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Personal Development

Posts in this category should focus on the personal growth and development aspects of living a vegan lifestyle, including mental, emotional, and even professional growth.

Let’s Talk About Michele . . .

Ever heard anyone talk about themselves in the third person…?  Think, Dobby the house elf in Harry Potter or, if you’re old enough to remember, Mr T. It’s called “Illeism.” It may sound oddly childish or pompous, but it can also be an effective coaching tool. Trying to make a difficult decision?  Speaking about ourselves in the […]

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Episode 167: Consciousness and Cluelessness with Podcaster Carly Puch

In this episode of the Vedge Your Best podcast, I’m excited to interview Carly Jean Puch of Consciously Carly. Carly hosts the Consciously Clueless podcast and works as a Conscious Living Coach.     On the podcast and in her coaching she incorporates mindfulness, sustainability, and plants to help people change their personal lives so

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Episode 161: Cognitive Distortions

This episode of the Vedge Your Best podcast is all about cognitive distortions–irrational ways of thinking that can distort your perception of reality.     I discuss 10 common cognitive distortions: All-or-nothing thinking  Viewing things in absolute terms, like seeing oneself as a complete failure for a single mistake. Overgeneralization  Drawing broad conclusions from a

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Episode 154: Veganism, Hypnosis, and the Unconscious Mind with Melissa Tiers

In this episode of the Vedge Your Best podcast, I talk to Melissa Tiers, vegetarian and founder of the Center for Integrative Hypnosis in New York City. Melissa is a certified hypnosis instructor specializing in medical hypnotherapy, EFT, and neuro-linguistic programming. She uses an integrative approach to help people make changes on both conscious and

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