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New episode! Make a plan and go vegan



In today's episode, I am joined by Christine Cook Mania, writer, yoga teacher, and humane educator.


From her bio: Christine has devoted herself to a vegan lifestyle and studying its benefits to human health, the environment, and animals since 2005. Born and raised in Indiana, Christine holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Indiana University and a Master of Arts in humane education through the Institute for Humane Education in partnership with Antioch University New England. She lives in the Pacific Northwest with her husband, two cats, and a dog, all three of which were adopted from shelters.


In the episode: Dive deep into the heart of veganism with Christine, whose story unfolds from the pages of a PETA newsletter to a life devoted to non-harming and mindful living. Discover the stages of change, the significance of community, and the importance of making informed choices.


You'll hear about Christine's book, Vegan Minded, a collection of personal essays that take you through Christine's vegan journey while also giving the reader an opportunity to see/think about how these ideas and concepts can apply to their own lives.


We talk some about yoga too, I was super curious about ahimsa and why more yogis aren't vegan. Christine walks us through the stages of change and tells us about her homemade hummus. By the way, if you aren't already adding some ground coriander to your hummus, you are missing out. I've been making hummus at home more regularly and adding coriander has really elevated it.


  1. Pre-contemplation

  2. Contemplation

  3. Preparation

  4. Action

  5. Maintenance

  6. Relapse



Connect with Christine:

Instagram: ⁠@vegangirlnextdoor⁠


Did You Bring the Hummus is available on your favorite podcast app and right here on my website! New episodes post every Monday.


Take a listen then come back and share your thoughts in the comments.


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