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The Joyful Vegan

How to Stay Vegan in a World That Wants You to Eat Meat, Dairy, and Egg
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Finding plant-based recipes? Easy. Dealing with the social, cultural, and emotional pressures of being vegan? That’s 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, they’re 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 don’t. 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.

©2019 Colleen Patrick-Goudreau (P)2019 Blackstone Publishing

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Inspirational!

Colleen's kindness and empathy comes through in every word she speaks. A Joy to hear!

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  • Emily J.
  • 23-12-19

As a sad vegan - just what I needed

When you become vegan and open up your eyes to the world of animal cruelty, your life changes forever. You suffer and cry and how you look at the world changes radically. You hurt, truly hurt. Add this to the constant negative feedback from your family, friends, coworkers, and even strangers, you feel beaten down and lost. Colleen GETS this. I found myself listening to this book saying "YES, EXACTLY!" and it was such a relief to find that my feelings were so common. Throughout the book, Colleen uses a lot of quotes from her listeners (she is a prolific author, podcaster and YouTuber) which brought a lot of authenticity to the book, and made me feel so much less alone. I loved the layout of the book (stages of veganism) and thought that she brought a good realistic outlook - the idea of planting a seed and walking away has given me a lot of peace in my interactions with non-vegans. And since she does this professionally, she was a wonderful narrator. I HIGHLY recommend this book to vegans, especially the ones that are struggling with dealing with the non-vegan world around them. Thank you Colleen for writing this book.

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  • Brenda
  • 10-12-19

Well Written

A lot of research and thought was put into this book. A must read for anyone vegan, or anyone thinking about becoming vegan.

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  • Jeff Hillwig
  • 15-12-19

Excellent Reasons For Lifestyle Change Throughout

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 !!!

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  • Deanna Hope
  • 17-01-20

Perfect for any Vegan or those thinking about it!

Well written, she gave you resources in the best way to approach veganism for yourself and those around you. Well rounded, no matter why you’re thinking plant based, she covers the best way to spread love to both humans and animals alike!