Colleen Patrick-Goudreau – The Joyful Vegan


Finding plant-based recipes? Easy. Dealing with the social, cultural, and emotional pressures of being vegan? Thats the hard part.

Motivated by a desire to eat more healthfully or live more ethically, many people choose veganism as a logical and sensible response to their concerns about animals, the environment, and their health. Yet, despite their positive intentions, theyre often met with resistance from friends, family members, and society at large. These external factors can make veganism socially difficult – and emotionally exhausting – to sustain.

This leads to an unfortunate reality: The majority of vegetarians and vegans revert back to consuming meat, dairy, or eggs – breaching their own values and sabotaging their own goals in the process.

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, known as the Joyful Vegan, has guided countless individuals through the process of becoming vegan. Now, in The Joyful Vegan, she shares her insights into why some people stay vegan and others dont. Understanding that the food is the easy part of being vegan, Colleen turns her attention to what she believes is the most challenging – dealing with the social, cultural, and emotional aspects: being asked to defend your eating choices, living with the awareness of animal suffering, feeling the pressure (often self-inflicted) to be perfect, and experiencing guilt, remorse, and anger.

In this audiobook, Colleen shares her wisdom for navigating and overcoming these challenges and arms listeners with solutions and strategies for staying confident with family and friends, creating healthy relationships, communicating effectively, sharing enthusiasm without evangelizing, finding like-minded community, and experiencing peace of mind as a vegan in a non-vegan world.

By implementing the tools provided in this book, you will find that you can live ethically, eat healthfully, engage socially – and remain a joyful vegan.

Author: Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
Narrator: Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
Duration: 8 hours 32 minutes
Released: 19 Dec 2011
Publisher: Blackstone Publishing
Language: English

User Review:

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This author is the reason, her 30-day Vegan Challenge to be exact, for me becoming vegan, so this book is just reinforcement for the 2 years of very healthy eating, living and habit forming. A very easy read, informative resources and a genuine person getting the word out – Stop eating animals !!!