VZ 217: Spotlight on the Peas and Carrots Society — Talking Yoga with Chris Bishop

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  Over the past couple of years our Facebook group, the Peas and Carrots Society, has grown into a vibrant, engaged community of amazing people. We’ve had so many interesting and inspiring discussions with members within the group, and we thought it would be fun to have some of those discussions on the podcast! In […]

VZ 185: The Power of Meditation

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we share some insights into the power of meditation with regard to both physical and mental health. We also give some tips for establishing a regular meditation practice–it’s not as difficult as you may think! Thanks for tuning in to this episode of the Vegetarian Zen […]

VZ 184: On Being Grateful

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  Did you know that adopting an attitude of gratitude can improve your quality of life?  Being grateful can boost your physical, mental, and emotional health; change the way others perceive you, and make you more successful in your personal and professional relationships. And expressing that gratitude to others around you will make them feel […]

VZ 167: Restrictive Eating and a Vegetarian Lifestyle

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  In today’s episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast, we’re going to talk about something that is very close to us…the problems associated with restrictive eating. While not technically classified as an eating disorder, restrictive eating can be very damaging and very hard to address and overcome.  Vickie will share some personal experiences, as well […]

VZ 165: The Importance of Having a Strong Social Support System

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we discuss the importance of having a strong support system, whether it is for your lifestyle choices, a chronic illness, emotional issues, or any other issue that might be important to you. In this day and age, it is very easy to find support online, and […]

VZ 122: Zen and the Art of Being Me

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  In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we have fun recapping Vickie’s wildly successful TED-like presentation called “Zen and the Art of Being Me”.  She delivered this 16-minute speech to a group of 300 peers from her corporate job, and did a fantastic job!  Once the video clip is made available to her […]

VZ 058: How to Handle Social Events as a Vegetarian – Listener Feedback

As a vegetarian or vegan, attending social events can present a challenge.  What if you’re invited to a birthday party…at a steakhouse?  How about a Fourth of July cookout with burgers, hot dogs, ribs, and baked beans full of pork bits?  It really can be enough to make you just want to stay home! Fortunately, […]

VZ 029: New Year’s Resolutions

From the time we are kids we hear about New Year’s resolutions.  Adults make them…and break them.  Kids emulate their parents and make them…and break them even faster!  What kid wants to actually keep a resolution to clean her room or be nice to his little brother? Although the practice has its origins in pre-Christian […]

VZ 026: Our Lift Coaching Plan to Eat More Vegetables & Fruits

It’s official…we’ve published our very first Lift Coaching Plan, aptly entitled “Eat More Vegetables and Fruits“!  We’ve discussed the Lift app before on our podcast, and Vickie wrote a comprehensive blog post, “Three Reasons I Love the Lift Habit-Tracking Application for iPhone”, back in October explaining exactly what Lift is and how it works. Recently […]