Our very first Share & Swap feature! If you aren’t quite sure what that means, take a stroll over to the Share & Swap page. We are so so excited to have our first guest, YouHippies! I connected with these guys on Google+, and I immediately felt the love exuding from their site. I have a strong feeling that you will, too. Let’s get to know them!
I had the pleasure of interviewing Landon. Take a look:
Bianca: Tell us a bit more about YouHippies – your story, mission, etc.
Landon: When we moved to Fort Worth, TX, we were just those “Down-to-Earth” neighbors. People have asked us about our natural dreadlocks, our wildly-tamed cat, and what it’s like commuting exclusively on bicycle. No matter what people have asked us about, our answers elicit the same response: “you hippies.”We do promote love and peace, but what does it really mean to be a “hippie”? Is it complimentary or derogatory? Perhaps YouHippies will help us.Our mission is to innovate, inform, and inspire new ideas that contribute to the wellness and sustainability of all species.
B: Who or what inspires you?
L: We try to retain an awareness of our environment and relate those experiences to discover ourselves. When we recognize synchronicities, or patterns of coincidence, we become inspired to create material that further progresses our spiritual journey.
B: Name 3 things that make you happy.
L: Imagining, creating, and sharing with you hippies.
B: Talk a little bit about bicycling (I love this!)
L: We recently up-cycled two vintage road bikes that we currently use exclusively for our commuting. Commuting on bicycle is an enlightening experience, much like any change in lifestyle. In Fort Worth, we have very few bike lanes, but there are a few trails dedicated to cyclists.
There are three main reasons for why we commute exclusively on bicycle: money, health, and environment. For more detail, please read Three Reasons for Commuting on Bicycle.
B: If you could share advice with someone who is on the fence about adopting a vegan lifestyle, what would it be?
L: Re-evaluate what it means to vegan and what purpose it has in your life. We are all influenced by others, and we all influence others.
5 Fun Facts About YouHippies
- Delicious Dish: Oatmeal (Oats, raisins, cranberries, apple, cinnamon, strawberries, banana, flax cereal, chia seeds, goji berries, sunflower seeds, pecans) with homemade bread with almond butter.)
- Choice Veggie: Broccoli (or any type of grass for Mau)
- Choice Fruit: Banana
- Spirit Animal: Mau
- TV Binge: Crashcourse on YouTube
Thanks so much for sharing with us, guys! Peace & Love ;) xx B