Transformative Power of a Vegan Lifestyle
I’m a psychologist, transformational coach, and vegan lifestyle educator. I’m passionate about helping people move toward a plant-powered lifestyle for their own emotional and physical well-being, and to create a more compassionate, healthy, and sustainable world for all. I’m also passionate about empowering vegans, vegetarians, advocates, and healers to thrive emotionally and interpersonally.
I’m conducting research for a book on the emotional, social, and spiritual impacts of living a vegan lifestyle. While society often views veganism as restrictive, undesirable, and unattainable, the experience of many vegans is one of abundance and fulfillment. Many vegans describe an inner transformation in mind-body-spirit as they move into a vegan lifestyle.
And at the same time, as our hearts open to greater compassion, there can also be emotional and social challenges that come with being vegans in a non-vegan world.
My hope is that this research will support vegans to live with even more purpose, impact, and fulfillment, and may inspire and empower the veg-curious to step forward on to this compassionate, healthy, and life-affirming path.
Research: Surveys were collected from 300+ vegans from April 2021 through April 2022. Follow-up interviews were conducted from September 2021 through September 2022 with 70+ vegans. The focus of the surveys and interviews was to learn more about vegans’ experiences emotionally, mentally, socially, and spiritually in living a vegan lifestyle. The findings were reviewed to assess core themes that emerged from the surveys and interviews. The book is now in the writing process.
The findings indicate that many vegans report psychological transformation as they embark on a vegan lifestyle, including greater alignment with values, deeper compassion for all beings, a sense of purpose, greater fulfillment, peace, feeling more empowered to take charge of their health, and connecting with a like-hearted tribe.
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