Going vegan is one of the best things I ever did for myself, but I feel like I could have used some more support at first in helping make my transition easier and less overwhelming. This is why I feel the need to help others who also want to become vegan but need some assistance in navigating all the information and ideas out there as to what to eat, what our bodies need, how to eat at restaurants, how to deal with social issues, a world that isn’t always friendly to vegans, and beyond.
Working one on one with you, in person or through other methods (such as email, text, or phone), we can talk through the obstacles you face, whether they are related to food, social, or other issues, and develop plans to work through them. While I am not a nutritionist and cannot give nutritional advice, I can share with you resources I have used to help me understand my own needs as a vegan and share what I do. Please keep in mind that everyone will have different needs. I will be there to help you figure out what works for you, and if necessary, refer you to vegan-friendly nutritionists.
We can work together for as long as you need. I am willing to go grocery shopping with you (as long as you are local–in RI or MA), meet at cafes or other vegan friendly food places, or your kitchen/living room to talk about these topics.
As your mentor, while you are learning lots of new things about veganism, I will be learning about you and your needs. I am very interested in making sure we are working on goals that make sense for you.
This requires both of us to communicate openly and honestly, with a sense of humor, and compassion for each other (which is an important trait for vegans!)
If you are interested in having me as a vegan mentor, please contact me so that we can ask each other some questions before getting started. I’d prefer to work with people who are willing to trade skills with me or work out some other kind of sliding scale payment for these services.