May 15th, 2012 | By Alicia Silverstone
Kind Lifer Kathy made some big changes and her life is better than ever!
“In the hope of inspiring others to make a change, I’d like to share my story. The power of a year can be underestimated. Last year I was unhappily working for a large corporation, using anti-depressants and red wine to pass the days. I knew I needed a change, that there was something I was missing out of life.
My first step was to nix the pharmaceuticals and change my diet. In May, I read The Kind Diet and Eating Animals and it was then that I made the decision to be a vegetarian. From there, I was inspired to make other major changes. I quit smoking and quit my toxic job and quit red wine (not necessarily in that order). I started volunteering as a server at a Buddhist vegetarian organic restaurant, bringing people healthier, more nourishing food and educating them on GMO’s and the importance of organic.
Back in November, I tried out different diets including a Superhero, Macrobiotic, and Raw diet for 30 days. After that, I never looked back on eating dairy and have never felt better. And yes, like other vegans gone wild, I lost that annoying 10 pounds that’s hard to get rid of!
Now, I’m embarking on an organic farming internship for nine months in the hopes of eventually managing an organic farm of my own and working with the surrounding community. If you had told me last year that all this would happen, I’d tell you to get out! I made the changes, some harder than others, and have lived to tell about it. More than that, I feel more alive now than ever! If you’re thinking about making changes just know that you can and it’s worth it…you’re worth it.”