Author: Joanna Slodownik

Upcoming Book: Recipe For Love–Romantic Comedy and Drama with a Vegan Theme

The past couple of months I’ve been busy writing. Content is practically pouring out of me, and I’m struggling to organize it into stories that people would actually want to read (and pay money for, and enjoy, and leave raving reviews to boot 🙂 Here is one of them. It has some autobiographical elements, but it’s completely fictional. But first, here is the gist of the story: Aleksandra Kwasniewska (Ola for short) is a popular blogger writing about green smoothies, living in New York City, and leading comfortable life. Everything changes and gets thrown off-balance, when her father gets...

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Books for Kids ages from 3 to 133 (because you’re never too young or too old to learn something new)

Books for Kids ages from 3 to 133 (because you’re never too young or too old to learn something new) Books for Kids ages from 3 to 133 (because you’re never too young or too old to learn something new) Books for Kids ages from 3 to 133 (because you're never too young or too old to learn something new) New Book: “My Limpy Dog: A Dog Adoption Story” (from 8 to 14 to 114 Year Olds!) "My Limpy Dog: A Dog Adoption Story" is a book about a boy named Adam (that’s my son), his mom and dad...

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New Book: “My Limpy Dog: A Dog Adoption Story” (from 8 to 14 to 114 Year Olds!)

“My Limpy Dog: A Dog Adoption Story” is a book about a boy named Adam (that’s my son), his mom and dad (me and my husband), and their dog, Ramzes (that’s the Limpy Dog from the title), and how we’ve met each other (SPOILER ALERT: it happened in an animal shelter, and, yes, Ramzes is adopted). The decision to adopt was a scary one and not without challenges, but in the end it changed the lives of both of us, and my entire family as well. At first we had many doubts: Was it a good decision? Were we...

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Traditions MUST EVOLVE (or DIE!): Tripe Soup with Oyster Mushrooms Recipe

Definition of Tradition: ‘The reason for doing things which have no apparent reason.’ Son: “Dad, why are you peeing on the cat” Dad: “Because it is Tradition God Damnit. Every July 23rd we pee on a cat. My Father peed on a cat, his father peed on a cat and you’re also gonna pee on the cat.” (definition via UrbanDictionary.com) As humans and human civilization evolve, so do the existing customs and traditions need to EVOLVE. Or, to put it bluntly: Traditions that are totally MESSED UP simply MUST EVOLVE OR DIE! (I never swear or use this kind...

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The Daily Vegan Hustle: GET DOWN IN THE TRENCHES AND DO THE WORK {THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT IT TAKES}

The 30 Day Vegan Hustle: GET DOWN IN THE TRENCHES AND DO THE WORK {THE TRUTH ABOUT WHAT IT TAKES} What are you doing TODAY — RIGHT NOW — to hustle? YES, we (vegans) spend a lot of time talking and complaining how bad the situation is and how come people still don’t get it and still don’t care…. And how heartbreaking it is to even THINK about it (it absof*cking*lutely is!) But here is the reality of today, and tomorrow as well: Talking and complaining is not the solution. Waiting for things to happen or for others to do the job for us is not going to be enough. Wishing and waiting for things to be different is not going to get the job done. Being sad and overwhelmed and not knowing how — is not going to cut it. Simply BEING the change, is not the same as taking action — and HUSTLING DAILY — to make the change happen. So, whether it’s Sunday morning — Monday evening — Wednesday night — or Thursday afternoon, … Let me ask you … what are you up to? Are you hustling? Or are you checking things off your to-do list? Groceries, laundry, pickup the kids, going to work, or back from work? All important and necessary… Perhaps you are relaxing on the couch, checking Facebook and Instagram; or watching...

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Write And Publish FAST! Interview with Camilla Kristiansen

How to Write And Publish FAST: Interview with Camilla Kristiansen, Success and Style Coach Joanna Slodownik: People make such a HUGE DEAL of writing and publishing a book — it seems like such a daunting task. Maybe they are paralyzed by their own striving for perfection — and worry that if their book doesn’t make it to NYT Best Seller list it will be a failure –and by extension — they would have wasted a lot time and effort, not to mention they’d feel like a failure as well… What would you say to someone who feels she has things to say, maybe even is already writing a blog or journal — but thinking I cannot publish a book, I’m not a writer, nobody would read my book — basically who gives up before they even started? Camilla Kristiansen: I would say that you just should do it. If you have a message inside of you, and I think we all have it, then you better get it out of you. I don’t think about it anymore if the thing I write is perfect or okay. I just do it regardless on how I feel and what people might think about me. The thing is that if you want to write a book then now is the time. today. Start with one chapter and then the next one etc....

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Does Your Social Media Profile SUCK? Taking VEGAN pages From SCARY to AWESOME – one page and update at a time….

Does Your Social Media Profile SUCK? OK so maybe that title is a bit harsh — but let’s just be honest with each other, since we’re both vegans and care about this issue a lot… …so are your pages and the way you present yourself and this message — on your blog, your website, social media profiles, various forums and discussions — actually helping or hurting this cause…? I’ve been involved in online marketing for quite some time now and during that time I’ve seen my share of bad pages – from plain boring and ugly, to downright scary....

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Potato Pancakes with Zucchini Recipe. Plus Why I Don’t Want to Be NORMAL

Note: If you are here just for the RECIPE, scroll down till the end and enjoy! I recently watched a disturbing video: animal activists broke into hatchery and stopped the machine that GRINDS MALE BABY CHICKS ALIVE (the video was titled: Civil Disobedience inside of an Egg Hatchery). Some of you who are not familiar with the practice may be asking — WHY WOULD ANYONE DO SUCH A THING? Aren’t young chicks some of the cutest creatures ever? Yellow, puffy, so delicate and fragile. Just too cute! And isn’t it wrong to just mass-kill the animals, regardless of what...

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