Animal Treatment, Animal welfare, Beauty, Compassion, Love, This is why I am vegan, Uncategorized, Well being

Evolution of compassion into veganism

This little article in the huff post struck me as insightful, sincere, hence powerful. What a lovely and personal narrative on the richness of compassion and regard.

I hope you enjoy it.


This is why I am vegan

Is this disturbing to you? If you answered yes, it’s because you were probably made sick by what you SAW. Now imagine being who you see in this video. Now think about giving dollars to the very people who murder like this, because meat and animal products are tasty, and you buy them. Is this acceptable to you? Is this who you want to be, what you want to be inflicting? If someone is standing next to you, torturing, skinning, beating an animal, then packaging it to look pretty, would you call that perverse? Would you give this person $5 in return? Would you accept what was killed and feed on it?


Beauty, Compassion, Uncategorized, Well being

Health, kindness, and self-compassion

And just as I was referring to the subjectively noted utility of kindness and compassion to self, I stumbled across this…vegan food for thought 🙂

Self-compassionate reactions to health threats.


Terry ML, et al. Show all


Pers Soc Psychol Bull. 2013 Jul;39(7):911-26. doi: 10.1177/0146167213488213.


1Duke University, Durham, NC, USA.


Four studies investigated the relationship between self-compassion, health behaviors, and reactions to illness. Participants completed measures of self-compassion, health-related thoughts and feelings, reactions to actual and hypothetical illnesses, and self-regulation. Study 1 revealed that self-compassion was related to health-related cognitions and affect for healthy and unhealthy participants. In Study 2, self-compassion predicted participants’ reactions to actual illnesses beyond the influence of illness severity and other predictors of health behaviors. Self-compassionate people also indicated they would seek medical attention sooner when experiencing symptoms than people lower in self-compassion. Study 3 demonstrated that self-compassion is related to health-promoting behaviors even after accounting for self-regulatory capabilities and illness cognitions. Study 4 revealed that the relationship between self-compassion and health reactions is partially explained by a proactive approach to health, benevolent self-talk, and a motivation toward self-kindness. Overall, these studies demonstrate that self-compassion has important implications for health-promoting behaviors and reactions to illness.