We all have difficulties in our lives. Sometimes our problems may seem small in comparison to others, but ultimately, they are a large part of what defines us. Our personal story has great potential value to us if we can learn and grow from it. Sometimes it can be of value to others as well. I hope that my story can be of value to you. I am telling it to you as a way of explaining why the issue of health has always been important to me and why I decided to live life as a healthy vegan. My love of our environment from the health of humans to speaking for our animals and helping preserve nature is at the heart of everything I do.
A Day in the Life of You and Your Fork
Like many people, my early experience of sickness drew me to discover all I could about health. From a very young age, I struggled with so many ailments: tonsillitis, adenoids inflammation, chronic constipation, hives, gallstones, and later in life, PMS and infertility.
I say this not out of any wish for sympathy or feelings of self-pity but as a framework for what I have discovered and what I hold to be of value. Compared with many I have had a very blessed life.
My greatest gift in life has been my family. I grew up in Glasgow, Scotland. My mum and dad had the challenge of raising seven children on a meagre budget. What we lacked in money was made up for in love. We walked everywhere, which I’m sure served me well later in life. We never had lunch at school. Every day we came home for a hot lunch prepared by my mum. Mum and Dad were even our main source of entertainment. Our house was filled with songs, dance, games, and with nine mouths to feed, there was always lots of cooking.