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Putting the V in Psychology

My Home Planet, a series of podcasts by Natasha Milne, shares the stories of people who wake up each day and work for the betterment and future of our beautiful earth and those we share it with.

Clare Mann had the pleasure of contributing to this series to talk about veganism, communication and animal social justice and how each of us has a part to play in creating a more compassionate world through veganism and non-speciesism.

Click below to access the podcast recording:

https://www.myhomeplanet.org/single-post/2016/11/08/Clare-Mann–Putting-the-Vegan-in-Psychology

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From Surviving to Thriving – Tools for living expansively in a non-vegan world

Where are you in your vegan journey?  Are you a new vegan who excitedly wants to share veganism but feel thwarted by those who ridicule you, think you’re odd or who show no real interest?  Have you become aware of animal cruelty and are outraged when others don’t become vegan when you tell them about it?  Are you experiencing improved health and wellbeing and yet feel alienated from those who prefer to overconsume and concentrate only on their own personal interests? In short, are you surviving or are you thriving, feeling part of this new era of veganism with all its benefits for people, animals and planet?

The number of people adopting a vegan lifestyle is growing across the world, so is awareness of it by those who wish to resist, ridicule and criticise those who choose this lifestyle, understanding little of the philosophical basis underpinning this lifestyle.  How do you become part of this social justice movement and also enjoy your journey so it underpins your life, rather than feeling your energy is spent defending yourself and countering attacks?  In short, how do you learn to thrive?

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Is a Vegan Meal Really Catering to Your Needs?

There are numerous situations when vegans feel unable to participate, such as dining at certain restaurants or eating when others are eating animal products.  Vegans vary in the extent to which they can tolerate being around others eating non-vegan food; some are satisfied to eat a special meal whereas others feel so uncomfortable being around people who are eating animal products that they feel miserable and anxious, or even avoid going out.  Each vegan has to decide where they stand on this as communication with others about these issues will be different.

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