Your dose of all things vegan! From activism to food and non-profits to fitness! Vegan Danielle discusses everything from the benefits to the frustrations of going vegan. Podcasts guests include vegan businesses, activists and professionals sharing personal stories, researched studies, and tips & tricks for living the best vegan life!
257: The Golden Age
Justin Connor directed the film, The Golden Age and also plays the main role of Maya O'Malley in the film. When he began writing the script, he was watching a lot of documentaries about musicians' lives and became fascinated with the many details about their past, family lives, and struggles in terms of what propelled them to make such vibrant music.
Inspired by true events, The Golden Age is a musical film about the subversive pop star, Maya O'Malley who gets dropped from his music label after a string of incendiary remarks in the press.
Throughout the film, we see performances and interviews from Maya's past, as he uncovers the dark story of his abusive relationship with his father, while detailing his tumultuous journey towards spiritual redemption through friends, band mates, family members, and music critics, all set against the dreamy backdrop of his compelling, innovative songs.
In this episode, Justin talks about the idea of Ahimsa (non-violence toward all living things) and the connection to veganism. He also dives into his own spirituality and shares with us how his actions today are working FOR him rather than AGAINST him.
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256: Chemical Free Body
"If it flies, it dies, if it's brown, it's down". This was a phrase Tim James grew up using in his earlier days.
Today, Tim James is the founder of Chemical Free Body; the mission-based organization that is passionate about helping everybody ignite their highest excitement in life by putting themselves and their health first!
After suffering from multiple health issues, including rectal bleeding, two separate skin issues, chronic acid indigestion and surgery to remove one of his organs due to serious digestive issues, Tim knew something had to change. But it was only after the untimely death of his younger brother that he finally decided to take action. His journey led him to a shocking discovery about the human body that is revolutionizing the way we live.
In this episode, Tim talks about how he turned his meat-eating, unhealthy-habit-following past into a clean, plant-based, chemical-free life!
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255: Vegan Health Pack
Andrew Alexander is the Founder and CEO of www.VeganHealthPack.com where he helps fight the risk of nutrient deficiency for those on a Plant-Based diet.
Vegan Health Pack provides a monthly subscription box that contains all-natural plant-based sources of B12, Calcium, Vitamin D, Iron, Zinc, Protein and Omega 3 Fatty Acids. "No Pills. Just Plants" is their motto.
In this episode, Andrew talks about a new type of business model he is creating where for-profit Vegan businesses use their profits to fund the launch of more than 100 different grassroots Vegan organizations each. This way, passionate Vegans who want to make a positive difference in the world will no longer have to delay working on their mission due to a lack of funding to get started.
The first one they helped start is The Brave New Life Project which helps workers transition out of the animal agriculture industry and into more humane, sustainable, and prosperous jobs. Next, they are working on releasing a documentary called "Creating a Vegan World" which will bring more awareness to the Vegan Movement.
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254: Socially Responsible Investing
Stephan Kerby entered the profession of Financial Advising after a variety of life experiences and created a desire to learn more about personal finance. After years of research, he started to realize that he had greater purchasing power to help the animals and the environment in the realm of investing, rather than solely purchasing vegan products.
Stephan began his career in financial planning in early 2000. In 2009, he started his own firm, IFB Wealth Management and became an independent financial advisor. He is passionate about Socially Responsible Investing and animal advocacy.
In this episode, Stephan discusses some of the basics of investing and gives us a few tips and tricks on how to make our dollars count!
253: Coaching by Drake
Tony Drake spent 27 years of his life being overweight. When he was 12 years old, he was 255 pounds and his life revolved around junk food. Because of this, he was bullied at school; he was spit on, had slurpees thrown at him, had signs put on his back, and even punched. He was called names by his classmates and even one of his teacher's aides.
At age 21, Tony reached 335 pounds. He had no discipline and no idea what "healthy eating" was. In 2005, his brother Dorian became his mentor and taught him how to work out. He lost 44 pounds and then met his now wife, Danelle, who taught him about nutrition.
Today, Tony has lost a total of 120 pounds and lives a vegan lifestyle. He has since married Danelle and recently had a baby girl! In 2019, Tony began coaching others to live their best lives.
In this podcast, Tony shares his personal story along with his coaching program!
252: The Convicted Vegan
Anthony Bucci goes by the name "The Convicted Vegan" for a few reasons. First, because he spent nineteen years in prison, and the other, because after he found veganism he felt "convicted" to the lifestyle.
Anthony's story is intense. He grew up in a rough setting and his own lifestyle soon followed suit. He was running the streets, selling drugs, and obviously didn't care what he was eating. He comes from an Italian background where food played a big part in his family heritage.
After a spiritual awakening in prison, Anthony found the idea of veganism, and hasn't given it up since. He's now on a mission to inspire and help others by sharing his story!