In this episode of the Vegetarian Zen podcast we discuss a topic that was suggested by a listener. She wondered if some people who became vegetarian or vegan for reasons pertaining to animal welfare suffer from depression because they feel that they are not making a difference with vegetarianism. We address some reasons for these feelings as well as suggest some ways to overcome them.
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In the News:
- New Report: Why SeaWorld Attendance Is Plummeting
- For more info about Harry Styles and SeaWorld: How Harry Styles Sent Sea World’s Image Diving
- For more info about PETA and SeaWorld: PETA Says Undercover Sea World Employee Posed as Animal Rights Activist
Here’s what we mention in this episode:
- PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals)
- Best Friends Animal Society
- VZ 064: Cruelty Free 101 – An Animal-Lover’s Guide to Finding Products Not Tested on Animals
- VZ 065: Finding Cruelty Free Products Is Easier Than You Think (We’ve Got Sources!)
- Vegan Meetups on meetup.com
- Peas & Carrots Society: Friends of Vegetarian Zen Facebook group
- VZ 116: The Vegan Cheese Episode
- VZ 018: Food and Mood
- VZ 103: Food and Stress – How to Eat Properly to Stress Less
Resources Used for this Episode
- Vegan Meetups
- How Can Diet Affect Depression?
- What Should I Do if I’m Discouraged After Being Vegan for a While?
Recipe of the Week
Quotes of the Week
While wandering a deserted beach at dawn, stagnant in my work, I saw a man in the distance bending and throwing as he walked the endless stretch toward me. As he came near, I could see that he was throwing starfish, abandoned on the sand by the tide, back into the sea. When he was close enough I asked him why he was working so hard at this strange task. He said that the sun would dry the starfish and they would die. I said to him that I thought he was foolish. There were thousands of starfish on miles and miles of beach. One man alone could never make a difference. He smiled as he picked up the next starfish. Hurling it far into the sea he said, “It makes a difference for this one.” I abandoned my writing and spent the morning throwing starfish.
— Loren Eiseley, 20th Century American anthropologist
Question: Do you ever feel like being a vegetarian or vegan is pointless? If so, how have you worked through those feelings? You can leave a comment by clicking here.
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Peace and Veggies,
Vickie and Larissa
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