Such a sad conversation with a friend this evening. She is a very well meaning "vegetarian" - lives completely on processed food, frozen Lean Cuisine, McDonald's french fries, etc. so that she can save animals - she is a very dedicated animal rescuer, has found homes for hundreds of dogs and cats. A really, really good person, but I would so like to see her eat a decent diet. Even if she would embrace eggs and dairy - she suffers from depression, is overweight, and has started giving herself B12 shots. She is such a good person. I was so sad listening to her relate her very real problems, IMHO at least partially (who am I kidding - mostly) caused by poor diet. As I sit here feeling energy and health practically radiate from the ends of my fingers I wish I could find some way to talk with her about eating better. But you know what? I think it is a form of self-abuse and is on some level deliberate. I think she doesn't believe she deserves to be healthy, happy, to take good care of herself. I have tried before to talk to her, not even about meat, just about maybe eating an apple once in a while, or steaming up some veg in the microwave, anything, and she got really upset with me. She insists she does not cook, doesn't want to cook, doesn't have time, etc. It is hard for me to imagine this attitude, but I can only think it stems from deep insecurity and feelings of worthlessness.
Working very hard tonight! Very busy - must go -