Naturally awoken, energized, eager to greet yet another day full of unlimited potential. Soon, two days worth of nutritious smoothie is blended while three days of inexpensive, nutrition-dense lunches seem to prepare themselves the habit has become so rote. Morning meal preparation (along with dishes and cleaning) is a relaxing, enjoyable, almost meditative way to start each morning.
While this scenario may not represent the typical American’s morning experience, this reporter was fortunate enough to discover it’s incredible benefits on his own, earned though a lifetime of hard mistakes. However, those who discover the Plant Based Nutrition Support Group (PBNSG) may skip some painful steps and fast-tract themselves to optimal living. In three short years PBNSG has grown from a small group of plant-based enthusiasts to an organization capable of attracting nationally recognized plant-based celebrities with best-selling books and crowd-pleasing motivation to spare. Last night was no exception.
Before Rip Esselstyn took the stage, Adam Sud described his tragic journey in emotional and visceral detail. From a young, enthusiastic student driven to succeed, who, though no real fault of his own (doctor prescribed), used Adderall to propel himself to new academic and physical heights. Unfortunately, this also led him to eventually become an incredibly unhappy, overweight, drug-addicted adult. His most compelling and useful advice was that we should “be comfortable being uncomfortable,” and Will Durant’s insight, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.” In his dramatic climax, he delivered an extremely heartfelt apology, voice cracking—audience on the edge of their seats—to his parents for never giving up hope in their once hopeless, son, and gratitude to Rip Esselstyn for, essentially, saving his life. More