Maine Veg Fest 2019

Join us at our 15th Annual Veg Fest

Sunday November 3, 2019  11 am to 3 pm

Italian Heritage Center
40 Westland Avenue
Portland, Maine 04102

FREE Parking, FREE Admittance, FREE Events!

Silent Auction and Raffle!

https://www.maineanimalcoalition.org/vegetarian-food-festival

https://www.meetup.com/fruitveg/events/266017227/

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Speakers:

Colin McCollough      

11:15 am              Let’s Make Vegan Easier and Healthier!

Colin McCullough brings tips and strategies from his new book ‘The Healthy Vegan Cookbook’ to make vegan recipes fast, healthy, and convenient; Colin has been teaching vegan cooking classes in Massachusetts for several years, sharing his system of vegan cooking using healthy, whole-food ingredients to create delicious vegan meals!

Christen Mailler        

 12:30 pm                       Raising Vegan Kids                  

Christen is a co-founder with husband Casey Taft of Vegan Publishers. Christen is an artist with a BFA from the Tufts School of The Museum of Fine Arts. Having run after-school programs in the Boston area for many years, she has developed a keen interest and ability to connect with children and help them realize their artistic potential. When she’s not working on Vegan Publishers, Christen is busy raising her two girls and devoting time to her art.

Dr. Timothy R. Howe   

2:00 pm      The Plant Based Diet to Prevent, Treat, and Even Reverse Chronic Disease 

Dr. Howe will share with the audience his 30 year experience of using a “Therapeutic Plant Based Diet” and lifestyle change to prevent, treat and sometimes even reverse such chronic diseases as Diabetes type 2, Hypertension, Heart Disease, Dementia and others.

Exhibitors and Vendors:  (watch for updates!)

                                                                                      

Food Trucks:

   Totally Awesome Vegan Food Truck       Falafel Mafia

Contributors:

                                                      

Free Healthcare

Wellness with lifestyle and nutrition is basically free to many people because healthy lifestyle and plant-based nutrition creates wellness and prevents or reverses health challenges. However unhealthy nutrition and lifestyle creates chronic health challenges. The current popular expensive high fat animal protein fad diet is linked to obesity, diabetes, heart disease, cancer, and kidney disease. Human beings are designed to live on fruits, vegetables, seeds, sprouted grains and legumes. Also Personal Injury Protection (PIP) and liability is available on most auto insurance and most homes and public places have liability insurance in case of accidental injury and there are crowd-source funding and personal injury litigation options.

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Grief

Information is a key to recovery from any challenge. I know from personal loss that grief can sometimes feel overwhelming, so I have pasted valuable information below about the stages of grief in the hopes that it will help you in your time of need as it has helped me.
http://www.recover-from-grief.com/7-stages-of-grief.html

7 STAGES OF GRIEF:

1. SHOCK & DENIAL- You will probably react to learning of the loss with numbed disbelief. You may deny the reality of the loss at some level, in order to avoid the pain. Shock provides emotional protection from being overwhelmed all at once. This may last for weeks.

2. PAIN & GUILT- As the shock wears off, it is replaced with the suffering of unbelievable pain. Although excruciating and almost unbearable, it is important that you experience the pain fully, and not hide it, avoid it or escape from it with alcohol or drugs. You may have guilty feelings or remorse over things you did or didn’t do with your loved one. Life feels chaotic and scary during this phase.

3. ANGER & BARGAINING- Frustration gives way to anger, and you may lash out and lay unwarranted blame for the death on someone else. Please try to control this, as permanent damage to your relationships may result. This is a time for the release of bottled up emotion. You may rail against fate, questioning “Why me?” You may also try to bargain in vain with the powers that be for a way out of your despair (“I will never drink again if you just bring him back”)

4. “DEPRESSION”, REFLECTION, LONELINESS- Just when your friends may think you should be getting on with your life, a long period of sad reflection will likely overtake you. This is a normal stage of grief, so do not be “talked out of it” by well-meaning outsiders. Encouragement from others is not helpful to you during this stage of grieving. During this time, you finally realize the true magnitude of your loss, and it depresses you. You may isolate yourself on purpose, reflect on things you did with your lost one, and focus on memories of the past. You may sense feelings of emptiness or despair.

5. THE UPWARD TURN- As you start to adjust to life without your dear one, your life becomes a little calmer and more organized. Your physical symptoms lessen, and your “depression” begins to lift slightly.

6. RECONSTRUCTION & WORKING THROUGH- As you become more functional, your mind starts working again, and you will find yourself seeking realistic solutions to problems posed by life without your loved one. You will start to work on practical and financial problems and reconstructing yourself and your life without him or her.

7. ACCEPTANCE & HOPE- During this, the last of the seven stages in this grief model, you learn to accept and deal with the reality of your situation. Acceptance does not necessarily mean instant happiness. Given the pain and turmoil you have experienced, you can never return to the carefree, untroubled YOU that existed before this tragedy. But you will find a way forward. You will start to look forward and actually plan things for the future. Eventually, you will be able to think about your lost loved one without pain; sadness, yes, but the wrenching pain will be gone. You will once again anticipate some good times to come, and yes, even find joy again in the experience of living.

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