Welcome! We are Wendy Gabbe Day and Eric Day, the creators of Lively Days. We wanted to share our everyday adventures of trying to live healthy, compassionate, and sustainable lives in the hopes it may inspire others to also consider their daily choices. Our core values of sustainability inspired us to create this site. We currently live in Portland, OR with our son, Eli (born July 2012). We previously had our own blogs but decided to combine our efforts.

Wendy is the author of Scatter Vegan Sweets, a vegan cooking instructor, personal trainer, and board member (formerly coordinator) for Northwest VEG. She attended University of California, Irvine and graduated with honors in English while playing Division 1 college basketball. A vegetarian since birth and a vegan since the age of 5, Wendy was exposed to a holistic, natural approach to health and wellness from a very early age. Her father, David Gabbe, is a vegan cooking instructor and author of vegan cookbooks.

Eric has worked as a software engineer since high school and earned a Computer Science degree from Portland State University. He has worked for a number of technology companies with a focus on open source software and now works as an independent contractor. He's on the board of Northwest VEG and previously served as Vice President for two years. During his senior year in high school Eric started learning about veganism and shortly thereafter started following the lifestyle.

In recent years we started learning more about simple living and the minimalist lifestyle - which align well with our values of sustainability. It's been a fun journey exploring new ways to simplify our lives, and the more we do, the more we realize we've got a long ways to go. We hope you find our website useful in exploring your own path!

Wendy, Eric, Eli, and Kahlua

Eric, Wendy, and Eli
Wendy and Eric

Sharing our everyday adventures of trying to live healthy, compassionate, and sustainable lives.

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