Raintees is honored to have had the opportunity to interview the inspiring and beautiful Alicia Silverstone. Alicia is not only a talented actress, but also an author and avid environmentalist, advocate for animal rights, veganism, green living, and and a kinder every day lifestyle. Below is our exclusive interview with Alicia – read on and be inspired!
RT: We love your website and book and the variety of information and tips it provides. What inspired you to start The Kind Life and what has been the impact so far? Do you plan on writing another book?
I started The Kind Life in October 2009 at the same time I published my book, The Kind Diet. Both were inspired by the transformation I experienced after adopting this way of eating. I saw others around me do the same and experience the same positive changes, and I realized it was just too good a secret to keep to myself. I had way too much to say to fit it all in one book, so the site is an extension of the book. While my book provides a strong foundation for getting started, the site inspires people to keep going and stay excited as they continue their kind journeys. I wanted to give everyone the tools to make this lifestyle as fun and easy as possible.
Since I started The Kind Life two years ago, the community has grown to over 40,000 members. Each week, I post success stories readers have shared with me. It’s inspiring to hear from people of all walks of life who have healed a variety of health problems, from acne to diabetes, to obesity, to post-traumatic stress disorder – just by changing the way they eat. The impact of The Kind Diet has been incredibly gratifying, and I definitely plan to write more books.
RT: You have done a lot of work with PETA and various organizations to help animals. Have you always been an animal lover? Is this dedication to animals what inspired you to adopt a vegan lifestyle?
I have always loved animals. When I was a little girl, my mom and I rescued them together. Anytime we were driving and saw a stray, we would pull over and help, even on the freeway! As an adult, I realized that farm animals aren’t that different from dogs and cats, or any animal that we think of as pets. I wouldn’t eat my dog, so why would I eat cows or pigs, who are highly intelligent and can show the same range of emotions as my pets? My love of animals is what inspired me to become vegan, and luckily, it’s a choice that has made me healthier than ever.
RT: Our fans would love to help out with your work – how can they get involved?
First, I would say read The Kind Diet, then visit The Kind Life and share your thoughts and questions with me and the community. You have to make the choices that feel right to you, but to become your best self, you also need to be well-informed. My experience has been that when people educate themselves about the food industry and learn about the health benefits of a plant-based diet, adopting a kinder way of life becomes a no-brainer. Follow your heart, and everything will unfold from there.
RT: We are excited for your new line of eco-friendly makeup brushes and bags. Do you have hopes of expansion for the line? If so, what do they include?
I am in my third year of collaboration with EcoTools, and we’re about to launch our third collection, so look out!
Thank you so much Alicia for your time and sharing your wisdom with Rain Tees and our fans. Your efforts and dedication to health and well being motivate us to become better human beings and make better choices for ourselves and others. We are looking forward to seeing your third collection with Eco Tools!
To learn more visit Alicia’s blog please visit The Kind Life!
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About the Author:
Chloe Hallock is a yoga teacher, artist and model from Portland Oregon. For her 24 years, Chloe is an old and dynamic soul having traveled extensively, attending university in Victoria, BC, sailing around the world on Semester at Sea and teaching and modeling in Australia. She is a yoga competitor placing 11th in the USA and her passions for art, yoga and travel led her create her own yoga apparel line, Choco Designs. She loves interning at Rain Tees, writing, graphic designing and working on social media campaigns.