Episodes
What is one of the biggest culprits hindering the “zero” part of my zero-waste journey? MAIL! Junk mail, flyers, catalogs, credit card offers, charity solicitations, and just...mail in general. How to reduce it? How to properly discard it? Listen to today's episode.  Resources for living compassionately & healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, including my books, virtual cooking classes, and vegan trips. This podcast is 100% listener supported. Become a supporter today at...
Published 05/05/21
Ravens, the most intelligent of all birds, live deep in our consciousness and language. Today we explore all the words and expressions with "raven" as their root. GAME OF THRONES FANS: take note! Resources for living compassionately & healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, including my books, cooking classes, and vegan trips. This podcast is 100% listener supported. Become a supporter today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau.  For the animals, thank you for listening. 
Published 04/16/21
"I wish this hadn't happened in my time." "So do all who live to see such times, but that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given to us." My inspiration for this episode. ----- Resources for living compassionately & healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, including my books, cooking classes, and vegan trips. This podcast is 100% listener supported. Become a supporter today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau.  For the animals, thank you for...
Published 04/02/21
One of my goals has always been to take the word "vegan" out of the box called "vegan." My goal is constantly thwarted by *the overuse of the word vegan *the use of "vegan" to refer to people as well as food *the attempt by some vegans to narrow the definition and make the word "vegan" refer to every social problem that exists in the world If you call yourself vegan or have ever been told you can't call yourself vegan, this episode is for you.  JoyfulVegan.com
Published 03/19/21
Food-related rituals, particularly those involving animals, are likely to be so revered that they supersede consideration for anything or anyone else. Join me today for a discussion of how to honor the traditions of Easter and Passover while staying true to our values. Resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, including my books, cooking classes, and vegan trips. This podcast is 100% listener supported. Become a supporter today at...
Published 03/12/21
Listen to my conversation with World Vegan Travel founder about how joyful and abundant it is to travel when compassion is your compass. Vegan travel to Italy, Rwanda, Vietnam, Cambodia, Botswana, South Africa, France, Japan, and more. This podcast is 100% listener supported. Become a supporter today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau.  For the animals, thank you for listening. 
Published 03/11/21
Jim Crow has become such a familiar term — as in Jim Crow Laws or the Jim Crow South or the Jim Crow Era — that it’s easy to miss the animal — in this case...the crow inside the phrase. How did the crow come to be associated with a repressive system of segregationist laws that hindered and harmed black men and women for decades after the Civil War? What is the story behind this animalogy?  Resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com.
Published 03/05/21
In today's episode, I share my experience setting up 1,000-gallon rain catchment tanks and diverting the grey water from our sinks and showers to our gardens — instead of the sewer. A must-listen. Resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, including my books, cooking classes, and vegan trips. This podcast is 100% listener supported. Become a supporter today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau.  For the animals, thank you for listening. 
Published 02/27/21
In today's episode, I answer such questions as, "Are vitamin/mineral supplements necessary?" "Are there any risks to taking supplements?" "Are supplements just a waste of money?" "Is it necessary/wise to take a daily multivitamin?" "What zero-waste, vegan supplements do you take?"  Resources at joyfulvegan.com, including my books, cooking classes, and vegan trips. This podcast is 100% listener supported. Become a supporter today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau. 
Published 02/20/21
The act of memorizing something — anything: a poem, a literary passage, a speech, a prayer, a philosophical treatise — is one of the most meaningful things we can do. In this episode, I explain why and how to do so. Resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, including my books, cooking classes, and vegan trips. This podcast is 100% listener supported. Become a supporter today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau.  For the animals, thank you for listening. 
Published 02/13/21
Derived from the name of the Goddess of Love, Aphrodite, aphrodisiac foods and beverages are said to have qualities that provide amorous inspiration for bewitching and beguiling your beloved. In this episode, I cover them all — for Valentine's Day or any romantic occasion. Resources at joyfulvegan.com, including my books, cooking classes, and vegan trips. This podcast is 100% listener supported. Become a supporter at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau. For the animals, thank you for...
Published 02/06/21
That's a mouthful!! In this episode, I offer some thoughts and suggestions for sustainable, animal-free, zero-waste gifts — whether they're for your romantic partner or platonic pal. Whether we're talking about flowers or chocolate or cards, there are some things to consider before purchasing if you want to make the most conscious choice.  
Published 02/01/21
Letting others know you appreciate and value them is one of the greatest gifts we can give. In today's episode, I recount personal stories of appreciation and the bonuses I experienced as a result. Resources at joyfulvegan.com; my books can be found wherever books are sold. This podcast is 100% listener supported. Become a supporter today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau.  For the animals, thank you for listening. 
Published 01/25/21
On Inauguration Day, not everyone will be talking about the inauguration of the next U.S. president; some (like me) will be talking about the animals hidden within the word itself. Join me for a journey back to ancient Rome to reveal the birds behind the words inaugural, inauguration, auspicious, auspices, and more. Find resources joyfulvegan.com and my books wherever books are sold. This podcast is 100% listener supported. Become a supporter today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau. 
Published 01/19/21
I have been an animal advocate for more than 25 years, and I see enough cruelty every day to have a pretty bleak view of the world: And yet, I have hope. No, I’m not a mythical creature. No, I’m not delusional, and yes, I’m paying attention. At JoyfulVegan.com, you can find resources for living compassionately and healthfully, including my online cooking classes. My books are available wherever books are sold. This podcast is 100% listener supported Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau.  
Published 01/15/21
WARNING: Life-changing revelation! In this episode, I explain why it's fruitless to be surprised that a fig tree produces figs. Trust me. You'll want to hear this.  Resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, you can find my books wherever books are sold, and you can join me in my online cooking classes. Because of you, this podcast is 100% listener supported. Become a supporter today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau.  For the animals, thank you for...
Published 01/14/21
In this episode in our 15th year of Food for Thought Podcast, I explain how the hindsight of history can give us the insight of sages.  As always, you can find lots of resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, you can find my books wherever books are sold, and you can join me in my online cooking classes. Because of you, this podcast is 100% listener supported. Become a supporter today at Patreon.com/ColleenPatrickGoudreau.  For the animals, thank you for...
Published 01/13/21
In this episode, I explain why feeling anger (or sorrow) at the plight of animals is understandable, letting anger define you is detrimental. Here's how to be a joyful vegan with passion, purpose, and power rather than anger, outrage, and indignation. Find resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com and my books wherever books are sold. This podcast is 100% listener-supported. Become a supporter today at patreon.com/colleenpatrickgoudreau.
Published 01/12/21
When it comes to human nutrition, the bottom line is: the nutrients we need are plant- (and bacteria-) based. Not animal-based. When it comes to healthy soil: the same is true. The nutrients that plants need to grow come from the ground — not animals.   Find resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, find my books wherever books are sold, and join me in my online cooking classes. 100% listener-supported: patreon.com/colleenpatrickgoudreau Thank you for...
Published 01/10/21
In this episode, I explain the benefits of eating with awareness and provide suggestions for mindful eating.  You can always find resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com and my books wherever books are sold. This podcast is 100% listener-supported. Become a supporter today at patreon.com/colleenpatrickgoudreau.
Published 01/09/21
In today's episode of the 15th year of the Food for Thought Podcast, I provide the optimal numbers experts recommend for your total cholesterol, LDL ("bad cholesterol"), HDL ("good cholesterol"), triglycerides, and a little thing called homocysteine.  As always, find resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, find my books wherever books are sold, and join me in my online cooking classes or on a vegan trip. 100% listener-supported:...
Published 01/08/21
We're hopeful that we will be traveling again as of September 2021 with incredible vegan trips to France, Italy, Botswana, and South Africa. Here's what you can expect.  As always, find resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, find my books wherever books are sold, and join me in my online cooking classes. Because of you, this podcast is 100% listener-supported. You can join other supporters by going to patreon.com/colleenpatrickgoudreau.
Published 01/07/21
 In this episode I explain why message for eating healthfully can be narrowed down into three little words: eat by color. As always, you can find resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, you can find my books wherever books are sold, and you can join me in my online cooking classes. Because of you, this podcast is 100% listener-supported. You can join other supporters by going to patreon.com/colleenpatrickgoudreau. For the animals, thank you for listening. 
Published 01/06/21
In this episode of the 15th year of the Food for Thought podcast, I provide a brief, basic overview of what experts say are the ideal blood pressure levels for optimal health and disease prevention.  Find resources for living compassionately and healthfully at joyfulvegan.com, find my books wherever books are sold, and join me in my online cooking classes. Because of you, this podcast is 100% listener-supported. You can join other supporters by going to patreon.com/colleenpatrickgoudreau.
Published 01/05/21