Using my background as a counselor and my interest in meditation and yoga, I slowly developed a way to be vegan in the world that felt authentic and effective. When I realized I wasn’t the only vegan out there with these problems, I started a support and education group. I believe vegans need a community of supportive, like-minded people. We need a place where we can feel safe and free to vent about our frustration, anger and sadness without being judged. Having this space allows us to work through our feelings so we can later engage in a non-vegan world in a reasoned way. We help ourselves and each other to become emotionally healthy vegans.