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Food for Thought: The Joys and Benefits of Living with Compassion and Purpose

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

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Food for Thought: The Joys and Benefits of Living with Compassion and Purpose

Food for Thought: The Joys and Benefits of Living with Compassion and Purpose

Colleen Patrick-Goudreau

230
Followers
446
Plays
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About Us

Emphasizing the fact that being vegan is a means rather than an end in itself, the Food for Thought podcast addresses all aspects of eating and living compassionately and healthfully. Each episode addresses commonly asked questions about being vegan, including those regarding animal protection, food, cooking, eating, and nutrition — and debunks the myths surrounding these issues. Hosted by bestselling author Colleen Patrick-Goudreau, Food for Thought has been changing lives for over a dozen years. Learn more at ColleenPatrickGoudreau.com.

Latest Episodes

Plant-Based Holiday Menus (Special Announcement)

A special announcement about our holiday online vegan cooking classes and how you can bring a friend for free. JoyfulVegan.com/Classes

4 min23 h ago
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Plant-Based Holiday Menus (Special Announcement)

Animal-Related Halloween Movies

Don't worry! I don't recommend films in which animals are the victims of gruesome violence. So, grab some popcorn, get a pen and paper, and settle into this episode where I share my suggestions for films that are perfect for Halloween —for kids and adults alike. This podcast is sponsored by listeners like you. Become a listener supporter at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau

93 min1 w ago
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Animal-Related Halloween Movies

They Were Never Really Vegan in the First Place: Ex-Vegans and Ex-Vegan Celebrities

Ex-Vegan celebrities — Miley Cyrus, Ellen DeGeneres, Joaquin Phoenix (just kidding, calm down) — and ex-vegan non-celebrities (friends, family members, co-workers) leave vegans feeling disappointed and perplexed. In this episode I address why people stop being vegan, and I address the responses vegans have to ex-vegans, such as "they were never vegan in the first place." Join me for this extended episode as I tackle the excuses and the reasons behind ex-vegans.

89 minOCT 1
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They Were Never Really Vegan in the First Place: Ex-Vegans and Ex-Vegan Celebrities

Animal-Friendly Gardens: Plants, Flowers, and Trees Named After Animals

The thousands of animal-related words and expressions we have in our English language illustrate how deeply connected we are to animals, and that's never more apparent than in the names of plants — both the common names and the botanical names. Join me on this fun journey through gardens, fields, and forests as we discover plants, trees, flowers, and fungi named after animals.

79 minSEP 2
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Animal-Friendly Gardens: Plants, Flowers, and Trees Named After Animals

Staying Healthy —Physically, Emotionally, Mentally — During (and After) a Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lock-down have added stress and strain to our bodies, hearts, and minds. Listen to this episode for ideas for staying healthy physically, emotionally, and mentally during this time and always. Thank you to listener supporters who make this podcast possible. Please become one at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau.

94 minAUG 6
Comments
Staying Healthy —Physically, Emotionally, Mentally — During (and After) a Pandemic

How to Reduce Pandemic-Related Plastic Pollution

Plastic consumption and plastic pollution have skyrocketed during the pandemic because of the increase in the use of disposable gloves, masks, and gowns; online shopping, restaurant take-out; and the prohibition of reusable bags, cups, and containers. What's a conscious consumer to do? Is it possible to reduce our plastic consumption when we're in the middle of a deadly pandemic? Can we still aspire to be low-waste or zero-waste (which was already aspirational in the best of times). Take a listen to this episode for tips on reducing your plastic consumption when it comes to: Restaurant Take-Out Grocery Shopping Hand Sanitizers Cleaning Products Ordering Online Properly Disposing Plastic Waste Enjoy some ideas for what you can do at home and in your own life.

77 minJUL 17
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How to Reduce Pandemic-Related Plastic Pollution

Heat of the Moment: Coping with Anxiety and Anger in Turbulent Times (Such as a Pandemic)

A deadly pandemic, job loss, economic turmoil, social isolation, fear, insecurity, debt, disparity, civic unrest, and confronting centuries-long racial tensions, systemic racism, and injustice. No wonder people are angry and anxious. Join me for this episode about how to come together, cope, and find hope and joy in turbulent times.

61 minJUL 4
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Heat of the Moment: Coping with Anxiety and Anger in Turbulent Times (Such as a Pandemic)

Humane Critter Control: Managing Uninvited House Guests (REBROADCAST)

Every one of us has had to manage what to do when uninvited guests take up residence in our attics, walls, or basements. Sadly, we're too quick to consider them "pests" and take lethal measures to get rid of them. But even when we want to take compassionate action, we may be deceived or making it worse for the animal. Listen to this important episode about how to change our perception and behavior and still humanely deal with rats, squirrels, raccoons, and even cockroaches.

46 minJUL 1
Comments
Humane Critter Control: Managing Uninvited House Guests (REBROADCAST)

Pig Laws and Black Codes: Why Voting Matters (and Why Those Who Suppress it Are Losing)

If you’ve ever doubted the power of voting, all you need to do is take a look at the history of and struggle for suffrage — the right to vote — in this country, because the power of voting can be measured by the efforts to suppress, limit, and restrict it. Voting rights have been hard-won for most segments of the population, especially the millions of black men and women who endured the horrors of slavery. Today -- a little history and lots of resources for voting and making sure others can do the

61 minJUN 19
Comments
Pig Laws and Black Codes: Why Voting Matters (and Why Those Who Suppress it Are Losing)

How to Engage in Politics without Becoming Cynical

As advocates for the causes we care about — whether it’s racial justice, environmental sustainability, animal protection, reproductive rights, or all of the above — it can be difficult to decide where to spend your time, money, and energy, and I don’t believe there’s one answer. But I do believe political engagement is one of them. Join me in this episode for the best ways to get your voice heard federally, regionally, and locally.

50 minJUN 11
Comments
How to Engage in Politics without Becoming Cynical

Latest Episodes

Plant-Based Holiday Menus (Special Announcement)

A special announcement about our holiday online vegan cooking classes and how you can bring a friend for free. JoyfulVegan.com/Classes

4 min23 h ago
Comments
Plant-Based Holiday Menus (Special Announcement)

Animal-Related Halloween Movies

Don't worry! I don't recommend films in which animals are the victims of gruesome violence. So, grab some popcorn, get a pen and paper, and settle into this episode where I share my suggestions for films that are perfect for Halloween —for kids and adults alike. This podcast is sponsored by listeners like you. Become a listener supporter at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau

93 min1 w ago
Comments
Animal-Related Halloween Movies

They Were Never Really Vegan in the First Place: Ex-Vegans and Ex-Vegan Celebrities

Ex-Vegan celebrities — Miley Cyrus, Ellen DeGeneres, Joaquin Phoenix (just kidding, calm down) — and ex-vegan non-celebrities (friends, family members, co-workers) leave vegans feeling disappointed and perplexed. In this episode I address why people stop being vegan, and I address the responses vegans have to ex-vegans, such as "they were never vegan in the first place." Join me for this extended episode as I tackle the excuses and the reasons behind ex-vegans.

89 minOCT 1
Comments
They Were Never Really Vegan in the First Place: Ex-Vegans and Ex-Vegan Celebrities

Animal-Friendly Gardens: Plants, Flowers, and Trees Named After Animals

The thousands of animal-related words and expressions we have in our English language illustrate how deeply connected we are to animals, and that's never more apparent than in the names of plants — both the common names and the botanical names. Join me on this fun journey through gardens, fields, and forests as we discover plants, trees, flowers, and fungi named after animals.

79 minSEP 2
Comments
Animal-Friendly Gardens: Plants, Flowers, and Trees Named After Animals

Staying Healthy —Physically, Emotionally, Mentally — During (and After) a Pandemic

The Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lock-down have added stress and strain to our bodies, hearts, and minds. Listen to this episode for ideas for staying healthy physically, emotionally, and mentally during this time and always. Thank you to listener supporters who make this podcast possible. Please become one at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau.

94 minAUG 6
Comments
Staying Healthy —Physically, Emotionally, Mentally — During (and After) a Pandemic

How to Reduce Pandemic-Related Plastic Pollution

Plastic consumption and plastic pollution have skyrocketed during the pandemic because of the increase in the use of disposable gloves, masks, and gowns; online shopping, restaurant take-out; and the prohibition of reusable bags, cups, and containers. What's a conscious consumer to do? Is it possible to reduce our plastic consumption when we're in the middle of a deadly pandemic? Can we still aspire to be low-waste or zero-waste (which was already aspirational in the best of times). Take a listen to this episode for tips on reducing your plastic consumption when it comes to: Restaurant Take-Out Grocery Shopping Hand Sanitizers Cleaning Products Ordering Online Properly Disposing Plastic Waste Enjoy some ideas for what you can do at home and in your own life.

77 minJUL 17
Comments
How to Reduce Pandemic-Related Plastic Pollution

Heat of the Moment: Coping with Anxiety and Anger in Turbulent Times (Such as a Pandemic)

A deadly pandemic, job loss, economic turmoil, social isolation, fear, insecurity, debt, disparity, civic unrest, and confronting centuries-long racial tensions, systemic racism, and injustice. No wonder people are angry and anxious. Join me for this episode about how to come together, cope, and find hope and joy in turbulent times.

61 minJUL 4
Comments
Heat of the Moment: Coping with Anxiety and Anger in Turbulent Times (Such as a Pandemic)

Humane Critter Control: Managing Uninvited House Guests (REBROADCAST)

Every one of us has had to manage what to do when uninvited guests take up residence in our attics, walls, or basements. Sadly, we're too quick to consider them "pests" and take lethal measures to get rid of them. But even when we want to take compassionate action, we may be deceived or making it worse for the animal. Listen to this important episode about how to change our perception and behavior and still humanely deal with rats, squirrels, raccoons, and even cockroaches.

46 minJUL 1
Comments
Humane Critter Control: Managing Uninvited House Guests (REBROADCAST)

Pig Laws and Black Codes: Why Voting Matters (and Why Those Who Suppress it Are Losing)

If you’ve ever doubted the power of voting, all you need to do is take a look at the history of and struggle for suffrage — the right to vote — in this country, because the power of voting can be measured by the efforts to suppress, limit, and restrict it. Voting rights have been hard-won for most segments of the population, especially the millions of black men and women who endured the horrors of slavery. Today -- a little history and lots of resources for voting and making sure others can do the

61 minJUN 19
Comments
Pig Laws and Black Codes: Why Voting Matters (and Why Those Who Suppress it Are Losing)

How to Engage in Politics without Becoming Cynical

As advocates for the causes we care about — whether it’s racial justice, environmental sustainability, animal protection, reproductive rights, or all of the above — it can be difficult to decide where to spend your time, money, and energy, and I don’t believe there’s one answer. But I do believe political engagement is one of them. Join me in this episode for the best ways to get your voice heard federally, regionally, and locally.

50 minJUN 11
Comments
How to Engage in Politics without Becoming Cynical
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