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Hold tight to what you love and give a little squeeze. ~Colleen Patrick-Goudreau


Often when you tell someone you’re vegan, the response is: “Why are you vegan? Is it for health or ethics?” Somehow, the answer matters, and depending on your answer, people respond differently. Join me as I discuss if our motivation to become vegan affects our dedication to remain vegan. I also share my opinion about people who identify as "plant-based" rather than "vegan."

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May you sink into what makes you happiest (and be congratulated for it) - just like Michiko. ~Colleen Patrick-Goudreau


There's a kitty in my glass! My first smoothie using my new Blendtec blender is seriously the smoothest and creamiest smoothie I've ever made! I don't think I'll ever eat solid food again. And Michiko approves as well.

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The idea of not meeting a deadline or being late for an appointment or letting someone down is the stuff of nightmares for me. Touring with The 30-Day Vegan Challenge and speaking all around the country made it impossible for me to release this week's podcast episode. That's all you need to know, but if you want to listen to my adventures at the Natural Food Expo and my misadventures in FL and Mexico via the Holistic Holiday at Sea cruise, take a listen. Regular podcast schedule resumes on March 29th!

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"May we have the sensitivity, playfulness, and inquisitiveness of the turkeys. May we learn from the animals what we need to be better people." ~Colleen Patrick-Goudreau


"May we have the wisdom, serenity, and humility of the donkeys. My hope is that we can learn from the animals what we need to be better people." ~Colleen Patrick-Goudreau


“Once a human makes a connection with non-human animals, it’s nearly impossible to kill them. It’s why those in the slaughter industry do everything they can to disconnect themselves from the terrified animals whose lives they end. If every one of us could see the individuals we pay to have killed for us, if we could name them, if we could hear their voices and watch their babies being born, we’d beg for their lives to be spared and realize how quickly our palates and tastes can change. My hope is that the billions of animals brought into this world only to be killed won’t have to wait much longer for us to make the connection. Time is running out, and our hearts are dying as we stop theirs. May we have the courage to open our minds and hearts to those we cannot see, to those we have not named, to those we have not loved. It is only through human consciousness that animals will be free from harm.”


"Of course, there is life after dairy-based cheese, and a better life it is. Dairy-based cheese is all about fat, salt, and texture, and all of those pleasures are available outside of the form called dairy based cheese" ~The 30-Day Vegan Challenge


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