Food for Thought: How to Live Compassionately and Healthfully

Food for Thought: How to Live Compassionately and Healthfully

Food for Thought is THE resource for living compassionately and healthfully. Listen to insightful, common sense perspectives about food, animals, cooking, eating, health, language, politics, zero waste living, literature, film, advocacy, and so much more from the Joyful Vegan herself, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau.

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May 5, 2021 40 min

What is one of the biggest culprits hindering the “zero” part of my zero-waste journey? MAIL! Junk mail, flyers, catalogs, credit card offers, charity solicitations, and just...mail in general. How to reduce it? How to properly discard it? Listen to today's episode. 

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Ravens, the most intelligent of all birds, live deep in our consciousness and language. Today we explore all the words and expressions with "raven" as their root. GAME OF THRONES FANS: take note!

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"I wish this hadn't happened in my time." "So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." My inspiration for this episode.

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One of my goals has always been to take the word "vegan" out of the box called "vegan." My goal is constantly thwarted by

*the overuse of the word vegan

*the use of "vegan" to refer to people as well as food

*the attempt by some vegans to narrow the definition and make the word "vegan" refer to every social problem that exists in the world

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Food-related rituals, particularly those involving animals, are likely to be so revered that they supersede consideration for anything or anyone else. Join me today for a discussion of how to honor the traditions of Easter and Passover while staying true to our values.

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March 11, 2021 89 min

Listen to my conversation with World Vegan Travel founder about how joyful and abundant it is to travel when compassion is your compass. Vegan travel to Italy, Rwanda, Vietnam, Cambodia, Botswana, South Africa, France, Japan, and more.

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Jim Crow has become such a familiar term — as in Jim Crow Laws or the Jim Crow South or the Jim Crow Era — that it’s easy to miss the animal — in this case...the crow inside the phrase. How did the crow come to be associated with a repressive system of segregationist laws that hindered and harmed black men and women for decades after the Civil War? What is the story behind this animalogy

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February 27, 2021 53 min

In today's episode, I share my experience setting up 1,000-gallon rain catchment tanks and diverting the grey water from our sinks and showers to our gardens — instead of the sewer. A must-listen.

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February 20, 2021 30 min

In today's episode, I answer such questions as, "Are vitamin/mineral supplements necessary?" "Are there any risks to taking supplements?" "Are supplements just a waste of money?" "Is it necessary/wise to take a daily multivitamin?" "What zero-waste, vegan supplements do you take?" 

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February 13, 2021 34 min

The act of memorizing something — anything: a poem, a literary passage, a speech, a prayer, a philosophical treatise — is one of the most meaningful things we can do. In this episode, I explain why and how to do so.

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February 6, 2021 23 min

Derived from the name of the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite, aphrodisiac foods and beverages are said to have qualities that provide amorous inspiration for bewitching and beguiling your beloved. In this episode, I cover them all — for Valentine's Day or any romantic occasion.

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That's a mouthful!! In this episode, I offer some thoughts and suggestions for sustainable, animal-free, zero-waste gifts — whether they're for your romantic partner or platonic pal. Whether we're talking about flowers or chocolate or cards, there are some things to consider before purchasing if you want to make the most conscious choice.  

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January 25, 2021 20 min

Letting others know you appreciate and value them is one of the greatest gifts you can give. In today's episode, I recount personal stories of appreciation and the bonuses I experienced as a result.

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January 19, 2021 12 min

On Inauguration Day, not everyone will be talking about the inauguration of the next U.S. president; some (like me) will be talking about the animals hidden within the word itself. Join me for a journey back to ancient Rome to reveal the birds behind the words inaugural, inauguration, auspicious, auspices, and more.

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I have been an animal advocate for more than 25 years, and I see enough cruelty every day to have a pretty bleak view of the world: And yet, I have hope. No, I’m not a mythical creature. No, I’m not delusional, and yes, I’m paying attention.

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January 14, 2021 13 min

WARNING: Life-changing revelation! In this episode, I explain why it's fruitless to be surprised that a fig tree produces figs. Trust me. You'll want to hear this. 

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In this episode in our 15th year of Food for Thought Podcast, I explain how the hindsight of history can give us the insight of sages. 

As always, you can find lots of resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, you can find my books wherever books are sold, and you can join me in my online cooking classes or in an upcoming vegan trip.

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January 12, 2021 20 min

While feeling anger (or sorrow) at the plight of animals is understandable, letting anger define you is detrimental. In this episode, I discuss how to be  vegan with passion, purpose, and power rather than anger, outrage, and indignation.

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When it comes to human nutrition, the bottom line is: the nutrients we need are plant- (and bacteria-) based. Not animal-based. When it comes to healthy soil: the same is true. The nutrients that plants need to grow come from the ground — not animals.  

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January 9, 2021 18 min

In this episode, I explain the benefits of eating with awareness and provide suggestions for mindful eating. 

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