My own view is that being a vegetarian or vegan is not an end in itself, but a means towards reducing both human and animal suffering and leaving a habitable planet to future generations.
– Peter Singer
It would be difficult to overstate just how destructive animal agriculture is to the environment, not to mention how it causes horrific cruelty and death for farm animals and other species. Research has linked the eating of animal products to an array of human health problems and diseases, and it unnecessarily greatly depletes the global food supply. (See also: The Mind-Gut Connection:How the Hidden Conversation Within Our Bodies Impacts Our Mood, Our Choices, and Our Overall Health.)
With so much that is extremely negative, some are deciding to eat less meat, dairy and eggs, or eliminate them from their diet entirely. But how? How does one go from the typical America diet to eating plant-based foods and do it in a way that is healthy, tasty and easy? Some people get pretty stuck right there and don’t know how to proceed. We want to try and make it a little bit easier.
On Sunday, July 31, we are hosting A Screening of PlantPure Nation and Plant-Based Nutritionist, Laura Robinson Oatman has agreed to lead the post-film discussion and answer as many questions as possible about how to make the transition. Even if you are not looking for nutritional assistance, come join us anyway, it is a really well done film. If you want to find out more about Laura and watch the film trailer, you can find that and more on the event web site. Click here to RSVP.
Thank you for staying engaged,
Barbara English, LMFT, CBT, TRE® Certification Trainer
Co-founder and Executive Director, Living Ubuntu
[Ubuntu] n. Every human being truly becomes a human by means of relationships with other human beings
Orange County for Climate Action (OCCA) Meeting – tonight!
Wednesday, July 20, 6:30pm
Tension and Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE®) – Group Shake
Thursday, July 21, 4:00pm
A Screening of PlantPure Nation
(featuring Certified Plant-Based Nutritionist, Laura Oatman)
Sunday, July 31, 6:00pm
Living Vegan “Social” at Wheel of Life
Wednesday, August 3, 6:30pm
A Screening of Peaceable Kingdom — save the date, more info soon!
Sunday, August 21, 7:00pm
Tension & Trauma Releasing Exercises (TRE®) Module II Certification Training – early registration through July 29
Friday, August 26 – Sunday, August 28, 9:30am – 5pm each day