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Our CHOICES IMPACT ANIMALS: The Dynamics of Choice

In addition to being a therapist, I’m a humane educator, encouraging people to think about the world’s animals in ways they might not have considered before.  This new blog, aptly named, Exploring Veganism, will hopefully do the same thing.  My fellow blog contributors and I also want to help those of you who are not vegan gain a deeper understanding of what motivates and triggers the vegans in your life as well as what factors led them to go down that path.


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Can Vegans Get the Support They Need While Grieving the Loss of a Loved One?

Since starting this blog, I have heard from several vegans how it has been challenging to get the support they needed when grieving a loved one.

Culture uses food as an important balm.  People bring food, talk about food, make food, serve food when comforting others or seeking comfort.  And, unless it is a support group run by and for vegans, there is going to be a lot of talk about and serving of non-vegan food. 


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Busting Myths About Veganism: Part One

As a vegan, you get pretty accustomed to being the butt of jokes.

Some are just plain offensive, like t-shirts boasting, “PETA: People Eating Tasty Animals”... because mocking compassion is apparently humorous? Others are often rooted in stereotypes about vegans. Like all stereotypes, they are, at best, gross over-generalizations— and at worst, harmful myths.