A message from Coach Carol about vegan despair

Most of this website is about food. But I think it’s a good idea if we talk about our mental health too.

When I first went vegan, I was a happy herbivore. But the more I became immersed in the truth about animal agriculture, the more horrified I became. I felt compelled to scream from the rooftops. Surely if others knew how cruel the meat and dairy industry are, they would just go vegan overnight! Well, that didn’t happen and I started feeling like if animals were the victims, which they are, then people who ate them were the perpetrators.

I oscillated between being angry at the world and feeling deeply sad for the animals. I was panicked yet paralyzed. How could I possibly save the billions of animals who were suffering right now? My desperation turned to helplessness and hopelessness. This is vegan despair.

You’re Not Alone!

Do you feel it too? If so, you’re not alone. I’m with you. I’ve been there. And it’s still a daily effort. But I now have tools in my vegan despair toolkit. I use these tools every day and I want to share them with you so they can help you too.

Vegan Despair Toolkit