this way. I will be marrying my fellow “kind” fiance in August and when we start our family I look forward to having this book as one of the guides in my toolbox. Thanks for fighting the “kind” fight!:)

  • Maya Harris

    I’m a mother of three beautiful children & i’m a vegan and loving it i also love to help people so i became a personal trainer and i love it :)

  • Jessica Dale-O’Connor

    This is exactly what I have been looking for, wonderful!

  • Valerie Stevens

    Greetings! I am a family counselor specializing in wellness. I go into the homes of low income families and collaborate with them in exploring how they can be kinder to themselves, others, and the planet. Pay it forward! My husband and I are readying ourselves to bring our first kind baby into the world this year. -Valerie

  • Amy

    Hi Alicia, I lead a kind life the best I can. I’ve had two home births, the second was an unassisted. I’ve been vegetarian mostly since 1997. We have a chemical-free home, and lifestyle. I could go on and on with these things I’ve listed. I saw a post somewhere on an “no circumcision page” sharing your stance on the subject of mutilating babies. I was happy to read and liked your page today. :) In response to your offer, the kindest way I live my life is that I am ALWAYS looking to improve myself, actually more importantly, I improve myself BY improving the lives of others. Right now, as tired mama, at the end of the day, just wanting 1 second of quiet and to feel myself to “myself,” I could sure use the support. Perhaps your book has what I’m missing.

  • Catherine Chambers

    I’ve only recently become vegan. I don’t 100% know what influenced me to make the change, but its the best thing I’ve done. My partner and I are planning to start a family and this book would be so helpful.

  • duffeyneatlyoiled

    I am kindly sharing my passion for essential oils with anyone who will hear it. Since I started my journey to health, I have been blessed by so many people, I feel it is my responsibility to give back.
    Thank you for doing what you do!

  • Brandi Young

    Well, I learned so much reading your
    first Kind Life book, and I still learn so much every day. Mostly I have
    learned to live with kindness toward myself, people, the earth and other
    creatures- including those I was taught are food. I love to take a gentle approach
    to living and find myself more easily satiated and comforted. Thank you for
    sharing that wisdom and I look forward to this new book as I take my next
    journey into a role of motherhood- not pregnant but hope to be in the future.

  • Linda O

    I lead a kind life by helping bring peace where conflict exists (as a mediator), teaching and practicing yoga and nurturing the tiny soul growing inside of me!

  • Yvonne Haughton

    Hello Alicia! I went vegan a couple of months ago, no transition, from one day to another. My decision had been fuelled by the love I have for animals and the research I made about them, which opened my eyes. Your book, The Kind Life, was the most helpful one with lots of recipes and ideas. Unfortunately, in my family I am the only one that changed their nutritious, so I have to cook and cater for two different kind of eating preferences. We have two lovely daughters, one who can make her own decision now and a little on of six years. I hope your new book can give me ideas to encourage the little one some more. Thank ukulele solo much for your help in your books and guidelines! I live in Spain and it is sometimes hard finding the right ingredients to make each meal different and special, but I keep trying! Big hug and kisses, Yvonne

  • Liz San Jose

    Alicia,

    As I
    read all of these wonderful testimonies below, I will completely understand if
    I don’t get selected in receiving one of your signed copies. I will happily go
    out and buy a copy of your book, just so I can show the support & appreciation
    I have for all the hard work you put in developing everything. Thank you for
    sharing your personal life with everyone. I’m sure it must take an incredible
    level of courage & strength to be in your industry, and I wish you all the
    best in the coming years of whatever challenges, endeavors, and blessings you
    face in Life.

    My
    kind life is very simple. My soon-to-be husband and I embrace each day as a new
    opportunity to show love towards everyone around us. It can be strangers,
    friends, family, it doesn’t matter. He volunteers at a non-profit here in
    Austin, TX for helping refugees from war-torn countries transition into growing
    a new life here in the U.S. after they have lost everything, and escaped to
    build a fresh start. I spend time in helping people bring their ideas or dreams
    into a reality they could either make a living from, or begin believing in
    themselves. My goal is to finish my Mandarin language courses, so I can
    volunteer in organizations that work towards helping babies in China survive
    long enough to find loving families outside of a population controlled
    environment. Being adopted myself, I’ve come to realize that giving others a
    chance at a blessed life sometimes means being a guardian angel for them here
    on Earth.

    I
    could keep going and peel back more layers at how we lead a kind life, but I
    don’t want to take up more of your time. I appreciate the opportunity you gave
    here for allowing me to express myself to you, and I look forward to reading
    your book. If your journey comes across opportunities to make a difference in
    causes you believe in, please consider us as loyal supporters and fans of your
    work. We would be more than happy to help in any way we can. Thank you again
    for your time, and much love to you & your family!

    Sincerely,

    Liz

  • http://www.youtube.com/user/MommyVegan Donna

    Shortly after my second child was born we found out she had refulx. She would scream and cry like in pain. I wanted to find a natural non medication way to help her and as a nursing mama was advised to try a plant based diet. It worked! After wards I realized how great I began to feel, and started researching vegan-ism, and read ‘The Kind Diet’. It has been 4 years and I have never looked back. All three of my children and my husband are vegan as well. The girls are very proud that the way that they eat does not hurt the animals. “The Kind DIet” really helped make the transition easier, and was full of so much insightful information, I have recommended it to so many people.

  • Momma Tabby

    I love that you took a break from acting and focused on your family! I have been vegan for 6 month now and trying to get my two young kids (5 & 9) slowly transitioned into this life style! I love you on screen and as a mom and would truly love to have a signed copie of your book!

  • Liz San Jose

    Alicia: As I read all
    of these wonderful testimonies below, I will completely understand if I don’t
    get selected to receive one of your signed copies. Thank you for all the hard
    work you put in sharing your personal life w/ everyone. I’m sure it must take an
    incredible level of courage & strength to be in your industry, and I wish
    you all the best in the coming years of the challenges, endeavors, and
    blessings you face in Life. My kind life is very simple. My soon-to-be
    husband & I embrace every day as a new opportunity to show love towards
    everyone around us. He volunteers at a non-profit for helping refugees from
    war-torn countries transition into a new life here in the U.S. after they have
    lost everything, and escaped to build a fresh start. I spend time helping
    people bring ideas or dreams into a reality they could either make a living
    from, or begin believing in themselves. My goal is to finish my Mandarin courses,
    so I can volunteer w/ organizations that work in helping babies survive China long
    enough to find loving families outside of a population controlled environment.
    Being adopted myself, I realize that giving others a chance at a blessed life
    sometimes means being a guardian angel for them here on Earth. I
    appreciate the opportunity you gave here, and I look forward to reading your
    book. If your journey crosses opportunities to make a difference in causes you
    believe in, please consider us as loyal supporters & fans of your work. We’d
    be more than happy to help in any way we can. Thank you for your time, and much
    love to you & your family! -Liz

  • http://www.andersonz.net Gretchen Anderson

    So many Kind Lifers here, I’m so glad I found your site :-)
    I’m raising my 2 children to be kind vegans, who care about their planet, environment, health, animals, family and friends. I’m also learning to be kind to myself during my mother-guilt moments (sometime days) ;-)

  • Megan

    I love that you have written a book and can’t wait to dive into it! My family and I try to grow as much of our own food as possible, using Dr. Bronner’s to detract bugs and keep our produce healthy. We also compost, recycle and reuse a majority of our waste, keeping the garbage can close to empty. It is absolutely amazing to watch the kids care for resources and go crazy with their crafting/building creations ;)

  • Monica Gosper

    I am trying to lead by example for my 18 month old daughter. I have started to grow our own vegetables & herbs & am trying to reduce the amount of packaging & brought into our home & the amount of waste leaving it. We need to teach the next generation so we can have any chance of saving this beautiful earth.

  • Jessica Jarvi Bergman

    Can’t wait to read the new book! I have The Kind Diet and love it. I lead a kind life by not consuming animals, and by treating the world, people, and animals with love, kindness, and compassion.

  • Cassie

    I am so looking forward to this book! Although I am not a mother yet, I look forward to that journey :) I truly believe that pregnancy and birth are the most beautiful things in the world (they are not medical conditions!!!). I recently found out that I have a gluten sensitivity (after a lifelong battle with digestive issues), and food has been a constant battle while working full-time and going to school. My goal is to get back to a plant-based diet and provide the best possible start to my children… I think this book would really help guide me and educate my husband about healthy plant-based pregnancies :)
    Cassie

  • Jaimi Meyer

    instead of forcing my kids to eat at a certain time they decide when to eat

  • Jo Lawlor

    Hello Alicia. I have always tried to live with integrity, honesty and with a respect for my beautiful planet and fellow humans and animals. Since having my first beautiful daughter last year, I decided to join the IIN NYC programme in January. I watched your amazing talk in one of my modules, read your Kind Diet book and it really resonated with me. I am proud to say that my daughter has not eaten any meat and I make home made food for her every day, which includes lots of plants. She is so healthy and vibrant and people always comment on how healthy and full of life she is. I think as I followed such a healthy diet with yoga and acupuncture during my pregnancy it made a difference and I had a beautiful water birth at home with no drugs despite many people in the UK being scared that a first time mum would not choose a hospital birth- but I did it anyway! I am now half way through the IIN programme, am setting up a holistic treatment and health coaching practise so I can share my passion for pre-and post natal care, and wellness and health with others, and my dream is to also launch an organic skincare range for women and children when I can find a backer as I wish to help women understand they they can have a chemical free skin treat regime. This is my kind life. Love and light, Jo from London x

  • aniiiqa

    I am a student who is starting her own company with cruelty free products that all have my drawings of animals. They promote love and kindness for these beautiful creatures and also the fact that animals possess emotions. I also wrote a children’s book that promotes respect for animals and still needs to be published. However (not suprisingly) I received a few replies from publishers who say that the story is not what they are looking for as it promotes too much love for animals. But I am not giving up! :) It is quite hard at the moment, but I will do my best to spread the word about the kind life. I have a niece and 2 nephews all under 4 years old and I want them to live the kind life as well. It is not much, but it is a start:)

  • Catfarmers

    You started us down the kind path about 3 years ago. My husband had a
    job on a working farm, and learned that sheep, being prey animal, tend
    to distrust carnivores. He hoped by going veg they would let him pet
    them. ;0 Anyway, around this time, you happened to pop in during Vamps
    filming. We had just started reading The Kind Life, and it just felt
    like a sign that we were in the right place. It’s easy to forget how far
    you come in life. 3 years ago we had never heard of most of the food
    mentioned in TKL, and were confused about how to plan a meal (having
    previously planned it based on the meat type) – we were very lost…and
    now we relish these amazing, nourishing foods and peaceful way of
    living. We still struggle from time to time, but always come back to
    this knowing we have never felt better physically or mentally. I am
    really trying to strengthen our shift to a solid, consistent kind life
    because I want to have this in place for our future children. I am
    concerned I’m running out of time to have kids. My goals this year are
    to lose weight, cure my PCOS, and hopefully be in the right space to
    conceive. :) As an incentive for this path, I plan to get The Kind Mama.
    I know it will be a reliable guide to aid my transition. Thank you for
    all you do, and bring to this world! :) Love and peace.

  • Stacey

    I am so excited for your new book! I try to live a kind life each and every day! We try to eat as cleanly as possible and to teach the kids to make good choices when they are not at home with us! Getting out to enjoy nature is also a priority for us. My youngest son couldn’t wait for the snow to melt so that he could kick off his shoes and wiggle his toes on the grass! He and I took a walk the other day and he told me to “Stop, mama” Which I did…. then he said ” close your eyes and listen, the water is rushing, the birds are singing, and the wind is talking to the trees!”. Taking that moment, with our faces turned upward into the sun and hearing nature through a child was pretty awesome!! Seeing that he is learning all the things we have taught him so far…. priceless!! :)

  • Heather

    I am very excited about this book. We have struggled with infertility for years, and it’s hard to not feel down about it. Yoga and meditation have helped me a lot, and I’m excited to see what this book says about it. I’m currently transitioning from vegetarian to vegan, and am really excited to host my first vegan Easter tomorrow! It’s been fun for me to introduce my friends and family to new foods, new ways of thinking, and I feel lucky to have that encouraging, positive support system.

  • http://www.beautymeetsbuddha.wordpress.com Jessica Rodriguez

    So excited for this!!! I have been sharing and tweeting all over for this! I live a kind life by making conscious decisions of what I eat, where it comes from and so my daughter knows too. We make organic fruit smoothies from scratch, she loves eating vegetarian meals that I make her (butternut squash mac is a fave), and I teach her to love all animals and creatures. My girl is only 1 years old and she is so tender with every animal she encounters, she especially loves horses. I have your first book and I intend to pass it down to my daughter. Thank you for everything you do! Hope I win! Love, The Rodriguez Family, West Palm Beach

  • Michelle Becker

    I have a best friend who is a single mom she has raised her kids alone for 12 yrs since her divorce. She has also raised her deceased sisters three kids and just got guardianship of a young man who has a horrible home life She is constantly paying it forward no matter what her challenges she amazes me with all she does I would love for her to have this book

  • Gene Vizachero

    I only wish my mother was alive to read your book . She was kind in her own way, but could never show it .

  • Kerri Katz Estreich

    I’m learning to be kind to my body by kicking my sugar addiction! I’ve learned a whole new way of eating and lost over 8 pounds in about 1 month. I feel great and have a new appreciation for clean eating! I would live to win a copy of your book. I’m in a place where I’m considering a family but have so many fears. I think your book could really help me!

  • Sierra Kluson

    I have been vegan for roughly 1 1/2 years and have never been happier! For me, the best part about leading a kind life is how it positively influences those around you. Whether it is something huge (like my mom and brother going vegan!) or something small (like a coworker asking for a vegan recipie), I am constantly amazed how people are taking note to my positive choices.

    I loved your first book and can’t wait to read the second. I know it will prepare me for when I do decide to have children and raise them vegan :)

  • Tracy Wykes

    Hi Alicia!!
    Congratulations!! Your new book will be amazing!! I love The Kind Life and I look forward to my copy of The Kind Mama too!! I can honestly say that it was you who led me to the path to being Vegan. I didn’t know much about it, and came across your book by chance in the bookstore… It looked amazing and I have to admit, that even though I didn’t eat much meat anyway, I had no idea being meat free could be so delicious!! I started out as a vegetarian, with the thought I could never give up cheese and yogurt!! Also, living in a small town in a country that is not so popular with the idea of being vegan (Australia), it was very difficult to go vegan here. It’s gotten easier over the past few years to be vegetarian here, but I still struggle to get hold of more vegan products here. But I’m getting there!! While I’m not in a position to conceive just yet, I love your idea of The Kind Mama, and definitely look forward to having my own copy for future use!! God bless you!!
    Tracy :)

  • nathalie

    I will be entering my residency this summer and will educate my patients about a vegan healthy lifestyle which is best for their health! Let’s reduce Heart Attacks, Strokes and Diabetes!

  • Traci

    I buy local, fresh ingredients from the farmer’s market. When the market isn’t in season, I do my best to support the local growers who freeze their produce for year round sale. I bike downtown whenever I need just a few items, so that I can support clean air. I live in a community where all of our houses are “green built”. Our homes have solar panels, rain barrels, radiant floor heating from water pipes, and composting. Once a month, we all have a work day and keep our homes environmentally sustainable by working together on the grounds. 3-4 times a year, my family takes our “Hard to Recycle” items to a local recycling event held by volunteers called Asheville Greenworks, so that the items not accepted by my weekly recycling don’t end up in the dump. My 12 year old daughter has learned that life can be fulfilling and earth friendly by living this kind life. <3

  • Lynn

    I remember checking with my pediatrician to ask him about fevers in children and the different levels. He was okay with me nursing my girls through their 105º fevers and letting them break naturally. It took some bedside time and sleeping nearby them and cooling them with wet cloths and making them sip liquids. It gave me memories of my mom doing this for me when I was little. I had my boy-girl twins when I was 38 and already had one still in diapers and a 5 year-old helper in the house. The girls were about 6 and 9 at the time of their feverishness. I can say it was worth the sleepless nights because ever since then, their bodies seem to naturally go through any colds or sicknesses with only one day of really tired bouts and then they are on the mend again. By the way, we watched Blast from the Past just last night and I laughed so hard . . . telling my girls they need to find a husband just like Adam . . . lol.

  • Dawnielle Christine

    Congrats on the new book! I would love a copy of the book because my kind family hails from Minnesota, land of meat and dairy! Going vegan roughly 3 years ago has opened me up to many health and wellness discussions and also a lot of criticism, people saying how I’m neglecting the health of my children, etc. I love having resources around the house for discussions and for guests who are curious about my lifestyle. The Kind Life, and the Skinny Bitch books have helped 4 friends and their families go vegan and 6 go vegetarian! So thank you, and I hope to add The Kind Mama soon!

  • AcaciaG

    Hi, Alicia! I just wanted to thank you for introducing me to the vegan lifestyle. I was a vegetarian back in 2011; still overweight, unhealthy and completely ‘clueless’… I had no idea about the cruelty behind the egg and dairy industries or how detrimental these ‘foods’ were to my health. Thanks to you, I have now been vegan for almost two years. I have lost 7 kilos and kept it off, and my health is still improving with each passing month. I have The Kind Diet to thank for helping me transition to a vegan lifestyle and for making the change so easy! Not only did it teach me that I didn’t have to live off lettuce and tofu to be a vegan, but it also taught me that being a vegetarian wasn’t good enough and that I was still contributing to the suffering and exploitation of animals, and the destruction of our planet, by consuming eggs and dairy. Once the blinders were taken off, I couldn’t imagine living any other way. I now use my knowledge to encourage others to take off their own blinders and realize that there is no need to harm our fellow earthlings or this planet in order to live healthy and happy lives. Apart from my diet, I also try my best to buy my clothing from op-shops, buy local and organic produce, and use public transport. I believe this is just the start of my new life and kind journey and I look forward to what the future has to offer. I hope to one day use this knowledge to raise and educate my own children. What better way to start learning than with The Kind Mama?!

  • Brittany

    my 4 year old and I eat a vegetarian diet-she’s closer to vegan and we don’t use any chemicals in our house…just essential oils! we also recycle and support Farm Sanctuary. love your website and book.

  • Joey Munguia

    As a person with no children of my own, but adopted many through the years as my students grow and go on to college. One way of living good and my message to my kiddos is always show their best. Than any decisions , good or bad, could affect them tomorrow. Also, since many of them tend to open up to me, that if they can’t share that story with their patents, maybe they shouldn’t be doing it. Thank u for not just being a Hollywood actress but a real person with a positive message. My respect to you, Joey from Laredo Tx

  • Silje Gundersen

    Hi Alicia!
    I’ve been wanting to read this book ever since I found out it exicted! I’m torn between being a vegetarian and a vegan, and I think your book might just be the thing to make me go vegan. I’ve been trying to become a vegan for some time, but I live in Norway, and the options are not the best. Also, I just have to say; when I found out that one of my favourite actors (Tobey Maguire) is vegan, it made me happy. But seeing you being vegan and so passionate about it, is so amazing!! Even if I don’t get the book though this, I will buy it anyway!

  • http://www.doggymatic.org Nelle

    Gardening has been one of our best Kind Life parenting moves! Happily, our son has developed an unshakable interest in and taste for vegetables of all kinds. The Kind Mama came to my attention as I was digging around on The Kind Life for a blog post I’m writing about Alicia’s wholesome approach to mamahood. It happens that my partner and I are currently trying to conceive our second child, so this book is just in time for us! I had a healthy and joyful first pregnancy, though we are currently considering some diet changes because our first child, Bear’s age, suffers from multiple allergies. I hope to learn what else we can do to live a life that optimizes our health and experiences as a family.

  • Lisa Veganfay Lloyd

    As much as is humanly possible in this life on earth as man has made it. Industrialised and materialistic people suggest that it is not possible to live a kind life. Many aspects of daily life and purchases fall into place when you live vegan. It is then easy to live kind as I then think about what is right for the planet, the animals and our health. I hope my baby will appreciate his rearing a kind way and follow suit when he can question the rights and wrongs of his existence in this mad world.

  • Dina Banks

    I can’t wait to read this book and pass it on to my pregnant friends. Is my second pregnancy and I already made a research during first one and actually was too busy being a mama lately, so it’s just wonderful that Alicia put all the healthy ideas together in one book. I’m trying to be kind to myself now bc I expect a second daughter in July, trying to have more rest and better nutrition by listening to my body and kicking unhealthy cravings by super healthy alternatives( broccoli lately instead of meat that I kind of craved but it left me feel I satisfied so I needed another more fulfilling option )

  • Jonathan Vela

    I can’t wait to read this book! I have struggled with my health and weight for many years. At 38, I have had four strokes but I am doing much better now. God bless you Alicia!!!

  • Noreen

    Hi Alicia–

    I try to feed my family healthy non-animal food so they and our planet benefit. I spend time reading to my 1 year old grandson, teaching him to be kind to animals, and I encourage him to use his imagination while playing (we don’t focus on electronic toys), and I’m teaching him to appreciate all music. I raised 3 beautiful boys who are making a difference in the world in the same manner. If we focus on quality time and teach our children to appreciate the world around them, they’ll grow up to make a better, kinder world.

  • Amanda

    I am so happy to see you acknowledged circumcision in your new book. Thank you so much for protecting baby boys, you will be able to reach so many new mommies! I wish I had this book to read when I was pregnant. I have 2 intact sons and would have loved more information on vaccines. You truly practice kindness!

  • Lauren Maher

    I’m so excited to read it!

  • Anjali Agarwal

    My toothbrush, razors, kitchen ware, are all from Preserve Products and I’ve banned any and all forms of plastic in my home.

  • K. Mac

    Each day, my husband and I try to add to our kind life…small steps to be kind to our planet…working strenuously to kindly raise our 4 and 1 year old. You are an inspiration with your son. Kindly, please keep on being kind!

  • Stephanie Linares

    I’m so excited for this book! I’m a new mama and am doing everything I can to reduce mine and my baby’s footprint. We are going to start solids soon so I’m hoping there will be some tips in there for me :D. Congratulations on book number 2, Alicia!

  • Jennifer Ten Eyck

    Your other book “the kind life” was the first vegan book I read. It was given to me by my sister for Christmas. I had been vegetarian for a lil while and was toying with the idea of going vegan. Your book helped to inspire me to go the distance. When I got pregnant I wasn’t concerned about my or the baby’s health because of my diet even though the rest of the world seemed to think I was committing a crime. If anything I felt that I was doing us both a huge favor. Now I have a happy healthy 3m old.But I am curious about how to raise a vegan child. Looking forward to checking out your new
    Book and seeing what great new things I can learn!

  • Alexis Schlabach

    For me, kindness is always about considering the needs of another above oneself. I honestly had so many selfish places in my heart until my daughter, Elliana, who is now 2, entered my life and helped me to learn what it takes to become a truly compassionate person. She taught me that love almost always requires a sacrifice, but that the sacrifice is always worth it. Starting with her inside my womb, I began to make different choices and not just think of myself. I began cutting all chemicals out of my life. I chose an unmedicated birth to avoid as many complications as possible. I chose to breastfeed and stay closely attached, as her security blanket in this big, confusing world, and to do my best to keep her body free from harm. All of these choices made things more complicated and quite tiring at one time or another, but I will never regret the kindness I have shown her in her short life. I can already see the fruit of these choices and it inspires me to continue pressing on. I want to leave this world a better place for her… I want to do for others what others may not have thought to do for me. I strive to make her feel loved by nurturing her little body, mind, soul and spirit through kind affirmations, creative play, a platform for free expression, and nurturing, wholesome foods. I always want to grow and learn new ways to mother her well, and I am inspired by other mamas who have that same heart. I have definitely made some mistakes, but I look at my confident, kind-hearted, generous and forgiving little girl, and I know that she has sensed a resounding theme of kindness and unconditional love despite my failures. Her joy and excitement for life makes my heart truly happy. Kindness always begets more kindness, indeed!

  • Mary Roberts Wesolowski

    This would be incredibly helpful as we are planning to TTC at the end of summer.

    I am trying to live a kind life by raising an environmentally conscious child. We are exposing him to nature and teaching him to revere life.

  • Katie

    I am so excited for another kind life book! I started making changes after reading the kind diet a few years ago, and then took it even more seriously when we decided to have a baby. I didn’t want anything I put in or on my body to harm a tiny baby. I saw your new book was coming out when I was pregnant, which I was eagerly ready to buy, but I’ve since been a little distracted since my baby boy was born on April 10th! His name is Zev (which means Wolf) and he is perfect. I want to give him the best of everything, which means health and happiness but also a better world to inherit. I want to be a kind Mama, and I can’t wait to see what your advice to do this is. Katie

  • Ewa Ferreira

    I’m so excited for this book! I try to live a greener and kinder lifestyle by buying all of my daughter’s and my clothes consignment. I also try to buy as few new things as possible. Thanks for all the inspiration Alicia :-)

  • Sydnye Allen

    I live a kind life by surrounding myself with kind, nourishing and loving people. My best friend Rachel is one of the kindest souls in the universe. The richness kind people give out helps me be kinder to myself and others around me. I also remember to forgive myself when I make a mistake. I also acknowledge those mistakes to others. I learn to have more compassion for others. That’s how I try to practice a kind life every day. It is especially helpful now that’s am pregnant with a beautiful little person who I hope will also live a kind life. Cheers. Sydnye

  • sarah

    I’m leading a kind life with breast feeding my 1 week old baby girl Layla. I changed my eating habbits to unprocessed foods as much as possible. Every moment of every day I show her unconditional love. Trying to be as green as possible as well.

  • Monica Susan Wharton

    I am 60-year-old mom of 33 year old twins and my youngest son that is 20 (dx’d with asperger syndrome) when he was six. I always believed that doing natural was the better way when approaching my son’s health and did so. I saw you on TV recently and was touched hearing you discuss your book and healthy lifestyle. I would love to have the book for my own kids…to start a new tradition of healthy living and life too. My niece is a new mom and vegan – I am sure she would love your book too! Thanks for sharing and caring!

  • Stephanie P

    I have been vegan for almost a year now and feel so much better I am trying to spread the word and inspire others! After a couple of years of dealing with fertility issues, I am still very hopeful to get pregnant in the near future and would love to read your book! I really want to raise a healthy, vegan child but I know it can be challenging. I hope your words of wisdom and experience will inspire me!

  • Ashley K

    Where to begin? Because of your book The Kind Diet I became a vegan. I questioned everything in life and even began to look forward to the future, to how I would raise my children. Would they be breast fed? Would I vaccinate? Would I raise them to be vegan? So many questions. I now have a beautiful baby girl who is breast fed and vegan. It would be an honor to continue on the kind life journey with your new book. Thank you Alicia!

  • Ashley K

    Where to begin? Because of your book The Kind Diet I became a vegan. I questioned everything in life and even began to look forward to the future, to how I would raise my children. Would they be breast fed? Would I vaccinate? Would I raise them to be vegan? So many questions. I now have a beautiful baby girl who is breast fed and vegan. It would be an honor to continue on the kind life journey with your new book. Thank you Alicia!

  • http://batman-news.com Kirsten

    I am so excited for this book! I’ve got a long way to go, but have transitioned to purchasing almost exclusively organic food for our home. I’ve also started buying soaps, shampoos and conditioners that have no parabens, sulfates, etc. It’s so important to me that my daugher and I are healthy!

  • Amber

    Hi, Alicia! I am so proud of you and your KIND accomplishments! I can’t wait to read this book and share it with my friends. To answer your question, I live a KIND life full of love, laughter and learning! I am a newly-wed living in a new city creating the life I want to live through meditation, exercise, eating well, yoga, and openness to learning new things and meeting new people. I worked as a busy marketing executive in NYC before I relocated to the South and am now taking some “me” time to relax and rejuvenate with my new husband…something that many of us “Super Women” don’t take time to do….be KIND to yourself so that you can provide a KIND life for those you love!

  • Jessica

    So excited for this book! In our home we make all of our own non toxic cleaners, use only fair trade non toxic soaps, shampoos, etc. This year will be our first participating in a local CSA, we’re thrilled to live in VT, the first state to pass the law that foodmakers must label foods when using GMO products :) Thank you for sharing all of your information and being an inspiration!

  • Dara Picard Manno

    Hi Alicia! Congratulations on your new book! I just saw you on the Queen Latifah Show and you looked so radiant and beautiful! I’d love to be one of the lucky winners to get a signed copy of The Kind Mama! I am a mama of a sweet and kind 15 month old baby boy. We are both vegetarians and eat organically as much as possible. I practice attachment parenting for sure. Sometimes it’s hard when people question your mama instincts, and I think your book would really help reinforce that mamas know their little ones and that it is possible to raise our babies to live a kind life! Best of luck to you!! You are a real inspiration!

  • leebags

    How exciting, it’s drawn on my birthday! I’m living the kind life in mid-west America (which is no easy feat) on a very small income. Transplanted from Australia – where everything I need is so readily available – I’ve had to adjust BIG TIME and learn about the resources around me. It’s a long, ongoing journey, but from starting up a co-op to making my own flours (because we can’t afford to pay for brown rice flour etc), I’m proud to say I’ve come a long way. I’m hoping to write a book as a guide for lower income families, assisting them in embarking on their journey to health and a better life. We’re now coming to a point of wanting to add to our little family (we already have 1 daughter) and I find myself thinking of all the new things about kind parenting I have yet to learn!

  • Brittaney

    Hi! I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy of your book! I have an almost three year old son and another son on the way. I am a true believer in attachment parenting. I strive every day to lead a kind and peaceful life. I find that lots of research and reading really helps me to keep my goals in mind and be the best mama I can be to my husband and our boys. I love reading new things and hearing about other moms and their experiences! Brittaney

  • JMarchant19

    Honestly your book The Kind Diet changed my life in so many ways. Growing up in Alabama healthy eating wasn’t always the priority it should have been, but when I read your book something in me changed. I looked at food so differently, how it tasted, where it came from, I just had a completely new perspective on the way I went about what I put in my body. Within 3 months I had dropped around 40 lbs, but beyond that I just felt good for the first time in years, I was happy about myself, my body, and my general being. That is something I will never forget and I could never thank you enough for. As for The Kind Mama, I realize I’m not a mother per say, but as a gay man I will raise a child one day and I want to teach him everything you taught me with The Kind Diet. I want to raise him to love and enjoy food, to lead a kind life, to think, and I think by reading and taking into practice your words in both books I could do that. That’s why I would love a copy of The Kind Mama, to carry on your words and your kind life principles to my future generations.

  • Michelle Sias Coleman

    I just heard about your book today on Queen Latifah’s show. Can’t wait to read it. I have been trying to incorporate more and more green cleaning products in our life. Not only is it cheaper, but I feel better knowing I am not using harsh chemicals to clean.

  • Jen Bennett Schwab

    Soon to be expecting, April 22 to be exact. Your food advice has been great and instrumental during my pregnanacy. I’m excited to dig into the kind mama and tips for a newborn … On. Live life within love inside and out.

  • Shauna Conway Altes

    I just stumbled across your website and blog via People mag and I’m so glad I did!! Your loving sweet and “kind” approach to life is SO so beautiful!! Very inspiring- you are touching and changing many lives by taking the time and hard worked energy to create a beautiful community for people to learn how to be better to their families, bodies and earth. I try to create a kind atmosphere by loving my son and husband with my whole heart. At the moment I’m focusing on learning how to live in the moment– not the future– but right now– it’s very difficult, especially when my mind moves a mile a minute

  • mamamer

    I’ve been vegan for about 20 years and was vegetarian for 10 before that (started when I was 13). My daughter is 4yrs old. I had a great, vegan pregnancy and I’m raising her vegan. Now, life has thrown me a serious curve ball. I developed a bad allergy to the cyano form of B12, and because of this, developed a bad B12 deficiency. Apparently I haven’t been absorbing it because of the allergy. B12 deficiency is one of the worst things I’ve experienced- nerve pain, fatigue, migraines, and more. I’ve had to cut out of my diet every single thing that has even a minor amount of it- which is almost every fortified food. I switched to the methyl form of B12. After a month, it’s not having much effect and I’m starting to have the same reactions to it. Were I faced with eating dairy and eggs, I could deal with that possibility… but I’m allergic to them, too. After 30 years of living a peaceful, veg*n life, I have a doctor (after running necessary tests) telling me that I’m facing the horrible truth, that I have to try to get B12 from animals. I cry a lot and agonize over this, but if I don’t do it, my daughter will suffer because I’m her mom and I need to get well. In any case… I’ve told her what is happening, and that it doesn’t mean her diet will change. I want to keep her diet a kind and optimally healthy one. She rarely gets sick, she thrives and is a brilliant, energetic, child who doesn’t know how to blow her nose because she’s only ever had one cold, and it was three years ago. I will be losing my peace. It’s either that, or my daughter will lose me. I don’t know how I’m going to do it. But I will keep raising my daughter in a kind life, with nothing changing about what I teach her. I want to read your book for inspiration to keep going, although I have a feeling it will probably mean I’m breaking down and crying a lot. Thank you so much for speaking out for kindness and a better way to do things. I don’t think most people are in my situation, and I’d love to see more people go vegan.

  • MargieAtPolitiChicks

    I hope it’s not too late to enter! I’d love a copy of the book for my daughter. I have 8 children and 3 grandchildren. My youngest son is only a year apart from my oldest grandson. My 8yo was born with a tumor in his lung that means he needs the lower 2/3′s of the lung removed before puberty. Since he was about 2 1/2, he has flat out refused to eat meat or fish. His doctor told us it wasn’t “safe”, then we he was old enough, started telling him the same thing and that if he wanted to be healthy for his surgery, he should start eating it. We finally changed doctors. Now, the next one up from him, who is autistic, is starting to refuse it as well. Our Church promotes a mostly vegan diet so we’re slowly switching over (it’s kicking my/hubby’s butts!) We LOVE being HAPPY and happiness is a choice. So if that’s what makes us happy, and in turn more kind, we’re all for it!

  • Adrien Harney Nuechterlein

    I am so excited for this book! I try to live a compassionate life and tend to care for others more so than I do myself. However, that will be changing since my husband and I will be starting a family within the next few months and need to focus on caring for myself to eventually care for our future baby. Your book will help with that so thank you for offering this giveaway!

  • Decayingzombie Hopscotchfestiv

    I lead a kind life because Animals are family to me. They make every day brighter and bring a smile to your face even on days that are crummy. I love to feed people (and animals!), so i have a lot of fun cooking and preparing Vegan food for everyone that comes over….o.k….so my cats and Dog aren’t super thrilled about my cooking!..haha! But the Humans seem to like it! I’m currently studying up on and transitioning into a Raw Vegan lifestyle. Boy, do you EVER get energy from that! Zooooom! i guess leading a kind life life is taking others into consideration. Coming from a place of love. From the food you eat to the people and little ones (animals, insects, so on) you greet! i feel happier when i eat Vegan food. Its like the Earth is loving you back and theres a higher vibration to it. Raw Vegan even MORE so! Thank you for your books and inspiring ways. Every time i see you, you put a smile on my face. With all you do for the little ones! Loving Animals is like loving me, because they are family. Thanks for that!

  • Ab

    Interested to understand more about your beliefs. Thanks!

  • Kevin Beachy

    My beautiful thoughtful wife turned me vegan years ago, it was not a hard choice. Your way of living, and the things you share have inspired us both. Thank you.

  • http://www.beautymeetsbuddha.wordpress.com Jessica Rodriguez

    So excited for this!!! I have been sharing and tweeting all over for
    this! I live a kind life by making conscious decisions of what I eat,
    where it comes from and so my daughter knows too. We make organic fruit
    smoothies from scratch, she loves eating vegetarian meals that I make
    her (butternut squash mac is a fave), and I teach her to love all
    animals and creatures. My girl is only 1 years old and she is so tender
    with every animal she encounters, she especially loves horses. I have
    your first book and I intend to pass it down to my daughter. Thank you
    for everything you do! Hope I win! Love, The Rodriguez Family, West Palm
    Beach

  • http://www.beautymeetsbuddha.wordpress.com Jessica Rodriguez

    I commented on time just not in the right section on someone else’s post! please consider my comment for voting! thank you! :) hope I won!

  • ℒisa✸ℒila☜☆☞

    In Keeping with organic conservation, by eating all-organic whenever possible, it is my belief that by making a conscious effort to preserve our planet, I am leading a kind. + vibrant life~
    Personally, I love to subscribe to an organic veggie delivery box – This week they even had an “{Easter}” themed box !:

    This week we will offer an Easter Veggie Box ($20), which will contain:
    -4 lbs. of satina potatoes (yellow flesh)
    -4 lbs. of carrots
    -2 lbs. of dark red potatoes (red skin, white flesh)
    -1 jumbo green cabbage (approx. 5 lbs.)
    -2 english cucumbers
    -1 bag of spicy alfalfa sprouts
    -1 bag of mung bean sprouts
    ( We’re happy to make substitutions or additions to your Veggie Box.)

    This is the health of our children. These are our livelihoods.

    HAPPY EARTH DAY ALICIA!

    Lila Miller
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  • Mary Ellen McQueen

    We live a kind life every day-some of it happened by chance and we are so thankful it did. My son has several severe food allergies- two of them being dairy and egg. We have been dairy and egg free for four years and I have been flirting with becoming a vegan for a LONG time! I’m so glad I am now vegan and living an even “kinder” life. The Kind Diet was a crucial part of my path and now I know The Kind Mama will be the same for our kiddos. Thank you for all you are doing, Alicia!

  • Audre

    Hi Alicia!!! My soul just sings when I read your thoughts and ideas on a kind life. It warms my heart to know that you are making the world a better place by reducing the fear women have around pregnancy! I completely experienced the pregnancy, labor and birth that you suggest women can have, and I believe it was due to everything I did before and when I was prego. Throughout my pregnancy, I did accupuncture, ate nutritionally dense food, exercised, did yoga, got massage and gave birth using hypnobirthing with the help of my husband and doula whose support was absolutely invaluable! It was an easy, beautiful experience and the mind can truly help the body to give birth in a calm way. My little girl is calm, alert, sweet and I am breastfeeding for as long as I can to help build her immune system. We live in the Boulder area, so are blessed with such a great like minded tribe. Can’t wait to read your book!

  • Marie Ptitbou

    I got my copy ! Thank you from Paris, France !!!

  • Melissa

    Interesting perspective, I have no children and I’m not sure if I want them and the idea of this book takes the “scare” out of things for me.

  • DK

    I am a vegetarian mom raising a 8 year old vegetarian boy. We have recently begun to embrace yoga and juicing and leading a more mindful life. We grow vegetables and rescue all kinds of animals on our little farm in Texas!

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  • John

    No Diapers? Fuck that noise. You’re on to a few good ideas, and the rest are pure insanity. Goddamn dirty hippie. All this is of course said with kindness.

  • Clinton Blake Squitieri

    Happy Birthday to Bear!