Living Vegan

Living vegan has never been easier.

Most people describe going vegan as the best decision of their lives. Their only regret is that they did not do it sooner. Many people describe a sense of lightness of spirit too. This probably comes from knowing that we are now living in a way that causes the least possible harm to others.

On the other hand, many people go through considerable psychological distress when they face up to the truth they have been denying as non-vegans. Learning about the extent of the oppression we inflict on the animals we have been using can cause significant vicarious trauma. If you have recently learned these facts and gone vegan, and you are experiencing unmanageable feelings of shock, grief, despair or anxiety, please seek personal support and take some comfort in the fact that you have stopped participating in the injustice of animal use.

You will find many sources of support both online and among vegan friends and colleagues, to help you live as a vegan in a non-vegan world.

Although veganism has become widely accepted, the social aspects can pose the most fear when people go vegan but their friends, family and colleagues are not vegan. Fear of social difficulty is not a sufficient reason not to be vegan. If you have social difficulty because you are making ethical moral choices, you are not the one with the problem.

These pages will give you further practical guidance on many aspects of living vegan.

Sandra Higgins

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