Things to do in fall – Minimalist Living

Fall or Autumn is my least favorite season, I do love the changing colour of leaves but the gloomy and wet weather is sometimes very hard to bare. Melancholy is in the air when fall comes, it’s a sad season because you have to let go of summer.

There are 3 things I love to do to lift my mood in these grey and dark days:

1. Listen to easy music, sure I love my jazz and classic music but  when my mind is heavy, I need something easy like this one:

2. Guilty pleasure of soaps watching.

3. Make Art (applicable for all seasons though 😉 ).

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Vegan Diet – Netflix turned me into a vegan.

I dislike extremism in general, although some people who know me well tend to disagree.

Sometimes most of the time I have the tendency to go to the “extreme”, like leaving everything behind and move across the world to start all over again.The word “try” or “small” didn’t exist in my vocabulary. I always had to go big, be fully immerse into something and burned all the bridges behind. Over the years as being older and many “big” mistakes gained, I become calmer. Now I test the water before I dive in, I learn to make plans, get my focus straight and calculate my risk.

All the above being said, with my vegan diet though I was not even searching, it was my saturday chill night and like any normal person I watched Netflix. First was  IRIS (a maximalist) and then Cowspiracy appeared, and on to the Fork over Knives, so thank’s to Netflix “suggestions” I changed my diet to total plant based diet that day (once again I don’t need to try first, I’ve decided then and there).

However, I avoid using the term vegan to much because of the stigmas that attached to “being” vegan, the extremism, the drama and the hostility. No, I don’t want all of that. I don’t love animals more than I love people and I don’t feel my human superiority is up just because of my eating habit. Living healthier and environmental friendlier are my main goals.

So if you want to know what I eat in a day (with quick and easy recipes) and my food grocery shopping (budget haul) look like, here are the videos…