166: Joyful Vegan
with Colleen Patrick-Goudreau
Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is a speaker, cultural commentator, podcaster and award-winning author of seven books. She's an acclaimed speaker and beloved host of the inspiring podcast, "Food for Thought", and has since launched a spin-off podcast called "Animalogy".
In this podcast, Colleen discusses some of the reasons in which people may have trouble going vegan, along with helpful ways to help understand the way people operate, which helps us to more effectively have conversations around the topic of veganism.
For more Colleen:
30 Day Vegan Challenge: https://www.colleenpatrickgoudreau.com/book/the-30-day-vegan-challenge-new-edition/
More about Colleen:
Colleen Patrick-Goudreau’s compassionate living philosophy is propelling plant-based eating into the mainstream and forever changing how we regard animals.
A recognized expert and thought leader on the culinary, social, ethical, and practical aspects of living compassionately and healthfully, Colleen Patrick-Goudreau is a speaker, cultural commentator, podcaster, and award-winning author of seven books, including the bestselling The Joy of Vegan Baking, The Vegan Table, Color Me Vegan, Vegan’s Daily Companion, On Being Vegan, The 30-Day Vegan Challenge, and her newest book, The Joyful Vegan: How to Stay Vegan in a World That Wants You to Eat Meat, Dairy, and Eggs. She is an acclaimed speaker and beloved host of the inspiring podcast, “Food for Thought,” which has been voted Favorite Podcast by VegNews magazine readers several years in a row. She launched a spin-off podcast called Animalogy in 2017. Along with fellow advocates, she recently formed a political action committee called East Bay Animal PAC to work with government officials on animal issues in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Colleen shares her message of compassion and wellness on national and regional TV and radio programs, including a regular segment on Good Day Sacramento and as a monthly contributor on National Public Radio (KQED). She has appeared on the Food Network, CBS, PBS, and FOX; interviews with her have been featured on NPR, Huffington Post, U.S. News and World Report; her letters and editorials are published in publications such as The New York Times and The Atlantic Magazine, and her recipes have been featured on Epicurious.com and Oprah.com.
Colleen lives in Oakland, CA with her husband David and two cats, Charlie and Michiko.
According to a Study of Current and Former Vegetarians and Vegans by Faunalytics, 84% of vegetarians/vegans abandon their diet. Bestselling author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau wants to help prevent vegans from becoming ex-vegans.
Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, expert on vegan living, and host of the Food for Thought podcast, provides solutions to overcome the most challenging aspects of becoming and staying vegan, and offers insight into how readers can make conscious, healthful choices in their everyday lives.
As creatures of conscience humans want to do the right thing, but that often butts up against the equally strong desire to fit in socially. The Joyful Vegan gives readers the tools and resources they need to do both—to manifest their values of compassion and wellness and not feel like a freak for doing so.