A Short History of Animal Advocacy in the Catholic Church, Part 2, by Elaine Hutchison, MVLCE

posted December 19, 2022 Continued from A Short History of Animal Advocacy in the Catholic Church, Part 1 The Official Church View in Modern Times It should be noted that all the actions on behalf of animals by those who were commemorated in the Catholic church were committed by individuals—not a bishopric, not an archdiocese, […]

A Short History of Animal Advocacy in the Catholic Church, Part 1, by Elaine Hutchison, MVLCE

posted December 12, 2022 The modern definition of advocacy is “public support for or recommendation of a particular cause or policy.” In the past it had other meanings. In Old French, it was “the act of pleading for, supporting, or recommending,” and in Middle English, the meaning was even more profound—”one who intercedes for another,” […]

A Perspective on Burnout: From the Person to the Planet, the Parallel Exhaustion of Monocropping and Human Health, by Nivi Jaswal-Wirtjes MVLCE

posted December 5, 2023 We are a society running on empty. Our land, once teeming with a mosaic of whole grains, now lies exhausted under the weight of monocultures. Our personal reserves dwindle, mirroring this planetary fatigue. Prior to gaining my certification as an educator in vegan lifestyle coaching, I witnessed firsthand the burnout that […]

5 Steps to Raise Your Tofu IQ, by Jill Hughes

posted November 28, 2023 Tofu is a versatile, nutrition-packed, and inexpensive soybean product and a healthy addition to a vegan diet. In my early years of veganism, I found tofu intimidating, but with practice I conquered my fears. Once you’ve read this article, I’m confident you will be tofu savvy and inspired to tackle new […]

JIVINITI’s Project SHAKTI at Harvard: Unraveling the Tapestry of Food, Race, and Gender Amidst a Global Crisis, by Nivi Jaswal-Wirtjes, MVLCE

posted November 21, 2023 The Background: The inception of Project SHAKTI took place as the world was thrust into the grip of the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020. Drawing inspiration from the divine feminine energy, Shakti, the project aimed to be a transformative force amidst a world in chaos. Harnessing the prowess of a renowned national […]

Cruelty-Free Cuckoo Clock, by Cherie Hans, MVLCE

posted November 14, 2023 My only brother, Gary, recently passed away. He was only 58. In my eulogy I mentioned our mom’s cuckoo clock. My brother was an audio engineer for radio broadcasting, and as a young boy he took clocks and radios apart to see how they worked. We used to sit and watch […]

The Power of Persistence, by Stanley Bronstein, CPA, JD, LLM, VLCE

posted November 7, 2023 Former president Calvin Coolidge said, “Nothing in this world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are […]

Transitioning to a Vegan Diet: Go “Cold Tofurkey” or Not? by Jessica Langenhan, MD, VLCE

posted October 31, 2023 There is often more than a single route to a destination. The coastal road may yield better views but be less time-efficient than the inland highway. Similarly, there is more than one way to transition to a vegan diet. Despite all the benefits of a vegan diet, the change also involves […]

5 Essential Tips for Vegan Dining on the Open Road, by Heather Dahman, MVLCE

posted October 24, 2023 Hello, fellow plant-based travelers! My husband and I love hitting the open road with our two huskies and camper in tow to explore new places. While traveling, one of our greatest joys is discovering new vegan dining options. While you can easily find vegan options in larger cities, smaller rural towns […]

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