Articles and Interviews

Articles, Interviews, Videos and Podcasts

Does it matter if your therapist is vegan?

Clients see therapists for a wide range of issues including divorce, physical abuse, addictions and eating disorders.  They don’t necessarily need to have personally suffered from these challenges to help.  But what if you’re suffering from vystopia? Would you feel heard by a non-vegan therapist?  If your problems aren’t about vystopia, could you compartmentalise your

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2019 The Year of the Vegan?

2019 is poised to be the Year of the Vegan, so why aren't we all excited, instead cynical that a vegan world is possible? Watch this 4 min video on why we need to be excited to make it happen and escape the pain of this not-yet vegan world. Sites Mentioned: http://onegreenplanet.org http://gaia.com http://plantbasednew.org http://livekindly.co

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From Eurythmics Musical Director to Animal Activist

The Animal Rights Conference 2018 in Los Angeles was an inspiring event welcoming animal protection groups and individual activists all over the world to both share and learn tools and techniques to create a vegan world. One of those activists was Chucho Merchan, a highly talented musician who was the artistic director for eight years

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Can you be a happy animal activist?

In 2018 I attended the 2018 Animal Rights Conference in Los Angeles. Over 1300 people attended and experienced a vast array of speakers, workshops, stalls, and live music. The event was well catered for, with vegans enjoying the luxury of not having to check every meal for ingredients. The premiere of the Australian documentary, Dominion,

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Vystopia and Being Nice to Spiders

Ever since the age of four, and watching his dad refuse to kill spiders, station manager Gerry Edwards of UK Panda radio station felt something that he couldn’t quite put his finger on. However, when he read the definition of Vystopia, he was really pleased to know that he wasn’t alone. In this 7-minute radio

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I lost friends when I became vegan – Now I’m a lot happier

Vegans vary enormously when it comes to maintaining relationships with non-vegan friends and intimate partners. Research into the key challenges facing vegans on this journey is explored under “What Used to Work doesn’t – Relationships with Non-Vegans” in Vystopia: The Anguish of Being Vegan in Non-Vegan World (Mann 2018). Vegan journalist Mitchell Jordan shares a

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Veganism is Growing but Why are Vegans so Preachy?

Vegans are often criticised for being preachy and wanting to tell other people what to do. Why can’t they leave people alone and get on with their own lives? In this 5-minute interview on the UK’s BBC Radio 5 Live, Clare Mann responds to this question and invites the interviewer to re-think her definition of

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Is There Such a Thing as Vegan Depression?

Over the years, clients have visited me with symptoms of anxiety and depression. Despite many discussing what they think might contribute to this, the majority of people struggle to alleviate their symptoms and are unaware of the real causes of their distress. However, vegans know specifically what is causing their distress; Knowing about the systematised

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