Posts in this section should focus on the mental attitudes or psychological approaches to adopting and maintaining a vegan lifestyle. This could include overcoming challenges, setting goals, and developing a positive outlook.

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 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 145: Dr Seuss, Vegan Overwhelm and What’s for Dinner?

In this episode of the Vedge Your Best podcast, I share some great insights from a blog post written by Matt Frazier of No Meat Athlete entitled “The Dr. Seuss Secret to Simplifying Your Meal Planning.” Matt, taking inspiration from Dr. Seuss’ use of a limited vocabulary in his book Green Eggs and Ham, emphasizes the idea

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