Vegan Danielle

214: Mindful Meditation

Dawn Ressel has been vegan since January of 2001. She leads an amazing series of meditations out of San Diego, in styles of which have been clinically proven to improve one’s quality of life.

In this episode, Dawn and I both share some of our personal experiences with hard-to-deal-with moments, and how meditation can help healing in most situations. Dawn also gives suggestions on how to remain positive in times of despair, as well as how to look at things in a different light. Dawn also dives into how untreated trauma can prevent us from reaching our full potential, and how we can overcome these situations.

*Mature(ish) audiences please; mildly offensive language and content is present in this episode.*

Dawn:
Website: http://auroralove.life/
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/auroralove.life/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dawnressel/

References:
Dawn Ressel (Episode 104): http://vegandanielle.libsyn.com/104-are-clean-meats-the-future
Bobby Sud (Episode 207): http://vegandanielle.libsyn.com/207-behind-the-lens
LA Animal Save (Episode 151): http://laanimalsave.org/
The Hoffman Institute: https://www.hoffmaninstitute.org/
The Modern Mystery School: https://www.modernmysteryschoolint.com/
Farm Animal Refuge: https://farmanimalrefuge.org/
Anonymous for the Voiceless: https://www.anonymousforthevoiceless.org/

213: The Vegan Warehouse

Carl and Ewelina founded The Vegan Warehouse in 2017 after Ewelina struggled to find vegan alternatives to her household staples. After years of frustration, then later partnering with Carl, the powerful duo created the marketplace themselves!

In this episode, both Carl and Ewelina share their completely different paths to veganism, as well as how their paths have changed over the years. They also talk about how they choose which brands they work with and how they minimize environmental pollution with better shipping methods. Plus, TVW supports Catskill Animal Sanctuary by donating a portion of their sales from the website!

Website: https://www.theveganwarehouse.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theveganwarehouse/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/TheVeganWarehouse/

References:
Catskill Animal Sanctuary: https://casanctuary.org/

212: Eco-Detectives

Lacie Ward and Hannah Elauria are the two best friends, turned business partners who co-founded the local San Diego brand, Lum A Terra, which focuses on supporting brands who are socially conscious and attempting to “light the world.”

In this podcast, Lacie and Hannah share some staggering facts about the fashion industry, and offer a few tips on how we can be more eco-conscious with our clothing.

Plus, stay tuned, because we decided to record a few minutes of a LIVE podcast at their Sip & Swap event at EVE Encinitas.

Website: https://www.lumaterramedia.com/
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lum.a.terra/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LumATerraMedia/

References:
Ecosia: https://www.ecosia.org/?c=en
Tanks Good News: https://tanksgoodnews.com/
Live Kindly: https://www.livekindly.co/

211: Refuse, Reduce, Reuse

Liz Murphy is the chef and founder at Santosha Nutrition. After 10 years in the hotel & restaurant industry, Liz decided to stop being part of the problem and choose to fight food waste & become a warrior for change. Struggling with auto-immune diseases & food intolerances, Liz took control of her own health and came to the confirmation that the vegan lifestyle is the best for our bodies, the animals and our planet.

Santosha is a Sanskrit word that means contentment, and it’s the company’s mission to provide education & resources to those seeking to create a better world through plant-based food and environmentally sustainable practices. Through cooking classes, farm to table experiences, private dinners & education about changing the food system, Liz aims to spread Santosha.

In this episode, we not only talk about Liz’ mission, but some of the ways we, as consumers, can minimize our own waste!

Santosha Nutrition:
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/SantoshaNutrition
Website: http://www.santoshanutrition.com
Sponsor Liz’ Cookbook: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/cookbook-santosha-kitchen-contentment#/

References:
Food Waste: https://www.usda.gov/foodwaste/faqs
Upcoming Events: https://www.facebook.com/pg/santoshanutrition/events
Imperfect Produce: https://www.imperfectfoods.com/
The Plot: https://theplotrestaurant.com/
Sonora Refillery: https://diyrefill.com/
Food 2 Soil: https://www.inikasmallearth.org/food2soil.html
Solana Center: https://www.solanacenter.org/
Sand And Straw: https://www.sandnstraw.com/

210: Holistic Vibrations

Jon grew up in the vegan/punk/straight edge scene in Baltimore, Maryland. Growing up with an abusive dad, then later seeing the documentary Earthlings, Jon made the correlation between the pain he had experienced and the pain the animals were experiencing in standard practice animal agriculture.

Aside from remaining an ethical vegan, Jon is also a Certified Yoga Teacher and performs sound healing meditation, which he describes it’s importance in detail, especially for activists or those facing repetitive trauma.

For more of Jon’s journey, or to book musical lessons, check these out:
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/jonburrier
Outdoor Arts https://www.instagram.com/jonburrier/
School of Holistic Vibrations https://www.instagram.com/jonburrierdrums/
Bad Grrrls Club Organics https://www.instagram.com/badgrrrlscluborganics/
Podcast https://soundcloud.com/legsandlungspodcast
Music https://soundcloud.com/jonburrier
Blog https://jonsburrier.blogspot.com/

209: Talks ‘n’ Tacos

Jen is a teacher, mom and advocate who helps people build a family culture around veganism. She revolutionized her home three years ago; going from a typical meat-eating family to one with a vision; conscious living through compassion and acts of service.

In this episode, Jen brings on her 8 year old son Anderson, to give his personal reasons for going vegan, along with some of the struggles he’s had with friends and family.

Jen and Anderson:
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/talksntacos/
Coaching for a Cause: https://coachingforcause.com/jen/

References:
Dr. Garth Davis – Proteinaholic (Episode 203): http://proteinaholic.com/
The Gentle Barn: https://www.gentlebarn.org/
by CHLOE: https://www.instagram.com/eatbychloe/

208: Kill Racing, Not Horses!

Ellen Ericksen has been fighting for the animals for as long as she can remember. Although she participates in many anti-cruelty events, one of her biggest passions is protesting Del Mar’s Racetrack.

Ellen:
FaceBook: https://www.facebook.com/ellen.ericksen
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/passionatevegan/

References:
Horse Racing Wrongs: https://horseracingwrongs.org/
SB-469: https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billTextClient.xhtml?bill_id=201920200SB469
CA-Prop-2: http://cagefreeca.com/
Nat Geo – Why Horseracing is so Dangerous: https://www.nationalgeographic.com/animals/2019/05/horse-racing-risks-deaths-sport/
Forbes – Racing Industry Silent About Slaughtered Thoroughbreds: https://www.forbes.com/sites/vickeryeckhoff/2011/11/29/racing-industry-silent-about-slaughtered-thoroughbreds/#4da6d5791bd6

Previous Episodes with Ellen: 88, 94, 156, 174