The Joys and Benefits of Living Compassionately and Healthfully. In Other Words: Vegan.
Vegan Weddings: How Dare You Reflect Who You Are on Your Special Day

So many vegans have been conditioned to be apologetic, self-effacing, or even ashamed for manifesting their values. Lest they be called selfish, rigid, or unreasonable, many compromise what they care about most to please someone else. This plays out in many scenarios but especially during wedding-planning. Whether or not...

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Compassionate Fashion

I get a lot of questions from both men and women about finding compassionate clothing and shoes made without animal skins, fur, hair, or other body parts(!) – that are both fashionable as well as affordable. Today, I share my thoughts about why it costs a little more to...

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Livestock industry hinders California’s water conservation

Guest commentary: Livestock industry hinders California’s water conservation Editorial for Contra Costa Times ‘Opinion’. Published: March 2014 Colleen Patrick-Goudreau reflects on our use of water as a limited resource. By Colleen Patrick-Goudreau Via the newly signed Farm Bill, the Obama administration is offering $100 million to bail out the...

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The Favors We Do Animals…By Eating Them?

In his famous “Autobiography,” published posthumously in 1793, Benjamin Franklin recounts his experience following a vegetarian diet when he was 16 years old. Having read Thomas Tryon’s 1691 book “The Way to Health,” which extolls the many benefits of a “vegetable diet,” Franklin found that it promoted “greater clearness...

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Vegan: The Way to Compassion

The new format of my Food for Thought podcast includes a segment called The Compassionate Life in which I share my own reflections and observations of what it means to live a compassionate life. In today’s episode, I establish the fact that the foundation of veganism is compassion –...

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