May 10, 2023
The work of fighting to make the world a better place for all sentient beings can be fraught with adversity, leaving even the most resolute of us disheartened at times. And that’s why we’re so thankful for today’s guest, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau because she’s a breath of fresh air and an exemplar of how thought leaders can inspire change through the power of positivity. Known as the Joyful Vegan, Colleen is a long-time animal activist, producer, and host of the podcasts Animalogy and Food For Thought, host of vegan trips all over the world, and bestselling author of seven books. She’s also been a regular contributor to NPR. She’s appeared on the Food Network, and her recipes have been featured on Oprah.com.
Always optimistic, extremely persuasive, and very quotable, we are super thrilled to welcome her to the show today!
“We have cognitive dissonance, and that means we’re having
difficulty holding two ideas at the same time. And that creates
dissonance. That creates discomfort. And in order to reconcile that
discomfort, we have to either change our behavior or we have to
change our thinking about our behavior. And so that’s what we do
when it comes to the animals we love and the animals we eat.”
What we discuss in this episode:
Colleen’s upbringing and how she became vegan.
How we become conditioned to eat meat, and how we can change our behavior.
Why some people experience fear when considering a plant-based diet.
Colleen’s tips for anyone considering going vegan.
How language shapes attitudes toward animals.
How human behavior can invite unwanted animal interactions.
The benefits of not overusing the word “vegan.”
Colleen’s website: Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
Joyful Vegan Twitter: Colleen Patrick-Goudreau (@JoyfulVegan) / Twitter
World Vegan Travel: Colleen Patrick-Goudreau - World Vegan Travel
Animalogy podcast: Animalogy Podcast Archives - Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
Food for Thought podcast: Food For Thought Podcast Archives - Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
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