15 Helpful Hints From 2015 via Vegan Bombardier

Day five of #15From2015 and I am having so much fun reading all the inspirational posts from everyone! I love how different they have all turned out to be. Everyone is so creative and knowledgable in there own way and it’s been fun to read all the different points of view from this year.
I’m excited that to day  I get to share with you again from my super talented beachy vegan cousin Paige. I got to feature her a while back where she shared with us her 5 Easy Steps To Lead The Life You’ve Always Wanted. It was a fantastic read and I highly recommend you check it out! But for now I hope you enjoy her Helpful Hints From 2015 as much as I did.

15 Helpful Hints From 2015

By: Paige Bombardier

1. Listen to your gut

I should definitely think again before taking a broad-spectrum antibiotic—at least,

according to the prestigious Dr. Robynn Chutkan. Did you know that for every ONE

human cell in our bodies, we have TEN non-human micro-organisms that can

determine everything from our cravings to our behavior patterns? A diet rich in

plants is the way to go!

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2. Drink lots of kombucha… is there such a thing as too much?

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3. Have a weird smoothie every day from this book

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4. Follow lots of Australian bloggers, for they all seem to be

gorgeous/fit/vegan/happy and are willing to share their secrets:

Emily Skye

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Kayla Itsines

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5. Run.

I can’t speak enough about how running has helped me this year. 2015 was literally

the start of a 16-month marathon of clinical rotations in the Texas Medical Center,

and I had no idea how to tackle the mental obstacle of it all. As any runner will tell

you, time sort of slows down—you get a mental calmness and sense of optimism

unlike any other I’ve experienced—and your thoughts become more like soft waves

of warmth that fade when meeting a cool breeze. Suddenly my worries and anxiety

seemed to pale in comparison to the beauty and wonder offered by the universe.

6. Making popcorn at home on the stovetop with Minimalist Baker’s vegan

Vegan Parmhttp://minimalistbaker.com/how-to-make-vegan-parmesan-cheese/

5-min popcornhttp://bakedbree.com/perfect-stovetop-popcorn (omit the honey)

7. Don’t be afraid to ditch the headphones and Garmin every now and then

8. Buying lots of cookbooks and then finding your favorite recipes is really fun:

vegan coockbooks

9. The best way to discover a new city is to run through it

10. Showing up to work or school with the best looking lunch can be very gratifying,

but it might also piss people off.

11. Visualization and meditation actually work


12. Listen to the Rich Roll Podcast to make a long commute something to look

forward to! This podcast has changed my life in so many positive ways. From health

and wellness to spirituality and amazing feats of athleticism, endurance athlete and

vegan Rich Roll interviews the paradigm-breakers of the world and brings the

conversations to your earbuds on a bi-weekly basis.

rich roll

13. You are not obligated to live the way everyone else does

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14. Spend some time with a very experienced and decorated runner and learn a few

basic tips:

— “For running very long distances without fatigue, make sure to inhale and exhale

all the way down to your toes; breathe loud enough so that a person ahead

of/behind you can hear you; pick a pace and breathe consistently (every 3 or 4

paces); muscle soreness and lactic acid build-up will be greatly diminished by the

— “Treat your footsteps as if you were trying not to harm the ground beneath you;

don’t stomp on Mother Nature—control the impact and leave as little a trace as

end of the course”

possible; this will build muscle and control”

15. Remember that we are all spiritual beings having a human experience.